Thursday, September 25, 2014

Double the Joy


It's the 25th of September, and that means it's time for Rudolph day! Each month, I try to play along and make 2 Christmas cards for the challenge, and it's a great way to add to that holiday stash ahead of time.

I've used some dsp from MME for these cards, along with some red card stock cut with a PTI scalloped banner. The "tags" were done with a SU! chalk talk framelit die on crumbcake card stock, and embossed with a Cuttlebug ef. I attached them with some retired SU! early espresso satin ribbon and added a sentiment done with my quickutz. The card base is early espresso card stock.

I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday challenge - "anything goes"
The Snippet Playground #143 - "use snippets"

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful day!

Carol

19 comments:

SARN said...

Ooh, nice embossing and great colour combo. Love that tag.

Thanks for playing along with Rudolph Day.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sandy said...

This is such a great idea to emboss on the tag! I will have to try that for sure! What a pretty card with such warmth between the embossed image and they the word Joy! I LOVE it!

LesleyG said...

love the embossed tags...fab idea and fab colour combo xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

That embossing folder on your crumb cake tag is so sweet!! The whole design and the colors and the use of snippets are fantastic, Carol! I sure hope your special day is wonderful, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Jean Straw said...

I love the way you have embossed the scene on the tags here Carol and the backing paper looks great.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

Two very clever cards and love the totally different way to use an embossing die.

Kath x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very nice! Red and kraft are always winners in my book.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very pretty! Love the embossed tag!

Regina said...

What wonderful cards! I love your idea how do you use the tag!

Regina

Di said...

What a fabulous design Carol! Great cards indeed :)

Hugs, Di xx

Di said...

Just spotted over at Mary Anne's that it was your Birthday yesterday Carol! Hope you had a super day :)

Hugs, Di xx

Di said...

Me again

Gosh, just read it was also your hubby's Birthday - double celebrations!

Hugs, Di xx

Benzi said...

Doubly yummy cards/tags. I love the red banners as they made your tags really pop.

What? It was your birthday yesterday??? Once again, I am off in never never land. Just read it on Di's comment. Hope it was fabulous and hope you're still eating cake.

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty Christmas cards!

How could I miss your birthday! So sorry, hope it was a great day!!!

Brenda said...

Pretty Christmas cards Carol! I love that tag but new bought it because I wasn't sure how to use it. I love it used this way! The embossing looks fabulous, love the papers and colors you used too. Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

Always love your cards when I see you've used a product I recognize & have! This C/B embossing is a super way to use that folder as a small tag against that rich red scalloped banner and that lovely background paper. Loving that sentiment too. TFS

Jan Frances said...

The embossing on the gold tags look really lush! Very nice cards x Jan x

Caryn said...

Absolutely gorgeous card - love the dimension.
Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Hugs,
Caryn

Jessi Fogan said...

I love the scalloped banners! So pretty!