Creation Station - Forced Festive Fun!

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If you've arrived here via one of the other stops on this fortnight's blog hop, you'll be wondering why I'm going against the theme of this round, which is Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek. I've never been much of a rule breaker and am not intentionally doing so this time either, promise. Had my Big Brown Box full of festive pre-order products arrived in time, I'd have happily delved into it for the purpose of today's post, but sadly, I'm expecting it will arrive tomorrow, which will be wonderful, but not at all helpful for keeping with the theme for today.

Rather than bow out of the blog hop altogether, I thought I would do something Christmassy with stuff from the Annual Catalogue, but given that I haven't actually purchased anything new from the Christmas section there either, I've had to get a bit inventive...

Stamps: Endless Thanks, Hardwood, And Many More Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Real Red, Soft Suede, Early Espresso Accessories: Circle Card Thinlits, Circle Collection Framelits, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin' Sponges

Stamps: Endless Thanks, Hardwood, And Many More Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Real Red, Soft Suede, Early Espresso Accessories: Circle Card Thinlits, Circle Collection Framelits, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin' Sponges

The main decorative element on this card was created not with a Christmas stamp set, but with the Endless Thanks set...

Endless Thanks - #138796 - $28.00

Endless Thanks - #138796 - $28.00

The combination of the little spray of leaves, the tiny heart and banner shape came together perfectly as a wreath, and the addition of the 'Very Merry' sentiment from And Many More stamp set completed the festive theme.

The card base was created using the Circle Card Thinlit Dies, which, whilst being a fun and different way to make a card, is almost impossible to photograph, hence the addition of my thumb in the first image to hold it closed.

Here's what it looks like standing up...

From the front/side...

From the front/side...

From the top...

From the top...

Interested is seeing how the Thinlit Card Dies work...? Check out the video below, keeping in mind that the Label version has since retired...

Thanks for wandering by today. To check out some other projects on the hop that DO include some sneaky peeks of upcoming Christmas goodness, follow the links below...

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