Category: Christmas

Sleigh Ride Christmas Bauble

I have loved the sleigh ride edgelits since I first saw them.  They are so versatile and add depth and scenes to any card easily and quickly.

Here is one of my favourite cards I created this year using the edgelits. It’s simple, but pops off the page.  I cannot remember where I saw someone layer back behind the sleigh, but it makes such a difference to the depth of white on white.  Teamed with silver glimmer paper and silver glitter – it turned out just gorgeous.  We made these quite a while ago in a special christmas class and the ladies loved them, albeit having a little trouble removing the paper from the edgelits.

My tip – place baking paper between the cardstock and the edgeless to help it slip out more easily.  And even though they look delicate – you can still give them a strong pull to remove them from the edgelit without damaging them.

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I even made a smaller version for a money card – perfect for Christmas!

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I hope you like them 🙂


Mel xx

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Favourite Embellished Ornament

I have been trying to choose my favourite item from the 2015 Holiday Catalogue.  I have to tell you, I found it pretty tricky to select a favourite!  There are so many to choose from!  But I had to narrow it down and I have to say – even though this cards took me AGES, and yes by that I mean HOURS, it is still by far one of my most favourite cards I have ever created.  So I thought it was most appropriate choice!

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I love our red foil paper and our cording trim in Gold or Silver – I can’t get enough of it! But most of all I love our delicate ornament thinlets dies.

I made this ornament by cutting out the same ornament in black card stock, and then in our gold, red and silver foil sheets.  I popped out all the black pieces and adhered the bauble to a piece of white card stock.  I then painstakingly popped pieces back in from the foil sheets like a jigsaw puzzle.  Trust me – this is the ONLY time you don’t want all those little pieces to pop out of the piece you just cut! I adhered them with our new fine tip glue pen – a definite must have for this kind of project and another favourite of mine.  

It has then been cut out as a whole by the plain ornament die of the same shape and adhered onto a piece of window sheet.

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I have to say that it is absolutely stunning to look at, and looks even more amazing with a small electric candle behind it!

I hope you have enjoyed my project and that it inspires you to get your creative thinking caps on using this bundle. I would love to see what you come up with 🙂

Mel xx

Global Design Project #GDP008 – Christmas Ornament

It’s time for another Global Design Project Challenge – this week is Case the Designer.  You are allowed to take inspiration from pretty much anything – layout, design, theme, colours….  Here is this weeks

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And I am on a Christmas Roll – so why stop now!

This card was fun and fiddly to make.  A vellum bauble that was stitched on the machine.  It has a tree from the perfect pines framelits and then filled with glitter and sequins.  I then used versa mark around the edges and dipped in Gold embossing powder and gently heated it.


Cherry cobbler cardstock and ribbon and gold, gold and more gold!  I just tied a few stars together with the gold metallic thread – its so thin so it makes it so versatile. Christmas isn’t far away now so I’m off to build my stash!


Mel xx

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Global Design Project #GDP006 – Time for Christmas Pudding

I have missed so many of the Global Design Project Challenges that I was determined to give this one a go no matter what it was going to be!

Challenges really are an amazing way to spark your creativity, so I really encourage you to try a few and play along!


Hmmmmmm, interesting design challenge – what to come up with?????

I have been needing to prepare some Christmas cards for display for the Picture to Page Scrapbook Show this weekend – so it was going to have to be another christmas card! And how cute is this!


I am loving the Home for Christmas Designer Paper. It is so traditional and versatile. I teamed it with a little piece from the winter wonderland vellum stack and sentiments from the Holly Jolly Greetings Stamp Set.

I hand cut the icing from a white 2″ circle and covered it with crystal effects for the super glossy appearance – all topped with a little 1/2″ punched circle from the red foil paper!


I generally hate christmas pudding – but I’m pretty happy with this one 😉

Happy Crafting


Mel xx

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I Love a Colour Challenge – Pennsationals Blog Hop #1


It’s the first of our Pennsationals Team Monthly Hops and what fun we are starting with! Its a colour challenge. And not a simple colour challenge – but one that really got the creative juices flowing!

