Monday 29 August 2016

peel off mania!

Hello my friends. For this post I must say I was inspired by the recipe from the Less is More challenge - use peel offs. I don't think they realized what they were going to start!

Currently I'm trying to bring some order to my craft room and all the rooms messed up by crafty stash. I have discovered oodles of stuff amongst which more peel offs!
I decided to make a Christmas card. I started with the one below. I placed the outline sticker on the other side of kraft card so it would contrast and fussy cut it. I used the heartfelt creations stamp and inked it with hazelnut adirondak ink and stamped on a square 6x6 card base. I added some stars from same sticker sheet and added the Holy family with pinflair gel.



Then I was on a roll. I saw the other stickers and decided to go for a second card. 
So this time I used the shepherd and sheep and again stuck them on kraft card and fussy cut them.
This time I went for a strip of words. I masked off the edges and stamped with Claritystamp stamps and same hazelnut ink. I tried to offset the stamp so it looks more like patterned paper. I also added some shading to edges with same ink and a make up sponge.
Then I stamped the star and added a small gem to it. I shaped the figures and stuck them down.

And then whilst rummaging I found this topper that I had made ages ago and thought... why not?
So card no.3 was born. 
I stuck the outline sticker on a sheet of double sided adhesive and added gilding flakes to it. I then backed it onto white card and trimmed it back. I matted it on kraft and black card and attached it to base with foam pads.
I added sentiment all round from border peel off stickers.

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:

Less is More - recipe: peel off stickers
Simon says stamp Wednesday Challenge - it's hip to be square
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
ABC Christmas challenge - q is for quick (all 3 were really quick to make)


  1. I was about to ditch all peel off's today. You know after seeing your lovely work I may have a rethink xxxx

    1. i was bordering on that myself Bernie xx

  2. Fab cards Theresa! You really were on a roll! You've made some really classy cards here - thanks so much for sharing at Less is More :)

  3. Just terrific cards. So delicate and pretty. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  4. oooo shaping the fussy cut peel off shapes *adds this to my list of things to try with peel offs*

    they're lovely!

    I love peel offs but I do find it quite hard to get them looking 'modern'. Especially in this current world of clean cut die cuts! Like you guys I was a bit 'oh um' about it, but I think everyone's done a really good job with their stickers and labels and peel offs!

  5. Just beautiful . Not quite sure what a peel off is ?? Is it just a sticker .??

  6. What wonderful ways to use your stickers Theresa and I love the kraft card for the figures and the sheep and then the last with the gorgeous gilding flakes and framed beautifully by the sentiments. x

  7. Wonderful christmas cards Thereas, thanks for joining the Q challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
    Dorte x

  8. It's amazing how much ancient stash has surfaced with this challenge Theresa, these are great contributions!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. Beautiful creations and you've some awesome peel-off / stickers there. Great to see so many getting into the Christmas spirit with this challenge and you've certainly been busy. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah

    1. thank you Sarah. i have hundreds of this stuff... just lying there unloved. so this challenge was good to get some out to play xx

  10. Loving the gold peel-offs and kraft combo here, Theresa. I sold on lots of my peel-offs years ago when I discovered stamping and die-cutting but there were some I just couldn't part with. Always good to keep hold of the old faithfuls isn't it?! You've made great use of them this week.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

    1. i am tempted to get rid of mine too i have so many but then i can't decide which ones and so i keep them all, lol xx