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Clean & Simple Christmas - quick and easy Christmas projects that still pack a punch. For more please click on the following link: http://limedoodledesign.com/2015/09/clean-and-simple-christmas/

I’ve got a jam-packed, picture heavy post for you today! It’s all part of the fun to celebrate the Hero Arts Launch Party Blog Hop! Hopefully you’ve come here from the hilarious and oh so talented Laura Bassen but if not then why not start at the beginning from the Hero Arts blog :D

Hero Arts Blog Hop

More on the blog hop below but let’s get back to some projects. For me, clean and simple Christmas projects have to pack a punch while not taking too long to make. The Merry Cactus To You set is modern, on trend and makes it perfect for quick clean and simple cards.

Clean & Simple Christmas - quick and easy Christmas projects that still pack a punch. For more please click on the following link: http://limedoodledesign.com/2015/09/clean-and-simple-christmas/

I started out by stamping the cactus in Memento Tuxedo Black, die cutting with the matching dies and Copic colouring. The cactus pot is stamped in Cerulean with a little Navy stamped again on one side to give shading.

Clean & Simple Christmas - quick and easy Christmas projects that still pack a punch. For more please click on the following link: http://limedoodledesign.com/2015/09/clean-and-simple-christmas/

To a top folding card base I stamped the sentiment with Ombre Light Ruby to Royal Red, gave a splatter of Butter Bar spray and a couple of lines of stitching before foam mounting the cactus and pot above. Finally I added a little Wink Of Stella and Glossy Accents to the Christmas lights. This card would be so easy to make multiples of :D

Clean & Simple Christmas - quick and easy Christmas projects that still pack a punch. For more please click on the following link: http://limedoodledesign.com/2015/09/clean-and-simple-christmas/

Mixing things up a bit from modern to classic clean and simple – white and neutrals with a little gold embossing is so such a lovely way to decorate parcels for Christmas. I wrapped a white box with a roughly torn strip of linen, tied with a white ribbon and finished with a the beautiful Winter Cheer Tag.

Clean & Simple Christmas - quick and easy Christmas projects that still pack a punch. For more please click on the following link: http://limedoodledesign.com/2015/09/clean-and-simple-christmas/

The tag is die cut from white card and the greeting gold embossed across the middle. A couple of pearls and a wood veneer star finished things off :D So simple and yet such a lovely way to dress a parcel to a loved one.

Blog Hop

Giveaway – Hero Arts will be giving away one GRAND PRIZE $100 Hero Arts shopping spree. The winner will be randomly chosen from all of the blog hop comments received by 11:59pm PST on Tuesday, September 8th. Check the Hero Arts blog for the announcement of the winner.

In addition Hero Arts have given me an extra $30 shopping spree solely for one commenter on this post :D

Oh and one last thing, to add to all the hop fun there is free shipping on US orders of $50 or more from the Hero Arts store with no code needed.

Now it’s time to hop on over to the fabulous

Amy Tsuruta

Here’s the full hop list if you get lost along the way.

Jennifer McGuire
Kelly Rasmussen
Laura Bassen
Debby Hughes <- You are here
Amy Tsuruta
Kristina Werner
Yana Smakula
Suzanne Dahlberg
Nichol Magouirk
Clare Prezzia
Lucy Abrams
Mariana Grigsby
Libby Hickson

SUPPLIES

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or wording to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support.

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