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Monday, October 25, 2021


Hi friends, it has been awhile, just busy with life I guess!
I do like to play along with Color Hues  and I love the Red and Kraft color combo this time.  So of course I had to make a couple more Christmas cards using those colors.

This is what I used to make this card:
Sizzix 3D Christmas Tree Pattern Embossing Folder
The Greetery: Budding Beauties
PTI:  Winter Woods (cardinal)
The Greetery:  Crimpled Circle
The Greetery:  Opposites Attract: Holiday (sentiment)

And because I had a couple of cardinals and the branch from The Greetery already stamped, I decided to make another card!  The only difference is the background Kraft paper was embossed with a Parklane EF
I hope you will go check out all the awesome inspiration from not only the design team, but all those who have entered a card in this challenge.  A lot are Christmas cards, but many are not, so there is something for everyone!

Heart Hugs, friends!


  1. Both of these cards are FABULOUS Colleen! Don't you just LOVE Kraft & Red together?! It totally says Christmas to me! I love the ef you used on both cards, but especially the first one...just might have to check that one out! And I have always loved that PTI Cardinal...he looks wonderful on that Greetery branch!! Lovely, lovely cards my friend! Hugs. :0)

  2. As Marcia stated, these are two great Christmas cards! Besides the great embossing folders and Cardinal, I especially love the greetings! I love the mix of font styles! Always a delight having you in the gallery at Color Hues!

  3. Cardinals always look great on Christmas cards and this one is lovely, Col! Love the crimped circle on the first card and embossed background on the second! Best of all, two more for the Christmas stash! Hope you didn't get a lot of that bad storm on the west coast.

  4. Wonderful cards! Both designs are lovely--the cardinal looks perfect with the pretty Greetery branch and berries. Two gorgeous embossing folders, too! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

  5. Wow, I love these. Red and kraft is always such a beautiful combination and the cardinal is just perfect on the festive branch. The embossing folders on both cards are very cool along with the crimped circle. I really like the font of the merry and noel.

  6. Sweet! Love both these cards using the challenge colours. Great combination of elements to create two beautiful cards, Col! xx

  7. Colleen I am chiming in here with everyone else. Two beautiful Christmas cards, the birds are lovely and the embossing details are always so pretty. I love the red and kraft!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Color Hues!!


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