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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Working on those holiday cards..

These cards were quick and fun to make. I picked out a few jewel-toned papers and dry-embossed them with one of my Christmas embossing folders. Then I stamped and cut a few banner sentiments, stitched squares from silver CS and my focal images from silvery glitter CS.

I added one flat-backed gem in the center (okay, SORT of in the center) of my star and three on the bottom right of my embossed panel.

My sentiment banner was popped up on foam tape.

On the inside of my cards I adhered a mat from the same CS that was used on the front. I stamped my sentiment and then added the negative star cut from my focal image. It worked so perfectly to dress up the inside of my card.

This card came together so well with only a few supplies, and I think it looks quite elegant. I hope you like them, too. If, for some unforeseen reason, I don't get enough cards made by the time I need to mail them, I will come back to this design and make some more of these.

I've been picking kale every few days from my tiny garden. We've been eating it regularly, as my eye doctor says I need to eat more dark, leafy greens for my eye health. I started the kale from seed in March and it's really doing well. The seeds came from Dollar Tree and cost $.25, so I wasn't sure if they'd produce anything. Turns out, they're doing great!

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


designbydonna said...

These cards are stunning. What more can be said?

Lynette said...

What a wonderful card, Cheryl! I love it in purple. I never would have thought to do that. Beautiful and elegant.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

They cards are very pretty! That is a great die cut of the nativity scene!

Lynne in NI said...

Such a beautiful nativity scene Cheryl, these are gorgeous! The embossing sets them off to perfection too! I see I've missed loads on your blog!
Hope you had a fun visit with your family, bet it was extra extra special to see them this time X

https://shinebrightandcreate@blogspot.com/ said...

These cards are beautiful and I love this embossed design and especially your colour choice. It's funny because I never seem to get the cards I plan to get done made and posted in time for Christmas and yet I always seem to be making cards ha ha. Take care. Michelle x

Patti J said...

These are gorgeous! You’re getting all ready for the holidays...you go girl! I made one Christmas card, so far! Beautifully done, my friend!

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful Christmas cards - I like to send the Nativity cards to my church family - so I make a variety of cards each year. Very pretty.
And then - ok if you can't say anything good about something don't say anything ok all I will say is KALE (uck). Just can't seem to like that stuff.