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Sunday 22 January 2017

Christmas Card Club - "North Star"

Good morning all.

Spending the weekend gutting and sorting my craft room... finally - we've only been here 6 months! Having worked in it for 6 months though it needed more thought regarding layout and organisation, I'm also being ruthless with stuff that doesn't get used and using up stash instead of buying new stuff...we'll see how long that lasts🙄

Maureen has asked to see the "North Star" today in our little Christmas Card Club. I had a set of dies lying on my desk which were a magazine freebie last year which were perfect for the job.

The dies were by Crafter's Companion and it was a two part die...I wasn't quite sure how they were meant to be used as there a solid outline and the filigree one isn't edged (which I hadn't realised before using it).
The first card is simply matted and layered in gold and ivory with the filigree being cut and embossed into the top layer. Sentiment from Clearly Besotted is heat embossed with detail gold EP.

Using the leftover bits from the first card I cut the filigree from the solid die and layered two together. Loving these Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle nesting dies from STAMPlorations, I used two for my mats, embossing the smaller one with a stars EF from Crafts Too (I think). Sentiment is from Clearly Besotted and dies are from Spellbinders.

If you'd like to see what the other girls have done you'll find the list in my sidebar.


  1. I love both cards Carol, the gold and cream are so elegant and your designs work beautifully. Two cards for your box a great start and we're only in to January.

  2. Gorgeous cards Carol, I especially like the first CAS design.
    Good luck with your craft room - I always regret starting when I'm about half way through!

  3. Two lovely cards Carol...love your colour choices so classy and elegant..beautiful dies xxxx

  4. Beautiful cards - the colours on both are very stylish.
    Kath x

  5. Beautiful card Carol. Hugs Rita xxx

  6. Two very beautiful cards Carol, fabulous die to be a freebie, lovely design. Good luck with the sorting out, Kate x

  7. These are gorgeous Carol! Love cream and gold together. I hope you have had a successful day organising your new craft room.
    Linda xxx

  8. Both cards Carol are so lovely the colours and the star are beautiful take care x

  9. Hi Carol, that is a lovely delicate die. Really does the star theme justice. Love the elegance of the first one, and the detail on the second. Hugs, Shaz XxX

  10. These are both so elegant. I am loving that star die...it is so beautiful!
    The gold and cream colours look lovely together and adds to the elegance.

  11. Two wonderful cards Carol the colours you have used are smashing, the CAS designs and the embossing on the second is ACE
    lorraine x

  12. Two lovely cards and quite distinctly different effects using the same die cats. I like them both. Need to do a change around in my craft room. It has been done a yr now and certain bits are just not working for me which you really only find out with use. Hugs Mrs A.

  13. Hin Carol
    Fabulous cards ...my first is my Fave ...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  14. Hi Carol and happy New Year to you! I just love these amazing dies and your beautiful card designs. Stars are truly a wonderful focal for Christmas cards. Big hugs, Autumn

  15. Both are breathtaking with the rich colors you've selected. That is an awesome freebie die, well used in each of these pretty cards. Will be checking out the Stamplorations double stitch die that you used. I really like that! Good for you at working on your organization too! TFS & Hugs

  16. Beautiful work Carol and you weren't the only one - it stumped me at first I have to admit but I love the look on your first card xx


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