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Thursday, 16 July 2015

White & Burgundy Card Featuring Sentimentally Yours Christmas Holly Range

Good Morning Everyone,

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my previous posting. I would also like to thank everyone who took the time to come and say 'Hello' at Doncaster at the weekend, it was lovely to meet you all.

Today's card is an 8 x 8

Products used: (which are linked to items on Phill's Website too) :-)

Plain White Card Stock
Burgundy Card Stock
Double Sided  Self Adhesive
Clear Glass Micro Beads
Spellbinder Die
Christmas Holly Collection Verses
Christmas Holly Stamps
Burgundy Seam Binding
Creative Expressions Self Adhesive Pearls
Creative Expressions Pins

Starting with an 8 x 8 White Card Blank

Layer 1 Burgundy Card
cut to 7.5 x 7.5

Layer 2 White Card cut to 7 x 7

Layer 3 Burgundy Card cut to 6.75 x 6.75

Layer 4 White Card cut to 6.5 x 6.5

Double Sided Adhesive cut to 6.5 x 6.5 I then glued layers 1-3 onto the White Card.

Next using layer 4 and Stamps from Sentimentally Yours
New Christmas Holly Collection, I chose Aged Mahogany
Distress Ink to create the background.

Taking the piece of Double Sided Adhesive I peeled back the top corners to line up with layer 4 and carefully removed the backing sheet.

 I then removed  the top sheet to reveal the adhesive and added the Micro Beads. To do this I find it easier to place project into a shallow box or tin before adding beads,
 then surplus beads can be poured back into the jar.

I chose a Spellbinder Die and cut the bottom layer in burgundy and the top in white before adding one of the lovely Sentiments from the New Christmas Holly Collection.

I stamped this with Aged Mahogany to match the background.

I added these to the card using pads.

Next I added the Self Adhesive Pearl Strips around the edge.

Finally I added a triple bow (upside down lol) and stick pins.

                                                             Happy Crafting .......


  1. This is beautiful..Have never tried the micro beads,,think I really should!!

  2. Such a beautiful rich coloured card today, love the micro beads and it is so nice to get measurements of the layers etc. thank you.

    Enjoy Thursday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  3. Beautiful card, love the colours and yes I agree it's so good to have the card sizes! Helps so much when we are wantin to create a similar card. The bow is fantastic!

  4. Beautiful card, must try micro beads! ! x

  5. Beautiful card, must try micro beads! ! x

  6. Gorgeous card, love the burgundy

  7. Lovely card and the colour is just perfect for Christmas. SueL x

  8. Hi Barb
    Lovely Christmas card,and perfect colour. I thought you had stuck individual pearls on,until I read further down the list! Ha ha
    Love. Angela x

  9. Hi Barb,
    I Truly Love This Very Beautiful Christmas Card I Love The Fabulous Stunning Colour Palette, You've Given Us A Great Breakdown On How You've Achieved Your Masterpiece, I Love The Micro Beads They Are So Very Tactile When You've Used Them.
    I Really Love The Stamps Used The New Holly Collection "The Holly Collection Verse" And "The Holly Stamps" Using The Aged Mahogany Distress Ink From Tim Holtz.
    Barbe It's One Stunning Card!
    Thank You So Very Much For The Great Break Down On Your
    Matt/Layering This Really Helps As I Always Use 8 x 8 Cards
    Thank You So Much For Sharing
    Hugs From Sam x
    I'm Aware Both Youself And Phill Are Extremely Busy
    Has Phill Ever Thought Of Putting A Pinterest Button On His Blog

  10. Hi Barb,
    Lovely card and colours and as others have said it's great to get all the layer sizes, so helpful..THANK YOU!
    It was lovely to meet you and phill on Sunday at Doncaster, I like to put a face to a name.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  11. Beautiful card in my favourite colours. Must get my Christmas stamps. Many thanks for all the inspiration you give us.

  12. Love this and bought the stamps etc used at Doncaster from you at the weekend.

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  14. Love this and bought the stamps etc used at Doncaster from you at the weekend.

  15. Love this and bought the stamps etc used at Doncaster from you at the weekend.

  16. Love this and bought the stamps etc used at Doncaster from you at the weekend.

  17. Love this and bought the stamps etc used at Doncaster from you at the weekend.

  18. Hi Barb, A really beautiful card, I love the holly background and the micro beads, thank you for reminding me that I haven't used mine for ages.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  19. Hi love this card ,and I agree its great to have all the size's.
    Marion H

  20. Beautiful card Barb, but why do you put the bow on upside down, looks strange....luv Ursula x

  21. Great card & love the sentiment on the topper.


  22. Lovely card and the burgundy colour is very nice too.Take care Jane B.