Practising Creativity

Mini Card with Prettygrafik Christmas Friends Digi

Several years ago I found small 10cm square Docrafts card base and envelope packs reduced to something like €0.25. Too small to mail, I picked up a few thinking I could use them as gift cards. I stuck them in my envelope storage box and promptly forgot about them (can you relate?).  A couple of years after that,  I found lovely 10cm square Paper Addicts paper pads also greatly reduced and picked up this Festive Folly pad and a couple of others. The pads were small, but I was sure I could find a way to use them (by that time I'd forgotten about the card packs). The pads got stuck in my paper drawer. I've taken them out a time or two, but each time they're too small for me to use.

Fast forward to this year...I was going through my envelope box recently and rediscovered the small card base/envelope packs, which in turn reminded me of the small paper pads; I put them together and voila!...a perfect fit.

I decided a big focal point stamp was the way to go for such a small card. I chose this Snowman from Prettygrafik's Christmas Friends pack (only $0.99 for about nine digis). Prettygrafik's clean outline stamps are especially good for fussy cutting (e.g. this Polar Bear aperture card). I flipped the digi to have Mr. Snowman pointing into the card (easily enough done if you don't like the direction of your digi). A box of these Xmas wooden embellishments is another recent outlet find. I decided to use one here in lieu of a sentiment. A little twine and some green pearls dress it up. 

The card base did fulfill its intended purpose; I gave this card to a neighbor accompanied by a box of chocolates.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Paper Addicts Festive Folly 10cm paper pad
Digital stamp – Prettygrafik Christmas Friends
Embelliments – wooden Xmas, pearls, twine
Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers
Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Art-n-fly white pen

I'm linking up with: MLCCB#41 – ATCG, Crafts Galore Dec. – ATG, Christmas Crafts All Year Round Dec. – Something that starts with X, Y, or Z, We Love to Create #1 – ATG, Corrosive Challenge #12 – ATG, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #172 – ATG, and Dragonfly Dreams Dec. – ATG.

10 comments

  1. Hi Shani, a wonderful gift tag for your neighbour's present. Love the snowman and the papers behind. Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw... wishing you a Happy, safe, healthy and crafty 2022... Megan DT LPoCF

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  2. Don't you love those cheap bargains? I am glad you were able to combine them all for such a cute snowman card, Shani. xo

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  3. Splendidly adorable Christmas greeting. I adore how the background postage stamp print paper telegraphs a quilt-like quality.

    So sweet, festive and inspiring.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

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  4. Elle est magnifique Shani! J'espère que vous avez passez un Joyeux Noël!
    Gros bisoussssss
    Fanny

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  5. I love your colour choice in this card, creating a beautiful vintage feel. Thank you for taking part in the We Love to Create Challenge, Gabrielle Polkadoodles DT

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  6. Very cute! Isn't it fun to pull out that long forgotten stash and make something with it? (: Loving that wooden embellishment too.

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  7. Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!!
    *Sorry for being so late commenting but please know that I have checked out your project and appreciate you entering my challenge!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  8. WOW! This project is incredible, so much going on! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create challenge! x

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  9. Stunning Christmas card. Thank you for your participating in this challenge! Hugs from DT-Irre

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  10. Oh, I don't think we can relate! Ha ha! Darling card and wooden embellishment.

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