Sunday, July 14, 2013

Christmas Card Challenge #33

   Ever since I used my first metal embossing plate (remember, the ones we needed a stylus for?) . . . I have been fascinated with creating raised words and designs on cardstock. I now mainly use embossing folders and certainly have more than any one person should own. And, yes, I still have all my metal plates as well--I can't throw anything away

   So I was thrilled that the theme this week at Christmas Card Challenges is

 * * * Embossing * * *

    In creating my inspiration card, I took full advantage of using several embossing folders (I decided not to showcase heat embossing for this challenge even though I like that just about as much as "dry" embossing).

   First, I embossed the striped red/kraft cardstock with my . . . striped embossing folder. After die-cutting the trees, I ran each one through a different embossing folder so they would each have a unique pattern. Then I cut some Kraft "snow" and, after stamping Merry Christmas, I ran it through my dot embossing folder.

   I really like to add something to the inside of my cards. For some reason I feel all the work on the front seems lost if it doesn't carry through to the inside. 
   Now, head on over to Christmas Card Challenges this week and enter your own Christmas Card using Embossing. In the meantime, be sure to check out my fellow Christmas Card Design Teamies. They outdid themselves this week by providing beautiful inspirational designs and ideas.



  1. Heather, I just love your card!! I especially like that you used the striped folder on the striped paper! Love oall the texture and patterns. :)

  2. Love! The different embossing on each of those trees makes this card so interested! I'm CASE'ing your card too! And you are totally inspiring me to do something inside!

  3. This is a gorgeous card Heather. I love all the different embossing folders you used.

  4. Your card is beautiful Heather. I love all the embossing you did on the Christmas Tree.

  5. What a fabulous card! Love how you incorporated Kraft into your rockin' design. Love all the embossed textures. Definitely goin' to case this one. Thanks for joining us for this week's CYAYL challenge!

    1. glad I could create a card that someone else would want to case. Would love to see your take on what I created.

    2. I saved a copy in my favorite's file with your name and blog's URL. When I make it (although I have different tree dies -- so I hope it works). I'll be sure to link it to your blog's card and let you know.

    3. It should work. It also looks good with one fat Christmas tree (I have that die also). Good luck and can't wait to see your card.

  6. so glad you play with us at CSAYL Heather, with your gorgeous and so élégante card, hope to see you soon, biz

  7. Gorgeous card Heather :-) I love the embossed trees and CAS design ,,,, very beautiful, and I love the inside too :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    Lols x x x

  8. Very attractive - love the embossed trees - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 133 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

  9. I really like those embossed trees! It adds so much interest and texture. And the inside of the card is beautiful, too. I have to admit to not decorating the inside of my cards most times, but I should because it really creates a "finished" project. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  10. Great card, love it!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  11. Nice and warm X-mas card, love your trees! Thanks for joining CAS on Sunday :-)

  12. Thanks for adding for CHNC challenge extra for July - hope to see you again soon. x

  13. Beautiful card. I always think that embossing looks so good on a card. I love it too, but forget to use it as often as I'd like.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our ‘N – No embellishment’ challenge at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  14. Fabulous card - love all those different embossed trees!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  15. Beautiful card. I love the rich colors, the layout, the details. TFS.


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