Practicing Creativity

Papermania Victorian Christmas A4 Ultimate Die-cut & Paper Pack – card #1

I bought this Papermania Victorian Christmas A4 Ultimate Die-cute & Paper Pack (retired, but still available online) a couple of years ago at my favorite outlet shop and am just now getting around to actually creating with it. So far this year I've made three cards and counting. Trying to think what to title the accompanying blog posts is proving problematic. I mean if I put 'Victorian Girl with Muff' what will show up next to it in search engines, hey? Therefore, I've decided to just number them and be done with it. So in case you're wondering, 'What's with the numbers?' That's why.

Another card in the stash stratagem, and from yet another Ultimate Paper Pack, is this Bellissima Bird Christmas card.

I liked the Christmas-y Victorian girl image on this topper and decided to echo her two white coat buttons with dotted paper (not in the kit, but in my stash). Then, the red and white bells went so well with the paper, I had to add those. And as for the wooden Christmas tree embellishment, I've had these forever and a day, thinking one day I'll use these, and voila – the day has arrived.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Papermania Victorian Christmas A4 Ultimate Die-cute & Paper Pack, patterened paper
Embellishments – ribbon, twine, bells, small wooden Christmas tree

I'm linking up with: Through the Craft Room Door 29 Nov. – 5 Dec. – Anything Goes, Paper Minutes #463 – Romantic Christmas, Holly Jolly Christmas #86 – Christmas card or ABC, A Snowflake's Promise #34 – Anything Goes Christmas, and Deep Ocean Challenge #143 – Santa is Coming to Town.


  1. *snicker, snicker, snort* Totally lol at your post. I think you made a wise choice with your title.

    Such a beautiful card! I love it. I especially adore the wooden Christmas tree and the bells.

  2. Superb card Shani. I also like the Xmas tree and the bells.
    Rene from OZ xo

  3. oh my...this is so romantic... I love your card!!!
    Hugs, Heike
    And have a merry christmas!!!

  4. I'm glad the day arrived... gives me hope at my end. You are the queen of papers and design Ms. Shani - and your embellishments 'make' your designs! Eager to see #'s 2 thru 62...

  5. Funny and creative--what other talents do you have?!?!?

    Love the Victorian papers and tree embellishment.

  6. Beautiful card. Love the layers!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Through the craft room door!
    Hope to see you back soon!

    Aly DT TTCRD

  7. Love this, especially the little tree with bow.

  8. Très belle! L'image est magnifique et la décoration sapin-noeud est adorable !! Une carte élégante et jolie !!

  9. Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly. Good luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Holly Jolly DT


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