Driving Home For Christmas Card

by Joanne James21. September 2017 05:00

Today I'm sharing a card for this week's TGIF Challenge and uses the sketch layout over at Fusion:

   

I'm back with a Christmas card today featuring another of the festive Christmas Around The World DSP patterns - take a look:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

Driving Home For Christmas - I'm still in Christmas mode as far as my card making is concerned, but that didn't stop me joining with the TGIF team this week - with sleighs, donkeys and so much more besides, there are festive transportation options a-plenty! I decided to have another crack at using the Christmas Around The World designer series paper and specifically another of the larger designs featuring festive cars and bicycles, all transporting Christmas trees and piles of luggage and festive gifts across the sheet. The design on this sheet of paper totally makes me think of the Christmas song made famous by Chris Rea called 'Driving Home For Christmas' - I made this card and was humming the tune for ages afterwards (apologies if that's you now having read today's post!) Whilst I used a smaller piece of the paper compared to my nutcracker card earlier this week (you can see that card here), I still made sure I cut a piece that fitted with the theme of my card so that the little cards and bikes  are clearly identifiable.  

And Hearts Too - I matched my paper with a sentiment from the 'Hearts Come Home' stamp set, which also fit perfectly with my theme. I stamped it on a stitched circle and added a couple of Real Red enamel hearts and a trio of snowflakes from the 'Hang Your Stockings' set across the bottom for additonal decoration. 

There's Always Room For  A Bow - Lastly, I added a wooden bow from the co-ordinating Christmas Around The World embellishment set. A nice finishing touch to bring the elements together. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I have another busy day today so enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (4) -

Elizabeth Price
Elizabeth PriceUnited States
9/21/2017 2:47:03 PM #

What a fun, cheerful, and  totally heartwarming Christmas card.  I love your photo where you show your supplies.  I am so glad you joined our transportation themed challenge this week a TGIF!  Smiles, Elizabeth

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|ThJoanne James
|ThJoanne JamesUnited Kingdom
9/21/2017 6:50:30 PM #

Thanks Elizabeth for your kind words - what a fun challenge this week!

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Carolynn Sander
Carolynn SanderCanada
9/21/2017 11:11:31 PM #

Oh my! I love this card! This is so cute and oh so clever! Thanks for joining in with us over at TGIF Challenges this week! We hope to see you again soon! 💖

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Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
9/25/2017 2:43:08 AM #

This is adorable!  I love that DSP!  Sweet card for the holidays!  Glad you shared it at Fusion!

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