Thursday, January 9, 2020

Snowy Day Joy

Hi there, glad you're here! 
I have an intention of making my cards for Christmas 2020 throughout the year. In addition to making them ahead of the time crunch, I want to finish the inside of every card as I make it. A big goal? Yes, one of many I've been making lately! 

This card all started with the Snowy Day Remix papers. I got a few sheets in a card kit years ago, and loved them so much I jumped at the chance to purchase a pack when they were released again recently. 

Using the sheet music paper required a sentiment having to do with a song. I got carried away from there and used the sketch provided by Christmas Card Throwdown.

and the lovely inspiration photo from Time Out Challenges

I love the tiny hearts on these papers! The Joy die cut has shine from red foil paper. The message on the inside reads, "May the miracle of Christmas fill your heart with joy."
Also joining The Paper Players challenge. My something new: both stamp sets and die, and my first NEW card for my Christmas 2020 stash. 

The supplies are listed below. Enjoy your day!

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

Supplies used:

Stamps: Hero Arts - Joy Stamp and Cut, Honey Bee - Miracle of Christmas (inside)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, SU - red foil, Chocolate Chip, Lawn Fawn - Snowy Day Remix 6x6 pack
INK: Versamark
Accessories: White Embossing Powder; The Greetery - Fit to Be Tied  and Basic Sentiments Dies


Linda Callahan said...

Ok that is a big goal and one I need to make! This card is a beautiful start!

Darnell said...

What a pretty and festive take on the challenges, Cindy! I just want to burst into Joy to the World! I love everything about your design and I wish you luck with your resolution about 2020 Christmas cards. I should take a page from your book, especially the part about doing the insides, too! It would keep the job from becoming tedious when I'm in a rush at the end of the year!! Hugs, Darnell

sandie said...

Oh a really good goal to have and hope you get it done. I love this design and do like the little hearts on the paper that match our photo. Great idea to have the gloss on the 'Joy' to also match the photo-love it inspired you. Thanks for joining Time Out

Rosmarie said...

OMG, these bunnies are just too cute!! Love them so much! Wonderful colors and such a great take on our sketch, Cindy!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at 52CCT this week! Rosi x

Allisa said...

Such a fun card, love the mix of elements! I too, have started totally finishing out my cards when I complete them. Far too often, I would grab a card to send and would find the inside was not finished! Now, I make sure they are totally finished and ready to send before I call them done! Now, if only I could add a coordinating envelope to each one as well! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players!

Leslie Miller said...

Adorable! I love that you thought to match the sentiment to the paper. It's just one of those little things that brings a card together. Good luck with your goals. I'll be attempting the same thing. This sure is a happy and festive card!

Lisa Elton said...

What a delightful card Cindy! The bunny paper is adorable. I hope to make my Christmas cards throughout the year too. Wishing you luck with your goal!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Love the colors and all of the different elements that blend so well to create this card. Thanks for sharing at Time out.

Stef Perry said...

I adore those cute bunnies and the pretty bow, it's a lovely Christmas card! Good for you for getting going on your cards for next year...wish I was that organized LOL! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week Cindy!

LeAnne said...

Love love love this! Such cute papers and a fun mix of elements! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players!

Andreja L. said...

What a beautiful festive card you made and I like how you take our sketch :-))
Thanks for sharing this with us at 52CCT!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Squee!! Those bunnies are SNOW much fun! Sooooo cute! Thanks so much for joining us over at The Paper Players!

Kim S said...

I have that goal every year - and fail every year - which causes November/December to be extra busy!! It's really stupid given how much I like making Christmas cards. You'll have to inspire me and keep up with your goal. I love the patterns you used - just right for the "joy".