Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hello Friends,

Well, it's Christmas Eve. I don't know about you, but this year flew by faster than any other year. Isn't it funny that the older we get, the faster time flies. I wish everyone a very happy Christmas and prosperous New Year's 2013.

Now that I have mailed out my Christmas cards I can post them here. The picture really does give it justice as they look so much prettier in person.

I used a 6x6 embossing folder (a damask-look design) for the background. I then cut a piece of cardstock 2 inches wide and then by the length of the background paper. Using the Tim Holtz Poinsettia steel rule die, I cut out the three poinsettia flowers and embossed them on the Tim Holtz poinsettia matching embossing folder. On the large flower, I used Distress Ink in Moss Green to do two "leaves". I then used Barn Door Red for the remainder of the petals. Once I embossed, I used Brilliance Dew Drop Ink Pad in Gold to smoothly go over the embossed raised edges of all the petals. I arraganged the leaves and pinned them together with gold-glittered brad and mounted them with 3-D mounting tape. I took different sizes of cream-colored pearls and arranged them in the background. The greeting was done with Peel Off stickers. The petals can be easily bent and folded to your heart's content. A very elegant card for a very special holiday.

We celebrate both Christmas and Hannukah in our household and I had posted some of the Hannukah cards I made for friends but did not post the one I made for family. Why? Because I had forgotten to take a picture of it! My mother-in-law had it on display at her house so I finally was able to take a picture of it! (see below). I used the Blue Shimmer Sheet from Elizabeth Craft Designs and embossed it with a Sizzix snowflake embossing folder. I then used an abrasive file and took as much "shimmer" off the raised design as I possibly could. I used Elizabeth Craft Design Peel Offs around the entire shimmer sheet. I then put some EK Success snowflakes that I had found at my local Michael's. This card can be used for both Hannukah and Christmas with just a small color change. I hope you enjoy both of these designs and look forward to sharing very many more with you in the coming year. Hugs to all!


  1. Very nice, Marie. I agree that they look richer in real life, since I saw them when you were making them. Have a blessed Christmas.

  2. Happy Holidays, Marie. Both cards are beautiful, my fave is the 2nd, as you know purple is the color.