Wednesday, August 25, 2021



This week's Colour Creations blog hop is all about Crumb Cake, my favourite neutral!

It took a bit of thinking, to come up with a design using Crumb Cake as the main colour on my card.  I'm used to using it in the background, with other colours taking the fore, but for tonight's card I wanted to keep the focus on Crumb Cake.  I've gone with a simple Crumb Cake and white colour palette, creating a Christmas card to add to my stash.

The main panel of my card started off as a Crumb Cake piece of card, stamped with the Knit Together background stamp, in Crumb Cake ink.  I have used some other elements of the Knit Together bundle, in conjunction with a few "bits" I already had on my craft table.  I die-cut the Basic White Christmas tree a while ago, and wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it.  Doesn't it make a nice feature of this card?  Before adding the tree to the card front, I die-cut some zig-zags from Crumb Cake card, and adhered them across the stamped background.

The sentiment, from the Christmas to Remember stamp set, was stamped in Versamark ink, and heat-embossed in white, on a piece of Crumb Cake card.  I cropped the sentiment with a Seasonal Labels Die, and raised it up on Stampin' Dimensionals, on top of a Crumb Cake border piece cut with another die from the Knit Together bundle.  The zig-zags, tiny trees, and reindeer, are all cut from dies in this versatile bundle.

The strip of patterned paper across the bottom of the front panel is from the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper pack.  The Baker's Twine Essentials pack provided just the right colours of twine I needed for my card.

I sponged around the edges of the main panel, the DSP, and the tiny reindeer, using Crumb Cake ink.

The next person on tonight's blog hop is Rachel Woollard.  If you click on the button below, you'll be taken to Rachel's blog, to see what she has made featuring Crumb Cake.

If any links on tonight's blog hop are broken, or if you would like to see a comprehensive list of who is taking part this week, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog.  Cathy co-ordinates our weekly Colour Creations blog hops.

Listed below are all the products I used to make my card.  If you live in Australia, and would like to shop with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.

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  1. You certainly did showcase Crumb Cake tonight Christine. I love all of the details in the background from the Knit Together Dies

  2. Snap on the colour scheme Christine! I can't stop looking at all the delightful details on your stunning Christmas card, especially those tiny reindeer and the perfectly tied bakers twine.

  3. What a great card Christine, love the stamped background and the extra bits. The white snowy like Christmas tree is perfect. There is so much to take in it is gorgeous!

  4. Christine I love all those details cut using the Knit Together dies but really loving the knitted background stamp especially as I’ve just picked up basic knitting again just recently! I also adore the white embossed greeting on Crumb Cake too.

  5. I love all those rows of zig zag, and hope the knitted pattern was helpful for placing them. The rows of deer and trees provide some lovely interest too.

  6. Very pretty, Christine. Thanks for sharing this Knit Together Bundle, as I hadn't seen many projects using it. I love the texture you get with the tone on tone stamping in the background and then those zigzags add a really cool effect. Those little reindeer are cute too!

  7. I love the warmth I get looking at this card. The smaller die cut details are so sweet.

  8. This is lovely Christine. The Christmas tree really pops off the Crumb Cake background. Those zig zag die cuts look great!

  9. Your card is fabulous, Christine! The white tree looks fantastic as a focal point, and the zig-zag background is delightful.

  10. Christine, there are just so many wonderful aspects to your design. I love that you used the knit background stamp for texture. A fabulous base for the rest of your details and layers. It just all goes together beautifully......she says as she goes back to the catalogue to look at the Knit Together bundle. I many Christmas bundles does a girl need?

  11. I can't believe it took you a bit of thinking to create a card using Crumb Cake when it is one of your favourite colours! Your end result is lovely. I'd not noticed all those cute little dies as I'd always found the Knit stamp overwhelming. They are really cute.