Friday, November 11, 2022

Even MORE Christmas JOY!


I'm back today with even more JOY to add to our holiday cards!

Pinkfresh Studios added this wonderful die, and hot foil plate to their holiday offerings this year - I jumped at the chance to make them mine!

First up - full disclosure:  the embossed panels I've used today are ones found in my stash - a few bits and bobs are always leftover from one year and used the next.  Please know that there are plenty of gorgeous embossing folders found HERE in the Doodlebugs shop!

Okay how about those that are foiled first...

How can something so simple seem so grand?  Pinkfresh Studio has a JOY foil plate and coordinating die to cut it out - brilliant in my humble opinion!  Quite a bit of bang for one's buck!
I've added one of those pretty Altenew Snowflakes, and a little gold metallic pearl from Pinkfresh.

Another simple design made pretty special with red foil and a dash of embossing - the little tree is another found bit from my stash - bet you have just the thing in your stash, too!

Here I've taken a simple snowflake embossed panel, added more snowflakes from Altenew, JOY cut from woodgrain paper and bumped it up a notch with puffy embossing powder from WOW - toss in a sprinkling of PF jewels and
you have a joy-filled sparkling card!

This one starts with embossed kraft cardstock that has been swiped with a white pigment ink. I've cut that JOY from one of HoneyBee's Vitamin Sea patterned papers - looks like windswept snow to me!  Another snowflake and jewel to dot the O!

By now you get the picture!! Make multiples peeps!
Use all of those leftovers - and think ahead so every
scrap of this precious paper is used!

Until next week - stay crafty, my friends!
=] Michele
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  1. Your cards always fill me with joy and delight. These are no exception. Wow is good word to describe them!!

  2. these are simply stunning, Michele! Love the texture and the design. You've done it AGAIN!

  3. Beautiful! The last one is my fave with the trees peeking through the letters!

  4. They are ALL BEAUTIFUL Michele...can't even pick a favorite!! Love the way you've used all the scraps and bits and bobs for all these cards too...well done!! :0)

  5. What a gorgeous set of cards. The embossed background add so much.

  6. Way to take a simple concept and turn it into so many wonderful, joy-filled cards, Michele.

  7. You are amazing, Michele! I'm sold on that puffy embossing powder. It's now on the list! Fabulous display of cards!

  8. So much Joy! Love each and every card and how you've used leftover bits to add even more wow to each one!

  9. Oh my goodness, what a glorious bunch! Love the white on kraft especially! Beautiful, wonderful, fabulous all.

  10. Love, love, love all of these cards and the ones on your blog Michele! But my the tree ones. That embossing folder is just beautiful! These cards are sure to bring lots of joy!!! Hugs, Brenda

  11. That's a whole lotta joyfully sweet cards!