Sunday, 16 August 2015

The International Ambassadors are blog hopping!

Hello friends

Christmas in August!

The Spellbinders International Ambassadors are having an informal blog hop again
and this time we have chosen the theme of 'Christmas in August'!
 We have been having so much fun with these blog hops and delighted at how many 
of you visit, play along and leave such lovely comments.  
I hope you are getting to know us and seeing our different styles, 
each one of us is unique in our creative styles - so there is something for everyone!
For my Christmas in August I've chosen a card and matching gift box.

 I've used the rather lovely Mistletoe Card Front.
Here it is cut/embossed in green cardstock.
 For my card base I selected kraft card and My Mind's Eye
Vintage Christmas papers.
Cut/embossed with 6 x 6 Matting Basics A and B.
 I then cut/embossed Layered Poinsettia and spritzed the petal layers with
Glimmer Mist and ...
whilst still damp sprinkled some glitter. 
 I was then on a roll with Glimmer Mists so decided to spritz the Mistletoe Card Front too!
Took my scissors in hand and trimmed away sections of the frame and inner parts.
I adhered my selected parts to the card front and gift box.
You can see from this close up photo I used double die cuts to create a little more dimension.
Happy Christmas everyone!

For more inspiration of projects - 'Christmas in August'
here is the list of blogs to visit, have fun!

Christine Emberson (You are here)
Thanks so much for stopping by - we hope you enjoy your time with us.
We will be back with more!


  1. Hi Christine.
    A lovely card thank you. Take care Kitty.

  2. Simple and lovely. Thank you for posting.

  3. Great card & gift box.

    Can you please ask Elliott to add a "follow me on Bloglovin" link to your new blog???


  4. Hi Christine, a lovely card and gift box, I must make a start on my Christmas Cards.
    Chris xx

  5. Morning Christine,
    A great card and box. I love the background die.

  6. Good morning Christine
    Gorgeous card today. The background die looks like a very useful one to add to my collection.
    I'm off to check out the other ladies websites now.
    Enjoy your Sunday. Mine is going to be crafty one.

  7. Hi Christine, lovely goodies today. I still prefer this poinettia die to the newer dies.

    love Val in Spain x

  8. Hi Christine, love the card very pretty. love Jean Z xxx

  9. Morning Christine, love the new blog, Elliott is doing a grand job running your old blog.....he's even giving us discount !!! Janice xxx

  10. Beautiful card and box Christine , loving the background papers too.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  11. Morning Christine
    A lovely card and gift box today. Off to have a look at the other blogs!
    Enjoy your day.
    Janice x

  12. Good morning Christine, lovely card, the mistletoe plate is a new one to me, best wishes Jackie x

  13. This is fabulous Christine - I love what you have done with the poinsettia - and the lovely nostalgic feel to the background papers!! Thanks for always inspiring! {{{hugs}}}

  14. Beautiful card and gift box! I definitely need to get started on my Christmas cards!

  15. Wow these are beautiful Christine x

  16. Beautiful background papers Christine. I love the way you have snipped
    away at the mistletoe background, it changes it completely and it looks
    absolutely gorgeous. Pat x

  17. Hi Christine,
    Love your card,really pretty,thank you for another great tutorial.
    Take care. x.

  18. What a very lovely card and wrapping paper!!

  19. Love the way you have added glimmer mist and sparkles to you poinsettia.

  20. Hi Christine

    Lovely card and gift box.

    Luv n hugs Annx

  21. I love it when cards match the packaging. Well done. Great idea to cut out the pieces from the background die.

  22. Tried to leave a comment this morning but it didn't work!!! Trying again......lovely card I love the way you have cut out the mistletoe goes x

  23. Lovely card I like how you have chopped into the mistletoe die to make the die more versatile

  24. Hi Christine, lovely card, great idea to cut into the die cut , thanks for the tutorial on how you put the card together.
    Regards Liz.

  25. Hi Christine, love this very festive card and little gift box. Thanks for sharing it with us. Janelle x

  26. I love this card Christine - the colours are so earthy and nostalgic - perfect!! I love it that you always share something different with the Dies - thanks!! {{{hugs}}}

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