Friday, October 11, 2013

Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room

Well, this week I am entering a card at Joan's Gardens, and I am glad it is another Christmas card challenge. When it is time to send out these cards it will be fun to pick who gets what design, as all will be different.

These are the guidelines:
  • Use Ribbon
  • Use Corners
  • Anything to Do with Christmas
  • Use a product sold at Joan's Gardens
  • Mention that the card is for Joan's challenge

Starting out with white cardstock, a dark green layer was added with dimensional stickies. I embossed a white layer with a brick pattern EF and used grey ink in the debossing section of the EF to make the grout. Cutting out the shape of the window from the embossed brick layer was the next step. I found a sweet Victorian Christmas picture on the internet and used that image, making it look like we are on the outside looking in on a mother decorating the Christmas tree, and her two children playing on the floor. This layer was glued behind the brick wall layer. On top of the brick wall, I put a die cut window spray painted green, and covered the hole. I gently pulled out the windows so that they look open.

Die cut corners were spray painted red and added to two of the corners. I think they look a lot like the Victorian trim I have seen in that type of architecture. The sentiment, "Let every heart prepare Him room and Heaven and Nature sing," is punched out with a scalloped circle, then mounted on a larger dark green scalloped circle. The card is finished off with a golden bow beneath the window.

Here is the card:

This is a close up of the children:

And a closer view:

These are the tools used to make the card:

Paper Studio:  Brick EF; 1.5" Scallop Punch
Fiskars:  2" Scallop Punch
Spellbinders: Window Two
Cheery Lynn:  Lace Corners Deco A

I am also entering this card in these challenges:

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes  1/5
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Too Challenge You - Christmas Scene
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - 3 or More Layers
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes as Long as It's Christmas
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Created with Love Challenges - Any Holiday

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits, and your encouraging comments mean more to me than you know. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT


  1. Great Christmas card. I love the accents and the window feature. Thanks for joining us this week at 613 Avenue Create.

  2. Beautiful card Ginny. I love you scene behind the window. Pretty corners too. Great job and I am glad I am helping you with your Christmas Card List. :)
    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge at Joan's Gardens.

  3. Love the image and details. GREAT looking card. Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Any Holiday Challenge!

  4. what a lovely christmas card thanks for sharing with brown sugar this week rachel DT

  5. Very beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges this week.


  6. Ginny I love your window scene and before we know it that scene will come to life. A beautiful job at Joan's Gardens.

  7. Ginny, Your card is awesome! Love How the window opens to show the beautiful scene inside! Perfect for the challenge!

  8. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for CHNC challenge extra for October - hope to see you again soon. Challenge 6 on Crafting Musketeers is 'Christmas in October - it would be good to see this there as well, Hazel, Design Team Crafting Musketeers x

  9. Your beautiful card really depicts the magic of Christmas! Thanks for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz for this challenge.
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    4 Krafty Girlz guest designer


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