Day 3 of 25 Days of Christmas-year 'Round Crafting


Hello crafty friends, Welcome to day 3 of my 25 days of Christmas and Year ‘Round crafting. Today I am sharing a project I created for my Scrapyland DT. So here is what I have for you....

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Here is a look at my completed card. It is simple with clean lines. Believe it or not…there is no patterned paper on this card…YIKES…That may be a first for me…lol! The base is made from Kraft cardstock. I then matted in white and another layer of Kraft. All of the flowers and foliage were cut in plain white cardstock.

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The large flower is a Momenta die. The foliage is an Elizabeth Crafts Curvy Leaves Die and the Swirled flowers were the Impression Obsession mini spiral swirled flowers. With this shot you can also see that I took my kraft mat and embossed the background with the Quickutz scallops and dot embossing border folder. Love the subtle effect this gave.

The embossed mat is the swirl Goosebumps Quickutz embossing die. I did the large square mat and then the 1” circle. I used a 1.25” Scallop circle punch for the red scalloped circles and then used the Quickutz Chandelier Fonts for the Letters JOY.
Below you will find a complete list of the supplies with links to Scrapyland.com. I was so excited to see they brought back some of these classic Quickutz (now Lifestyle Crafts) dies. I have always loved my 2x2 dies and thought they were perfect for card making. Scrapyland even has the classic Squeeze tool available if you don’t have one.

Next, I wanted to share a card my fellow PaperCraftingWorld.com design team mate Larelyn of Handmade from the heart created.
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She used her copic markers to color in the Cardinal on the Branch Digi from PCW.  You can find a nice selection of Copics at Scrapyland.com. Be sure to head over to the PCW Design Team blog and get some details!

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Products used for creating my card
quickutz chandelier font
Quickutz 4x8 Chandelier Font Die
elizabeth-curvy leaves
Elizabeth Crafts Curvy Leaves Die
momenta flowers
Momenta Flower Dies
Quickutz Scallops & Dots Embossing Border
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Impression Obsession Spiral Swirled Flowers
goosebump curls embossing die
Quickutz Goosebumps Curly Embossing Die
EK Success 1.25” Scalloped Circle Punch
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EK Success 1” Circle Punch

Additional Supplies Used:
Kraft, White and Red Cardstock
Various Adhesives

Today’s Freebie
Pine Cone Greetings Digi Set
This printable set comes in black, green, gray and red and is in jpg format.
Available free for 24 hours. Please note, the cart will say .99. Simply add it to your cart and check out and it will be FREE during this 24 hour period only…Until 12pm 12-2-13 Eastern Std. Time…USA.

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your crafty time with me. I hope you are inspired. Please leave a comment and be sure to follow me….(Top left column)…it is always appreciated.
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  1. Melin, Your JOY card is beautiful!!! The whites and reds really pop on the kraft cardstock.
    Larelyn's card is so pretty with the beautiful cardinal. My mother loved birds and would have loved this card.

  2. I absolutely love your joy card. It is sophisticated beautiful. I hope I can make something like this one day. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

    This will inspire me today as I work on a recipe book for daughter.

  3. I'm already a follower. I love your JOY card...beautiful!

  4. The link to your freebie isn't working. It just takes me to sign up for your newsletter which I already get.

  5. Ahhh! More gorgeousness from two of my favorite crafty ladies!!! Beautiful card, Melin. Love the color combo and simpleness of it. And Laralyn's cardinal is stunning.

  6. I never think to use plain papers. The kraft and white are amazing together and what a wonderful combination of flowers and leaves. This card is stunning.

  7. I love the JOY card, it is elegant!

  8. Love your card. I am already a follower... Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. I love the joy card. You have such a great eye, you combine enough embellishments for it to be lovely and lavish, by not so much it is gaudy. Perfect!

  10. Oh wow, I am amazed on how you keep coming up with these gorgeous cards! Another wow card my friend!

  11. Love the Joy Card.... very elegant and simple yet has a lot of detail if that makes any sense! Nice work!

  12. Oh my, the floral spray on your Joy card really pops! Love it!! It really is the perfect touch to set off the squares and lettering below!

  13. As always your creations are stunning. Amazing, thanks Melin. It's good to be back and see you are still on top of world. Absolutely beautiful. Ronnie

  14. As always Melin, your art is stunning. Its great to be back and to see you are even more amazing! Ronnie

  15. Oh my that "joy" card is so striking! I love, love the cardinal card Larelyn-you sure do know how to color lady!!

  16. Your joy card is stunning. Wow beautiful job.

  17. OMG your JOY card is amazing simple yet elegant I have to buy some of these dies they are fabulous tfs


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