Friday, May 13, 2016

Kraft, woodgrain, and white

Happy Friday bloggers!  I'm back with you today to share another Christmas card for the 2016 stash:
I was greatly inspired by the card that Bonnie Klass did for her Merry Monday design team spot here.
Of course, I didn't want to copy her exactly, so I went off on my own a bit.  As well as being pretty, this is a shaker card as well, so the recipient will have fun making noise with this one!  If you look carefully on the right side of the oval above the second branch, you can see some of the vase filler pieces I used for my shaker.
Merry Monday #204Woodgrain, kraft and white
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up #17Non-traditional Christmas colors
The Glory of Christmas #84:  Christmas stockings or anything goes
Jingle Belles:  Shake, rattle and roll (interactive cards)
CHNC #280:  Vintage or anything goes Christmas
Crimbo Crackers #106:  Anything goes
Creative Card Crew #112:  Anything goes
Crafting for All Seasons #126:  Add some embossing
Simon Says Monday:  Emboss it
Crafting with Friends #20:  Anything goes
Craft Your Passion #311:  Anything goes
Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you all enjoy your weekend!  Tomorrow is prom where we live and my 17-year-old daughter Laurena is attending with her boyfriend Austin.  It's supposed to rain, but I hope we can still manage to get some decent pictures!
God Bless!
ETA:  This card won the Christmas Card Challenges #23 and an Honorable Mention at Merry Monday!!  WOOHOO!  Thanks a bunch!  :)


  1. Now this is lovely - I love the "assembled" tree! And shakers are always so fun - clever idea!

  2. I'm honored that my card inspired you, Marie! I should have thought to do a shaker! I love your shaker oval and that wood grain embossed tree is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  3. Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Card Challenges this week and good luck!
    Monica - CCC DT

  4. A lovely card.... the tree is particularly lovely with all that grain. Very nice.

  5. This is awesome!! Love the layered tree and that you made it a shaker card! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  6. fabulous card!! Kudos! :)
    Thanks for sharing over at Christmas Card Challenges!

  7. Fabulous Marie! Great designing for the challenge! Love it!

  8. This is such a beautiful card! Love the fabulous embossed background. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  9. Marie, This is a gorgeous shaker card! Love that pretty tree and your embossed background. Thanks so much for joining us at Jingle Belles. :)

  10. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 280 and our Glory of Christmas challenge - hope to see you again soon x

  11. Love how you positioned the shaker behind the image ... so glad you joined us as we Shake, Rattle & Roll at Jingle Belles.

  12. This is absolutely wonderful! I can see why you won!

  13. This is lovely! Thank you for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons challenge. Mary DT x

  14. This is a lovely Christmas card. That tree is superb!

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  16. oh my gosh, that is a COOL design... a verrrrrry cool design! (pretty sure it's a CASE-able design in my future, as well, lol! :) thanks for coming along to "shake, rattle and roll" with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  17. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at The Glory of Christmas. Hope to see you again next time.

  18. This is beautiful, Marie. I really love the wooden appearance of your tree, and the embossed background is the perfect touch. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us, and I really hope you will join us again soon.

    I just became your newest blog follower, and I would really appreciate it if you would stop by my personal blog and become a new blog follower on my blog as well. You can find me here:

    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday



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