Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas Card ~ Holiday Blessings

I wanted to go with a traditional Christmas color combo of red, green and white.
I started with a green base, then added a slightly smaller red base and topped it off with a white card front.
Next I added scoring lines along the edges and paper pierced holes and sequins in the corners.
When I chose this sweet topiary I knew I wanted to decorate it with some shiny decorations to create a Christmas tree.
First I stamped the topiary, colored it up, cut it out and popped it up with foam tape for a little dimension.
I tied a tiny bow for its tree top and attached red sequins for the ornaments.
Finally I stamped the holiday blessings sentiment along the bottom.

*Green card base cut at 5.5 x 4.25 in.
*Red card base cut at 5.25 x 4 in.
*White card front 5 x 3.75 in.
*Score lines added using a the Martha Stewart scoreboard.
*Paper piercing holes made using a Cricut pick.
*Topiary from the Holiday Topiaries stamp set from Flourishes.
*Sentiment from the Country Time Christmas stamp set from Flourishes.
*Sequins from Darice.
*Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad.
*Copic markers G29 and E19.

May your day always be filled with love.
Crafty hugs,

Please join me and play along with these terrific challenges!
Flourishes #248 Score it! Pierce it! Color it!
Word Art Wednesday #108 Anything goes
Hiding In My Craft Room #126 Freestyle
Cuttin and Stampin' #47 Home for the holidays
Creative Inspirations Paint Merry Christmas
Crafty Sentiments Anything goes
Simon Says (Wed) Anything goes
Curtain Call Photo inspiration/Christmas countdown
QKR Stampede #66 Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Sentimental Sundays #183 Traditional Christmas colors
2 Creative Chicks #9 Christmas/winter
One Crazy Stamper Winter/holiday
V's Sweet Ideas #18 Holiday theme


  1. Simply lovely D and thanks so much for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    Good luck sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

  2. Love the tree and added sequins! Wonderful!

  3. Beautiful image and card. Thank you for playing along with us at Cuttin' and Stampin' Home for the Holidays Challenge.

  4. what a lovely card! thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Curtain Call!

  5. Beautiful CAS card. Lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at QKR Stampede this week.

    Emily T, DT

  6. Beautiful! Love the sequins and your scoring and piercing turned out wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

  7. So pretty, Dawn. Beautiful scoring. The frame really sets off the pretty tree.

  8. Oh lovely Christmas tree!
    Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

  9. Love this topiary card and the sequins are a perfect touch! Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  10. love the design of your card! Thank you for joining us at the Cuttin' and Stampin' challenge blog this week! Lynda - DT member

  11. This is darling card...Love how you pop-dot the tree. Glad you shared with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. God bless, always!

    JO ANN

  12. Awww... D this is gorgeous! Love your use of the score and pierced lines! Clever design girl! Thanks for playing along with our "Timeless Tuesday Challenge" last week and we hope that you'll join us for our newest one... it's all about stitching!

  13. Beautiful and elegant. Love the sequins! Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
    Lena – DT Member
    Lena’s Creations

  14. Elegant & Gorgeous!!
    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  15. Thank you for linking up in the 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    GDT 2 at Creative Chicks

  16. Love that Christmas tree. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us @ Curtain Call

  17. Dawn, you are a winner at HIMCR. Congrats!

  18. Beautiful card, TFS with us at OCS.


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