It’s beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS!!!

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NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP Die~Namites Dies has just released 32 new Fall and Christmas themed dies!

Dienamites Bloghop september
We are sooo HAPPY that you have chosen to join us for the event, September 20-22, 2013
Our theme is…
“It’s beginning to look A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!”
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I have been working on my christmas cards since July, but I am nowhere near finished which was good because I absolutely fell in love with the new holiday release from Die-namites! For today’s card I am using the Pine Wreath die. I love the intricate details of the pine, something I definitely could not achieve with a digital cut or punch.

Pine Wreath Die

I began by cutting 6 shapes out of two different colors

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I started with the full cut on the bottom and layered pieces of the die that I had cut apart on top filling in the empty spaces to add more fullness to the die. I used a Zig ball point tip glue pen. I chose this adhesive because its not too messy but easy to get into fine lines and not dry too fast.

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After layering all the greenery I made another cut out of red cardstock and cut the birds from the shape.

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I attached them using the same glue on top of the green cut that I started with.

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I glued the wreath to a white card (A2) and rounded the corners of the card. I attached some red gem dots (Recollections from Michaels)  to make the berries around the wreath.

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Then I added some silver polka-dot washi tape around a stamped sentiment on the bottom. It was super simple but I love the results!

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What new release dies are your favorites? Be sure to keep an eye out on the die-namites blog for lots more holiday inspiration!

Now for more Holiday Crafting fun! Hop on over to Dunja Dücker’s blog! If you got lost along the hop the order is:

Lisa Tottle

Taniesa Vlasak  *you are here*

Dunja Dücker

Susie Moore

Peggy Lee Baker

Lynne Forsythe

Die~Namites Dies

Don’t forget to comment along your way to win one of 6 awesome prizes!!!

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle

30 thoughts on “It’s beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS!!!

  1. This is one fabulous card! Love how you layered the two colors of green for your wreath, giving it dimension, and the red birds really give it pop! Also love the bling, and your use of the washi within your sentiment. beautiful!

  2. I loved the wreath that you made for the blog hop. You really made it come to life with the dual colors of the birds and the wreath dies. The embellishments were a great addition.

    This card was very pretty.

    Mindi

  3. Now this is really what I have been needing to see, how you can dress them up. What a gorgeous wreath. I love how you cut the wreath out in different colors and then the red birds. Love the gem dots. Just gorgeous. I have to say the 2 dies with the birds are my favorites!

  4. Wow Taniesa, your card is simply gorgeous. I love, what you’ve done with the wreath, this looks amazing. I love also the rhinestones and the washi.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    big hugs, Dunja

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