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 . . .

Recipe:
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

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