Woodland Christmas Inspiration with Alexandra Renke

December 17, 2019

Happy Tuesday, crafty friends! I hope you've had a good start to your week. I woke up Sunday with a terrible cold - one where I slept practically all day and still slept through the night type of cold. Ugh. I still don't feel great, but hopefully not too much longer before my body kicks it.

Over the weekend I had the chance to work on some new cards using a really lovely Christmas collection by Alexandra Renke. I focused on the papers that are more woodland themed, as it makes me think about my little ones in Heaven. We had woodland themed nurseries planned for both of them, with adorable little fawns in Ellie's, and bears & moose in Layton's.

This first card is a slimline size of 3 5/8" x 8 5/8". I find that slimline is so great for a lot of Alexandra's papers, because it lets me show more of the paper in whole. She has so many amazing large designs, and I love to show them off as much as possible!

The word Joy is diecut from a really pretty glitter paper I purchased at a crafting store - Michael's, if you live in the US. It's an interesting color that I can't quite explain, but it worked nicely with this paper. I finished the sentiment using the Meet Me Under the Mistletoe stamp set in smokey gray Versafine, then just diecut it into a thin banner.

I fussy cut some extra critters from the paper, and added them to the card. This includes the fox, fawn & bunny. Once the card was put together, I thought it needed a little something else - so I glittered the trees, and added some glittery placed on the ground to mimic glittering snow! I did this by using a chisel tip Zig glue pen, and a mix of prisma glitter and chunky glitter

Don't you just love all the woodland critters on this paper? I think they are so sweet!

My next card is more layered, and features more diecutting. This card size is 4.5" x 6.5", so that I could use the Frame Rectangle die to feature the 4 different scenes. I diecut the first part of the sentiment from gold glitter paper using the Christmas die. Then stamped the word JOY from the Merry & Bright stamp set.

 I thought the addition of the gingham bow and bells was a nice touch, as the card was a bit plain without them. You definitely can't send this card in an envelope now, but it would look beautiful tucked into a gift bag, or adorned to the front of a gift package. I am a huge fan of purchasing recyclable white or kraft bags & wrapping papers, then decorating them with fabric bows, plus a handmade card or tag.

 That is everything I have for you today! If you have any questions about my card, feel free to leave them in the comments and I will be sure to reply. I did want to mention that I know my links are a bit all over the place - I try to give you links to just one shop throughout a post, but with Alexandra's products being German, every piece isn't always offered here in the US. If I can't find them in the US, I do give you links to her shop in Germany (which is beautiful, by the way). That way you can at least get notifications for when it comes back in stock, or start creating a wishlist of items to create a big order to come over from Germany. :)
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Have a great Tuesday!

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  1. Wow! I love the slimline card a lot! Perfect showcase of the papers too! <3


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