Friday, 8 September 2017

Joyful Snowflakes and Stars

I'm happy to see that the Merry Monday Christmas Card challenge has started up again.

The image in the challenge photo inspired the colour scheme of my card, and also the snowflake in the "Joy" on the pillow inspired me to use snowflakes as my theme.

I die cut the snowflake wreath out of SU shimmer cs (it's more shimmery in real life than in the photo), glued it to a kraft cs panel, bordered that with the shimmer cs, and mounted on a red cardbase.  I die cut "joy" out of the same red cs.

I'm behind on getting Christmas cards made so decided to make another variation on this theme, keeping this one very simple and flat - easy to mass produce and easy to mail.

I die cut the starry wreath and "joy" out of gold glitter cs and added it to a cream cardbase - I love gold and cream together.  I glued the tiny stars that fell out of the wreath at random around and inside the wreath, and used one as the dot above the "j" in joy.

I'm also adding both of them to the SCS Christmas Card Challenge "wreath" theme.

Paper - card 1: red and kraft cs, white shimmer cs;   card 2: gold glitter and cream cs
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - card 1: Memory Box Frostyville Wreath, Lil Inkers joy die;  card 2: Memory Box Starry Wreath die, Tim Holtz joy die


  1. I love both your pretty wreath and joy Christmas cards, Susan. The kraft and white card is one of my favorite Christmas card color combos. I love how you used the SU Shimmer White cs. I can just imagine the pretty subtle glitter. Your 2nd card really glitters and is a wonderful easy mailer design. TFS my friend. Hugs..

  2. Oh Susan, the first one is so bright, love red and kraft and then your pop of white is just perfect! that is my favorite, but the other one is lovely also...especially with all the glittery stars! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  3. Love those glittery snowflakes in the first wreath and sparkly gold stars in the second! Perfect for quick Christmas cards! If I don't get my act going, that's what I'm going to need to do!

  4. Both wreaths are beautiful, Susan. Red, white and Kraft is a beautiful colour combo choice. Love all the shimmer and glitter. So perfect for Christmas cards.

  5. There are beautiful, Susan and love the idea of cards easy to reproduce! If you are behind in Christmas cards, the rest of us must be in deep trouble since you've made these since January. I can't even fathom the volume you do. I love the red with the craft and your glitter paper looks fabulous!

  6. Ooo - just love both wreath cards, Susan!! Especially love the crisp white on kraft with the red JOY - so striking!!

  7. two gorgeous cards, but I love your use of the simple wreaths and their CAS perfection. My favorite would be the Kraft with the red but that's because it's one of my Christmas favorites :)

  8. Two beautiful wreath cards Susan. Love the freshness of the white and red ... and the sparkle from the gold. xx

  9. Both are stunning! Wowzers!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

  10. Two lovely JOY cards Susan - so pretty in the white/red - and the embossed gold makes it a quite elegant design!


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