Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Feels Like Frost


The card I am sharing with you today needs no instructions, it's that simple!

The build up to Christmas can be absolutely crazy for some, personally I set myself way too much to do and I've worked so hard the last month to get it all done - and now I'm exhausted. Yes, it's totally self inflicted but after a year like this one, I wanted to make this Christmas special. 

But I can relax now, the Christmas cards were posted a good few days before the last posting date and my parcels have arrived with their recipients. My turkey is at the butchers waiting for me to collect (here's hoping I don't forget) and all the presents are wrapped!


I just wanted to share that it is totally okay to make simple, easy to recreate Christmas cards. Take some pressure off and find a design which works when creating multiples. Whilst this is not one of my mass created Christmas cards, it could easily have been. 

Followers of my blog will know that I am not shy about posting simple cards - my moto is less is more! I love working on complex fancy fold or 3D cards too, just not all the time.

I feel that sometimes adding more creates unnecessary distractions - and today's card is a prime example of this. This Feels Like Frost patterned paper is so beautiful, adding anything else is just not necessary.


I have however added a Wink of Stella sparkle to the frosty flowers and I have also scattered a few Frosted Epoxy Gems, which are perfect for this frosty card. 

I've finished the card with a touch of heat embossing in white using the 'Celebrate the season' sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set. 

I hope you've enjoyed my project! You can subscribe to receive my blog posts by email here.

I'd like to wish you and your families a wonderful Christmas. 

This year has been like no other. Despite this, the crafting community has continued to flourish with lots of new crafters discovering the joy of creating handmade crafts of many kinds. 

For me, there is nothing like the joy I get from creating and without this, I know this year would have been much tougher. 

This wonderful hobby has undoubtedly helped so many get through these difficult times and create a positive distraction from the terrible consequences this virus has had on the world and life as we know it. 

Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog including my lovely subscribers, I'm so thankful for you taking the time to visit Handmade by Kim. I hope you enjoy my projects and having access to even more ideas when I'm blog hopping with papercrafters from all of the world.

It's been an absolute pleasure reading the comments I receive. These mean more than you could know. It's also been wonderful to see how my projects have inspired projects of your own. Don't forget to mention me on Insta or send me a link to your blog post, it truly makes my day!

Please do stay safe throughout the festive season. Some of us may not be able to be with our families this year but thank goodness for the power of technology, making it easier for us to stay connected in different ways. 

Kim x 

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