Thursday, December 27, 2018

Last of the bunch

Even though I've been working on my Christmas cards all year long, I still came up a few short.  And while I'm confessing, I still haven't gotten those last few sent out.  But I did finish them today, so they will be going out in the mail tomorrow.  Better late than never, right?  I made 6 so hopefully I will have a head start on the cards for 2019.  Two different designs, because while I planned to do them all in the style of the card with the gold ornaments, it took too much cutting due to the used condition of my cutting plates.  I do really like both versions, though, so it's ok.

 All the dies are from the same Elizabeth Craft Designs set.  The first version features the detailed ornaments in a beautiful, shiny gold with red ribbons.
 The second version features the open ornaments die cut directly into the card base.  I then layered green glitter paper underneath and finished them off with black ribbons.

Both are simple, but elegant with the shimmer and shine.

Stamps: Verve "Star of Wonder"
Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs ornament set

4 Crafty Chicks #435--anything goes with optional twist: sparkle and shine
Crafty Creations #381--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #562--anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge #234--anything goes
Hiding In My Craft Room #384--any holiday
Cardz TV #79--anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #174--anything goes
As You Like It--anything goes
Creative Moments #159--anything goes with optional twist: Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #366--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Crafty Gals #181--anything goes
Crafter's Cafe #210--use glitter and/or Christmas
{Pin}spirational Challenge #231--anything goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #96--anything goes
Sweet Stampin'--Christmas/last minute Christmas cards
Sweet Stampers #27--anything goes
Stamplorations CAS challenge--anything goes with the color green
Winter Wonderland--anything goes
ABC Christmas--Z is for Zero embellishments
Dies R' Us #111--anything Christmas goes


Carol L said...

These are both such beautiful, simple, yet elegant cards! I love the gold ornaments with the delicate cut outs while the green glitter sparkles beautifully. The graceful fonts are just wonderful too! Well done, and I agree- better late than never :)

Darlene said...

WOW! These are simply gorgeous Heather! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Christmas’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

laurie said...

Beautiful set of Christmas festive with the sparkles! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

Liz said...

Gorgeous CAS cards, Heather, lovely designs. xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Elegant, lovely Christmas cards! Thanks so much for playing along again with us at Sweet Stampin' for our last minute Christmas challenge. Please do come and join our last challenge of the year too. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Heather. Hugs, Wends xoxo

nancy littrell said...

Both your CAS Christmas ornament cards are so beautiful, Heather. TFS and joining us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge and adding the optional color twist green for your 2nd card. Hugs..Nancy

Leanne said...

Such great cards love that glitter. Thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Leanne DT/4CC

Dorte said...

Beautiful and elegant cards. Thanks for sharing it with us at the ABC Christmas Challenge. Wishing you a Happy New Year.
Dorte x

Kuni said...

Wonderful cards.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Jennifer D said...

Wow and they are Gorgeous! Happy New Year!

Karen Letchworth said...

Great cards, Heather. I love the sparkly ornaments. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Word Art Wednesday. I'm so grateful for your participation in our challenges, and I really appreciate you taking the time to share your talents with us. I hope to see lots more of your wonderful creations in 2019.
Blessings to you,
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday

Brenda said...

Heather, these cards are both soooo elegant and rich! Wishing you a Happy New Year and hoping you will continue to share your lovely projects with us at As You Like It Challenge in 2019!

Janice said...

Beautiful bauble card. Thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland Christmas challenge, hope you can join us again soon - Janice DT

Kleri said...

Lovely cards and beautiful textured finish!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
Kleri DT (My blog)

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous! Sorry I am so late in visiting but wanted to thank you for sharing with us at AYLI. Hope to see you at all of this year's challenges! Big hugs, Squirrel xx

Tip Top said...

Beautiful cards - so nice and simple! Thank you for entering the Crimbo Crackers challenge!

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

Deanne Saunders said...

Lovely cards!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper said...

Beautiful and super elegant cards. Love the background, Thank you for play with us in Pink Gems Challenge blog. Good luck with your entry.