Tuesday 15 November 2022

Hang Loose

 Challenge #128 has just gone live at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge and here is my DT card - well actually four of them!

I bought some 12x12 paper pads last Christmas and included with them was a sheet of four 6x6 panels that had big, bold, gold-foiled sentiments.  I wasn't sure quite what to do with them for the longest time -  I felt like I was cheating if I didn't add something to them that I had actually made, but the sentiments were so large that nothing much fitted.

And then I had an idea!  This Lydia Ornament die from Spellbinders is one of my favourites - it’s ever so elegant in my opinion, small enough so as not to obscure too much of the sentiment, and if I were to  attach it with a magnet it could be easily removed, revealing the whole sentiment and making a little keepsake as well.

I didn't have quite enough to make up four ornaments in red and gold so the last was made up in red and green.  I also ran out of red ribbon!  On the backs of each of the ornaments I adhered a magnet and covered it with a small star cut from gold paper.  

The sentiment panels were cut with a stitched square die so they’d fit onto bases that fitted the square envelopes I had in my stash.   I adhered magnets to the panels such that they covered as little of the sentiments as possible and then covered these also with gold stars cut from gold paper. 

Et voila - I had four fairly quick Christmas cards with a little keepsake!  And I used up stash that I had no idea what to do with, so I was feeling pretty chuffed!

And doesn’t the little ornament look lovely in the tree! 

I’d also like to enter the following challenges
Snippets Playground #441 - I’m hoping these panels are considered “snippet” enough in any case, the gold  on the ornaments is definitely from any little snippets left from previous projects!
Die Traumfabrik Challenge #110 - Santa Clause is this month’s movie but anything Christmas will do!

I'm thrilled you stopped by my little corner of blog land and hope you go away a little inspired!  If you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you so I can see what you've been up to!!!  



  1. Four beautiful little cards with a special gift!! Very pretty idea!!

  2. Hi Kate - thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground.

    If your panels were included in your 12x12 paper pack, I'm not sure they could really be classed as snippets. However, if you made the baubles out of snippets, they would certainly count. xxx

  3. Gorgeous card and ornament! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On earth!
    Diane POE Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Peace On Earth}

  4. What a wonderful idea to make little ornaments and add them to these beautiful cards, Kate!!! Really great, down to the smallest detail!!! Rosi x

    1. Thank you so much for playing along with our Dream Factory challenge "Santa Clause". Hugs, Rosi

  5. Terrific paper and oh my goodness I love the ornaments.

  6. Gorgeous cards and SO clever Kate! I think you explained a bit more after Sarn commented and am sure we would both agree that the Lydia ornaments would count as snippets.
    Hugs, Di xx

  7. Lovely set of cards Kate. The ornaments are a lovely keepsake for the recipient. Thank you for entering the Use A Button Challenge at CHNC.


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