It’s a beautiful thing to be able to sit and create for Christmas. That was my thinking this morning as I pulled out some new Christmas stamps sent by my friend Suzanne Cannon with Quietfire Design. It’s honestly what I needed. Just to stop the clock for an hour or two and sit down and pour my heart into thinking about the upcoming holidays. You’ve heard me say it before . . . therapy . . . well, I got mine. Oh and say, isn’t this stamp set simply irresistible? It fits perfectly on an A2 Card Front which I used as a focal point although I modified mine into an A7. It’s two pieces – sentiment and house from her May the Holiday Spirit Set. I love what it has to say and it simply embodies the cozy way I feel about the holidays. Bravo Suzanne!!
So let’s break my card down. It floats at the tippy top of my favorites so I knew for a Christmas Card with an open aperture, that Spellbinders Cannetille Rectangles would be a winner. Yes, it is one of my favorites and because I’ve not been posting a lot lately, I haven’t even begun to wear it out yet. This is a die that I created specifically for the folks that write to me about A2 Card Fronts. Voila – Cannetille! It has beautiful filigree to frame or layer something on top of and for my A7 homies, it is right at home on a 5×7 or 5.5×7.5″ card – the latter is my go-to size.
Because I love layering, I reached for Spellbinders Flourished Squares – from my Romancing the Swirl Collection. Although it’s very pretty on its own, I reach for it often to layer behind something. It gives it an open airy look with a little bit of flair. I simply cut that design from gold paper and but the motif in half. I used half on the top and half on the bottom and it gave me a great layering base for an A2 Card Front.
If you are a Die Hard A2 Cardmaker, you can certainly extract just that portion and you’ll still have a lovely card! :-)
A2 Front Card Recipe:
Here are my layers from the bottom up:
- Cardbase made from Bazzill Pomegranate Splash that measures 5.5″ x 7.5″
- Foam Squares for elevation
- Gold Cardstock that measures 5″ x 7″
- Neenah Class Crest Natural White Cardstock that measures 4-7/8″ x 6-7/8″ – Ribbon goes across this layer
- Foam Squares for elevation
- Flourished Squares Diecut from Gold Cardstock
- Cannetille Rectangle Diecut Solid Shape from Neenah CCNW Cardstock using 8 sided rim die – Stamp on this layer
- Foam Squares for elevation
- Shadows pairing of Cannetille Rectangle – Filigree Shape from Bazzill Pomegranate Splash and Gold Cardstock
- Embellishments of: Pearls, Bow, Poinsettia, Button
Cardmaking is like exercising for the mind, right? I hope you’ll give this a whirl for an easy make.
Stamps: Quietfire Design – May the Holiday Spirit Set
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Bazzill Pomegranite Splash, Gold Cardstock
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Accessories: Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Spellbinders, Spellbinders Cannetille Rectangles, Spellbinders Flourished Squares
I’ve had the pleasure of designing these Amazing Paper Grace Collections for Spellbinders: Vintage Elegance Collection, the Graceful Borders Collection, the Venise Lace Collection, the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection, the 3D Vignettes Collection, the Romancing the Swirl Collection, the A Charming Christmas Collection, the Glorious Glimmer Collection, The Shadowbox Collection, The Gilded Age Glimmer Collection, Vintage Treasures, Royal Flourish Glimmer Collection, 3D Holiday Vignettes Collection, Glistening Holiday Glimmer, and my recent Candlewick Sampler Collection.
Blog Hop Winners
See this post for your choices —–> HERE
Jo Witney who left a comment on Becca’s Blog on September 12, 2019 – 9:25 am
Diana Donaldson who left a comment on Joanna’s Blog on September 12, 2019 – 17:07
In the meantime friends, thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you’ll join us again on October 1st for a new Die of Month and a new Guest Designer. Speaking of Guest Designers – Sheri Holt is churning out some fabulous cards this month – you can see her last APG Creation ——–> HERE
I’ll be back soon!!!
Good morning Becca, absolutely gorgeous!!!
Reminds me I must get on to making my Christmas Cards!!!
Congratulations to winners!!!
Have a good one!!!!
A really lovely card which, with a change of sentiment is a great all year round, any occasion card. Gorgeous!
Beautiful card to go along with the lovely sentiment.
Hi Becca congratulations to the winners enjoy
your dies !
This card is classy with a beautiful sentiment
gorgeous colours typical Becca Feeken hugs
Simply lovely Becca.
So very lovely!!! The colors, textures and cutting designs are your usual wonderful, artistic, perfection!! I bought all these products and cannot wait to begin!! Thank you!!! FYI, I add Clear dome cabachons of Christmas images and bling …. so pretty…
Becca, THIS IS GORGEOUS! LOVE the rich red & the gold together! Your card is SO ELEGANT!!! ;) It DOES make one’s heart sing, thinking about the up-coming holidays & having all of our loved ones under one roof again! AND I am HAPPY to know that you did another design for us A2 card makers! ;) Please keep building that collection??? THANKS! ;)<3
Beautiful card, Becca! What a wonderful way to inspire us for the Christmas season.
Beautiful, elegant card, love it :)
Another stunning card! Love the Christmas red and gold colors! You always make such gorgeous bows which tops off this card beautifully! Thank you for the inspiration! Tfs Hugs and blessings, Christine
Absolutley,positively love it have to try to make this card
Hi Becca. Sorry to bother you. I truly am but I tried to sign up for the APG of the month in September (Snip it Flower Die) and I tried again today and the website went to something crazy and keept freezing no matter what I did. I KNOW it must be my computer not your website but is there anything else I can do? Have you heard of this problem before? Thanks for your time…