Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Rudolph Day Challenge#July

Out here in Spain it is very hot, so we don't do more than we have to, and days and dates seem to all merge into one. But yesterday was my son't birthday so I was aware of the date and ready for today's challenge.

As it is still too hot and sticky to do too much paper work I once again relied on cut items but instead of my cameo machine, I used die cuts this month. The angels and the oval frame dies are all from an unlabelled die company online called Kokorosa Studio, and my cards are a take on one of their examples, but of course I added my own touches.

I am determined to work through some of my extensive stash so I searched through my drawer of pre-cut and folded cards with envelopes and found some 15cm squares in white with a scalloped edge and embossed dots all over, and plain ones in cream, and decided they would do. Basically I made my card in three ways. Because the white backing was embossed I left it uncovered and just added a frame and the angels.

For others I covered the base in backing paper before adding the die cuts.

And for a couple where I felt the backing paper was too dark to show the stamped wording, I cut a plain oval from inside the frame to reveal the lighter backing. 

On all of them the stamped wording is a Heartfelt Creations stamp and the two 'Happy Christmas' dies are a Britannia die and a Creative Expressions Craft die.

My husband was trying to sort a problem on my computer, so to keep busy and out of his way, I went through my oddments of papers, holographic card,  and mirri-card, and cut nine sets. Then I had an assembly line and made them all up. One design is different because I wanted to use up an odd, non-standard base card I found in my box, and this seemed like a good opportunity.

It is a while since I did a run of cards but it feels good to have this set of nine to add to my collection. So I will link them up to the Rudolph Day Challenge #July at Scraps of life by Scrappy Mo.


scrappymo! said...

These cards are so lovely, Kate. The design looks great and I am in awe of your talents for batch baking. Well done you! I know how hard it is to work in high heat days, so I am dutifully impressed...
I like the way you cut away the background layer to reveal the card underneath, so you could stamp your sentiments! Brilliant.

Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

Carol L said...

What a wonderful set of cards with a beautiful design! The angels are so pretty within that delicate circle, and I just love that you used all your scraps to assemble them all! Angels always make the prettiest cards don't they? Stay cool and I hope your hubby sorted out your computer problems!

linda said...

oh, wow, this set of 9! cards is so colourful and elegant! The mirri die cuts look so pretty over the embossed background. thank you so much for sharing with the Rudolph Days Challenge.
Linda, DT

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
Happy Rudolf Days.
You always put me to shame with your very wonderful batch makes.
We have had a few really hot days in the Uk too recently and I just can't imagine your heat or elsewhere where they are having such very hot and humid days and nights.
I love your wonderful designs and the very fab different colour mirris used they all look brilliant.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Kate thanks so much for popping over and saying hi,you’re encouraging comment made my day.
It’s a while since I’ve blogged I don’t think I’ve come very often to your crafty blog?
I’m sorry you had your gorgeous twelve year old cat passed, always sad to lose them. I read it on your other blog… but oh didn’t you do well doing nine cards I need to do that! My seven look done but they’re still waiting for some of stars to be die cut very annoying how time vanishes ..
Im way behind this year in Christmas cards sigh…
Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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