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Interactive Christmas

This stamp and die set from Time for Tea Designs is so fun, with the naughty fury friends trashing the tree. We use to have a beagle, she was the most beautiful dog I have ever come across, but was totally bonkers and so so naughty I could tell you many tales. Including how she learnt to open the grill door so she could use it as step to climb onto the work surfaces and ate an entire slow cooker full of lamb stew...
Christmas with Indiana was a nightmare she was THIS dog. We use to put bells on the bottom of the tree so they acted like an early warning system and alerted us to her mischief before too much damage was caused. Even as a tiny puppy at Christmas last year Hamish our Jack Russel did not have the interest in the tree that Indie never grew out of

When we visit a special place I buy a bauble as I love putting the tree up and it reminding me of the trip.  We can be like 'oh do you remember that trip to...' 
Well my inspiration for this card came from Indie, on one particular tree mounting occurrence my husband literally threw himself across the room and caught our bauble from New York (that could have been costly). There were decorations flying in all directions but he saved the ones that mattered. 

There is a video on my you tube channel  Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Card Making Supplies

Time For Tea Designs Christmas Surprise Stamp and Die Set
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Spectrum Noir Finesse in Rustic Brown
Heffy Doodles Slimline Pull Tab Die Set
Mama Elephant Peek A Frame Die Set
Distress Ink in Fired Brick and Mowed Lawn
Versamark Embossing Ink
Wow Embossing Powder in Earthtone Grape
Nuvo Drops in Mustard Gold and Moonlight Silver

Card Making Tutorial

To begin I stamped, coloured and die cut the images. The die set has a die you can lay on the tree to.cut the head and arm holes of the furry beast.

Using the large stitched rectangle from the mama elephant die set I.cut a.piece of white card stock. I used the heffy doodle pull tab dies to form the panel.for my pull tab base. See the picture below for placement

This was blended in Fired brick distress ink

The pull tab was inserted and I felt it would be too heavy for just the one circle to mount onto. I therefore cut another and used double.sided tape to attached them both together to form one pull tab. See the picture below

The top one was coloured in the fired brick to ensure that it blended in if seen

Using acatate the free falling baubles and the dog were attached to the mechanism. The tree was then secured onto card base with foam tape to allow a gap

The pull tab arrow was blended in the distress ink

The sentiment was heat embossed using Wow Earthtone Grape Embossing Powder  and this was blended in mowed lawn. A cormer trimmer was used to.round the edges

This was attached to the card panel which was adhered to a card base using double sided tape

The card was finished with nuvo drops

Thanks for reading
Happy Crafting 
Claire xx


  1. Lovely card
    Hugs and Creativity

  2. Love your interactive card, these can be so much fun...x

  3. Love your card,a great

  4. A great interactive card and inspired by lovely memories
    Carol x

    1. Thank you, she was a total mare, there was never a dull moment with her. But she did leave a huge hole xx

  5. A super Christmas card Claire, a fabulous design - I love the fun interactive element.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob


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