The last bank holiday before Christmas is upon us. With that in mind I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned, whether that be getting away from it all for a few days, catching up on jobs around the house or, my favourite way to spend a bank holiday, getting crafty.
I’m thrilled to say my weekend will most definitely be crafty and it will have a Christmas theme too. The First Edition die sets and First Edition craft a card dies launch this Monday on Create & Craft TV and I am so excited to share the designs with you. (If you want a giggle, click here for the https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FCreateandCraft%2Fvideos%2F10155633862904458%2F&show_text=0&width=560” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>bank holiday promo video from Create and Craft #cringe!)From sentiments to cute winter characters via elegant stags, decadent trees, gorgeous garlands and snowflakes galore, there’s a vast array of Christmas themes covered.
There are also some divine Build a Scene dies including a snowglobe complete with mountain-scapes and Santa on his sleigh, a festive front door, a nativity scene and window scene.If that wasn’t enough to get you in the festive spirit, then how about these Craft a Card dies. If you’ve never seen the First Edition Craft a Card dies before then I urge you to tune in to the channel at 9am or 3pm on Monday. (See below for ways to watch).
Essentially these large dies measure either 6 inches square or 7 inches by 5 inches and can cut directly into the front of a card blank creating a stunning card with just one pass through the die cutting machine.If you prefer you can make these designs your own by snipping into them, embellishing them, using the negative spaces and layering them up to create larger cards. I have some demos planned that will show you some more ways to make the most of these fantastic dies. Also, here’s a sneak peek of a little project that you’ll be able to see in the October issue of Making Cards magazine. By attaching four Craft a Card die cuts together you can create a lantern box for a battery operated candle. What a lovely Christmas table centrepiece this would make. (UNNECESSARY SAFETY NOTICE: NEVER PUT A REAL LIT CANDLE INSIDE A PAPER LANTERN BOX!!) Earlier this year I wrote about the non-seasonal Craft a Card dies so you can get more inspiration here.
I do hope you can join me on bank holiday Monday at 9am and 3pm on Create & Craft TV. You can watch on Sky 674, Freeview 23, Virgin 748, Freesat 813, Apple TV and Amazon Fire on online at www.createandcraft.com/GB/TVschedule or www.createandcraft.com/US/Program-guide.