Thursday, July 14, 2016

Christmas Window

Today's card shows a picture of Grampa reading to his grandchildren - maybe the Christmas story from the Bible...

I used grey cardstock to resemble brick mortar and ran it through a Spellbinders Bricks and Bark EF; the bricks were dabbed with different colors of red ink. The window is a Poppy Stamps Small Madison Window die; foliage is from a Martha Stewart Pine Branch punch; bow is made of raffia ribbon, and the picture is printed from the internet. The sentiment is stamped with a Sweet 'n' Sassy Christmas stamp and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then cut from a Sizzix die that came in a package with 17 different sized dies.

Here's the card:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jul 14 A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 3E #2
Jul 14 Simply Papercraft - AAG 3E #2
Jul 15 Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas ATG
Jul 16 613 Avenue Create - ATG
Jul 17 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AAG 3E #2
Jul 17 Crafty Boots Challenge - Christmas UE
Jul 19 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2
Jul 21 Simply Create Too - Red, White or Blue 3E #2
Jul 25 Card and Scrap - AG UE
Jul 25 Sparkle and Sprinkle Challenge - AG UE 
Jul 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - ATG as Long as It's Christmas UE
Jul 31 Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Christmas 5E #2
Jul 31 12 Months of Christmas - AG UE
Jul 31 Craft-Dee-Bowz - AG with a Handmade Bow UE
Aug 08 Not Just Cards - AG UE

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. Cute christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the challenge of Card and Scrap. DT Veronique

  2. How beautifully created is this card? It is so lovely. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too. Janelle (DT) :)

  3. Love this! Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges.

  4. I love this! What a wonderful scene!!
    (The Christmas Story is read at my house!!)
    Thanks for playing along this week at Christmas Card Challenges!!
    Debbie (CCC DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  5. Sweet vintage Christmas card. Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.

  6. Beautiful Christmas card! I love what you've done here...thanks for sharing with us at CHNC Extra! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  7. Every so often someone does something you wish you had thought of first. Your use of a window die to give a peek into this cozy Christmas scene is a brilliant concept. Thank you for sharing your Christmas project with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  8. This is an awesome card and I so love the scene behind the window. Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

  9. How beautiful! I love that scene. Thanks for joining us at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. Julie, DT member

  10. Beautiful Christmas card Ginny, love the brick embossed background. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  11. Beautiful Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at CCAYR.

    Pam x

  12. Nice card!
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    DT Ellenor Monica.

  13. Oh, so beautiful.♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs Line.

  14. What a lovely vintage Christmas card. I have that embossing folder and I will definitely have to try this out. Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at 12 Months of Christmas Linkup.

  15. Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty HazelNuts this month. Good Luck!
    Fiona DT xx

  16. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at the 12 months of Christmas cards link up, A Bit More Time to Craft and Not Just cards. Hope to see you again next time.


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