Thursday, June 2, 2016

Christmas Joy!

I'm slowly getting into making Christmas cards for the upcoming season this year; already have around 20 made, but still need to do more, as many of you can relate.

I used some recycled Christmas wrapping paper as a background for this card, along with a Sue Wilson "JOY" die as the focal point. A Martha Stewart Pine Leaf Punch was used for the greenery; the green cardstock was not quite dark enough, so it was inked with a dark green ink for more color and depth. A gold edged red ribbon was run vertically along the side along with a triple-looped bow at the bottom. The original use of the greenery was to cover an imperfection in the background paper, so I don't think anyone will notice that it's not as it should be.  (smile)  The bow and greenery were enhanced with a bit of dried gold foliage, which is hard to see in the first picture. The entire card is dusted lightly with gold glitter; wish my iPhone camera picked up the sparkle better, but when held in different positions, the sparkle really shines.

Here it is:

Dried foliage on bow:

 Attempt to show sparkle. Lots shinier than the photo depicts:

Inside sentiment:

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6
I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jun 02 PDE Linky Party - AG 3E #2

Jun 03 Christmas Card Challenges - AG UE
Jun 04 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE
Jun 04 Our Crafty Corner - AG 3E #3
Jun 04 Incy Wincy Designs - Texture 5E #2
Jun 06 Through the Craft Room Door - AAG 2E #2

Jun 06 Aud Sentiments - AG + a Sentiment 5E #1
Jun 07 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2
Jun 12 Scrappy Land Challenge - AG 5E #1
Jun 25 Sparkle 'n' Sprinkle Challenge - AG with Loose Glitter UE
Jun 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - AG UE
Jun 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Use a Sentiment - UE
Jun 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - AG - UE
Jun 30 12 Months of Christmas - AG UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog; I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day!

Many rich blessings,
Ginny B

Romans 10:9-10
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. So pretty! I love the gold glitter. Thanks for joining us at The Christmas Card Challenge!

  2. Beautiful! Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges

  3. Fabulous card love the image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  4. Howdy! Dropping by to say Thank you so much for entering your art work[Oh My Christmas is coming soon! SO is the Lord - lovely card!] into WAW this week Anything Goes Challenge - where you can upload 5 pieces each week - a total of 10 opportunities to win a prize! Happy Dance - it is a blessing to have you come by and join the challenge - may your day be filled with fun and laughter and leaving you with this message "The Lord is Good - All of the Time" Blessings, Gail WAW DT

    1. Love your sweet comments, Gail. God's best blessings to you!

  5. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  6. A great card in fab traditional colours. Thanks for joining Aud Sentimant challenge. Elaine

  7. This is very pretty! I love that you were able to recycle some paper to good use onto this card. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  8. Thanks for sharing your fab card with us at Christmas card Challenges!
    Monica - CCC DT

  9. Beautiful. That die cut is so lovely. Thanks for joining us this week at 613 Avenue Create! We hope to see you again soon.

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  10. Such a lovely design and lovely bright red. Thank you for joining us at The 12 Months of Christmas Linkup. Helen DT

  11. Very cute card!! Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenge!!

  12. Gorgeous, Ginny! That die-cut is totally on my shopping list-so beautiful!! Thanks for linking up with us t the 12 Months of Christmas challenge blog.

  13. Your Christmas card is gorgeous. Love the foliage you added. That is very clever. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle.
    Eret x

  14. This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up! Julie, DT member

  15. Such a lovely traditional Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at CHNC extra challenge
    Julie T

  16. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at 12 months of Christmas link up. Hope to see you again next time.


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