Monday, October 29, 2018

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen . . .

Happy Monday Friends!
Today I'm sharing another fun holiday card
using dies from the Tutti Designs Store.

Don't ask me why, but as I was created the following card, I just started singing Christmas Carols and specifically ... 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen . . . etc. etc.'  So that must be what this beautiful Caroler Family is sharing today!  LOL

The weather here is Ohio has changed to Fall so quickly, I'm hoping that it doesn't turn to Winter quite so fast!  But, we know it is coming and it won't be long before we are all sharing holiday joy.  THAT is what I had on my mind when creating today.  PLUS ... I've combined the Old with the New (I'm referring to the dies I've used!).  That is what I love about dies ... being able to combine them to create the scene that is in my head!!

Today I've used an older die called 'Arched Fir Branch'

TUTTI-123 Arched Fir Branch

along with a newer die called 'Caroler Family'.

TUTTI-469 Caroler Family

I began by die cutting the fir branch from a scrap of white card stock then coloring just the branch using a Spectrum Noir alcohol marker.

To add dimension to my Caroler Family, I've die cut twice from black card stock and glued the panels together.  I also used dimensional tape on the back of my Caroler Family for even more dimension.

To create the 'background' for my winter's night Christmas Caroling, I've cut a panel if white card stock just a bit smaller than my card base and sponged the upper portion using Tim Holtz broken china ink and a large sponge dauber.

I've also created a couple 'snow mounds' for the family to stand in front of by once again using some scraps of white card stock ... cutting them to width and then simply tearing them randomly across the top.

Adhere all the pieces together and VIOLA!

Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store
and check out all of the fabulous dies available.

Challenges to share in:

Crafter's Castle October Challenge - Anything Goes Winter/Christmas
 Crafty Hazel Nuts Christmas Challenge #409 - ATG Christmas
 Hiding in my Craft Room Challenge #376 - Any Holiday

Need more inspiration? 
The team has something new to share here on the Tutti Designs Blog  

Pop in often and see for yourself ... what a talented group of designers!!
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Thanks for stopping in ... have a great week!

As always . . .


  1. I like your card very much. The silhouette of the choir is amazing!
    Lia xx

  2. How lovely! I love the caroler family die cut!

  3. Beautiful card. I love the dies. Especially the carolers. [Bunny]

  4. I just recently purchased that Arched Fir Branch after it being on my wish list since it was released. It's big and beautiful and perfect with your snow scene and carolers. I do love those carolers! This weather, sheesh. I worked in the garden all afternoon yesterday and then last night we had a thunderstorm. It's hard to say what it's going to do next!

  5. This is so gorgeous. And I understand why you started singing that song. Great dies.

  6. Terrific winter scene you have created, I love that arch branch and the mounds of snow the carolers are trekking through to sing their songs!!

  7. Very pretty card, those carolers look fabulous in black card stock!!


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