Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop – Non Traditional Christmas

Welcome back to another Friday night Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop.

The theme for this month’s blog hop is non traditional Christmas. I didn’t have a great deal of time to prepare for this blog hop, lots has been happening! My trip to Melbourne last week with some of the Paper Adventure Team members so we could attend Onstage! Onstage is an event that Stampin’ Up demonstrators can attend, it’s such a fun day and we get a preview of the new catalogue! I can tell you it’s a beauty!

A quick trip to the hospital with my middle child, she hit her head hard on the concrete and got concussion and car trouble all resulted in my limited crafting time this week. But you know what? That’s life! Sometimes it happens that way.

So I am pretty happy that I have at least made something to blog about on our team blog hop.

As soon as I saw this little Santa stamp, I had to have it! I love how Santa is seen to be flying through the night sky. When I think of Christmas, I think of Red, Green and Gold. So as this is a non traditional Christmas blog hop, I decided to make a card with none of those colours. I used night of navy cardstock as my base card topped with some whisper white cardstock. I stamped some little stars and embossed them with white heat embossing powder.

To create the moon, I punched out a circle from my post it notes using a 3/4 inch circle punch. Next, I used a sponge dauber and my night of navy ink pad to colour in the night sky. Once completed I pulled off the post it note circle and stamped my Santa sleigh across the moon.  Love this look on the card!

I used the thinlits from the hearts come home bundle to cut out the houses. I decorated the houses and the front of the card with dazzling diamonds glitter, this looked like snow! There is nothing traditional about snow for us in Australia for Christmas!

I used the Christmas Wishes sentiment from the Merry Mistletoe stamp set. I just love the font of this, I used white heat embossing powder on night of navy cardstock.

A night of navy crinkled ribbon bow to finish this card off. I was inspired by many cards I looked at on Pinterest for this card, not one in particular but there are many online that are similar.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to click on the next button below to see what the lovely Narelle has created for us. You will not be disappointed!

Mandy x

Participants List:

Carolyn Bennie (Guest Designer) –
Anne Barker (Facebook) –
Sheila Pybus (Facebook) –

Product List

Glue Dots


7 thoughts on “Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop – Non Traditional Christmas

  1. Im loving the daubering technique of late after having my offstage day with Joanne. The colours out have used are great, who can go wrong with night of navy cardstock….. no one!
    I’ll have to look at getting the harts from home dies as theat set looks fantastic now that I’ve seen it in person.


  2. Oh so gorgeous Mandy! I’m a big fan of any Christmas card that isn’t red & green. The blue tones of your card are superb and perfect for this style of card. I’m a sucker for the flying Santa silhouette – might have to borrow yours to get my fix! You must be so excited this made the carryover list!!! Kelly x


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