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5/24/2015

Christmas Card Club - Gifts

Hello & welcome to another Christmas Card Club Sunday, and our theme for this week is "Gifts" chosen by our own Zoe T. of Stamping Scene. Had to give this one a bit of thinking, as my first impulse was to do a Nativity card. After all - that was our greatest Gift ever. Thought about some Christmas tree stamps that show gifts under the tree. Then found these precolored images by Elizabeth Bell, not sure where I got these. These little ones are definitely waiting for some gifts, yes? Hunted around for an Elizabeth Craft gift die that had been purchased some time ago. Finally located it, and so here is my take on Zoe's Gift theme:


- the precolored Elizabeth Bell image was circular in shape. Just got some new MFT Crosstitch dies, so used one a bit larger than the image (from the snippet box) to cut a mat.  Inked around the image with some DI Antique Linen, then Abandoned Coral to tie in the reds.

- Elizabeth Craft Gifts die, also using several snippets .  This die has the box shape, the stripe overlay, the bow, and several other parts to die cut trims. The blue gift was a tiny white snippet colored with WoLuna and used the fall out bits from the 2 trim pieces. Gold bows also started out as white snippets, which were colored with a Pentel gold pen. Added some rhinestones for the bow knots.

- Starform sentiment sticker started out as silver, colored with a red Pentel pen.

- card base was white textured Win-Win c/s, embossed with a WeRMemory keepers EF found today in our local Hobby Lobby.  After embossing, used remaining Abandoned Coral DI ink on the sponge used to distress the white circle to lightly ink the raised embossing.

Thanks Zoe, for a good challenge theme. It was productive, not only in creating a card, but in forcing me to do a bit (very tiny bit!) of straightening up, trying to find the gift die!

Thanks for joining me today, and please do go over to see what my team members will be sharing. Their blogs are listed on the right side bar. Happy Sunday. Hope you have a grand day, and thanks for coming. Hugs.

PS: don't forget that Rudolph Day starts on the 25th. A chance to build up your Christmas card stash and perhaps win a nifty prize.

39 comments:

brenda said...

This one is bound to brighten anyones mantle at Christmas Mary.

All good intentions to get ahead with mine this year have fallen by the wayside. As have my promises to Mo that and I have only managed just once. But we are just starting on Christmas TV samples for the big June launch so I just might get to join in eventually.

B x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card

Christine Harrop said...

A lovely card Mary. You have reminded me that I have those same toppers somewhere (amazing what we crafters accumulate over the years and and don't use ... lol!). The gift boxes are a great addition, especially with those little bows to top them off. Hugs Christine xx

Sue said...

Lovely card. You are well organised to be doing Christmas cards this early.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Christmas card love the vintage looking image and gift boxes
carol x

Donna Hanley said...

I adore this image and it reminds me of days past when my children were just tots. I love that you cut it into a circle and your gifts are darling. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Rita said...

Good Morning dear friend. Beautiful card and the image is gorgeous. Hope you have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxxx

Zoe Tant said...

Oh how cute waiting for Santa I love it Mary. Those gifts look lovely too! Zx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful!!

dutchess said...

great fun card Mary those die cuts are lovely....and that stitched circle....that looks a must have!....xxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I really love that cute image Mary and the present die cuts at the front really are the business, great card.
Lorraine

Brenda said...

Aww, I am loving this sweet card Momma Mary! That image of the children looking for Santa up the chimney with his big bag of presents is just to darling! You have colored it up so beautiful. I love the shape you cut it in and I adore those beautiful presents. I really loved your first thought to do a nativity because that is the greatest gift of all, but this card is just so sweet and cute that I'm glad you did this one! Hugs, Brenda

Gail said...

Just catching up Mary!
Wonderful job with all the cards!
Love the hairdresser joke some posts back!
I've had conversations with those negative Nellies!

Brenda in IN said...

This is a cute card. I love the kids looking up the chimney for Santa. The gifts are so pretty and sparkly. Love the red circle around the image.

Mrs A. said...

Love your nostalgic scene of days gone bye. A super take on Zoe's theme. Hugs Mrs A.

Jacee said...

This is just lovely Mary, the image is fab, the little kiddies by the fire, so sweet, and the gifts at the bottom finishes it all off perfectly, love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sarah said...

What a delightful topper Mary and it looks perfect framed in red. Great parcels too xx

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful card Mary!
Thank you!

Jean said...

I love the sweet image you've used here, and the shiny glittery gift parcels look great as well.
Jean x

rachel said...

such a sweet image Mary - a really good find - and the gifts you added look fabulous! Big hugs rachel x

Lisa said...

So adorable, Mary!! The image is so sweet!! Love those packages with a touch of sparkle!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, adorable card, just such a lovely image with the children seeking their gifts, lovely dies too, love it, hugs Kate x

Carol said...

You've crated a wonderful scene with all your bits and bobs Mary...perfect for the theme. Carol x

Kathleen said...

Great take on the challenge Mary and love those presents.

Kath x

jimlynn said...

FUN card and so very pretty! Love the little gifts and that image. Great find on the new EF too!
Lynn

pam said...

Beautiful Christmas scene Mary, adorable children and details.
hugs Pam x

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning creation, gorgeous colours here my friend.
This is a wonderful image and the die I have as well, is suited perfectly on your card...
♥aNNie{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Maxine D said...

What a lovely card Mary - I do love the fact that it had a double benefit of making you tidy up whilst looking for the die. :-) (Not htat I have any room to talk ;-)
Blessings
Maxine

scrappymo! said...

This is so sweet, Mary. I remember when mine were that age...they so loved their Xmas stocking presents!

Your present die was well worth the search. And the additional organizing as ou looked was a bous...right???

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
this card is wonderful, and I love that fab image, and your really fab design.
The colours are wonderful.
I really like that stitched die cut.
Big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pippa said...

A lovely way to showcase that gorgeous image Mary.

Faith A said...

Ah! memories - yes! I can remember this far back, it's yesterday I have problems with LOL.

This is beautiful Mary, love the stitched die around the fabulous image and the presents. Love how you have done the bows and the embossed background.

Bonnie said...

This is an adorable image, Mary! They look like they're ready for some good gifts from Santa! Love the sparkly gifts too!

Pia S said...

Such a sweet nostalgic image and it was a really great idea to add the die cut gifts. Glad you found it, I'm currently looking high and low for my clock die, I've got no idea where it has found a hiding place...

Redanne said...

A really beautiful card Mary, I love the image of the children looking up the chimney and the presents are a lovely addition too. Hugs, Anne xx

Sandy said...

It's an old fashion Christmas with children watching for Santa and wrapped presents that will go under the tree!
So much fun ~ so many memories!
Sandy xx

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful and I love the wonderful vintage scene you created with your stamps, just so stunning. This is how I love to see Christmas.

Petra Swart said...

Love that cute image stamp, Mary - they can't wait for Father Xmas to arrive, hey!!!! The gifts you've added are so lovely and colourful!!!! Such a sweet card!!!!

Sarah Mabery said...

What a sweet image. I really like how you framed it with the die cut circle and added the red ink. Those gifts are fabulous.