Hello and welcome to the Keeping Christmas Blog Hop!  It is the 25th of the month and that means different designers share different ideas, techniques or projects to help you get a head start on your holiday cards and tags for the coming Christmas.  All of the designers have projects to share with you today and we will start with Kelly Lunceford who is the creator of Keeping Christmas.

                                                            Kelly Lunceford (creator)

                                                            Vicki Finger

                                                            Claire Broadwater

                                                            Lori Tecler

                                                            Nance Salkeld

                                                            Nina Forsyth

                                                            Nancy Guse ( you are here)

                                                            Marybeth Lopez

                                                            Nancy Penir

                                                            Carol Hintermeier

I decided to start with the frosty flake stencil by The Greetery, using two different colors of ink, for each card, blueberry sky and hawaiian shores.  On the rest of the cards I did a different layout but used the same products and colors.

Winter Woods by Papertrey is where this cardinal came from.  I stamped him using pure poppy ink and versafine black ink with clear embossing powder.  I die cut two birds and put foam tape between them for some dimension. The next picture down you will be able to see both of the layers.

The pine needles and pine cones are made using Botani cuts pine bough die from the Greetery.  I ink blended them using classic kraft, cocoa bean, ripe avocado, simply chartreuse and new leaf ink. The sentiment is stamped in versafine black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder using the stamp set from Tree Trimmings by The Greetery.  I took white kraft paint and mixed it with water and splattered it on my cards for a snowy effect.  The last bling was some sequins in different sizes.

One last look at both cards.  I hope you all find some inspiration today to create!  Enjoy the Keeping Christmas Blog Hop!

Take care and I will see you next month!



  1. Anything from The Greetery is beautiful and I haven't played enough with those dies! I definitely need to paly more with them as these cards are gorgeous!

  2. Such beautiful cards! Absolutely stunning!

  3. Oh my, such beautiful cards, Nancy! I love the blues and pinks together! XX

  4. Beautiful Christmas cards Nancy! Love the pine branch and the sweet bird. Loving the pink bird !

  5. So pretty. I love the wintry scene you have created.


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