Sunday, December 29, 2019

Christmas Cards for next year!

As most of you know, I make Christmas cards all year.  When it's time to mail cards, I always find some that I'm just not happy with.  Don't think that will happen with these as I love both looks.
A recent sale got me to buy the green & red C&9 Foil paper pack.  Now I'm wishing I'd bought 2!  It is absolutely gorgeous & cuts beautifully. 
The HA Layering Poinsettia is beautiful no matter what paper is used, but this is one of my favorites.  I used C&9 silver glitter cardstock for the center & the MFT word die.  The glitter cardstock cuts great & has gorgeous sparkle.  I bought the HA Bold Graphic Confetti die because I saw it used for a monochromatic background.  This time I used 2 layers since I got liquid glue that doesn't dry clear on the first one.  Actually, I like it better with a bit more dimension, so that worked out.  Will probably have to give this to a local friend since I used foam tape to layer the poinsettia.  I'm entering ABNH & Christmas Kickstart.
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Still hard to believe I was the lucky winner of Uniko's fabulous December release.  Here's my first card & entry for the Uniko Christmas Party
The branch from Winter Foliage & sentiment from Season of Beauty were stamped a couple times in Altenew Forest Glades & Ruby Red.  I die cut the SSS thin frame from the panel & from C&9 silver Glitter paper so I could inlay the glittery frame.  I used black cardstock for the mat & added 3 black Pico Embellisher dots.  I'm also entering Virginia's Show & Share.

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13 comments:

  1. yes your poinsettia card is really gorgeous with that foil paper and the background equally as lovely - thanks for joining the ABNH challenge! and love your Uniko card too - lucky you to win such a great release!

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  2. That shimmery foil against the gray card base is wonderful Greta! And that wispy sprig of pine on your CAS card is perfect. Two pretty cards, both keepers!!

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  3. Two Christmas beauties, Greta! Just love the foil poinsettia - I'm with you; that poinsettia die is fab in any paper! Love the simplicity of card two - very delicate!!

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  4. Beautiful set of Christmas cards, Greta! Especially love that gorgeous poinsettia!

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  5. Gorgeous makes as always, Greta! Thanks for linking to Christmas Kickstart again - always lovely to see you playing along! Jo x

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  6. Two beauties, Greta. I love the sparkle and glamour of the first, yet the second's serenity grabs my heart too. What a fantastic HA poinsettia!

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  7. The metallic paper is gorgeous and congrats on your Uniko win. Have a very happy New Year and best wishes for an awesome 2020. Hugz

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  8. Greta, these are GORGEOUS!!!!! I saw the metallic poinsettia on insta and I gasped! So very creative and absolutely breathtaking!

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  9. Oh my word - the top card is a a knockout! A beautiful bold bloom perfectly offset with the silvery background. The sentiment on the second card sums it all up so well - I love it.

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  10. Oh, both are lovely beauties in my book, Greta! Gorgeous shiny poinsettia on your first card and second card is CAS perfect! Lucky you that you have a great start for Christmas cards for next season!

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  11. Both are just so beautiful Greta, love your poinsettia shine and the CAS treatment of your last card. Great work.
    Faith x
    Happy New Year.

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  12. Many congratulations Greta with the win and what a fabulous CAS card you made x.
    Love the dimension of your first card and what a pretty poinsettia....love the grey card stock too. Happy New Year dear friend x.

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  13. Congratulations with the win Greta, Uniko stamps are fabulous. Your cards are gorgeous, and a great start for the next year.

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