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Hand Picked By Jamie ~ September Bundle - Bauble-luscious By Ian Rump-Smith

Updated: Sep 24, 2022

We Wish You A ............ ok maybe too early?

How are you all doing?

Just think, now the days are getting a littler cooler and the nights are drawing in, we can hibernate and make loads of cards and crafts :-)

So has anyone been making our cards from the recent Blogs we have shared with you?

It makes my day seeing all of your makes, so don't be shy... hopefully you might have more time now!

So by now you will know that I like to be different, and love using colours for Christmas that we wouldn't usually think of using. Well this week, I've given in and gone for a more traditional theme - however, all I keep thinking of is Candy Canes because of the colours.

Also I'd like to add, that this week is a super easy make; nothing technical at all so let's get started.

As always, the Shopping List for this card can be found at the bottom of the page.

Firstly we are going to use a sheet of A4 white card for our base, and crease in half using a bone folder.

Now measure 2cm in from the fold, and cut off the excess from the front of the card.

For the next step, we will add the acetate to the front, and for this I chose to use thick acetate for extra stability

  • TIP: I find it easier to use a whole sheet of acetate and cut off the excess, rather than measure it, as I always tend to cut it short too short otherwise.

Open up your card, and using red liner tape, put a couple of strips on the inside of the panel and peel off the backing. Now butt up your acetate up to the fold, making sure it is level with the bottom of the card and then fold over the tab.

Your card base is now ready, so let's move onto the fun part of making all the elements to decorate it!!

For the mat and layers of the card, I used the Sue Wilson's Slimline Collection - Cut Corner Rectangle Die Set. There are many dies with Sue's Slimline Collection, and any of these would work giving you many options.

Using the biggest die from the set, cut a layer from deep red card, and do the same with the third die down. Now to alternate, cut a white layer using the second die down, and glue the layers flat.

This can then be attached centrally to the front of the acetate using red liner tape.

Now to create the border...

Cut a thin strip of deep red for the left tab and make it smaller so you have a border.

Make a smaller border in the Gold Silk Mirror Card and adhere to the tab using glue.

Now cut two very thin strips from the Silk mirror and stick one to the right side of the front and set the other strip aside for later.

Time for some stamping....

Here you will need your Creative Expressions Stitched Baubles Stamp Set from your September Bundle and either a Stamp Block or a Stamping Platform ( I used a Stamp Block).

To prepare the card, firstly rub your Woodware Magic Anti-Static Pad over it before stamping.

Here I used a piece of deep red card, applied my VersaMark Clear Embossing Pad over my stamp, and then stamped out the two bauble stamps (you can choose which ones you want to use) onto my red card.

Once you have stamped your image, lay the card on the piece of creased paper and sprinkle Cosmic Shimmer True White Embossing Powder over the stamped area.

I always tip the excess back in the pot before heating so we don't have a snow storm lol.

  • TOP TIP - Fold a sheet of A4 paper in half as this will act as a funnel to put the excess embossing powder back in the pot.

Once you have done, use your Heat Tool to melt the embossing powder - gradually you will see how the beautiful white comes through.

  • TOP TIP - Heat the powder not too close as this could burn your card.

Your baubles can now be cut out carefully, and set aside.

For the next stage, I stamped out the bauble clasp twice using the same process as above, however this time I used Cosmic Shimmer Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

Cut out the clasps and stick these to the top of your baubles.

With the other piece of thin Silk Gold Mirror Card which we put aside earlier, cut a strip to the length you want. Here I aligned them to the top of my white mat layer (as you can see in the photo below).

Here, I would position where you want them to go, before actually cutting them.

You will see mine has one lower than the other; the back one is glued and front one has foam pads for dimension.

Once you are happy, cut your length for each bauble and glue to the back and then adhere to the card.

Now for our last piece - the all important sentiment!!

I have chosen to use the sentiment from the same stamp set, which I stamped onto my deep red card again with the white embossing powder.

Once done, I mat and layered onto my white and Silk Gold Mirror Card.

Again, I have used foam pads here, as I wanted to make it stand out...

I also added some sparkly gems to give the baubles that extra bling!

Bauble-luscious By Ian Rump-Smith ~ Jamie Rodgers Blog | Craftmania

Well I hope you found that easy to follow, and if you have any questions, please fire away and I will reply as soon as I can.

If you have been inspired by this make, and decide to have a go at your own design, we would love you to share it with us on our Facebook Group - Create With Craftmania And Jamie Rodgers.

Have a fantastic week fellow crafters, and I'll look forward to seeing you this time next week!!








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Lesley Tozer
Lesley Tozer

I love this, using red being traditional for Christmas for me is a must, the baubles really stand out with the white embossing is stunning.


Thank you! Thought it was time I used red finally 😊


Jamie Rodgers
Jamie Rodgers

Wow! This is amazing Ian, what a combo ❤️


Thank you! I had to do a traditional card finally this month and love acetate cards too 😊



Stunning card Ian gorgeous colour 😊


Thank you and I think one of my favourites so far 🙂

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