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Fri 04

It's A Blue Christmas

Actually, it's the 4th of July today and Christmas is months away but why not start thinking about the holidays---even though that's a little difficult when it's 90 degrees outside.

We're going with non-traditional colors here--blueberry, black and white ---and a touch of bluebird distressed dot paper inlaid into the black.  These contrasting colors make for a dramatic holiday card...don't you think?  

Blue Christmas

To get the word 'Christmas' in a different color, I simple laid a small scrap of the bluebird distressed paper over just that word on the die and cut---no need to cut everything, only what you need.  I used a ball point glue pen in the opening then inlaid the extra die cut piece--it holds beautifully and is just the right amount of adhesive in this tiny area.

Let's talk about this gorgeous Poinsettia--I love it!  It is so elegant and detailed.


Leaving the outline on the petals free makes it easy to bend them forward for dimension---and this die not only cuts both parts of the petals, it also embosses the leaves!  

Here's a look at the inside of the card...


I thought these graceful doves would be a nice addition around the sentiment.  

Did you notice all the new stamps in this fabulous holiday collection?  Wow!  They're beautiful and just what we all need.  

Shall I help you start your shopping list?

98938 Grand Merry Christmas Script

99012 Peace Doves

98995 Poinsettia Bloom Trio

B2005 Merry & Brifht Combo

Well, hope you enjoy your day today--Happy 4th and Happy Christmas in July!



Awesome card!

Love the card!

Love this non-traditional colour combo. It just evokes peacefulness.

Lovely card, great ideas for using dies.

Nice color change for the holidays and the poinsettia die looks really pretty with the extra embossed detail!

Gorgeous card, and not because it is in my favorite color. I love the new word dies, they add a dramatic look to the cards. The new Poinsettia die is gorgeous, love the free outline, adds another dimension. Great job.

Beautiful card, Jenny. I ADORE the dove die and it's at the top of my wish list!

I, too, like blue for Christmas cards...gives a peace-filled feeling. thank you

Beautiful card!

très belle carte! bises


I love the colors. Very nice card and I always appreciate getting a glimpse of the inside of the card.

the color of this is outstanding!

Love the script.

Very pretty.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the blue and black and blue and white combos of colors!!! Such a nice change of pace for Christmas cards. Thank you for the great ideas.

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