Saturday, July 6, 2013

Christmas in July!

Happy Saturday evening, bloggers!  I am here to share a card I made over last evening and today:

I used the Spellbinders poinsettia die, which is the newest die I've purchased.  I decided I wanted my flower to be bigger, so I cut out 5 of the leaves and used them to "expand" the flower.
This card was going to be all white...that's how I pictured it in my head before I started!  But then I wanted to try some sponging, and this is where it got me!  I like this version too.  :)  I have wanted to try making a paper ribbon using a punch for awhile too, so I did that here.  The punch is from MS, but I'm not sure what it's called.  Swiss Dots ef, The Paper Company sentiment, Tea Dye Distress Ink, and scissors to distress some of the paper edges.  So, this card is going into the following challenges:

               Holly Jolly Christmas:  Something New
           Jingle Belles:  Cardstock Christmas
    Merry Monday:  Anything Goes

One more day of my vacation left...sigh.  I don't wanna go back to work!!!!!  LOL 

Take care,

~Marie~

ETA:  This has been recently added to Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge extra for July.  Go check it out!  :)

16 comments:

  1. A lovely card Maire and I really like how you have used the die to make the right size poinsettia. Like the ribbon punch too perfect for your card. Thanks so much for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. We hope to see you again soon. Meighan

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  2. I think the tea dye ink adds a wonderful aged look to your design ... and what a clever way to expand that beautiful bloom ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

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  3. Marie your card is beautiful. Such a clever idea for the flower and I love the sponging. I made a white card the other day and felt something is missing when it is just white.

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  4. I'm really liking this card Marie! Love the layout and the monochrome color...very old-fashioned looking!
    Hugs
    Carol

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  5. Love that poinsettia that you used on your card. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  6. Marie, your card is very nicely done, I like how you sponged it. I've been making Christmas cards too. Seems strange to me to make them in July, but I'll be glad I did when It comes time that they need to be sent. I won't panic like I did last year.

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  7. Beautiful card - love the sponging, it gives it a very unique look. Thanks for joining us this week at Holly Jolly!

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  8. very pretty card Marie, I love the distress ink you added, gives it a nice vintage feel to the card. Great idea on making the ribbon from the punch too. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly this week.
    Cindy DT

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  9. Wow, this is beautiful, Marie! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  10. oh my gosh, marie, this is a ♥MASTERPIECE♥!!! i loooooooove that beautiful poinsettia, and the sponging looks AMAZING! you may have just "enabled" me into a small spellbinders purchase, just based on how very very lovely this card is, so there! always happy to see your name in the links at JINGLE BELLES! ♥♥♥

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  11. Hey, thanks Lauren! I can't wait to see what you make with your "enabled purchase!" :)

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  12. This is a beautiful card, Marie!! I love it!! :)

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  13. Beautiful card Marie, your poinsettia is stunning. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  14. Stunning card, love the monochromatic color scheme! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

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  15. I saw your lovely Christmas card on Always playing with paper Merry Monday - you might also like to enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  16. Thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for July – please add a link to my challenge within your blogpost - thanks x

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