Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Decorating the Tree!

Good Day My Friends!
It's once again time for me to share a card that I hope will inspire you and help you get going on those personal Christmas cards for friends and family!  If you're running behind...like me ... you need all the inspiration you can gather!  

When you are a card maker, for some reason friends & family just don't understand receiving a store bought card anymore and rightfully so!  Especially when there are so many beautiful dies and embossing folders available to make your own (more personal) creations for them!

That is why today I decided to create with both, die cuts and an embossing folder!

 Have you seen all the fabulous Darice embossing folders available at our Dies R Us store?  Unfortunately I believe this Darice #1215-56 'Christmas Tree' folder is sold out but please check into all the others Darice embossing folders available.  So many that you're sure to want available in your stash for creating in the new year!

I just love making these poinsettia's using the Cheery Lynn Designs #B324 'Poinsettia Strip'.   It's designed that you can either stack them to create one full & luscious flower ... or as I did, create two flowers out of one cut.  These are the three most commonly seen colors of poinsettias at holiday time so I decided to combine all three to accent today's creation.  For the leaves I have used the leaf dies in the Sweet Dixie SDD019 'Daisy Set'.  A little touch of Stickles sparkle for the flower centers and tree bulbs was all the extra I thought this creation needed.

I hope you have found inspiration in today's creation and I truly appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to stop by my blog.  It means so much to me!

A few challenges I'd like to share in today are:
Cheery Lynn Designs - Red and Green
A Crafty Mess Challenge - Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas Colors
Hiding in my Craft Room Challenge - Christmas Colors
Come and Get It Challenge - Merry Christmas
Craft Hoarders Challenge - Celebrate the Season (rik rak is 2+ yrs old)
Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge - Christmas

Have a fabulous day everyone!
As always . . .

Papers - Red cs, White cs, Moss Green cs, Garden Green cs
Dies Cheery Lynn Designs #B324 'Poinsettia Strip', Sweet Dixie SDD019 'Daisy Set',
Accessories - Darice #1215-56 'Christmas Tree' embossing folder, Stickles various colors, holiday rik-rak, Punch Bunch flower making kit, black floral forming mat


Donna Idlet said...

Beautiful card! I love the embossed tree and the poinsettia's and leaves are just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

Christy Butters said...

Gorgeous embossing and flower cluster.
Very stunning card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Joann6274 said...

Oh Darlene this card is just gorgeous!!!! I LOVE this beautiful embossed tree with all those pretty flowers!

Diane said...

Can your say "GORGEOUS"??? As this is what this card is...now I have to check my dies and see if I have these....dang it, there you go again adding to my ever growing "must haves"!!! (Or should I say enabling? Beautiful, beautiful card...!!!

Suze Bain said...

Wow, those poinsettias are fabulous. A gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. xx

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

This is just gorgeous...love those pretty poinsettias! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Jacee said...

Gorgeous design Darlene, those flowers are so lovely!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon.

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon.

lost coast scrapper said...

Beautiful embossing, so clean & pretty! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous for this challenge!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh, my! Dar this is just gorgeous! Love the embossing on white and then those amazing poinsettias! Stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Lin said...

This is just gorgeous Dar. Love the embossed tree and all those fabulous poinsettias!

Thanks for sharing with us. Happy Christmas

Crafty Cardmakers and More

Gloria Stengel said...

oh my word! I just swooned a bit. This is stunning!!!! Oh my. I am....jaw on floor.... Those flowers are simply stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

TLady said...

I just had to come over & tell you your card is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE that embossing folder & what you have done with it is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TRULY GORGEOUS! I would wonder what was going on too, if I were one of your family members & didn't get a hand-made card, with your talent! ;D Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!