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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Paper Cut Labs 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop, a sneak of Dec kits and a tutorial

Hey everyone,

Today we are shifting from our usual 'Tutorial Tuesday' post to bring you something special! A blog hop and a crop, hosted by Papercut Labs. Todays post will contain the crop and hop details so far, a sneak of our December Cupcake kit and a tutorial using that kit. Cool hey !?!

There are some absolutely amazing stores signed up to donate prizes to this hop and it is well worth joining in :) All of the major details can be found here.

Monday, 8 December 2014: Papercut Labs
Tuesday, 9 December 2014: A Piece of Cake Designs << YOU ARE HERE
Wednesday, 10 December 2014: Kellie Stamps
Thursday, 11 December 2014: Heidi Swapp
Friday, 12 December 2014: The Scrappery
Saturday, 13 December 2014: Seriously Scrapbooking
Sunday, 14 December 2014: Maya Road
Monday, 15 December 2014: Stampin’ Up!
Tuesday, 16 December 2014: Scrapmatts
Wednesday, 17 December 2014: D-lish Scraps
Thursday, 18 December 2014: Studio Calico
Friday, 19 December 2014: Papercut Labs

We are donating not one but two kits to this big event:

A December kit from last year which contains a gorgeous and traditional colour palette perfect for documenting your christmas season

And the October 2014 Cupcake kit, one of my faves, so fun, funky and colourful!

So what do you need to do to go into the draw to win one of these prizes or a prize from any of the other sponsors?

*All the below details are from the Papercut Labs site and can be found here*

Everyone who joins the crop party event on Facebook goes into the draw to win one of twenty-four prizes (two from each sponsor, and four from us).

However, to improve your chances of winning one of the giveaways, you can:

a. Create a project (card, layout, OTP, something paper-y) inspired by the challenges and upload it to the event page. Doing this, you’ll receive SIX entries into the giveaway draw. (Make sure you tell us which challenges you used!)
b. Comment on a project on the event page, and you’ll receive another one entry into the giveaway draw.

To see the challenges visit here

The hop and crop are open until December 20 so you have plenty of time to join in.

So onto the hop tutorial we have here for you. Today I decided to create something a little different to my usual. I decided to demonstrate how perfect our kits can be for card making too, and what better than a christmas card for a Christmas blog hop! Plus today you will get an extra sneak peek of some of the contents of our December Cupcake kit.

Here is a sneak of the kit and what I chose from when creating my card:

Featured in the December Cupcake kit is gorgeous Christmas papers by Webster's Pages, a whole die cut pack from Jillibean Soup, a Tim Holtz Christmas mask and more!

This is what I started with from my own stash, a 4x6" card made from American Crafts white card stock and a manilla tag (these are used to wrap washi tape around in our Cupcake Kits).

I wanted to add a subtle texture to the page by using the mask and some Faber Castell 'Whipped Spackle'. I applied the this to cover the entire 4x6"surface.  

I love the texture this medium adds, it is so fluffy but also looks so sharp and detailed.

Next step,  gather a series of coordinating die cuts, I have used a handful of pieces from the Jillibean Soup die cut pack included in the December Cupcake kit. 

Now I begin the layering process on my card.

I love to add dimension to my projects. I do this by layering and using foam tape between some layers. With the die cuts below I have applied all directly to the tag apart from the top right of the poinsettia flower, which I have popped up with a small square of foam tape.  

I completed this cluster of die cuts by adding the 'Ho Ho Ho' label. 

I am enjoying card making more and more and find that I enjoy making cards which look simple, with the white space I love, but that also contain texture and my fave a layered cluster of embellishments.

Heres the final images of the card.

If this inspired you to get creating I would love to see what you come up with. Email me your creations at raquel@apieceofcakedesigns.com.au as I would love to see them and share them with our followers.

Thanks for visiting our blog today, be sure to check back at the Papercut Labs blog and visit Kellie Stamps tomorrow for an amazing hop tutorial :)
Raquel xxx


  1. Makes me want to go buy some of that medium - and I love that stencil

  2. So fun and love
    all the layers!
    Carla from Utah

  3. love the textures, looks amazing on the card!

  4. Awesome! I need some whipped Spackle!


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