Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - The World Around Us

Hello and welcome everyone to our monthly Around the World on Wednesday blog hop! Today we are showcasing our projects with the theme - the world around us. 

For me the last few weeks have been all about Christmas holiday planning and preparation so I am sharing with you some of the projects I have been working on - some are still very much hush, hush but these ones I can show you now :)

I love the Poinsettia bundle so very much and have been using it for heaps of my class projects for cards, 3D items and home decor. 

And I love these slim line cards that are very popular at the moment so I was keen to try one for myself. Super, super easy - I cut my cardstock in a 8" x 8" square then scored it down the middle. This way it fits into  standard DL envelope (for those of us in Australia/NZ at least!) I randomly stamped the poinsettia stamp over a piece of whisper white cardstock then die cut 3 stitched squares trying to get a random assortment of the stamped image to make the card look less uniform. I I also stamped the card base with the same image. I then coloured them with blends markers. 

I also made a wooden ornament to hang on the Christmas Tree. I found these wood slices about 18 months ago - I *think* it was on Ebay. I simply made a poinsettia flower, added some sprigs and a liberal dose of Wink of Stella then glued it to the wooden slice. I then added a red ribbon hanger. 

I cannot wait to see how everyone else interpreted this challenge, I sure had fun with it! 

Click on the image below to head over to Danielle's blog and continue the blog hop. 

Angela Meiritz-Reid - NZ

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cazz Boylan - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Satomi Wellard - JP

Melissa Gifford - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Ximena Morales - DE

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Tina Zinck - CA

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Mary Deatherage - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Chris Smith - US

Anne Marie Hile - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Tricia Butts - US

Elaine de Montmorency - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US


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  1. Beautiful card, Melissa, and I LOVE your ornament!

  2. Gorgeous project, Melissa! What a great idea for an ornament, too! TFS

    1. thanks, I hope to make more between now and Christmas!

  3. Love poinsettia slim line card and an ornament. Great set!

  4. Fabulous projects, Melissa! Those little ornaments are great!

  5. Pretty card and ornament. I have some of those wood slices and am inspired to make some ornaments!

  6. Love your card and ornament Melissa, such a pretty idea x

  7. Beautiful card and ornament designs with this bundle. I love your wonderful coloring and the detail on the ornament is amazing.

  8. So glad you finally tried the slim line cards! They are so fun to create... and perfect for Christmas as you've shared. Love your ornament... will definitely be CAS(e)ing this idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Great projects Melissa. That wooden ornament looks so pretty x