Practicing Creativity

Primitive Angel digital stamp Christmas card – Catch the Bug Christmas Chaos #3

Step card with Bugaboo Christmas Prim Angel digital stamp, by Paperesse.

Today it's a French card for you. I've been so busy trying to finish cards going back to the States that I haven't done my French ones yet. It's no big deal though, even if they're received after Christmas they won't be late. Most people here send Meilleurs Voeux  (Best Wishes) cards that arrive around the New Year.

I've used the Bugaboo Christmas Prim Angel digistamp as my focal image and in keeping with the primitive aspect of it, decided to do some paper piecing to resemble fabric. I like paper piecing for the look of cloth, like this dress and mannequin card.

I chose Troutkings BTN font for my sentiment tag. 

*Crafty Tip* The best glue for paper piecing is Yes Stickflat Glue. Why? Because it doesn't dry immediately and you've got a few seconds to slide your paper around to fit. Apply it with a brush to the main base item you are gluing to, NOT the back of the item you are are gluing. It's much easier to do that than to try and apply glue to the back of small cut pieces. It also keeps your desk top clean and prevents glue from accidentally getting on the front of whatever it is you're gluing. 'Yes' dries clear, but it does leave a residue. If you are gluing a solid color and got some on the front, you might see it after it dried.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Joy Crafts Happy Holidays paper block
Digital stamp – Bugaboo Christmas Prim Angel
Dies/punch – Crafts-too Presscut step card die, McGill Scallop Multi-tag punch
Embellishments – buttons, twine, wooden stars, chipboard stars
Font – Troutkings BTN

I'm also linking up with: A Snowflake's Promise #11 – Winter/Christmas, Creative Card Crew #102 – Holiday Season, Everybody Art Challenge #348 – Stars, and Holly Jolly Dec. – Anything Goes Christmas.


  1. Such an adorable card. I love the primitive feel. You done an amazing job with this beauty. Love the style of card and all the added stars. Thanks for joining us for our Christmas Chaos at Catch The Bug.

  2. I love how vintage this is, very nice! Thanks for joining us for Bugaboo's Christmas Chaos and good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT.

  3. WOW lovely card Shani ! Très mignon cet oiseau vintage, ce combo de couleurs est magnifique !

  4. WOW lovely card Shani ! Très mignon cet oiseau vintage, ce combo de couleurs est magnifique !

  5. I adore center step cards. The stars are fabulous and festive.

  6. this is extra special! love those stars!

  7. Love your card and what a cute image. Thanks for playing along with us at Holly Jolly. Good Luck.
    Lynn, HJ DT


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