I created this card for last week’s Featured Stamper challenge. I loved this layout from Cheryl’s card and decided to use it and just change it a tiny bit. I changed the colors, the direction of the stitching and made it a Christmas card.

I was too lazy to cut and emboss 9 circles with my Circle Nestabilities, so I used my 1 1/4″ circle punch to cut circles out of Carta Bella’s Merry & Bright patterned paper. They were adhered to the top of a 4 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Patina Bazzill Cardstock.  Two lines were scored at the 4 1/8″ and 4 3/8″ with my Scor-Buddy. Lines were stitched diagonally through the circles and the bottom corners were rounded.

A sentiment from Taylored  Expressions Very Merry stamp set was stamped on the bottom right corner of the cardstock with Jet Black Archival ink. The layer was adhered to the card base, a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock, folded in half.  White cardstock was cut and embossed with two small Create a Flake 4 Spellbinders dies. They were adhered together with more foam adhesive square. A rhinestone was added to the center of the flake. It was adhered to the lower left circle. More rhinestones from a Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones were adhered in the center of each circle and to the left of the sentiment to finish off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

14 Responses to “Bright Holidays”

  1. eek! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! Your diagonal stitching is wonderful!!! That paper is some of my new fave too!! LOL I’ve been lazy lately and reaching for my circle punches too…much faster 😉 I am SO casing this card! LOL….thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. Hello!

    What a happy card! Another way to use up scraps of paper one doesn’t want to throw away! I checked out Cheryl’s card too – so pretty! Wishing you a fun Saturday!


    Barbara Diane

  3. Loving this design, Beate. The stitching is a wow addition.

  4. I love this, great sewing!

  5. Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous!! Your stitching is amazing…I would never be able to keep my lines that straight!! And I love the circles…what a great way to use up scraps of paper for a stunning design!! I would have been way to lazy to emboss nine circles, too 😉

    Hugs, Lisa 🙂
    A Mermaid’s Crafts

  6. What a fun and fabulous card! Your stitching rocks and there’s so much visual detail on this beauty!

  7. Cute card Beate! Love the vibrant colors and fancy snowflakes!

  8. Gorgeous card! I love the colors and mix of papers you used.

  9. Beate, this is really a fabulous card. I love the diagonal stitching. (How did you keep your lines so straight and perfectly spaced?) It is clean and fresh, and reminds me of a box of Christmas ornaments. Homerun!

  10. oui! i love this! The stitching looks absolutely fabulous and the colours are gorgeous.

  11. Fabulous card! Love the quilted look with the circles and stitching and your color combo and Christmas theme look wonderful!

  12. Love the patterned paper! I like the diagonal stitching too!

  13. love the texture the stitching gives and the paper you used for the circles is sooooo cute! super card, Beate!

  14. Oh Wow is that ever neat, love the diaganol stitching with your gem centers, the scoring is a neat way to break between the circles and the sentiment, very pretty!

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