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Stretching Your Stash Using Old and New, Mix and Match Products All From The Same Company. To Create Matching Card and Tag For Christmas

Christmas Card Concord & 9th Concord and 9th Concord and 9th Cardstock Concord and 9th Enamel Dots Concord and 9th Inks Daisy D Designs Daisy d's designs gina k connect glue Jo Summers jo-annescreations Merry Christmas

 Well Hello, I'm back fortunately the water company in my area fixed the burst water main.  But Unfortunately only to break all the roads phone lines and internet cables. So after three weeks and  a lot of discussion and a change of provider I'm here again. Anyway enough about that drama. 

So while ive been away the Christmas to do list has started, as card makers we have to be way ahead to give ourselves the time to get them all ready to send. So out come the releases with the amazing seasonal products. Of Corse we enjoy purchasing some new ones every year, but what about the previous years, stamps, dies and stencils.

This is were I made a discovery, not rocket science but didn't give this much thought. Each Company no matter who,  has there own look to their products. So mix and matching with that in mind means you can have a lot more options to use .

So Here's my theory in practice.


Weathered Wood Background (Concord & 9th)

Eclectic Garden Stamps (Concord & 9th)

Mix and Match Holiday Sentiments Stamp (Concord & 9th)

Mix and Match Holiday Sentiments Die (Concord & 9th)

Enamel Dots in Cranberry, Stardust and Evergreen  (Concord & 9th)

Inkpads in Cranberry, Stardust and Evergreen (Concord & 9th) 


Merry Shapes Stamps (Concord & 9th)

Merry Shapes Dies (Concord & 9th)


Infinity Circle dies (Hero Arts)

White Card Stock (Neenah)

Hemp Twine (any)

6 x 6 " Card Blanks

Connect Glue (Gina K)



Firstly comes the back ground design.

I notice that Weathered Wood and Electric have very similar wood effects in different scales. So I stamped these in Midnight and Stardust then die cut out the smaller design with Infinity dies.

Next I stamped out the Mix and Match Sentiments in Cranberry and Evergreen and Die cut them out using the coordinating die.

Before adding all the embellishments I stamps  out the tree image from the older set, and used the same inks to bring my card together.

I punch a hole in my tag and treaded some twine.
I loved mixing and matching between the colours for the sentiments. 
Sticking to a simple colour palette made everything work together old or new.
I hope you enjoyed todays blog from me.
Happy Stamping

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  • Deborah Frings on

    Love the matching card and tag sets – super colours. I enjoy mixing stamps and dies set too, and I mix across companies for even more variety. Great work.

    PS Sorry you’re having such a hard time with the utilities!! Hope all is better now.

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