You may have come from the wonderful Tracy Penn or be starting here – either way I hope you hop around and see all the fantastic inspiration everyone has for you.


I have really come to love playing along with design challenges.  I find they really help spur your creativity and get you thinking outside the box.

Take for example this colour challenge.  I would usually never put Blackberry Bliss and Island Indigo together – so that really had to get me thinking how I would use those colours and what my theme would be.  I haven’t really done too many Christmas Cards yet – so I thought this would be as good a time as any to start!

So here’s what I came up with….


And of course the inside had to have some silver embossing too!


I simply brayered a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with both colours. Staring at either edge every time I laid down colour, to give it a graduating depth of colour. I love the effect – don’t you!

Silver was the only option to choose to set this card off and I have wanted to use this gorgeous stamp from the Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set ever since I first saw it.  The one thing that never ceases to amaze me is the absolute quality of our Stampin Up embossing powders.  They leave such an amazing smooth and clear image. A few more embossed stars from the Jingle All The Way set and I was done.

We will be making a version of this card at an upcoming class next week – It’s beginning to look a lot like christmas – contact me if you would like to join the fun!

I really hope you like it and enjoy hopping around with the rest of the team.

Next stop is on to the lovely Jess at My Paper Caper. Her work is always inspiring so make sure you hop across by clicking the button 🙂 There’s a full list at the bottom in case you get lost along the way.



Happy Crafting.

Mel xx

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  2. Rebecca Scurr
  3. Tracy Penn
  4. Mel Pagano – you are here
  5. Jess Williams

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Christmas Curvy Keepsake Boxes

Aren’t these all the rage right now – all over Pinterst so I had to have a go a creating them.

I adore the curvy keepsake die. It’s a gorgeous box that can hold that sweet little something for someone special!
We will be making these at my Christmas Bonanza Day on Nov the 8th 🙂

Wonderous Wreath

I had such a lovely play with the Wonderous Wreath stamp set and framelits last night. I love this set and plan to play with it a lot more!

Not just for Christmas either, it looks lovely as a flower garland to!

I have been having trouble with my mojo lately – probably something to do with constant interruptions from my 4 cherubs home on school holidays – so I got my inspiration from Pinterest for these gorgeous cards!

I loved the combination of Real Red and Wild Wasabi to.
One of these cards will be featured in the upcoming Christmas stamp a stack class 🙂

Star Framelits Christmas Tree

I have been having a bit of fun playing with our star Framelits that I purchased in our August Special! I absolutely LOVE these Framelits.

By now you have probably realised that I enjoy 3D projects. I had the idea for this tree from a shortbread Christmas tree I make at…well – Christmas.  That top star looks bigger than the rest – but I assure you, it’s just the angle of the pic.
All of the sides were 1″ thick without the tabs.
I still think it needs a little decorating with perhaps some gold or silver ribbon – so I will continue to have a play.
The paper is available in our new Christmas Catalogue. It’s gorgeous and THICK.
If you’re interested in giving this a go – you can find a tutorial on YouTube from Stampin Up. Make sure you post some pics back here of your creations 🙂

Quick and easy gift cards

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, these quick and simple gift cards!
Here’s how to do it-

  1. Cut whisper white cardstock 6″ x 3″ and fold in half.
  2. Stamp your Christmas Sentiment.
  3. Using 1 3/4″ circle punch, punch a circle using coloured cardstock (I’ve used Island Indigo, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler). Adhere to card, close to base.
  4. Using 1 3/8″ circle punch, punch a circle from DSP (I have used the Seasons of Style Paer Stack and the Winter Frost Paper Stack). Adhere to centre of coloured cardstock circle.
  5. Use 1/8″ silver ribbon to make a bow and adhere to the top of the ‘bauble’.
  6. Your Done 🙂

Happy Crafting!

Christmas Cards

Woo Hoo! Finally got to make a start on my Christmas Cards, using the retired Medallion Stamp (I was sorry to see that one retired).  Loving my envelope Punch Board – at the moment it means bows in any colour or pattern I desire. Absolutely love how these have turned out.  Happy Crafting!