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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Snowy Ornaments

Hello friends! Welcome to my Christmas card project for The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog, where every challenge, every week, is an Anything Goes Christmas challenge.

Last year I used vintage images on most of my Christmas cards. This year I have a new plan; I plan to use die cuts on my Christmas cards. I shopped several after Christmas sales and have purchased over 20 new Christmas/Winter dies.  I am excited to learn to better use my dies and create the new cards.

Today's card was created using three dies: Memory Box 98211 Classic Ornament Die and 98146 Frostyville Border, and Impression Obsession (IO) DIE226-A Peace.

After cutting the ornament dies in smooth white cardstock, I traced the negative cutout onto red and white cardstock.  I heat embossed the two white ornament cutouts, one in gold and one in silver (though the silver looks light green in my photos as it is picking up color from the light green sequins). I layered the die cut ornaments with the solid backgrounds, and embellished them with sequins and gold bows. 

I cut the word Peace in white cardstock and heat embossed the word with silver embossing powder.  

I cut the Frostyville Border piece in smooth white cardstock cut the same size as the front of the card.  The card was created from a slightly different white cardstock, hoping to show the border cut more clearly.

After assembling the card, I added gold ornament sting and sequin star highlights.  

Have you been by The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog yet today?  The design team has created a variety of Christmas cards to inspire your Christmas card crafting.  I hope you will join us and create a Christmas card to share in the challenge.


  1. Saw your card on the Merry Christmas challenge blog - it is so beautiful! Love the combination of the Frostyville border with the ornaments. And the little gold star embellishments add so much!