Thursday, December 9, 2021

Countdown to Christmas

Hi my friends, yes the countdown to Christmas has begun. I still can't believe it's only 2 weeks away and I'm currently in headless chicken mode, flitting from one task to another, one step forwards and two back and with last Christmas being a bit of a low key affair, I may be a little out of practice. But hey ho, I'm sure it will be alright on the night, won't it. I'm sharing some gift card/cash card holders with matching envelope pockets I made using bits and pieces from the fabulous Season of Joy Holiday Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. I love the Rustic/Homespun feel of this card kit and although it has, not surprisingly, sold out, the individual items are available to buy separately and are linked below.

I began by trimming Simon Says Schoolhouse Red cardstock to create 3 - 3.1/4" x 6.1/4" panels, applied Distress Snowfall Grit Paste which came in the kit through the Delicate Snowflakes 4" x 9" Stencil, sprinkled with Distress Rock Candy Glitter and added splatters of White Gesso. I added ephemera from the Simple Stories Rustic Vintage Bits and Pieces pack, a strip trimmed from one of the Rustic Vintage 6" x 8" papers and matted the panels on to Mini Slimline white card blanks.
I created pockets to hold the cards from a lighter weight white card from Sizzix Neutral Surfacez pack. I trimmed the card to 8" x 7.5", scored at 2" and 5.3/4" on the longer side and 1" from the edge on the other side. I used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stacked Tiles Circles to create a notch in the top of the pocket. I trimmed away the bottom side sections to create a flap and assembled using double sided adhesive.
I trimmed Schoolhouse Red card to be slightly shorter than the pocket, fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium, added a strip of the Rustic Vintage paper at the top and added the stencilled Delicate Snowflakes as before.
I added splatters of White Gesso and Simon Says Handwritten Merry Christmas die-cut from the white Sizzix Surfacez card.

Three cheers for card kits, where all the products co-ordinate, making last minute crafting a breeze and woohoo one more task is ticked off the Christmas prep list, just another million and one to go.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. As always Kath you made a fabulous job with these creations, they are so festive.xx

  2. these are absolutely beautiful, Kath! Thank you so much for sharing your projects!

  3. So pretty lovely Christmassy look to them x