Hi there blog friends! I know you just saw a 4th of July card from me, but I’m switching gears to bring you my first Christmas card of the year. Each year I say I’ll start my holiday plans early and inevitably I come in with a last minute frenzy to make hand made cards. Every year I have hope and none more than this year! We’re celebrating Christmas in July so I put together a card using elegant die cuts and a new set of Christmas stamps from JustRite Papercrafts called Grand Christmas Sentiments. The filigree die cut is Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight and the bib that you see inside the oval is a die that’s being made available to the public, by request. It came from one of my kits this year and we sold out of them so now they have been remanufactured. JustRite Custom Die Filigree Corners was designed by me and I’m tickled they are coming out as part of JustRite’s August release – I can’t tell you how many people emailed to ask how they could get their hands on this set. Lastly a timeless favorite is back in the mix with Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia – it’s a staple in my Christmas crafting toolbox. By the way, the lovely detail on the Poinsettias is made a clear stamp set that matches the die called Festive Poinsettia.
So to recap the layers from the bottom up, cream card base 5-1/2″ x 7″, foam tape, red matting layer 6-3/8″ x 5-1/8″, design paper layer 6-1/4″ x 5″, foam tape, die cut layer of Spellbinders Grand Ovals (with sentiment) and JustRite Filigree Corners (small corner) and A2 Filigree Delight stacked together, Spellbinders Poinsettia. Bow and flowers placed on appropriate layers.
|SUPPLIES I USED
|Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts – Grand Christmas Sentiments, Festive Poinsettia
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Natural White 80lb, Bazzill – Red, The Paper Studio – Gold Foil, My Minds Eye – Print
Ink: Amuse – Cherry
Accessories: JustRite Filigree Corners, Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight, Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia, Spellbinders Grand Ovals, Seam Binding, Recollections Pearls, Sewology button, Darice Pearl, gold embossing powder, Becca’s Bow Maker
Peek in and see what the remainder of the design team ladies are sharing today!
|JustRite Design Team
|JustRite Inspiration • Becca Feeken • Eva Dobilas • Barb Schram • Marisa Job • Angela Barkhouse • Michele Kovack • Kristi Schurr • Darsie Bruno • Sheri Holt
Edited to Add: In the early hours this morning, I came to learn that longtime, dear friends of mine are missing at sea off the coast of New Zealand. I’m in a state of shock, I knew they were traveling but did not know they had gone missing. New Zealand authorities have given up the hunt but there’s still some thought that the boat could be drifting slowly with torn sails and will reach the coast of Australia soon. Please if you have a moment, say a prayer for my friend Rosemary Dyche, her husband David and son David Jr. as well as four other crew members. Their boat, the Nina, is one that my late husband John crewed on during a sail up the Gulf of Mexico during his time off about 15 years ago. They invited us to sail to the Azores with them but kids, work and demands at home put that out of reach. I hope you don’t mind me sharing, I feel helpless and would be ever so grateful if positive voices could come together in hope – here’s the latest update I know of . A favor, if any of you in the South Pacific hear news, please email me through my contact page.