Gold & Silver Baubles

Good morning, and this will be the first of several scheduled posts as I try to finish up Christmas cards and get them ready to mail. And keep up with the other chores & things that are being carried on at this time of the year. So without further ado, here's the card I'm sharing today:

I saw this card done by Carol, and thought it was just gorgeous. I want to try making one very similar, but in the meantime, here's the one I came up with. Thanks, Carol for the inspiration shared on your beautiful card. I was using up snippets, and the green glitter piece was a leftover(snippet) from trimming out behind a layered card. The Decorative Labels 8 framing was another c/s snippet that was almost not the right size. Finagling some creative positioning, I was able to use the c/s. I had previously punched a few MS punches out of an 8x8 sheet of this metallic matte paper. The gold ornament (snippet from this card), embossed with a Holly EF. The silver ornament was punched with an MS punch. This was from a piece of packaging in... (dare I say...some new underwear). I thought the silver card the items were wrapped around, would be good salvage. (channeling Mrs. A on this one).  So I guess that could be called a snippet - well if I stretch the term snippet just a bit. Added some rhinestones & pearls because the gold & silver looked a bit plain once I adhered to the front. The ornament chains were just a sliver of the same gold used for the ornament, because I couldn't find the gold cord thread I intended to use as a hanger.

The ornament dp is from a 6x6 Christmas pack and the red card base cover is from a Colorbok 8x8 print pack - and was a bit of snippet too, just larger than the others I've used. But it WAS left from another card project!

Thanks for popping in to visit today. When this post goes live, I may dash back over to the Snippets Playground with it. There's still time for you to come & play with us, and the Head Pixie is offering the absolute cutest Penny Black stamp as a prize. She even has a card to show how it can be used. Hope to see you there, just bring along your snippety card & that's the ticket to join in for some fun and a chance to win this cute stamp. Hugs

Edit: Today we have SUNSHINE!!! As previously promised, this post is live on 12/10 (Tuesday), so now I can jump over to the Snippets Playground as I do have many snippets here as a ticket to play. This is my 3rd entry for Week 102, since I had to miss the Big 100 Anniversary. There's a very cute PBlack hedgie & duck stamp as the prize this week, so why not join in? Hope that you have a bit of sunshine where you are, and if not, at least that the ice is melting. More Hugs.


  1. Very pretty, Mary. Love the ornaments. I have to say I got a tickle that you are using packaging from underwear...HAHA..we crafters don't miss an item we can incorporate into our cards, do we? I love it.
    Thanks for a smile today from your lovely card and post.

  2. Really lovely Mary I chuckled at the packaging comment LOL love it huggles Sue xxx

  3. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the ornaments!! They look fabulous!! And very creative recycling...I love it!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. So beautiful and shiny!!! Love this and those ornaments are gorgeous! Fantastic card.
    Glad y'all finally got some sun - we did too! Isn't it wonderful.

  5. Very pretty, Mary! Isn't it fun what we paper crafters find (hoard) to create? Lol...thanks for sharing!

  6. Lovely baubles Mary. What ingenuity to use some packaging which looks great with the gems. Like that green glitter card, makes a great bold background. xx

  7. Great job with Casing Carol. Nice, shiny, fun and festive. Glad to see you've got sun. We are getting snow and cold Brrr!

  8. That decorative labels die frame is very eye catching. Love all the festive fun on your card. chin up it will nearly soon be over. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. I see you're still working with those beautiful metallics and your ornaments turned out so pretty! I love all the bling you added to the holly leaves - what a nice touch! The framework is so intricate and detailed too! Fantastic Christmas card, and thanks for the shout-out! It's always a good feeling to know something I've made has inspired someone to create!!! Enjoy that sunshine! We shoveled 4" of snow today and now we're dealing with ice as the temps plunge for the next few days. DH wants to move to FL! lol

  10. Very pretty card Mary. I love the festive look and love those baubles... nice glittery shine too!

  11. Oh Momma Mary, this card is so beautiful! I love the sparkle and shine on those baubles! The papers you used are just perfect too. And of course you know I always love the SB's you use! Hugs!

  12. Such a beautiful card and great use of the snippets, the baubles are so pretty. Glad at least somewhere in the world got sunshine! Hugs, Anne x

  13. Nice and festive Mary.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  14. Beautiful Christmas and I totally agree with Ann ( isn't she the sweetest lady!) Yes - we have plenty of sunshine too!
    Merry Christmas Mary!

  15. Just gorgeous Mary - and I love the recycling :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  16. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm clotee. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.


  17. Glittery and festive indeed! Great use of packaging material! I think you win the award for the best re packaging
    Been a bit rough with this blasted cough...just getting about to catch up on blogs!