Thursday, August 7, 2014



Happy Thursday!  It has been a busy week!   With school starting back in a couple of weeks, I am trying to cram as much into my days as possible.  I did take a few moments to play in my crafty space so I made a Christmas card.   I am playing along with Papertrey Inks Make It Monday Challenge.  This week we are to make borders using non border dies.  

I chose to use the Wonderful words die: Joy.  I started in the center of the pure poppy card stock.  I die cut only a portion of the word.  Just under the open letter O.  Majority of the word is cut out.  Once the center JOY was die cut, I  then die cut the word on each end.  I  die cut the word JOY 3 times using rustic white card stock.  I used the Wonderful Words Mini Joy stamp set and embossed in white the Joy musical sentiment.  Love the way the white on white looks.  



I glued the white embossed JOY words on top of the red just staggering slightly the white so the red shows as a subtle shadow underneath.  Next, I used a Big and Bold Wishes and Big and Bold Christmas Wishes and white embossed a sentiment.  I used the Basic Background Musical Score and stamped using versamark onto the pure poppy.  I love this subtle effect.  I cut the rustic white base with a portion cut out on the left to showcase the JOY border.  I stamped the background of the rustic white using Background Basics Super Stripes in red to create a tonal plaid pattern.  I love the bold red and white combo.  I glued the pure poppy panel to the rustic white base and the card  was done.  I debated adding an embellishment, but decided I liked it as it was and it would make mailing easier.  I also like the fact that I could orient the card horizontal or vertical.  Great option.  Could even make a cool pocket style to house a family picture or gift card for the holidays. 

 I am also playing along with Christmas Card Challenges:  Embellish It option(I chose not to).  I am also playing along with the Festive Friday Inspiration Challenge.  I focused on the sending.....the JOY of the Season is on the way!  Simon Monday Challenge:  Family!  Christmas is about being with family and sharing in the Birth of Jesus!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty


16 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining us at our Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

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  2. This is such a fabulous Christmas card. Love the beautiful sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  3. Love this, Betty! I am so completely infatuated with typography and this really hits the spot for me. So clever to use this die for the technique.

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  4. Beautiful! I love the words with this technique so much!

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  5. Oh so pretty Betty!! .....and good for you for being in the Chitmas spirit!! I just am not ready for that yet Lol!

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  6. So very pretty Betty! Love the JOY border! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  7. The word works perfectly! Such a beautiful happy card!

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  8. Beautiful Joy border and card! and oh no there is Christmas challenges going on all the time! Don't tell me =) I don't know if I can fit them in but I'd be tempted.

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  9. What a great idea to use the "joy" die...I love it! And I love the red & white color theme...SO classy! Great card Betty! :0)

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  10. Your card is just stunning. I love the red and white color scheme. Great idea to use the joy word die, and I like how you made the border on the left--a bit different.

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  11. This is beautiful Betty,what a great choice! Love the red and white!

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  12. Betty, this is an amazing card. I love how you used the MIM technique. The bold sentiments are fabulous. Thanks so much for playing with us at Festive Friday!

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  13. My favorite word :) Fabulous card!

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  14. Love this - the patterns and the limited colours are just beautiful together! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

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  15. Awesome card! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  16. Oh, how nice...and FESTIVE! Love the JOY as the border! (That's such a fun technique!) Love the red and white and the music backgound...it's a wonderful card! so happy to have it at Festive Friday!!! Thanks so much for joining us!

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