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Fri 21

Home for the Holidays
Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

Welcome to day 5 of our blog blitz!  I hope you are enjoying all the wonderful posts from the design team.

Today I have a Christmas card that features a few of the new dies.


To make this card I used one of the one of the rectangles from the Wrapped Stitch Rectangle die set, and die cut this from watercolor paper.  I used Fired Brick Distress Oxide ink to create the background.  I die cut Home for the Holidays, but cut a portion of the die off to read "Home for the Holidays".  Once it was cut, I embossed the words with Gold embossing powder and saved the cut-off snowflakes to glue on later.  


Next, I die cut the Snowy Cabin and Stitched Snowbanks from white cardstock. I trimed a thin horizon line under the cabin and glued this to the bottom of the card front. The trees I inked with Peeled Paint distress ink, cut them off the snow hill and glued them onto the horizon line.  Using a glue pen, I added glitter to the horizon line and the cabin roof.  Next, I glued the embossed words in place and added the snowflakes.

To finish the card, I glued the card front to a green cardstock layer. I glued this to a card base and add some bling to the center of the snowflakes. Lastly, I used a white pen to add some snow dots to the background.

Would you like a chance to win the Home for the Holiday die? Leave a comment to this post by Sunday, July 23rd at 11:59PM EST.  One comment will be selected at random to win the die.  

Thanks for stopping by today and Good Luck!










A great card it really brings out the feelings of Christmas.

Beautiful card. I am getting in a holiday mood and I am already picturing it with blue background!

I love the embossed words, they really add a nice touch. I do question the dies it shows you use, I don't think they are the correct ones.

Donna, what a beautiful card! Thank you for taking us through your creative process as to how one can use dies in a different way to fit a design. This release is amazing and the design team is doing an awesome job including yourself!

That is a great die. The card is beautiful!

Love this pretty scene with the cabin nestled in the trees! Beautiful card!

Awesome card!

Love the red and gold. Love the background and the embossed words. Very pretty. A beautiful card. Hugz

It's reminded me the Christmas Holidays! So beautiful in festive color combo, love it!

Beautiful card! xxx

It's a winner- beautiful card!

All of the details make this card outstanding!

How adorable and perfect!

Fabulous card!! Love all these new dies!!

Such a festive card

Fab card love the colours and all the embossed lettering makes it look so thick thanks for sharing.

Love your home-y card and how you adapted the die! Wonderful!

The snowy cabin pairs wonderfully with the new home for the holidays die. Love it and the pop added by your red background.

The background paper and the gold words are SO festive!

The gold embossing really makes this sentiment pop and I love it against the red background.

Really Pretty card!!

Love your card which seems to be the words that everyone says. But I DO love your card. Reminds when I would stay at this darling cabin in Lake Tahoe with all the snow around and so peaceful. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation!!

I totally<\i> love the stitched border dies. Such a cute card!

I totally<\i> love the stitched border dies. Such a cute card!

Lovely die! Thanks for a chance to win Home for the Holidays die!

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