Monday, 12 November 2018

Christmas Joy

I've settled into making some Christmas cards mostly using up pieces of backing paper which I've had for some years and of course delving into my boxes of snippets.  I was rather caught by surprise when I die cut this large holly sprig because when I bought it I'd not realised that it cut the leaves out with separate outline, veins and the inner parts of the leaves.  However I found another shade of green to cut out another one so that I could mix and match and helpfully the berries are separate as well.  I had thought the whole thing would cut with maybe embossed details for the veining - that will teach me to look more closely in the shop!!  The 'joy' die was much more straightforward to use.  A piece of paper with music and holly sprigs was used as a background and I've kept the whole thing fairly flat for posting.

Background - paper from Craftwork Cards a while ago
Dies - from The Works


  1. The large holly sprig with berries is so pretty against that musical background, and I love the colors! NJ!

  2. Hi Val

    A great Christmas card. Love the holly die!

    I have so many old paper pads with just odd bits of Christmas paper in .. .. I am determined to use them and clear some space! You get fed up of seeing them eventually don't you! LOL!!

    Hope all is well with you.

    Love Jules xx

  3. I just love that swirly joy sentiment. The holly looks great too. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Love this card Val - and my guess is that you won't be surprised when the Joy die pops up as a snippets draw prize in a day or two! Great minds think alike as I'd missed this gorgeous card and only just found it when I was Googling for images and ideas using said die!


    Di xx