Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Shaping up to be a great year!

Utter disbelief re NBC's Brian Williams, reportedly the most popular anchor in the coveted 26 to 54 age demographic. I don't believe it..no one under the age of 60 watches network news.

But I do know that few things are more satisfying than creating a new Christmas card and so I made this one for the Jingle Belles Shape up for the New Year challenge. Any shape will do, as long as it's not a square or rectangle.

I die cut my Spellbinders Nestabilities Layered Poinsettias out of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core card stock and sanded them with an emery board to add definition. There was a little bit of gold ink on one of the dies that transferred to the paper but I thought it looked okay so I left it. A little baker's twine and a smallish Stampin' Up sentiment completed the card. BTW, I am crazy about this set of 25 little wood block stamps I found on Ebay, copyright 1999! I can't wait to try them all out.

The card was actually pretty easy to make and I liked the end result!

I am also submitting this to the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge C is for Colorful!
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Anything Goes Every Month!


  1. How lovely! And you are right: the little gold ink is okay!

  2. The sanded details really make this a standout! Gorgeous card!

  3. Love love love everything about this design ... I call the touch of gold ink a *happy accident* in my book ... this is just fabulous ... so glad you shaped-up with us at jingle belles.

  4. I love this card, what could be better than a Poinsettia that doesn't die in it's pot! Thank you for sharing it with us at CHNC Extra.