A Merry Christmas Card


A Merry Christmas Card 
Created using the following Amazing Paper Grace cutting dies by Becca Feeken 







A few Crafty TIPS:
BACKGROUND: Use your floral cutting dies for creating your flowers and save the negative die-cut panels for using as your backgrounds! I adhered the panel to a double sided adhesive sheet and sprinkled glitter to the openings for added sparkle.


TEXTURE: Use clear glitter adhered to your floral cuts for fabulous texture.


DEPTH: multi-layer your diecuts to give your projects great depth and dimension! The circles and the word Merry on this project is also multi-layered to help it standout from the background.


ACCENTS: scatter pearls or gems around you florals for special finishing touches! 


HOW-TO: Project progress photos on how this card came together...


First die-cut and emboss your poinsettia flowers, (remembering to save the negative panel)


Next, add double-sided adhesive sheet to the back of the negative panel. Sprinkle the flower openings exposing the adhesive with clear glitter. ( I can't recall and am not sure where I purchased this giant glitter bottle, but I have found it is ultra shiny and clear.) It's perfect for adding texture and sparkle to your creations while maintaining the project's true colors.

Die-cut the multiple layers and adhere them together to create depth.


Next, shape your flowers with your favorite tools. This is what I use. 
I also love the HomeDepot paint Dept small free tool they provide for opening paint cans. It is super handy to have in the craft room for various uses, but also - I found it does wonders on flower shapes when pressing flowers over a mousepad! yay! 


The flourishes were diet from this set and extra poinsettias were diet in white and gold for the leaves.


The card started coming together like this;


Here is a closer look at the texture and sparkle on the poinsettias. I chose to add pearl brads to the centers. This adds that special touch and helps to hold the flower layers together.


For the sentiment, I die-cut the rectangle from this set then snipped the word "Merry" out.


Adhere and layer all cuts together. 
Add pearls throughout and hot-glue a bow for finishing touches. 



That's it! Hope you will give these ideas a try! :)
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I'd like to also enter this Christmas card into the following fun challenges;
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes 
Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes 
Crafts Galore Encore- Anything Goes
Creations in Pink - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink 
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - Flowers
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas in July 
Girlz Creative Crafts - Christmas in July
Happy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes 
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - Anything Christmas Goes
Not Just Cards- Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters-Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes 
Tuesday Throwdown - Favorite Embellishment (pearls)
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - on a DT - Anything Goes 
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Thanks for stopping by today! 
 I hope to have inspired your creativity and that you are feeling happy 
I 💗 hearing from you! 
America

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18 comments

  1. What an outstanding card! The die cuts are simply fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ! --Gail

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  2. Gorgeous elegant Christmas Card America, the die cuts are superb. Thanks for Joining in on the Happy craft Challenge Design Team Member MAUREEN

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  3. Absolutely stunning!!!!!! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

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  4. Absolutely stunning !!!LOve all the layered dies and great depth-gorgeous bow and flowers-just exquisite
    Carol x

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  5. Stunning card, really beautiful
    What a lovely card.
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at
    Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Crafty Hugs x
    Debbie Maddock
    TTCRD DT
    { paperelftales.blogspot.com }

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  6. Wow-absolutely gorgeous! Great use of dies-love it! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas this month!

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  7. That is amazing. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  8. Gorgeous and elegant! Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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  9. Wow! This is stunning. And I love how you show all the steps in your blog. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card with The Crafter's Café Challenge Blog.

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  10. More than a touch of elegance. WOW. Quite stunning. o glad you joined us for our "All About the Flowers" August challenge at Die Cut Divas https://die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/.

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  11. A beautiful card. Wonderful flowers and design.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore August Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

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  12. heel mooi kaartje
    bedankt voor het meedoen aan onze challenge
    groetjes jolanda bongers
    dt challenge girls creative crafts

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  13. Such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Karola DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  14. Such a stunning card. Thank you for playing in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Hope to see you next time.
    Sladjana (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

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  15. Beautiful card! Those flowers are just stunning and I love all the layers!
    Thank you for participating in the D2BA August Challenge! –Tasha :)

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  16. Awww, this is just lovely!
    Thanks for joining us at LTCCB Challenge, we hope to see you again.
    Irena xxx

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  17. woww I'm impressed, it's an elegant, subtle, feminine, harmonious card, I really loved it!
    Thanks for joining us on

    CORROSIVE CHALLENGE BLOG!
    Haideé DTC Corrosive Challenge Blog
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