Saturday 13 December 2014

Challenge up your life: Challenge #4 Christmas without Christmas stamps / Weihnachten ohne Weihnachtsstempel

Hi Crafters,

it's Challenge time again over at 

This week, we're challenging you to create a Christmas project without using any Christmas stamps. 
Without the option to use stamps, I decided to go for Christmas die cutting and used my Simon says stamp Merry Christmas word die. It's so intricate, I scolded myself for the idea all the way.

First I cut my main panel and adhered all the die cut Merrys white on white at an angle. And what a mess it was. I used matte medium, because it's less obvious once it's dried. It seeped out a lot, but I dabbed it away with a paper towel and you can't tell, now that it's dried.

Then I colored one of the "Christmases" red with an alcohol marker and also the edge of the mat I had cut for my main panel. I die cut the large Simon says stamp snowflake from white and craft cardstock, but it was just too big for what I had in mind. I really wished I had ordered one of the smaller ones as well. But then I had an idea and I cut off a bit of all the longer arms of the snowflake, in a way that wasn't so obvious. Now they had the perfect size (see picture).

Left side original, right side cut to fit
 I adhered the white snowflake on top of the craft one, a little off center to create a shadow. Then I adhered the word on top and glued it all to my card, but only in the center, so it wouldn't lie flat.

At last I assembled it all and adhered another white on white die cut onto the envelope.

I do hope you'll all join in and have a lot of fun


  1. Liebe Ela, die Karte ist total toll! Der rote Akzent gefällt mir richtig gut, und die Idee, die Schneeflocke zu kürzen, ist geradezu genial. Da beweist sich mal wieder das alte Sprichwort: Not macht erfinderisch.

  2. Deine Karte ist so schick und edel. Sie gefällt mir sehr.
    liebe Grüße

  3. Was für eine Arbeit, aber das hat sich so gelohnt. Ich finde die Karte großartig. ❤️