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Trio of Candles
by Penny Ward


Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with the last day of the Christmas in July Blitz. I like to get started early on my holiday cards, so it is a good thing that Memory Box comes out with their holiday collection in the summer. How about the adorable trio of watercolored candles? And that Stitching!!!!!  L O V E !!!!!

So...here we go:


Start with a White cardstock base 4.25 x 11 inches, then fold in half. Die cut one side of the card base with the largest of the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles. Wrap Burgundy sheer ribbon and secure in front.



Die cut the second smallest of the Wrapped Stitch Rectangle from White cardstock and adhere over ribbon with foam adhesive. Die cut Stitched Holly Leaves from Green cardstock, trim and adhere just under the raised rectangle.



Die cut Little Candle Trio from Watercolor paper. Color with paints or use Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers as I have done. Adhere to raised rectangle.

Stamp sentiment from Merry Christmas Sentiments stamp set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

Add Autumn Red Crystal Drops as desired around the card front.


 We hope you enjoyed seeing our creations with some of the new Holiday collection.

If you want a chance to win the Little Candle Trio, just leave a comment before Midnight TONIGHT July 23, 2017.

Happy Holiday card making,





This is just lovely! I like all the stitched elements, so perfectly coordinating, and the watercolored candles are so delicate and elegant looking!

What a beautiful Christmas card design, Penny. I love all the coordinating stitching details and the softness that the watercoloring gives to your card. I have definitely been inspired this week and have a very long wish list! Bravo!

Beautiful card! The Little Candle Trio is lovely! Love the stitching detail on the edges of your layers and the pretty holly leaves!

Thanks for the coloring you did on the die cut,; that's a new and great idea for me!

Beautiful and elegant card! Your coloring on the candle trio is perfect, and I love the ribbon too!

Totally ADORE the candles die---what a BEAUTIFUL S&S card.

Very, very beautiful! I love your watercoloring on the candles and greenery, too. The new wrapped stitched rectangles are perfect for your card. Thank you!

Lovely card!! Can't wait to shop for many of the dies in this new release!!!

Beautiful card! Love the candle trio, and all the details - stitching, watercolouring, ribbon.

I like your coloring technique with the outline die. Gives the card a different look.

Love this card. It is so beautiful and I love the pop of color you put on the candles.

I like your use of color on the die! It just says Christmas at first glance.

Love how you gave the candles a touch of color - wonderful card ! Great new dies in this release - the stitching dies are super !

What a lovely card!! I love how you die cut the candles from watercolor paper, and then colored them so beautifully. I always forget to consider watercolor paper!😊 I also love your use of the crystal drops carrying through the color from the ribbon...
Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!😊

Beautiful and elegant card

Love the colours you chose Penny and the stitched dies are so different and really frame the card well thank you for sharing.

Lovely card, Penny! I'm glad that you showed us how to use the wrapped stitch rectangles. They really do frame your creations. I love the way you colored the candles which is so unique. Your card is one I would love to receive in the mail. Thanks for the inspiration.

Very pretty. Love the color with the ribbon and all the stitched dies. So very nicely done

What a lovely card!

Oh my goodness Penny this is one of the most beautiful Christmas cards I have seen. How very elegant!
(I too make my Christmas cards early as I know in the fall I won't have the time!)

Love those gorgeous candles and the whole card is absolutely beautiful! xxx

Love the simplicity of this card, it's gorgeous!

Gorgeous card, I love the CAS design. Beautiful dies, especially the Little Candle Trio - so delicate. xx

Wow!! Really Gorgeous card!!!

Really beautiful card it really brings back some Christmas memories for me.

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