KEEPING CHRISTMAS November 2019 Inspirational Blog Hop!

Hello friends and welcome to the Keeping Christmas Blog Hop!  Christmas is right around the corner and I have started to decorate our home with all the Christmas goodies!  It is always a short time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so much that I want to do and not enough time to get things done.  Doing the Keeping Christmas blog hop has helped me to get some cards and gifts done for Christmas, so thankful for that!

As most of you know Kelly Lunceford is the creator of Keeping Christmas.  Once a month the ladies on the team put together a card or a project to give you some inspiration on the 25th of each month during the blog hop.

I hope you enjoy these cards that I have made.

This first card that I  made uses some stamps and dies from The Greetery (the crimped frame die, frosty flakes stencil, with love at Christmas stamp and die).

The wreath card below is made using Papertrey Ink products ( deck the halls stamp and die, monthly moments journal card 7 die, and silver white winters die).  On this card I placed another wreath made out of silver glitter paper and placed it behind the top wreath just off to the side slightly.

I don't do this often but this time I put foam tape on the back of the monthly moments journal card to add some dimension.  The sentiment is embossed and I added some sequins and a crystal gem.

This next card I used nesting basics rectangle die and the pierced rectangle die, the oval die and the pierced oval die from Papertrey Ink.  This beautiful floral image is from The Greetery ( with love at Christmas).  I lightly brushed on spring rain ink behind the flowers to add depth. The sentiment is embossed and then I added some clear sequins.

Below, I started with the background using distress inks, I blended tumble glass, mermaid lagoon and chipped sapphire. Next I stamped and colored the animals from Hello Bluebird, first snow.  These guys are so sweet! When they were done I placed them and the background together and used some white paint and water mixed and splattered them to look like snow.  The frame is from Mama Elephant called frame tags park avenue and the drifting die is from The Greetery. Once again the sentiment is embossed and then I added sequins.

My last card uses Papertrey Ink products (vintage ornaments II and on the border: splendid snowflakes border die).  The snowflake die is covered in glitter.  The ornaments, sentiment and the snowflakes on the background are all embossed, also adding sequins.

That's all from me today.  You can find more inspiration from the team here:

                                                          Kelly Lunceford (creator)

                                                          Anita Madden

                                                          Broni Holcombe

                                                          Claire Broadwater

                                                          Julee Tilman

                                                          Kim Heggins

                                                          Lori Tecler

                                                          Nance Salkeld

                                                          Nina Forsyth

                                                          Vicki Finger

                                                           Nancy Guse (you are here)

Have a wonderful day!



  1. I love all of these, Nancy! Silver White Winters is one of my all time favorites and I haven't had a chance to use it this year yet. Guess I better get cracking on that! *Ü*


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