Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tis the Season - Making Christmas Cards

It's that time again!  I always say I'm going to start Christmas cards early and every year I find myself in the same place.  It's November and I haven't even started.  The inspiration for this card came from Silke Ledlow.  You will have to scroll down her page to "Inspired by the Little Things #31 challenge" to see her gorgeous card.

I didn't want to copy everything piece by piece, so changed the colors and used a fun set by Claire Brennan called Festive Foliage instead of the poinsettias.  I mass produced this one and made 20 cards.  It was quite an undertaking since the Festive Foliage set doesn't come with dies.  I ended up with 140 pieces that had to be fussy cut.  I'm very pleased with the outcome.  If  I could change anything, I might gold emboss the music instead of the ink I used.  What do you think?

Thanks so much for coming by to look.

The Recipe:

GKD Festive Foliage
GKD Christmas Greenery - sentiment
GKD Music Background
GKD Red Velvet, Ivory Warm Cocoa, White card stock
GKD Christmas Pine, Warm Cocoa, Cranberry Tart, Red Velvet, Red Hot ink
GKD Fine Detail Gold EP
PTI Spring Woods - bird


  1. You Fussy cut 140 pieces! WOW! I love it even more now! What an undertaking! They are fabulous Sharyn!

  2. I think your hand should be hurting, that's what I think. Good for you making so many great cards already. Everyday I think I will get started and so far, other than I class I took, I haven't done a thing. I need to get Thanksgiving at the cabin over first. I have so many things running through my mind right now for it that I can't move on. I'm so happpy you are getting stamping time in. Have a wonderful holiday. I like the brown ink for the music because it ties in with the pine cones. Great job.

  3. Oh my word!!!! I cannot believe you fussy cut all that!!!! These are gorgeous - LOVE that bird. I have had my eye on that set for awhile. And you are farther along with your cards than me. I am still trying to get my cards done for the rest of the year for JUGS so I don't have to think about it. I LOVE this design....well done, my dear!!!

  4. I am with Nancy! I love this card, but when I read that you fussy cut all of that....well, they are so much more precious now. I hope that Gina makes a cut file for you and then that Santa brings you a Cameo.

  5. Oh My Word! First of all these are gorgeous! I love the greenery and that fantastic Red Cardinal! And if I had a gold star (which I probably do in my stash somewhere) I would award it to you for all of the fussy cutting!!! You go girl!!!

  6. Wow!! Fussy cutting 140! Love your card and the gold ink looks fine:) TFS!!

  7. WOW...these are absolutely GORGEOUS! And to fussy cut 140 pieces?? I am SO impressed! Lovely, lovely cards Sharyn!! :0)


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