Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Double D Traditional Christmas

The Double D challenge this time is to use red, white and green (optional gold) for  traditional Christmas Cards. Darlene put this  spectacular mood board together for us.  Our entire team is so appreciative of the wonderful inspiration they put together for us each month. Are you ready to be inspired? I love the fully decked mantel, the lovely tablescape and cute truck and tree against the plaid,but I went with the decorated banister and stairway.

                                                  


I decided I would do a double Z fold card. I love how easy they are to make and you have so many options of ways to decorate. I started with a Gina K red card stock and layered that with white that embossed with a Swiss dot embossing folder. (  I wish some company would do that design in a larger size). Of course, at Christmas time, you will see these Spellbinder  poinsettias on most of my cards. I start making them in June so I have a stash of them on hand for the holidays. This IO pine branch has been used so many times the the color is wearing off the back of the die. I get my money's worth from these dies. Three Gina Marie pine cones and a .... flourish finised finished the front of the card.  I used the IO  alphabet for the block letters and some IO snowflakes in between. A few sequins in red to finish the design.



There is a fabulous IO die for the prize this challenge so bring out the red, white and green and link up your creation for a chance to win....

                                            *NEW - Impression Obsession Dies - Merry Christmas

Go over to the  Double D challenge  Blog  to get more inspiration from the team. 

12 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! From the fold to the sprigs, I love everything in between! Of course, you are the only one making Poinsettias in June lol I must say it is a most glorious flower, love the pinecones and your greenery! Fa La La La La....

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  2. Gorgeous double z card...wowzers I love those Poinsettias, good idea to make them early, I have that die and love it...beautiful!!

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  3. FANTASTIC Kathy! Love the double z fold and your design is AWESOME!! Absolutely beautiful!!!

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  4. Oh wow, this is stunning, Kathy!! I love the gorgeous poinsettia!! The dies you used are so fabulous!! The fold design is amazing!! Wow!! I love, love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. You are right about the Z fold design having lots of space to decorate. Your card is just stunning and I see lots of die cuts that you sent to me. I could CASE this one for sure. I have quite a few cars done, but just one more won't hurt. Lol

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  6. So stunning, and I love the challenge this month. That beautiful poinsettia is perfect for this card. I laughed when you said the paint had worn off the back of the pine bough die....lol. Love those pine cones too, very pretty. I think there is an embossing folder out there that has bigger dots, is that what you mean? I know I have seen it somewhere. Anyway, your card is gorgeous....it's getting pinned!!!!

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  7. What a great fancy fold card design. I just love the evergreen boughs and poinsettia on this card along with all the dry embossing. You really created a gorgeous work of art my friend. I think if I find time I will have to join this challenge. I just love working with traditional Christmas colors.

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  8. Oh, my gosh, what a card! I love those pine boughs and, of course, the poinsettia. I have that one, too, plus a couple others. They always make great accents. I love that you used the "Ho Ho Ho" as your inspiration. I almost did, too! Have a Power Poppy stamp that would have worked for that, but went with something new that needed coloring instead. Honestly, you're the only person I know who wears out dies. Sounds like you could wear out the poinsettia, too, but Spellbinders are tough. Anyway, I'm rambling. What a fantastic card with that awesome fold. A real treat to open and admire and display along with the other Christmas decorations!

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  9. Fabulous card, Kathy! I love this Z fold card and all of the details you have added. That poinsettia is gorgeous!

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  10. Love this gorgeous work here, the colours and added goodies are just perfect... Hope your day is good.xx {aNNie}

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  11. It's really lovely Kathy! I love the shape of this too!

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  12. What an awesome fold...the pine and poinsettia is gorgeous!

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