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Monday, 25 April 2016

Rudolph Days April Challenge

It's the 25th of the month which can only mean one thing - time for the Rudolph Days April Challenge.  The challenge is open every month from 25th until the end of the month. So, you've got just a few days to get your entry in and have the chance to win a lovely prize.

I'm on the DT team this month and this is the card I made.  I thought I'd have a change from red or green and decided to use some of the beautiful papers from a Lili of the Valley 'Frosty Christmas' paper stack.  

All the patterned papers are snippets from a Lili of the Valley 'Frosty Christmas' paper pad.  As Lili of the Valley have stopped selling their lovely paper pads, I'm try to make sure I don't waste even the tiniest piece!  I saw a tutorial in a magazine last year to make this fold and it was on my list of techniques to try......BUT.....I discovered on Janice's blog HERE that Spellbinders make a pop-up die set, 'Happy Days', that does all the work for you! How could I resist such a brilliant set of dies?  The tree is a Poppystamp 'Snow Flocked Tree' die cut, with Glamour Dust added to make it sparkle.  The snowflakes are from the Memory Box 'Twilight Snowflakes' set of dies.  The tree and sentiment were die cut from snippets and are attached with foam pads.

I'm looking forward to seeing all the lovely creations this month over on the Rudolph Days Challenge, so get out all your Christmassy stash and join in the fun.  

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:

36 comments:

  1. A lovely card Liz - how strange that three of us made blue cards for RD!
    Kath x

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  2. Your card is amazing. It is like 3D...

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  3. Love this "fold" and the papers are really lovely. Beautiful tree too!

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  4. Fabulous card Liz! I've been dithering over a die to cut these cards, I think it;s not SB though. You did a brilliant job, as always of course! And I'm so, so with you about the LOTV papers being really precious. What were they thinking?!

    Great to see you in the Playground.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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    1. I've been looking at another make of die for this fold too, Di, but the one I was looking at only cuts the slits and a few sore lines I think. The SB one cuts the top and bottom of the card too. The die set comes with all the dies to cut the papers and a few other shapes as well, so was good value. xx

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    2. *score lines not sore lines! :-D

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    3. Di again! I know what you mean - this set really does so much more than the other. Think we were looking at the same one. It does seem wonderful value - have spotted it at just under £15. Question though - I only have a Cuttlebug with 6" wide plates. I know I can reverse the card and die lengthways as I do for the stepper card die you forced me to buy (snigger). Websites seem to say the package is six and three quarters wide - but is that the package or the die? One website did say it's OK for the Cuttlebug in a list but didn't elaborate so am concerned it was just a standard sentence covering the list of die cutting machines which might not be correct if that makes sense. Di xx

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    4. Just measured the biggest die that cuts the main base card. The die measures exactly 5 3/4" x 7" with the actual die cut being a shade smaller. Cuts perfectly on my Big shot without reversing the die, which I guess has cutting plates the same size as the Cuttlebug. It cuts three of the sides, top, left and bottom, with a score line on the right hand side. I guess this is in case you want to extend the length of the card.
      Hope this helps. xx

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  5. SUPER make, love he dimension - Happy Rudolph Day fellow teamie

    Kathyk

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  6. So clever ..you are so good at these 3 dimensional cards x

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  7. Your step card looks fabulous as a Christmas card. Love the colours you have chosen to use too. must get my thinking cap on for my entry. Hugs Mrs A.

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  8. Love the shape of this along with those frosty blues. Cara x

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  9. Hi Liz,
    what a brilliant design card for your DT.
    Love the snippets of paper used, and the lovely sparkly tree.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  10. Fabulous design Christmas card Liz, I love blue for Christmas.
    Pam x

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  11. Gorgeous card, love the shape and the LOTV papers, great tree and snow flake dies too.

    Kath x

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  12. What an awesome step card, Liz! Love all that blue and the snowy tree!

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  13. Gorgeous Christmas card, I love the shape of your card and the fabulous Christmas tree. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  14. Lovely Christmas card Liz and I'm so pleased to see you bought the die set, I love using it, and it makes me very happy to help my friends with their shopping!
    Congratulations on your DT place.
    Janice x

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  15. A fab card and this style is on my to do list too - thanks for sharing a die can do it!

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  16. What a lovely card. SO much dimension. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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  17. Me again. Thanks for sharing this awesome card with us at Merry Monday!

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  18. Hi there, just love your card, I have always wanted to make one of these, but have never been brave enough to give it a try, congratulations for a beautifully made card, and thanks so much for sharing!!!!!

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  19. Now that's a clever creation! I shall have to investigate 3D a little more before I even attempt something so stunning.

    Sally

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  20. I simply adore this card Liz. What a brilliant die, I can see why you bought it.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  21. Liz, I had no idea there were dies to make a step like this! Your papers are so pretty, I can see why you are carefully using each little piece! Thank you for sharing this clever and unique card with us at Merry Monday!

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  22. This is such a beautiful card, and I love those papers with the soft blue colors! What a gift this card will be for someone at Christmas!

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  23. Amazing folds on this pretty card. Love the non-traditional colors and that lovely icy white tree looks very perfect perched in the corner. A great card for your Rudy Day GD assignment. TFS & Hugs

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  24. What a great card. Looks complicated to make but the recipient will enjoy it.

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  25. Amazing card! It really looks like a room & I love the sparkly tree!

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  26. Beautiful step card and I love all the LOTV paper you used to create this beauty...I hoard my paper pads from them too and only use it sparingly!

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  27. This is a beautiful step card..and who doesn't love blue and white and silver? This is really clever.

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  28. Lovely 3D cards! Majorelle

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  29. Wow! This is so beautiful! Love your step card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

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  30. This shape works really well for a Christmas card Liz and the pretty blue papers with the white snowflakes and tree with a bit of sparkle look fabulous. I ran out of time to enter RD this time but will make sure I do better next time! x

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