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~ Tis the Reason ~

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I’m a rebel, if you hadn’t noticed.  A rebel in my own mind.  I was having coffee with my hubby a couple days ago and we were talking about what I was going to do for my blog post today.  When I told him I was going to do a Christmas card with black and gray, he looked at me like I had a third eye growing from my forehead.  Yes, I am.  And I did.

“Traditional” Christmas cards (red/green) are boring, to me.  Yes, I do make them, but only out of duty.  I think NO color is off limits when you’re creating.

So here it is…

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I learned 2 important lessons when making this card.  First, never assume your embossing powder is still good.  It does expire.  Second, even if you’ve made cards for a lifetime, you still MUST measure twice, cut once.  I don’t know how many card bases I’ve cut over the years, and of course, I cut this base wrong the first time.


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I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Jesus

Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White Cardstock
Spellbinders – Layered Poinsettia

Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder – White

May Arts 7/8″ Gingham
Kaisercraft pearls – Red
1/4″ ScorTape

Thermaweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares


colored cardstock


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One Response to “~ Tis the Reason ~”

  1. on 28 Nov 2018 at 21:40Marsha D

    Truly beautiful. Love the gingham ribbon and poinsettia additions.

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