Tuesday, July 23, 2013

JustRite Merry Christmas card


Hello Crafty Elves!

Can you believe it is only 154 days until Christmas?  And to think I am not even halfway through with my shopping! At least I can say that I have another Christmas card completed.  :)

The card base was made using Spellbinders 5x7 Elegant Labels and red cardstock by Recollections.  I also stamped JustRite's Antique Damask Background Stamp on red cardstock and embossed it in Winter White embossing powder from Stampin' Up.  I ran the background through the Elegant Labels die, fussy cut around the edges and layered it on the card base.  Plain white cardstock was die cut using the smallest die from Elegant Labels and I double embossed it with silver embossing powder to give it a silver metal appearance (thanks for the tip, Deja!).  JR Antique Tags One die was used to cut red cardstock and JR stamp set Christmas Antique Labels One supplied the Merry Christmas sentiment.  Spellbinders Poinsettia dies were used to cut red cardstock and silver tulle.  A silver ribbon bow and pearl bling were added to the opposite side of the sentiment.  Silver pearls were applied to the perimeter of the die cut card base. SIlver Stickles were applied at will.  

So what do you think?

I would like to venture off for a second to discuss a very important topic that came from the Shopping Our Stash blog.  Their challenge this week was "Do I really need more of this?"  and use "this" on a project.  This is quite the deep, philosophical crafting question.  If you went into my craftroom you may think that I would have an overabundance of ribbon, paper, Cuttlebug embossing folders, JR stamps or any dies.  Sure, I really don't NEED any more of those items just like I don't NEED to have a handful of peanut butter M&Ms after I finish this entry.  But I am going to and they make me feel pretty darn happy...just like my crafty treasures!  So I now pass this question to you:  What do you have an over abundance of in your crafty room?  Feel free to just let your answer flow and get it off your chest!  Leave your answer in the comment section below and even share it on the Shopping Our Stash blog.  I bet it will make you smile...and then make you want to go on ebay to see if you can buy any more.  ;)

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.  I really appreciate it.  Now where are those M&Ms?...

This card is entered into the following challenges:
JustRite Christmas in July
SOS, I Don't Really Need Any More of This
Marianne Design Divas, Layer It Up
Avenue 613, AG
HIMCR, AG
Sweet Stampin', Christmas in July
Sentimental Sundays, Christmas in July
Sister Act card Challenge, AG
Pollycraft Challenge, Ruby Red
Cuttlebug Mania, Shaped card
Make It Monday, AG
Creative Creations, AG
TTCRD, AG

27 comments:

  1. I am smitten!♥ Your card is beautiful!

    Haha,I think I'm an equal opportunity stash hoarder,but I might tip a bit on the side of having *MAYBE* too many 6x6 paper pads. i just can't resist them. Also my Spellbinder collection is getting up there. But they make me happy so it's OK!

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  2. Gorgeous "C" card, Thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin'. Debbiex

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  3. What a stunning card you have made! Love it and I am so glad you shared at TTCRD! Following you now.
    Roxann

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  4. I think this is one STUNNING Christmas card. I have that die set on my wish list, and several others (of course).

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  5. LOVE this card! You did a fabulous job on it! :)
    Hugs,
    Sandy.

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  6. Wow this is gorgeous love this labels die . Cool how you embossed the layer with silver EP. I got a chuckle out of what you said "Do I really need this " well I have a passion for ribbon and never seem to have enough of it , whenever one of my friends come to craft they always ask "what are you ever going to do with all the ribbon "
    Hugs Marilyn

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  7. So pretty! The label die is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by Sister Act this week! Hope to see you again, soon!
    Trisha-DT Member

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  8. Well, I'm pretty sure I NEED that Spellbinders Elegant Labels die! What a pretty card!Love the silver embossing and I can't wait to get my hands on the poinsettia dies, because that flower with the tulle is so very pretty!

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  9. What a beautiful and elegant card!

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  10. LOVE this in EVERY detail -- love those dies, love that poinsettia (and NEED that die) and your color combo -- SHEER perfection!!! I am in need of sooo much it makes my head spin and yet I never want to get rid of the stuff I've not used since about '95 when I first began paper crafting -- LOL!!! I truly want it ALL -- paper (mostly 6x6 now, like Kristi), dies, ribbon (and never have the right width/shade), tools -- UGH -- think you get the idea!!! :'\

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  11. wooow this is really adorable...great details and colors..very nice frame in red...love this..

    I see your card on MIM...my card is number 73 if you want to pop up to my Blog...I would be glad if you leave me some love...

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  12. Your card is beautiful !! I always love the crisp clean look of red and white together for Christmas cards.

    You asked me what IC is-- Imagine Cartridge for the cricut Imagine
    machine.
    Have a wonderful day, my friend!!!
    DIANA L.
    dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  13. Very, very pretty! I love the red and silver for Christmas. It is so festive!

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  14. What a beautiful card ,love the striking colour combo and pretty dies
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    Tracey x

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  15. OMG what a beautiful card!! Love the colors and details!

    Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

    Cuttlebugs&Hugs
    Jannie

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  16. Loving this!! such a pretty color combo!! Congrats on the win and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

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  17. Very pretty holiday card. That die is wonderful in red...great design. Caught you on MIM .. Pat K

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  18. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are #3, #4, #98, #152, and #154.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark… and become a follower.

    Hugs,

    Julia

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  19. Such a gorgeous Christmas card - I love the fabulous colour combo!
    Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create and good luck!
    xx

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  20. Beautiful Chrissy card, Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM
    Jenscrapstoo

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  21. Congrats on your honorable mention!!♥

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  22. This is a gorgeous card, beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Pollycraft this week, good luck! Pami x

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  23. What do I think? I think wow, stunning. I have far to many tiny pieces of scrap paper and card. I just can't throw them away as they a perfect to use with little dies and my Cuttlebug. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week.

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  24. This is just absolutely stunning!! Congrats on your top 3 - soooo deserved!! I love everything about it!! The colors and details are gorgeous!! I may have to scraplift this design for some Christmas cards!! I have an overabundance of so much in my craft room...topping the list would be Spellbinders!! I have a sickness - I can't quit buying them!! My goal someday is to own every set (not really ;)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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