Tuesday, January 24, 2017

I love Christmas cards!

I'm one of those people who makes Christmas cards year round. I love making them and there are so many beautiful die cuts for the winter season that I can't just put them away the day after Christmas!

Today is my Tuesday to post on Craft-Dee BowZ and guess what...I've made a Christmas card.  The challenge for you at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW.  Not so hard when you love ribbon like the Team at Craft-Dee BowZ does!!

I love the color pink, including dusty rose, and I love when the color is used for Christmas cards. The background snow as made using a stencil and clear glitter paste so the snowflakes are perfectly round, but flat. The sentiment was stamped on clear acetate and I cut around it and glued it over the snowflakes.

I used this beautiful die by Nellie Snellen. I cut the tree out of silver glitter paper and right behind the tree I used a darker dusty rose paper and then for the outer frame die cut I used a lighter dusty rose paper that I took white paint and sponged the paper so it wasn't just plain pink.

And what really makes this card special is the bow. It's a dusty pink satin and I made a double looped bow using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. I've often offered to send someone who buys a bow tool with ribbon and no one has ever taken me up on the offer. I will, again, offer a packet of beautiful ribbon if you buy a bow tool and write to me at my e-mail address on my blog. I adore my bow tool and will never make another bow in my hands using my fingers. The bow tool is small, easy to use, and I've made perfect bows with it for years now.

The sponsor this month at Craft-Dee BowZ is Fred She Said who has offered a $10 gift certificate to the winner of our challenge!

Fred She Said Designs offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-coloured images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even digital cutting files. Have some fun with Fred!

I hope you'll join us this month at Craft-Dee BowZ for our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW!



  1. Gail this is such a beautiful project.
    This will also be perfect for one entry as an anything goes creation for our challenge below.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. Wow, Gail! This card is so gorgeous! The unusual Christmas color is beautiful. I really, really, love that NS die cut too! Now I need it!

  3. This is w beauty Gail, that dusky pink ribbon is delicious!! xx

  4. Fabulous Gail what a stunning die and a gorgeous card so stylish love and hugs Carole x