Tuesday, October 7, 2014

It's right around the corner ...

Hello my friends!
Yep you know what I'm referring to ... CHRISTMAS!
And trust me ... it IS right around the corner!  If you haven't already started your holiday cards, here's a quick & easy card for you that still packs a punch!

It's my turn to showcase an inspirational card at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog using some of the fabulous products available at the Dies R Us Store.


I have found using the E6000 Spray adhesive on these intricate, open dies works best.  
You can find this product in most of your larger crafting stores.

My background panel was created using an older Sizzix Swirl Embossing Folder but you could use several of the newer Sizzix embossing folders now available at Dies R Us.  After embossing my background panel I 'edged' it using a Gold Pilot Marker, giving the illusion of a mat without the bulk and red Stickle ornaments gave my fancy flourish tree a more festive look.

If you haven't popped over to the Dies R Us Store yet, you really owe it to yourself to do so!  They are adding more and more companies to the list of already fabulous companies providing you a wide selection of dies as well as embossing folders and stamps now available!

And just a reminder of the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  Offering a new challenge on the 1st and 15th of each month with a Dies R Us gift voucher going out to one lucky winner each challenge.  The design teams do an AMAZING job of creating to inspire you and we'd love to have you come join in the fun!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I love hearing what you have to say!
Have a fabulous week ...
As always ...


Diane said...

Well dang it, now I want that Merry Christmas swirl die...aha...maybe I can cut some when you visit and bring your truckload (or is that boatload?) of dies..teehee...a pretty Christmas card in traditional colors, which are my favorites!!! Great job!!!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for the tip on the spray adhesive! Love this card...you let the die cuts to the heavy lifting!

Mulberry Mindy said...

Lovely card, Darlene. I have that swirl embossing folder, but would probably never thought to use it with the tree. It is beautiful together. And the Merry Christmas die is lovely, too. Thanks for sharing these dies with us todayl

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Darlene, this is gorgeous! Love that embossed pattern and your die cut tree is stunning! Such and intricate and elegant Christmas card! hugs :)