Monday, December 12, 2016

Singing Merry Christmas

One of the things I've enjoyed this season of making cards is using the new dies that I've accumulated through the purchasing of crafting magazines from Craft Stash in the UK.  
At least in my area, it's hard to find the crafting magazines and their site offers a good variety.  Plus buying from the clearance section really helps justify the high shipping expense.
Today card includes three different dies.  The first is a circle die "Merry Christmas" with a small clear stamp 'birdie' from one of those magazines. 

With this and all dies, I used wax paper between my paper and the die to ensure easy release without having to spend a lot of time cleaning the die.  
The second die is the white circle behind the Merry Christmas which is one of the Spellbinder Stately Circles. 
At the bottom I added a single line of one of the special Christmas hymns and topped that with another free die - a holly branch. 
The small red flat back pearls that I added came from Lori's Lovely Paper Crafts 
(be sure to check out her huge selection of flat backs and charms! You can find her on Facekbook). 
The yarn bow was added using two different shades of green to pull the different shades of the trees in the background. 
Like many of my cards, certain designs were made for special sets of friends.  There were only three of these, made for my special scrapbooking sisters, who are also my sisters in the Lord.

This card will also be posted on the following sites where I encourage you to visit to see what others are making:
Robyn's Fetish ~ Christmas Card with a Die Cut #346
Creative Craft Cottage ~Die Cut Card challenge #77
Facebook groups: Artsy Cards & Karle's Passion
and on my personal site, Not Just Scraps.

Thank you for stopping by today - I hope you will follow my postings and I always welcome your comments. 

Serving a Risen Savior, Pam