Friday, November 28, 2014

I am back again today with 2 more Christmas cards to share!  I started making this card with a color combo in mind.  I am playing along with Merry Monday Christmas Challenge.  This week is red, white, and green!  I am also playing along with Simon Wednesday "Anything Goes" Challenge.

 I am using all MFT Stamps products unless otherwise noted.  I combined MFT smooth white, wild cherry, and Jellybean Green card stocks.  I cut the base with jellybean green.  The smooth white layer uses MFT Blueprints 15.  I die cut the wild cherry panel using the MFT Jumbo Dot Cover Up.  I needed this panel to sit inside the stitched frame so I die cut it with MFT Blueprints 2.  This just takes a little bit off of the cover up edges without messing with the dot bordering.  I die cut the jumbo dot again with smooth white.  I filled all of the smooth white dots into the wild cherry panel.   I used MFT stitched rounded rectangles and die cut a wild cherry focal frame.  I die cut the stitchable circle stax in the top center and glued a scrap piece of wild cherry behind to peek a boo to the center.  

 I die cut a piece of vellum using MFT Fishtail Flag Stax.  I double end cut this.  I stamped the sentiment from Grand Holiday Greetings.  Love how this turned out.  I added a piece of foam tape behind the solid gold sentiment and adhered it to the card.  

To create the flower design I used MFT Flower Medley.  I cut the dies in smooth white and wild cherry and alternated the layering.  I added a gold glittered card stock piece to the center of the flower using the same flower medley die namics.  I used the MFT Layered Leaves cut in jellybean green to the outside.  I thought about adding some embellishments, but decided I loved it just the way it is.

For the next card, I am playing along with this week's Retro Sketch Challenge.  I am just getting this in under the wire.  I am also playing along with Crafty Hazelnut's "Anything Goes" Christmas Challenge.

I used the same colors as the above card since I had several pieces leftover.  I  used the opposite for the background so I have no waste there.  I used the same elements just created a different look.  The only different items used on the second card is the stitched sentiment strip from Blueprints 20.  I used the sentiment from PI Overflowing Joy stamp set in MFT hybrid black licorice ink.  I used a green staple to adhere the sentiment to the card.  

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Love them both, the Cherry Red card stock is gorgeous <3

  2. BOTH of these are so pretty! Love how bold the designs are...perfect!

  3. Gorgeous cards, Betty! Love all the details and the red polka dot paper is so stunning! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday this week!

  4. Gorgeous card Betty! Love the gold embossed sentiment! So beautiful!

  5. I love all the dies you used Betty. Those leaves are gorgeous. And your embossed gold sentiment on vellum is so beautiful.

  6. Oh, Betty, both of these are beautiful! I love the big dots and the vellum sentiment piece! Thanks for sharing these with us at Merry Monday!

  7. gorgeous Betty! I adore the big ole' polka dots...sooooo fun! I am thrilled you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  8. Ooo . . . these are both gorgeous!! I love that big dot die; I should have gotten it when I placed my last order. Sigh . . . oh well. It looks so stunning and the gold embossing is fabulous. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

  9. Hi Betty, thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier today. The background is inked with distress inks. Love your gorgeous cards. Those big polka dots are fabulous.

  10. Betty, what a pair of layered beauties! I love both so much. Lovin the leaf die.

  11. Gorgeous cards .... love the touch of gold embossing! Linda (GD Merry Monday) xx

  12. Way to rock that bold background, not once but twice!!


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