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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Pastel Christmas...

Just before Christmas I received some pretty pastel Christmas papers with an issue of a cardmaking magazine. I decided to set them aside until after the holidays. Once I had some time, I took them out and made a few cards for my 2018 stash. This is one of them.


This lacy pattern on a pink background could definitely have been used for other occasions, but since it was included in the holiday pack, I decided to use it. It looks so pretty paired with a soft gray. My pictures really don't do it justice.

The sentiment was also included in the paper pack, along with several others.



The mittens were cut with an unbranded die out of white glitter paper. I was able to ink the ribbing on the cuff and thumbs right through the openings in the die.

I cut the mittens again out of silver glitter paper, and used the snowflake cuts to replace those that were cut out of my white mittens.

The little "dots" on either side of the smallest snowflake were little holes that were cut by the die, which I filled with Nuvo Crystal drops.






I used some of the white snowflakes that had been cut from my mittens to decorate the inside of my card.  Two strips of DSP on each side of my sentiment panel finished it off.

I'd like to tell you who made this sentiment stamp, but I'm afraid I have no idea. I really like it, though, and I think I'll use it a lot more.

I'm entering this card into Merry Monday's latest challenge: MM #275 Pastel Colors.

I'll be sharing a few more of my pastel Christmas cards with you in later posts.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.
Cheryl

16 comments:

Susan Joyce said...

Gorgeous DSP and I love your pretty mittens, beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday this week.

Colleen said...

I love gray and pink together and this is a wonderful design with those colors, your card is fantastic! thank you for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

craftieodmae said...

Gorgeous!!

designbydonna said...

The pink and grey work wonderfully together, especially with all that added sparkle.

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful pastel cards and the mittens are perfect for this card. You are so going to be ready for Christmas 2018.

Lynette said...

Such cute mittens, and I love the pretty patterned paper.

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh such a pretty colour combo Cheryl, those sparkly mittens are gorgeous too! Gold star for you for getting ahead with your Xmas makes already!

Unknown said...

Your card is adorable love the mittens and all of the elements you used on your design. Thank you for joining us this week over at Merry Monday.

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl! Love the pretty mittens and all the sparkly details!

carol (krillsister) said...

Awesome card. Love those mittens.

carol (krillsister) said...

Awesome card. Love those mittens.

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful card Cheryl, love the mittens and the pretty paper!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Karen L K said...

Very nice! A pretty background and those mittens are so nice.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful card, Cheryl, gorgeous use of freebies with magasine!!!! Well done!! Do love th sliver grey and rose pink combo
Thanks for sharing and for popping over too!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Cindy C. said...

So pretty!!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Very, very pretty! Loving your little mitts! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday.