Checking out Christmas!

Hi Everyone, oooh what a wet day we are having, I hope it is much better wherever you are!  The card presented to you today is for this week’s ladies, I am hoping that they will have a good time making it.  As it is so wet, I had to take the photograph indoors, I prefer natural light really but maybe next time it will be back to the garden!

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The card measures 20cmx20cm. The papers are from Magnolia. The matting and layering is made up as follows – the red layer is 19.5cmx19.5cm, white layer 1cmx19cm and the red pretty layer is 18.5cmx18.5cm.  I then cut three squares, a white one measuring 19cmx19cm, a red one measuring 18cmx18cm and finally a checked square measuring 17cmx17cm and cut them all in half diagonally and matted and layered them to form the front panels.  I added Joy Crafts Snowflake Ice Crystal Border along the edges of the triangles and also along the top of the tag insert.  The flowers are Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower matching die and stamp set which I stamped using Memento’s Rhubarb Stalk ink.  The leaves I have used on this card are from Tonic’s Royal Fern die set.  The white layer of the tag measures 9cmx11cm and the red later is 8.5cmx10.5cm and the pretty paper is 8cmx10cm.  I cut a Joy Crafts Ice Crystal Circle which I merely stuck onto the tag.  On top of this, I cut a “frilly” circle from Spellbinders Whirl About, Cut Fold and Tuck die set which I placed on top of the Crystal Circle.  I then stamped Merry Christmas from Justrite’s Grand Christmas Sentiments and cut it out using one of Spellbinder’s Circle dies.  I added a little ribbon loop at the top of the tag so that I could be gently eased out from the crossover flaps.  I have added a red ribbon bows, pearl bows and some red Christmas beads to the card and tag, all from my own crafty stash. Well each, all and everyone, let me know what you think.  In the meantime, sending hugs, Annie xx

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