Dec 31, 2017

And a New Year Begins ...

Hello Dies R Us Friends!
Darlene with you today sharing my final Christmas card made for the 2017 holiday season.
I can't believe we are on the doorstep of another new year!
Where does the time go???
Anyways ... back to my card created using various dies from the Dies R Us Store!
I must admit I was scrambling around at the last minute (a week before Christmas), trying to create a few more cards to send to family & friends.  I must have miscounted because I actually came up SEVEN short!  YIKES!!
How lucky am I to have these fabulous dies from the Dies R Us Store that helped me create QUICK yet adorable cards to get mailed just in the nick of time!!   (And a great way to use up scraps too.)

The dies I have used today are:

Impression Obsession - Dies - Carolers

Impression Obsession - Dies - Fir Trees

and Technique Tuesday 'Nesting Stars' 
(not currently in the store but if you SEARCH on the word STAR you will find a wonderful variety of stars available for your crafting needs.)
TIP:  Anytime you are doing an outside winter 'scene', it's always fun to create mounds of snow by simply tearing scraps of white card stock and layering them.  (ssshhh!  Don't tell anyone ... but my embossed snow panel was a little 'short' so I simply moved the tree up a bit and added a couple layers of torn snow!  PERFECT!!)

Of course I couldn't add just any star to the top of my tree ... it had to SPARKLE!!
And, did you notice the sparkle of the blue glitter paper background?
Well here's another TIP for you . . .
When using foil or glitter paper as a MAT ... you don't want to waste all that beautiful paper that is hidden behind your focus panel ... so before layering, use a rectangle die cut (for instance the Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Rectangles) using the largest you can and still have the edge you desire for your current matting project, die cut a panel from the center of your special paper.  Now you have another gorgeous panel to use on a future creation. 

 I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today!  And, don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.

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Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


  1. Beautiful card; thanks for the torn paper tip.

  2. Well you're a stronger woman than I, if I came up 7 cards short I may have run out to a store lol This card is a beauty and catches the spirit of the Season! Have a Happy New Year, my friend! xo~

  3. What a darling card you made in a pinch! That's why you're our leader!! Have a blessed new year Darlene!!

  4. gorgeous! the embossing is the perfect touch!



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