Thursday, December 27, 2018

Back To Almost Normal

Thankfully I finished my Christmas shopping the first week in December because the rest of the month sped up leaving no time for shopping.  I didn't get as much baking done as I had hoped to either, but we have way more sugar and carbs during this time of year than we need anyway.
Because I did not take time to post anything the last few weeks, I am just now getting around to showing you the cards I made and sent out this year.  I wanted to include a family photo that we took this past summer so I made long cards rather than the A2 I usually send out.
The ornaments are cut out with Birch Press dies on a white panel which I then adhered to the red card base.  Thank goodness for the Bow-Easy so I could make the tiny bows.  Sentiment is a Verve stamp.
Apparently I did not take a picture of the inside but what I did was stamp a Christmas Tree( Our Daily Bread) on the right side of an insert with our Christmas letter on the left side.
I had to cut an inch off the top of the photo so it would fit inside the card but there was plenty of sky so the pic still looked good.  Here is the photo I used (before cutting) - all 28 of us. As you can see, cutting off some of the top wasn't a big deal.  In fact, I think it looked better.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
I'm looking forward to making some thank you cards and then on to Valentines.  As you can see from the photo, I have a lot to make!

Die Cuttin Divas - happy holidays
Tuesday Morning Sketch - anything
Simon Wednesday - anything
House that Stamps Built - anything
Dies R Us - anything Christmas
Work It Wednesday - ho,ho,holiday
Three Amigos - Christmas
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Time Out - celebrate family, friends, life


  1. This is just gorgeous! I love that beautiful red against the stark white! I'm sure everyone will be thrilled with this card! Thanks for joining our "Christmas" challenge at Dies R Us!

  2. So beautiful and elegant. The detailed die cut and red and white color scheme look wonderful together. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out.

  3. Very pretty. I sure do like the tall card shape in red and white. Thank you for joining our “Happy Holidays” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

  4. Very pretty!! The red and white is very classy and elegant together with those beautiful ornament dies! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  5. WOW! Your card is just beautiful and what a wonderful family photo! I'm sure everyone was thrilled to receive it!! Hope your Christmas was FABULOUS!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Christmas’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  6. Thanks for linking this elegant Christmas card up to the Anything Goes Challenge over on The House that Stamps Built! I love the clean-and-simple design and the red/white color scheme!

  7. Beautifully CAS! Love how the bows give it so much interest! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

  8. Gorgeous card! I love the red and ornaments!!
    Beautiful family!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
    Debbie ~ TMS DT
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  9. Gorgeous Christmas card - I love the ornaments and your long card orientation. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  10. This is so awesome, Marsha. I love how it says traditional Christmas. LOVELY! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Word Art Wednesday. I'm so grateful for your participation in our challenges, and I really appreciate you taking the time to share your talents with us. I hope to see lots more of your wonderful creations in 2019.
    Blessings to you,
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

  11. So pretty! I love the font of the sentiment. Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  12. Gorgeous! Love how you cut the ornaments out of the white and then backed it with the red... great idea! Thanks so much for playing along at Three Amigos!