Christmas is around the corner …..

How fast did Christmas arrive!!  The shops are full of decorations, carols are being played, I love this time of year.  I also love the creations I have seen using all the new AZZA Christmas products.

There is so much I want to share with you but I think in this blog I will concentrate on Christmas cards as they need to be sent out soon to arrive in time for Christmas.  (Unless your family live in Africa, if I sent them out now, I think they may arrive in time for next Christmas)!!

The first sample is by Celine Henchoz, a very elegant card.  Celine has used the Snowflakes Embossing folder for her background.  She has used the stamp found in the Christmas Card kit and the AZZA Snowflakes cutting die.  She has finished off the page with AZZA pearls, Marine ribbon and Silver glitter tape.

The next card is by one of my favourite ladies, Sabine Lebrun.  Sabine has used the Christmas Card stencil to create this card together with the Christmas paper and the Window Cutting Die:  Christmas star.
This card was created using the AZZA Christmas Card stencil, Window cutting die  Christmas papers, Silver Glitter Tape and Pearls.
This card was created by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria.  She has used the AZZA Silent Night Cutting die together with the AZZA Concentric Circles die, Christmas papers, Ribbon and Pearls.

The card above is one of my favourite.   This was made by Carole Pereira Bastianon.  Carole has used the AZZA Christmas paper and the Christmas stamps which I have shown below, together with the Cutting Dies:  Sewn Squares.  

She has finished off the page with the lovely AZZA Cord, Glitter tape, a picture from the A4 Sketch sheet and AZZA pearls.

The following collection I found on Facebook, they are beautiful and I am sure many of you will be making a copy of at least one of them.  The cards were created by Ashild Myhren Pegoraro.

Ashild has used the AZZA Circle Cutting dies, the Cutting dies Starter kit 2 for the ones at the top and the Christmas products for the one at the bottom.  For the one on the bottom she has used the Christmas texture stencil, the Christmas Star cutting die mentioned before and the beautiful little Stamp and Die set:  Deer.  For the cards at the top and shown below,  Ashild has combined the Cutting Dies Starter kit 2 and Deer cutting dies and added a little of the AZZA cord.  Note on the card below how she has off-set the cutting of the circle on the white card, something I would not have thought to do but it produces a very attractive card.  She has inked the leaves ever so slightly with blue.

The next card Ashild has used the Christmas stamp set:  Christmas Star.  She has used a white marker to decorate the card with snow.  This lovely Burgundy ink pad will be available in Australia in January.  You can see how she has shaded the stamp darker on the one side for a ‘shadow’ effect.  This is easily done with the Stamping Plate.  You ink the side of the stamp a second time in the areas where you want the shadow.  With the Stamping Plate you are assured to get the stamp back in the exact place on the card.

The Stamping Plate available from AZZA:

For the card above the new AZZA Burgundy and Pink colours have been used, these will be released in Australia in January.  She has finished off her card with Silver glitter tape,  pearls and cord.  The shapes are created with the AZZA Cutting dies Starter Kit 2 and Snowflakes.  Again the white cut outs have been coloured ever so slightly on the ends with the Burgundy ink.

They just keep getting better and better …….  you can see the Snowflake Embossing stencil and cutting die has been used in the card on the bottom.  The paper has been torn instead of being cut which does give a lovely effect.  The card on the top right has been stamped with the AZZA Silent Night stamp combined with the Snowflake cutting die,  Burgundy ink and AZZA pearls.
This card has been created using the new (red) Christmas paper, Gold glitter tape, Snowflakes cut outs and of course the NEW Foil and Foil Stamps that AZZA is now stocking.

Don’t forget the product you purchased last year!  These little cards were made by Celine and Christine using last years Christmas release Christmas Wreath Cutting Die and Christmas stamps.

This card was made with the AZZA Christmas ‘Window’ cutting die released last year
A few more samples of cards made with AZZA products released last year.

And if you want an interactive Christmas card – take a look at this one:

And so to end, a few “off the page” ideas:

Now I know this is not AZZA, but I found this little bit of information on Pinterest and thought I would share it with you.  If you have the AZZA Cutting Die:  Tags, this is something you can create using the set.
Too easy.

Using your tags together with the Starter kit 2, Christmas papers and stamps you can make this lovely card above.

A lovely little ‘Name Tag’ created with the  BEAUTIFUL AZZA Silent Night cutting die released this year – how good would those look on your Christmas table.  You need the new cutting dies: Sewn Concentric Circles  (your plain Circle cutting die will do) and Silent Night and a little AZZA Cord in the colour of your Christmas theme.  Voila!
Or you could keep it simple.
Christmas Baubles created with the AZZA Scalloped Concentric Circles and the Christmas Star die I have shown you earlier.  You only use one side of the plastic bauble, the other you can use to make the one below.
Here your Christmas Bauble (actually only half of it)  sits onto a Scalloped circle cut and stamped with a Christmas texture stencil with a few Snowflakes glued on top.

On that note, I’ll leave you to get started.

Happy Scrappin’


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