Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Joy and Music

Another Christmas card!

Woohoo! Those of us who have been working on these since we last mailed our cards out in December know that slow and steady wins the race when it comes to getting enough Christmas cards done before time to mail them out again. It is so much easier when they build up gradually, than to feel rushed at the last minute. When I feel rushed, not only do I not do a very good job of card making, but all the joy is gone from it because of having the stress of finishing on time. 

That's my story and I'm stickin' with it!

So today's card is made from a pretty musical, very wide fabric ribbon found at Joann's. It is the background for the rest of the card. On top of that is a double-looped wire-rimmed red and silver glittered bow, a sentiment by Sweet 'n' Sassy (Jesus Is Born set), die cuts from Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles, and a holly sprig cut from the Teresa Collins December 25th Cricut cartridge. With this cut, I used some paper that I didn't like very much, and after it was cut, it was spray-painted green, then sprayed with silver glitter mist. The berries on the holly are made with Viva Red Liquid Pearls.

Here is the card: 

Holly leaves are lightly sprayed with glitter mist:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Sep 05 Allsorts Challenge - Christmas 3E #1
Sep 05 Suzy Bees Blooming Challenge #44 ATG UE
Sep 06 613 Avenue Create - AG UE PP
Sep 07 Christmas Card Challenges AG UE
Sep 09 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1 PP
Sep 11 Simply Create TooShow Us Something New - new musical ribbon 3E #1
Sep 26 Crafting by Designs - AG UE PP
Sep 30 Crafts Galore - Make a Card UE 

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day, and that you would prosper and live at God's highest level for your life.

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 

Acts 13:38-39
"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT


  1. A real feel of elegance Ginny and lovely textures, great Christmas card for our theme at Allsorts this week, thanks for joining in.

    B x

  2. Fab Christmas card, great design, thanks for joining us at Asllsorts this week, xxxx

  3. What a lovely creation! Thank you for playing along at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

  4. Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  5. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge and my CHNC challenge extra for September - hope to see you again soon x

  6. Gorgeous design Ginny! The idea of using the ribbon as bg is very creative and looks very nice too :). The bow is just fabulous!

  7. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!

  8. Ginny: Very pretty Christmas card. Glad you joined in our Simply Create Too Challenge #69 - "Show Us Something New" [& thanks for telling us what 'new' you used].


    Simply Create Too Design Team

  9. love the music paper, so pretty!! thanks sooo much for playing along with the weekly christmas card challenges!!!

  10. Love everything about this card!!! Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Make A Card Challenge #9, Dawn DT Member x

  11. I love that musical themed fabric! I have a weakness for all things musical. Love how you rescued some paper you didn't like too - great idea. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for September.


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