Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Christmas Kickstart #55 - Make One for a Loved One

Hello friends.  Playing along with the current Christmas Kickstart Challenge where they are looking for a card that you would send to a loved one.

I just received some goodies from the latest release at The Greetery and my mom happens to LOVE Christmas greenery and berries, and decorates her house to the max with all of it!  AND she's 89 and still does it every year!  But anyway, I ordered the Winterberry Bouquet stamp and stencil set and just had to make a card for my mom!

I used a combination of Distress Inks and SU! inks with the stencils and the stamps, and then used the mask included in the set and blended around the image with Slate ink (Gina K).  I used the same Slate ink to add some splatters while the mask was still on.  

I added the stamped layer to a piece of Evening Evergreen cs (SU!) that I die cut using The Greetery's Crimped Frame Dies and then attached those to a top folding white card base.  I also used the Abundant Joy Die (also The Greetery) and added with some foam tape to add a bit of dimension, and then finished with a few gemstones from Pinkfresh Studios.

I really love the way this turned out, and think my mom will love it too!  Have you started your Christmas cards yet?  I make them all year long, so I'm sitting pretty good right now.  Playing these challenges like Christmas Kickstart is a GREAT way to keep up without having to mass produce at the last minute!  Check out the challenge right HERE and play along...I know Jo and her special elf Lynn would love to have you play along, and the challenge is open till the end of the month!

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


  1. Oh, Marcia, your card is simply stunning! I love the colours you've chosen and your design is fabulous. Thanks so much for playing along again at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

  2. Marcia, you had to know I'd have my eye on that set!! I'm so happy you called it your own - and your premier is exquisite!! Loving the pretty JOY, too - we'll have to exchange a few, right?
    Such beautiful colors!

  3. Wow! I love these colors and the fantastic joy with the pretty flowers behind it! A gorgeous Christmas card for your Mom! I believe she'll LOVE this, my friend!

  4. What a beautiful use of your new goodies, Marcia! Your mom is going to love this so much. The colors are fabulous!

  5. I love the softer colors you used for this beautiful card, Marcia. The die cut Joy really stands out while letting those greens peek through.

  6. I spied this beauty on IG last night and love what you've done with the stamps and that beautiful Joy die. I have started my Christmas cards...I think I have about 24 or so, not quite half way the 60 I will send this year.

  7. I'm in awe... This is stunning Marcia... I love it! Sheer perfection and your Mom will be thrilled!

  8. Such a joyful card, great colour combination, loving the sentiment and the greenery and your Mum will love it x. Obviously made with love x.


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