Wednesday, August 14, 2019

More Christmas... in August?

There was so much to love in the EBE August release... how can a girl stop now??  I'm going to be SO prepared for Christmas card-sending season!  lol

Here's a bit of unexpected fun, using an always-fun tool from Gina K Designs:  the Wreath Builder templates, and one of the sweet little images from Holiday Characters ... have I shared how to use a die-cut circle in her square?  This time, I simply went one step further and snipped the finished circle of pine bow wreath a bit for a more artistic look:

There's that darling Woodgrain background stamp again -
this time stamped with Distress Oxide tattered rose!

A perfect sentiment from Retro Holiday Greetings
stamped in red onto a little tag, and clear embossed to match those shiny little holly berries!
Could you handle another Mondo Amaryllis?
I'm continuing with my 2019 Christmas color combo...
This time I stamped onto Bristol card stock with
[dark chocolate in case you're wondering]
I Copic-colored just the center of the blooms,
and the sentiment - pretty, right?
The card base is Bazzill Pale Rose, and this gorgeous
which I trimmed down using a rectangle die.
Finished off with a few Pinkfresh Essentials Jewels mix.
Okay - one more?
A couple more Holiday Characters - and I filled the o's with
Altenew enamel dots - so pretty in pink from the Red Cosmos set- this stocking is hung, and decorated!
I have a few friends that I've been exchanging holiday cards with for years, and years... are you on my list?  Are you on the Nice List?
=]  Michele
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Coordinating dies:


Marcia Hill said...

I sure hope I'm on the NICE list!! All 3 are FABULOUS Michele and I think you are definitely going to be ready for Christmas this year!! (Me too! :0)
And I can't wait to get my hands on that Amaryllis next week...such a beautiful card my friend and I'm just loving the soft color!! :0)

Cat Craig said...

Oh my gosh those are all simply gorgeous cards. Love the color palette so sophisticated.

conil said...

I'm definitely naughty but may convert just to get one of these card. Love how you use colored cardstock so effectively...something I'm bad at. Have to try Gina K's template using your techniques. The resulting wreath looks fantastic on the woodgrain. That amaryllis is gorgeous on the textured artsy. Finally, attaching the ornament with that sweet little bow to the stocking is just stinkin' adorable.

lostinpaper said...

These are all fabulous Michele, love how you have used the colour combo and the nearly line art flower totally made my heart melt, not to mention your clever adaption of the wreath builder template!

Barb Ghig said...

You've really done an amazing job with ALL of the new goodies in this release! I'm loving your Christmas cards so fact, you've convinced me to get the Mondo Amaryllis...your selective coloring is perfect and your embossed panel is breathtaking, Michele! Especially with those darling pearl gems...WOW!

Lisa Elton said...

Again, I am LOVING your 2019 Christmas color palette! These are all amazing Michele. You've done Ellen proud!

Lisa Elton said...

I think I'm 50/50 on the naughty/nice meter. Although Shawn might say 60/40. Who am I kidding, he would say 80/20 LOL!!

Julie Ebersole said...

Wondermous designs, each one!!! 😍

Jeanne said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!

Bonnie said...

A beautiful wreath, Michele, and I love that amaryllis with the gorgeous pierced background! The little stocking is adorable. Great non-traditional Christmas colors!

JulieP said...

Wow! Look at you go! You're gonna be all relaxed and ready when I'm freaking out trying to do an 80 card mass production. LOL! These are all lovely!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful holiday are soooo far ahead of me with holiday cards!
And I have the wreath builder....still in the package......sigh.....I need a jump start!

Anita in France said...

Can I stay on the nice list, Michele ... I love it there!! Brilliant trio ... deliciously lush wreath ... stunning amaryllis in your wonderful Christmas colour palette ... and just the cutest little filled and decorated stocking! I've been admiring that Bazzill pale rose card stock for a while (whenever you use it!)... it's such a gorgeous shade! Hugs, Anita :)