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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Christmas cards--I've nearly got enough...

I really like this sentiment die-cut, and I had a number of them in my stash. I thought I had gotten them from the thrift store (thrown in with other craft items), but on further reflection, I think I cut them out when I was at my sister's house last summer.

All I did for this card is use a background die to add the stitched lines and then score the white panel along each side. Once that was done, I adhered the sentiment die-cut and a little bit of holly.

The holly leaves were cut with a Cheery Lynn die. It's my favorite holly die. For the berries, I used a hand-held hole punch to make three berries. I glued them on and added some Glossy Accents for a little shine.

On the inside of my card, I stamped a sentiment and added some tiny die-cut holly clusters.

For this card I "sugared" my sentiment by covering it with spray adhesive and then turning it face-down into a dish of clear glitter. I burnished the glitter into the adhesive with my fingers so that it wouldn't fall off in the hands of the receiver.

My silver frame was popped up by also cutting it out of foam core and gluing the silver frame on top of the foam core one. The frame was then adhered to a pretty patterned piece of vellum.

The bow was made with an unbranded die set. I added a sparkly silver enamel dot to its center.

I simply stamped the sentiment on the inside of this card.

This card was made just like the previous card, except for the holly in place of the bow. I actually really liked the silver holly leaves.

Here's a final look at all three cards. I still have a few more of the sentiment die-cuts. Which of these cards do you think I should replicate?

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


designbydonna said...

All are very pretty. I like the silver frame and red bow the best. It is so easy to assemble later to do a bunch of die cuts while the supplies are out.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

My opinion is that the one on the red card base is the one I would replicate. I love it!

Glittered Paws said...

You really got some mileage out of these die cuts, all of them are beautiful but I love the "sugared" one, hence my blog name Glittered Paws. Love your holly leaf die cut as well, perfect one to keep in your collection for a while.

Lynette said...

I love them all, Cheryl! Way to go! :)

Lynne in NI said...

What a lovely set of cards Cheryl, I reckon I like the grey holly one the best. Love those background swirls too!