Saturday 7 November 2020



Day 6 at Beccy's Place Month Long Holiday Cards Challenge is the prompt of the letter E. 
I have chosen Embossing.

This card is made using the letters that are the leftover waste from a Cut and Emboss folder. I made this card earlier in the year using this beautiful folder that cuts out the J & Y and embosses a huge snowflake with a border of little ones above. 

I fully intended to keep the letters to do a variation at a later date. It's great when 'waste' can make a second card.

I used the Confetti Burst embossing folder as the background. I have used this a few times and I love how you can create completely different looks with this by dressing it up or down. It's like the little black dress of embossing folders.

The snowflake is a Quickutz die that I have had for years. You make 6 cuts for each snowflake and then attach them together with a brad. It has been used so many times over the years. When dies and machines were only small years ago you didn't have the massive snowflakes that you have today so building them up like this was the only way to get a decent size die. By using different colours and textures of crd you can get some lovely combinations.

The brad is punched through the layer of blue card to fix securely before it was matter onto the silver mirror card. I used foam pads to stick the ends down and added a coloured gem. The J & Y are also popped up on foam squares.

The card base has been covered with some patterned paper which was a magazine freebie from Kanban. I added a thin silver peel off sticker with the word Christmas and a small snowflake.

The embossing folder has like a starburst effect so snowflakes look particularly good when fixed centrally and the pattern radiates outwards. There are dotted line, dots and circles and I have used some sequins, dots of glitter glue and some small silver circle peel off stickers.

Card Details -

Size – A5
Dies – Snowflake by Quickutz
Embossing folders – Joy Cut & Emboss Folder & Confetti Burst by Crafter’s Companion
Colouring medium – Metallic Silver wax rub on 
Embellishments – Brad, clear & silver glitter glue, silver & blue sequins, peel off stickers, square gems.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. This is stunning! I love everything about it. The jewels, the colors and that fabulous embossing folder.

  2. Beautiful card! :) I love the color and the big snowstar :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

  3. I just love your description of 'the little black dress of embossing folders'. Wonderful to see a new card made from your scraps from a previous, and both are absolutely beautiful! Beautiful colour choices and wonderful use of sequins. Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny's!

  4. I LOVE this card Mandy, what a stunner! The jewels and sequins are beautiful... the blues, silvers and aqua contrast perfectly with the dark background. I love that you've used the "scraps" from a previous make for the sentiment too. My favourite part is the gorgeous snowflake in the centre. Although it's probably a bit fiddly to make all those cuts, it's definitely worth the effort. Lovely!

  5. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  6. Beautiful Christmas cards Mandy! Thank you for sharing with us over here at the Crafty Calendar Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for


  7. This is really lovely Mandy. I like how the background embossing looks like it is exploding from the Snowflake "O". Real glad you kept the waste from the other card!

  8. Fabulous festive cards, love how they sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Daisy Chains for our challenge this month. Happy Crafting. Michelle DT x

  9. Beautiful cards! Love the embossing folder you used! Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday!

  10. I love youre card, Thanks for playing along with us at the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  11. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Penny’s paper Crafty Challenge Blog. DT Sirisha

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous! I love it. Thank you for playing along at Crafty Calendar this month.

  14. Love this! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo ~ Catch the bug challengeblog. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine

  15. Gorgeous card!

    We are so happy you could join us & we hope to see you again in the next Papercraft Business Challenge!.

    Anna – Design Team member at Papercraft Business

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    You can also find me on Instagram - CraftyAnna Studio

    Thank you!


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