Wednesday, August 19, 2015

International Ambassadors Unofficial Christmas in August Blog Hop

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Welcome to the International Ambassadors Unofficial Christmas in August Blog Hop - you have heard of Christmas in July - who says it has to stop there - we are extending it to August and are excited to be sharing some of the new Spellbinders Holiday Dies

The International Ambassadors love to get together and create - and love it that so many of you hop along with us - I hope you enjoy what we are sharing today!!  This Blog Hop is purely for fun and inspiration, totally unofficial and an opportunity for you to get to know us (and our styles) more.

Spellbinders Products:

Cross Promotional Products:
Other:  Indigo Blue - Merry Christmas Circle Dinkie; Felt and Bling embellishment; Diamante button; Gold Cardstock

1. Cut/emboss one (1) Decorative Holly Frame #3 (#1being the smallest) using Gold cardstock
2. Score 6"x12" Cuddle Cream cardstock halfway
3. Cut/emboss Cuddle Cream cardstock using 6x6 Matting Basics B #  (#1 being the smallest) making sure the folded edge is inside the cutting live of the Die to form the card base.
4. Adhere the filigree frame from the Decorative Holly Frame to the card base
5. Pop the Labels Seventeen insert up on D Foam Squares into the Decorative Holly Frame.

6. Cut/emboss one (1) Labels Seventeen # (#1 being the smallest) using Cuddle Cream cardstock.
7. Sponge around the inside edge of the Labels Seventeen using Delicata Golden Glitz Ink and a Sponge Dauber.

8. Cut/emboss Poinsettia flower Dies #1 #2 #3 #4 along with two (2) leaves in cream cardstock.
9. Sponge the flowers using Rhubarb Stalk before removing them from the Dies.
10 Using the Stylus to shape the flowers - make sure you are using a foam mat/pad.
11 Layer the flowers, later the flowers, offsetting the petals to give a more natural look - using liquid glue
12 Adhere to the left side of the Labels Seventeen Die using a 3D Foam Square
13 Sponge the leaves using Delicata Golden Glitz before removing from the Die
14 Adhere the leaves on the lefthand side of the flower using liquid glue - tucking the ends under the layered flower.


15 Stamp the sentiment twice using Indigo Blu sentiment and Rhubarb Stalk
16 Cut/emboss one sentiment using Standard Circles 3 # (#1 being the smallest)
17 Cut emboss the inner circle using the Standard Circles #2
18 Sponge the inside edges of the Circles using Delicata Golden Glitz and a sponge dauber
19 Layer the smaller circle onto the larger one using 3D Foam Tape.
20 Adhere the layered sentiment to the right side of the flower.
21 Attach gold ribbon along the lower portion of the card using double sided tape
22 Attach gold double sided bow to the center of the gold ribbon using liquid glue
23 Adhere embellishment to the center of the bow and smaller one to the center of the layered flower
24,Attach Swirls Finesse - LeCreme either side of the layered flower

hope you have enjoyed my tutorial, make sure you pop in and visit the other International Ambassadors - these girls are amazing - each one is picked to be an Ambassador for their country because they are seasoned designers and so inspiring!!  The list of International Ambassadors is below, in case you get lost along the way.

  Yvonne van de Grijp - Netherlands
Christine Emberson - England
Linda Lucas - Australia (you are here)

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!


  1. All of these look fantastic, I think I need to find a millionaire to support my habit l.o.l

  2. What a beautiful and elegant card! Love the glamor of the gold cardstock offset against the cream.

  3. What a stunning card Linda - love that gold layer - the die cut is fantastic.

  4. WOW, Linda. Gorgeous card and a fantastic step by step tutorial!

  5. G O R G E O U S ! ! ! LOVE the gold and red!!! The poinsettia is divine!!!! TFS!

  6. Lovely card, Really like the pointsettia, great colours

  7. Beautiful card Linda. Gorgeous details too.

  8. Gorgeous Christmas card Linda. The holly border die is lovely and another die I will have to add to my ever growing wish list.
    Take care

  9. The gold on your card is lovely Linda and perfect for Christmas xx

  10. Beautiful card Linda. I love the poinsettia and thank you for the instructions on how you've made it. I have a lot of the diesyou've used so I will have an attempt at making it.

    Love Val in Spain x

  11. Just beautiful, i love it all.
    Elaine H X

  12. Beautiful card and great tutorial. Thank you.

  13. Beautiful card Linda, I love the dimension you have given it. The colours are lovely and your step by step tutorial is great - thank you. Pat x

  14. Very beautiful!!! You minded me that i need to buy the Poinsettia die!! Thank you!

  15. Beautiful festive card, love it.

  16. Certainly a Merry and Bright Christmas card! Thanks for the great tutorial.

  17. Just thought I'd join the hop and say Hello Your card is lively and thank you for the detailed explanation x Karen from uk

  18. Hi Linda, beautiful card, thank you for the step by step tutorial, I love the frame die you have used.
    Regards Liz.

  19. Hi Linda from a fellow Aussie, this card is very elaborate and rich looking. Thanks for the great instructions. Janelle x

  20. This card is amazing, thanks for the info to ho with it...I struggle to make Christmas cards this early in the year....luv Ursula xxx


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