Wishing You A Festive Christmas - Trucking Along - FAB Instahop October 2023

Hello and welcome back to my blog! My card for today is for the FAB Instahop Design Team Monthly hop. We are a team of demonstrators from all over the world who are sharing creations on Instagram sparked by monthly challenges. 

This month our challenge is "Favourite Christmas Carol". I do have many Favourite Christmas Carols, but as we celebrate Christmas in summer here in Australia, I wanted to use a "classic" Australian Carol. 

There are two Christmas Carols - the 12 Days of Aussie Christmas and Aussie Jingle Bells that fill the brief for me. My favourite of the two is the 12 Days of Aussie Christmas where there are 5 "Rusty Utes" instead of 5 Gold Rings. See below for the full video of the 12 Days of Aussie Christmas Carol. Also click HERE if you would like to see the Aussie Jingle Bells video as well (It is well worth a watch as they are both quintessentially Aussie).


For my card, I used the Trucking Along Bundle, Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder, Deckled Circles Dies, Merry Bold & Bright DSP and Stampin' Blends to colour the images and give the appearance of a "Rusty Ute". I used brighter non traditional colours for the card, to mimic the summery feel to an Australian Christmas.

Visit my Instagram page HERE to see all the creations from the rest of the team.


- For the card base, use a piece of Melon Mambo cut in half lengthwise and folded. Layer with a piece of Granny Apple Green card and then a piece of Merry Bold & Bright DSP.

- Die cut a piece of Basic White card the Deckled Circles Dies and emboss with the Merry Melody Embossing Folder. Stamp the image from the Trucking Along stamp set onto Basic White using Pebbled Path ink. Punch out using the coordinating punch. Colour the image with Stampin' Blends (Blueberry Bushel, Pool Party, Wild Wheat, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist and Melon Mambo).

- Stamp a sentiment from the Trucking Along stamp set onto Basic White using Melon Mambo ink and adhere.


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Hope you are getting some crafty time today, chat soon! 
Annie A

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