Monday, July 25, 2016

A VERY TUTTI CHRISTMAS

Well, hello!  I'm glad you found me at my new home.  I hope you like the look of things.  I think a fresh start will be good all the way around.  So, let's get to it, shall we?
 
There's no time like the present to get started on the Christmas cards.  July is the half-way mark, but when you think about it, we really don't have a whole six months left.  Eeek!  After all, it's almost August, and we should start mailing Christmas cards early in December... so we're really talking more like four months.  Eeek, again!  Okay, then... here's my first card in the Christmas countdown:


With all the sparkle and shine it's not the easiest card to photograph, but I think you'll get the gist of it.
  • I cut my new Tutti Poinsettia Corner die twice from red glitter paper and positioned it under the square frame.  Trimmed off the overhang.  Backed the center of each poinsettia with a 1/4" punched circle so I could place a little piece of foam mounting tape underneath for support.  There is gold glitter on the flower centers, too, but barely noticeable in the photo.
  • Embossed the bird and the "noel" in gold, then rubbed olive and amethyst ink over the panel.  Added falling snow with a white gel pen.
  • Draped Memory Box Tinsel Ropes across the top.
 
 
 
The inside was not done at the time of this photo, but I have since gold embossed a sentiment and decorated with the Tinsel Ropes.
 
That's it in a nutshell.  I'll sum it all up in the recipe below.  Sheesh, it looks like winter here on the blog today.  Next post I'll be back to summertime stamping.  Hope to see you soon!
 
Linking up to these challenges:


Stamps:  Inkadinkado Winter Birds and Holiday Silhouettes  Paper:  Neenah 110 lb white, red glitter paper  Ink:  Versamark, amethyst, olive  Accessories:  Stickles Goldenrod glitter, gold embossing powder, Signo white gel pen, Tutti Poinsettia Corner, Memory Box Tinsel Ropes, Spellbinders Grand Squares, Scotch brand foam mounting tape

34 comments:

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Wow! You're off and running! And with something gorgeous for us to feast our eyes on. So pretty and dimensional. I love your talent for design. I get nervous if I don't have everything centered. The placement of the dies and stamp make this design just dreamy.

Pauline said...

Love, Love, Love your new 'home' and your gorgeous fabulous Christmas card! Wow Leslie this is truly amazing, love the red glittery paper you used for your poinsettia die cut, the gold embossing and then how you finished up with your glittery tinsel rope - stunning my friend! I finished my 29 card order late last night (like 12:30 am) so can't wait to start on some new stuff, like colouring! Once again you have blown my mind with your creativity, and I love when you do so. Look forward to your next post when time permits!

Yogi said...

cute. love the dies. Have a great day

Darlene said...

OMG Leslie this is GORGEOUS!!!!!!! I LOVE how you have used this new Tutti Designs die ... what a great idea! The sparkle, embossing, sponging ... ALL very beautiful and screams holiday cheer!! It's really hard to think about making holiday cards (although yes I've started) ... especially with these 90 degree days ... what is up with that??? LOL Have a wonderful day! Really like your new blog ... very fresh and inviting! Good job!

nancy littrell said...

I Love your new design of your "Running with Scissors" Leslie :-) Here I am enjoying my cup of tea while I catch up with my commenting of my favorite blogs. I'm so excited to be able to send you a comment via my Kindle. Before I had to use my PC, which was not as convenient.
Your glittery gorgeous Christmas card is just amazing Lydia creative my friend. I love your well balanced design. TFS I can't wait for more Christmas beauties.

Hugs, Nancy

Susan Lankford said...

Lovely new blog and gorgeous card!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

Love your new home even though I don't want to think of Xmas - I love your card! I love the poinsettia die!

Cheryl said...

What a gorgeous card to kick off your new blog! That delicate, sparkly die cut is fabulous! Love the clean look of your blog. The watercolor banner is perfect for you!

Misti said...

Gorgeous card, Leslie! It's too hot to think about Christmas... but eeeekkkkk when you say 4 months.... eeeeekkkkkk.....

Lynette said...

So pretty, Leslie! I can only imagine all the sparkle in real life - awesome! What a great design.

pam said...

Well this card using Tutti Design beautiful Poinsettia corner is a fabulous start to your new blog Leslie, love the stamping in the background and die cut Tinsel..
Pam x

Sunny Strawbaler said...

It's very pretty! And inspires me to consider embossing for my cards this year. Sherylee.

Conniecrafter said...

Christmas and sparkle, perfect combo, love how you also embossed the bird and sentiment behind and then framed it all, Beautiful!!

Alexandra said...

Hi Leslie, your new blog looks great. Christmas already, lol, your card is lovely, great idea to add the wee circle below the middle of the poinsettias to lift them whilst hiding the foam pads.
Your new blog looks great, I'm glad I can leave you comments now too. Alexandra x

Alexandra said...

Hi Leslie, your new blog looks great. Christmas already, lol, your card is lovely, great idea to add the wee circle below the middle of the poinsettias to lift them whilst hiding the foam pads.
Your new blog looks great, I'm glad I can leave you comments now too. Alexandra x

Bobbi Miller said...

WOW! How pretty is this?? I am starting to see quite a few Christmas cards already, and with the temps here in the triple digits for over a month, it's hard for me to think of that time of year. But, I sure am looking forward to it! Love your new blog! Very nice... Do we need to re-subscribe here?

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Sue from Oregon said...

Great way to blast off Leslie...lovely embossing!

Ali said...

Everything about this card is gorgeous. I adore the embossing and the die cut-- so sparkly and pretty. WTG! TY for playing at Christmas Cards All Year 'Round!! ~ Ali (CCAYR DT)

Diane said...

Aren't those Tutti dies just gorgeous..makes for a beautiful Christmas card that's for sure...and your new blog looks fabulous, too!! Love all the pretty sparkle, and yet it will be an easy mailer...which is a must for Christmas cards!!

Arlene said...

This is a sparkly beauty. I love the way you used your die-cuts and the gold embossing. Everything fits together perfectly.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Cindy said...

So elegant. Love those die cuts! Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas card Leslie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Greta said...

Wow--what a beauty! Love all the sparkle!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my goodness its gorgeous!! I love the bronze colour and I know I have some lying around neglected... maybe I should get it out... Welcome to your new (lovely) home!

Pam Sparks said...

Love your new blog! I love big pictures you don't have to click on to see! This is a stunner! I've had these stamps for years and LOVE what you did with them! Now maybe I can use them! :D Thanks so much Leslie! OH and I LOVE Christmas! :D

Linda Carson said...

Well I see you picked up your scissors and ran to a new blog! It looks fabulous! I could use a face lift.....in more ways than one! I digress! Your card is sparkly, festive and lovely! Pure eye candy!!

Jennifer Scull said...

such a fabulous project! :) you have done such a lovely job and really put a lot of work into it.

thank you so much for joining our challenge over at The Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Blog! :)

Margaret said...

Love the new blog and your card is gorgeous! Love all the sparkle and shine.

Stacy Morgan said...

So sparkly! these dies are so cool and the gold embossing is perfect. Very pretty Christmas card. Yes... you are getting ahead this year! ;-)

Monica Maier said...

Wow, this is a stunning card! I love the gold embossing and the die cut is a shimmery WOW. Thanks for joining us Die Cut Diva's.

Marji Franklin said...

This is wonderful! I'm so glad you joined us at the 12 Month of Christmas link up!
Marji DT

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Beauty.

Pat said...

Gorgeous card, Leslie! Love the die-cuts and embossing! Thank you for sharing with us at 12 Month of Christmas Link-Up!

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