KEEPING CHRISTMAS March 2020 Inspirational Blog Hop!

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

                                                                  Vicki Finger

                                                                  Claire Broadwater

                                                                  Lori Tecler

                                                                  Nance Salkeld

                                                                  Nina Forsyth

                                                                  Nancy Guse (you are here)

                                                                  Marybeth Lopez

                                                                  Nancy Penir

                                                                  Carol Hintermeier

For my project today I made 4 cards using the stamps and dies from The Greetery.  First off I used the frosty flakes stencil with pure poppy ink on white cardstock for the background.  I used winter sketches stamp and die to  form a wreath.  At the end of this post I have some pictures and will show you how I made the wreath. Next I die cut two fit to be tied bows and glued them together for some depth. I used white cardstock for the bows and 2 of them are brushed  with aqua mist ink and the other two are brushed with raspberry fizz ink.  All the sentiments are embossed and are from the with love at Christmas stamp set.  Also on each of the bows I placed a single clear sequins.

On the card below, the background is brushed with aqua mist ink and splattered with white paint.  The other two cards I did the same background technique but I cut them in half and joined the opposite ones together.

Above, I die cut 9 (I am going to call them bud pieces) bud pieces and stamped them using cocoa bean, new leaf, pure poppy and raspberry fizz ink.  Then I took one of them and taped the next one to it lining them up in the same pattern/direction for each of them to form the circle.  Below you can see one of them that I turned over and taped.

I hope you all have a wonderful day and stay safe!



  1. Oh my goodness, your cards are absolutely beautiful! I just love the pink and teal colors!

  2. So pretty , I love the soft colours.

  3. Wow, I so adore these! I love the color combo. Those wreaths! Ooooo! Stay healthy and safe! XX

  4. Hi Nancy sorry so late. Oh my gosh you blew me away with these gorgeous cards! I absolutely love how you created the wreathes , brilliant and stunning . You sure got a head start here.
    Prying you and your family stay healthy.

  5. Oh! My! Word! Wow, breathtaking cards, stunning isn’t in it!! Tfs

  6. You are so very nice - not only do you post your gorgeous cards but then show us in detail how you did them - you went the extra mile! So appreciated! Such a creative and wonderful idea!

  7. Nancy, your cards are simply gorgeous! I love every one of them and I love how you made the wreath - thanks for sharing!


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