Tuesday, December 17, 2013

O Come, All Ye Faithful

There is nothing like an old Christmas carol to inspire one to celebrate our Savior's birth. The other day I scanned some from an old hymnal to have at my disposal when I needed a great Christmas background at a short notice. 

I chose that wonderful old standby, "O Come, All Ye Faithful" for the background of this Christmas card.  Starting out with white CS, I glued down a gold piece of textured paper that was in my stash, then the carol printed out on white CS. The pine needles are punched from a Martha Stewart punch from some dark green stash paper, and are added with some very thin gold ribbon. The creche is cut from the Cricut cartridge Teresa Collins December 25th using the same stash paper as the gold layer. A narrow gold bow accents the bottom row of pine needles. This was a CAS card, simple to make; I did not want to cover up very much of the background, so that people could actually read it and tell that it is a familiar Christmas carol.

Here is the card:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Dec 17 Word Art Wednesday - ATG 5E #4
Dec 31 DL ART THANKFUL Thursday Dec Linky Party ATG UE
Jan 03 A Gem of A Challenge ATG UE
Dec 31 CHNC - Extra Challenge Christmas UE
Dec 31 2 Creative Chicks #49 Christmas/Winter UE
Jan 04 Pile It On - P is for... Pine Needles UE
Dec 31 Just Be Creative ATG 1 a Day - Dec 17
Dec 20 Challenges 4 Everybody ATG UE
Dec 22 Craftin Desert Diva Linky Party #21 Christmas UE
Dec 22 Crafty Boots Christmas UE

Dec 18 Cute Card Thursday Christmas Catch up UE

Dec 21 Catch the Bug - Favorite Christmas Songs - O Come, All Ye Faithful 3E #1
Dec 26 The Squirrel & The Fox Christmas or Hanukkah 3E #1
Dec 21 Christmas Card Weekly Challenge ATG or Wording as Focus UE
Dec 28 Creative Inspiration Paint ATG UE

 Dec 22 Eureka Stamps Anything Christmas 3E #
Dec 28 Whoopsi Daisy Anything Christmas UE
Dec 31 Die Cutting Diva Happy Holidays 3E #
Dec 23 Loves Rubberstamp Chat ATG UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I always appreciate your visits. 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. What a beautiful card containing a Christmas Classic! I love this idea…so perfect for the season. Thanks for sharing with us at Craftin Desert Diva's Christmas Linky Party! Merry Christmas!

  2. This is so pretty...Love how you incorporated all the gold details on this creation. Wonderful! We appreciate you joining us at Word Art Wednesday and hope you join us again in our new Challenge. Leaving you with God's Word in Hebrews 11:1..."Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." God bless always!

    JO ANN

  3. A very elegant card and I love the creative use of the pine needle die cute! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  4. Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  5. Lovely card, I think the sheet music behind your die cut is inspired and looks very effective. Thank you for sharing your Christmas project with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  6. beautiful, I love the image on the music paper
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes December Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  7. This is gorgeous.. Love the pretty papers and image. We at Loves Rubber Stamps, are so super excited to have you join us during our Holiday Blitz! We wish you Luck and a Merry Christmas! Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  8. Very pretty card !! The papers are perfect !! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Craftin' Desert Divas Christmas Linky Party !!!


  9. Beautiful, elegant and classic. Lovely card and I love the music backing papers.
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Crafty Little Fairies,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas,
    As You Like It,
    Pink Gem Designs,
    The Stamp Basket, and

  10. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon. x

  11. Thank you for linking up in the 2 Creative Chicks December Challenge.
    GDT 2 at Creative Chicks

  12. beautiful card love the colors! Thanks for playing along in our Holiday Blitz challenge at Loves Rubberstamps

  13. What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  14. What a great project, very cute!! We appreciate you taking the time to join our Challenge at CTB!


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