Saturday, December 10, 2022

Can You Handle The Pressure - Christmas

 Hello Friends, thanks for stopping by today!

We have a new challenge starting today over on our new Can You Handle The Pressure Challenge Blog and the TWIST theme is 'CHRISTMAS'.  Remember, the twist is optional but you MUST use an embossing folder on our projects to qualify for the prize.  Heat embossing is also permitted but only in conjunction with an embossing folder.

 Here's what I've created to inspire you today.  

Talk about quick/easy and I think quite attractive, this embossing folder does all the heavy lifting for today's card creation.  I have had this EF for years and this is the first time I've used it.

 I knew I wanted to add a little more 'something' so decided to create a poinsettia using the Poppystamps 'Stitched Poinsettia Trio' die set (#1608) and a sprig of holly (which I've snipped apart) which is an older die from Cheery Lynn Designs (B148).
 1608 Stitched Poinsettia Trio craft die

I do hope you'll come check out our new blog and play along.
AND yep ... we will be offering prizes at our challenges ... that's always a fun surprise!

Here's today's prize offering . . .

 Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,
I appreciate it more than you'll ever know!!

As always . . .


  1. A gorgeous card Dar and what a fabulous EB folder too, one I haven't seen before, so glad you got to use it at our fun challenge, the poinsettia sets if off beautifully!!

  2. What a beautiful card you made Darlene, very pretty! I will join in coming monday.
    Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays! 🎄 ☃️
    Greetings, Wilma .

  3. To say it's attractive is putting it mildly. This is absolutely gorgeous! The combo of embossing folder, poinsettia, and holly branches is elegantly stunning!

  4. What a fabulous card, perfect for the challenge. The red background is gorgeous, just makes the white flower pop. Merry Christmas, hope your holiday is wonderful!!

  5. Your folder looks wonderful with the poinsettia and holly, lovely combo!

  6. Such a nice folder, but the white poinsettia with the little touch of color, just looks stunning on it. Beautiful card!

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous, Darlene. That red is so rich, and the white poinsettia stands out beautifully. Just a wonderful make. Love that EF too!

  8. Beautiful! Love the deep embossing in red.

  9. I absolutely love this! A fabulous embossing folder - I think I may have something like it! I need a lot more cards and that seems like it could be a good batch card, with maybe a more simple embellishment? Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Wow! Stunning! It is such a wonderful use of an embossing folder!


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