Friday, January 7, 2022

Merry Christmas

Hi, Friends...

It's been waaaaaaay too long since I have posted anything.  The holidays and winter storms really knocked the stuffing out of me.  I feel like I am finally getting my feet back underneath me.  I have a Christmas card to share with you that I am entering in the lovely Di Wray's Snippets Playground Challenge.

Before Christmas I die cut several of these gorgeous Poppystamps - Grand Pine Trees (sadly retired) for use on cards.  I strategically positioned them so I could use the negatives on a separate set of cards......tah-dah!  :)  I chose some of my layered "strips-o-scraps" backgrounds that I already had on hand to show through the opening.  Love that the patterned papers make it  look like a snow-covered evergreen.  ❤

I went quite CAS with no sequins or snowflakes and just a simple sentiment.  I kept having to resist the urge to put something else on it, but I didn't want anything to draw attention away from the tree.  What do you think?  Too plain?


Supplies used include:
Poppystamps - Grand Pine Tree die (retired)
Clearly Besotted - Modern Christmas stamp set (retired)
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
Extra thick White Cardstock

Hope you like my card!  I have a few more cards that I will be blogging in the near future.  Have a safe and Happy New Year!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #418 - Use snippets on a Christmas Card
Creative Fingers Challenge #222 - AG
Word Art Wednesday Weeks #525 -526


  1. Elegant card, Janis. Perfect. I do not think it is plain. I really love it. Hugs, my friend. Happy New Year.

  2. I love your festive card! And nope, not too plain! Happy New Year!

  3. Merry Christmas and a happy New year!
    I got your lovely card!
    it is on my tree!
    this is so nice card!

  4. Oh what a beautiful card! And what a great idea! Do you mind if I borrow your idea one day to use on a card? I love how you put the patterned papers behind it!
    I hope you had a fabulous Christmas! We're snowed in, so just enjoying the day with the furbabies!
    Hope you are having a great day, and it was so great to see your post! Love the kitty pic at the top! Just what my kitties would do too! Happy New Year! Terrific card! :)

  5. Cool. That is a cool die and I love the snippets behind the aperture. Hugz

  6. Happy New Year. I hope, you had a fabulous Christmas.
    Your card is amazing, as always. So creative.
    Valerija xx

  7. I think it's just PERFECT as it is Janis. The paper snippets behind the die cut are great.

    Hugs, Sarn x

  8. Lovely CAS!! Great use of your negative and stripes!! I have several panel of glued stripes to use, thanks for sharing the idea!

  9. A beautiful card Janis! And also really cleverly designed and made.


    Di xx

  10. Janis, This is incredible! What a great design idea to use the strips as background and layer the negative die cut on top. It's actually CAS but looks so complex. I'm definitely stealing this idea. LOL

  11. Happy New Year! Wonderful card design. We had family in for 2 weeks so I am recuperating.


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