Elegant Christmas and a Winner

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Hi friends! I've been recovering from a pretty miserable sinus infection and although I made a few cards in the past week, I just haven't had the energy to blog about them. However, I'm long overdue on announcing the winner from my Simply Sweet Christmas Inspiration Hop Giveaway, and since I already had the photos edited, I figured I might as well post a little duet of cards I made with the Christmas Blessings DIGITAL Set. Be sure to hang out until the end for the winner announcement.

The layout is really simple, just a square with a few mats and a couple of ribbon or paper strips.  The first one I made was the 2 Corinthians one and I matted with mossy meadow, then with a scrap of shiny gold.  A couple strips of ribbon, a bow and some lovely designer paper and the card was finished.  

Unfortunately, I was all out of that shiny gold, so for the next card I went with a glittered gold paper.  Since the color didn't match my ribbon well, I just cut two strips of paper for the horizontal stripes.  I wanted to used the cross image that I had already colored and cut, so shifted the sentiment down to incorporate it into the mix.

Since I made and photographed these cards, I received my order of shiny gold cardstock and have already made two more of the first design with the other two glory sentiments from the Christmas Blessings DIGITAL Set. They came together so quickly and easily, but still have a classy, elegant feel, with the true meaning of Christmast front and center.

Okay, on with my giveaway winner's announcement.  Thanks to everyone who left a comment on my post. I loved reading about your favorite Christmas traditions. 

The random winner is Darnell

Congrats, Darnell!  You win the Good Cheer DIGITAL Set and the Happiness in a Cup Die Set, as well as a little variety pack of handmade cards from my stash. Keep an eye out for an email from me.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Christmas Blessings DIGITAL Set (Verve)
Paper: Vintage Christmas (Authentique), cream (Neenah), gold cardstock
Ink: laser printer, copic markers
Accessories: Pierced squares dies (Cottage Cutz), scallop squares nestabilities (Spellbinders), gold ribbon, Nuvo drops (Tonic)


  1. Beautiful cards. Love the sentiments and the shiny gold on the first one. Hope you are feeling better.

  2. Gorgeous cards! Wow! I am so sorry that you’ve been sick. I too have been struggling with health issues myself. I’ll be posting a blog post about it soon. My prayer for you is complete healing and that you’re 100% soon! :)

  3. Very elegant cards!
    Big congrats to Darnell!! :D

  4. Wow, I'm so late in commenting, but these are absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the Scripture verse and hymn and the beautiful DP you've used with the fabulous ribbon! Love them both!! Hugs and hope you are all doing well and looking forward to spring! xoxo


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