Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Didn’t Set Out to Make a Christmas Card

 Muse this week is the talented 

 Hello sweet friends! I loved this card by Michele and wanted to give it a try. 
I had no idea I was going to end up with a Christmas Card!

 I know you are thinking my card looks nothing like Michele’s. Well, it started out in black with a butterfly,  
then it looked too much like Michele’s minus the patterned paper.  I changed it about a dozen times. 

I remember I had this beautiful paper from Jeanne in one of our 12 Kits.  

We’ve had a steady flow of rain all day today, what a blessing! 
Happy I don’t have to drive anywhere today because Californians do not know how to drive in the rain!  
I think by 8am we had over 80 rain related traffic accidents :(

Die cutting with layers.

Spring Flowers Die Set Lil Inker Designs
Woodland Wreaths Wplus9 Design
Stitched Mainstreet Tags Poppystamps 


  1. Well this means you have one less Christmas card to worry about. I love your take on Michelles card. I am thinking of doing this one as well but I keep coming back to mmmm have that stamp now to find a paper just like it. I often struggle to get past the card I see to creating my own. Love the die you have used for the flower, very pretty.

  2. Such a gorgeous unintended Christmas card!
    To end up with such a beautiful result.
    Hopefully it will continue to rain for a few more days!


  3. Great take on Michele's card. This is one gorgeous Christmas card, and you're ahead of the game in my book! Glad to hear you're getting a bit of rain; can you imagine Californians driving in snow, lol??!!! That flower is lovely in such a rich red, and I'm loving the little sentiment panel. Very elegant and beautiful. Bev

  4. It must be raining beauty there, too, Marybeth!!! Oh I am so happy to see a Christmas card in the gallery! I love your stick-to-it-iv-ness!
    that bloom looks like velvet ... is it? Thanks so much for playing cards with me at Muse!!!
    =] Michele

  5. BEAUTIFUL card Marybeth!! Love the DP and you lush poinsettia!! YAY for the rain. We need it too, but I know your state is in a bad way. Stay home and stay safe ;)

  6. This is so perfect as a Christmas card. Love your flower and the background paper. Can you believe all this rain. It's fantastic, even though I had do drive home from the airport in it. Perhaps it rained today because I posted a card with an umbrella?

  7. Wow... You have been busy!!!
    Looks like I joined as a GoogleFriend but forgot to add email notifications... no wonder I'm so far behind on your lovely creations.
    You made me laugh with your 'I swapped it about 12 times' bit... I know that feeling all too well!
    A beautiful creation :)

  8. This is simply stunning, Marybeth! I love the deep burgundy color of the flower on that pretty bg paper. This is just lovely!! So glad you're getting some much needed rain.

  9. from the photo, this beautiful flower looks to have a velvet texture and very pretty on this card!

  10. This is so pretty & elegant - the flower works so well with the papers! Love it!

    Jen xx

  11. Beautiful, Christmassy take on this week's Muse, Marybeth! So glad you joined us!

  12. Such a beautiful Christmas card. The flower is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  13. Beautiful card. I love that it is a different style of Christmas card.

  14. This is gorgeous and the perfect Christmas card ....now why didn't I think of that! and Mary Beth here in Scotland we are always driving in the rain!:) x

  15. This is beautiful, Marybeth ... gorgeous DP and such a lovely rich, dimensional poinsettia with just a touch of gold! Yay for rain ... yuck for accidents ... so ... a great reason to just keep crafting!! Hugs, Anita :)

  16. this is a beautiful card Marybeth!!

  17. oh but I love it! Gorgeous take on it!

  18. Marybeth, this is absolutely beautiful. I love that you turned your card into a Christmas card, you are so creative. I love your sweet velvet flower too, just perfect for your card.

  19. Love your Christmas take on Michele's card.

  20. Oh my...absolutely stunning (you'll hear that from me often; blame placed entirely on you *grin*). A wonderful take on Michele's card...I think poinsettia dies need to join my collection, too!


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