Sunday, March 21, 2021

Card Making...and a 1..and a 2...and a 3...


Cute Card Thursday- Spring Fever

I have to come up with better titles, but I always sucked at that when I took creative writing. I had bits and pieces lying around so I took my stamp of these birdies, stamped them in silver and heat embossed them with a blue and silver embossing powder. I had this frame lying around for ages which I just sponged with various colours in distress ink. I took my yellow cardstock and ran it through the cuddlebug sandwiched between the embossing folder that has flowers all over it. I stuck them all in place with using various cardstock as you can see. I added the "Best Wishes" in gold sticker with some gems on each side. I have 2 different sized flower punches which I glued in place and placed 2 gems into the centre. Happy Spring!!

Color Throwdown- dark green, bright green, gold, white-

Christmas Card Throwdown-Slimline Card-

I have been on a green kick lately, maybe because of St. Patrick's Day but I had this image in my mind when I saw the colour combo over at Color Throwdown. I took my star and ornament die cuts and placed them on the sizzex machine on top of dark green paper, cutting side down, rolled it through the machine and...voila! I glued it down(not so voila) on gold sparkly paper and cut around the image. Now comes the cuddlebug machine where I rolled the lighter green paper through, sandwiched between the snowflake folder. I layered it between white pearl paper and dark green and adhered them all together. I decided to actual make bows, at which I suck at, and glued them on top of the ornaments..oh and the ornaments look 3D because I used pop up dots on them. I took my letter stickers to make the French Christmas saying and there she is. 

Winter Wonderland-Trees

CHNC-Inspired by a Christmas song/Carol...I thought of "O Tannenbaum"

I had cut out a green, shiny tree over a year ago with this shiny paper and it was lounging around like a deadbeat in my craft room so I finally kicked its ass to be of some use. I glued a dark green backing to it and added a gold border sticker to the edge (to hide a mishap I did). I used the same tree diecut to cut it out of the red cardstock using my sizzex and adhered it on top using pop-up dots. I had some sparkly gold cardstock lying around so I cut it out to make it look like some glittering ground. I added the sticker saying, star border and star stickers to complete the look. Finally, I took out my stickles and added the tiny dots on the trees. 

There ya have it! 


  1. Three lovely cards Birgit...and 2 of them Christmas...great to get ahead...loving the second card...just stunning!....take care xxxx

  2. Hi, Birgit!

    Whenever you draw a blank and can't think of a title, do what Shady does and go with "Swedish Bikini Team." It's an attention grabber.

    I'm glad you're on a green kick because green has always been my favorite and signature color. I love the shades of green you used in this selection of cards. My favorite is the last card. I remember singing "O Tannenbaum" in German in high school chorus.

    Have a wonderful week, dear friend Birgit!

  3. Your cards are gorgeous Birgit, beautifully designed and great images and colours, I especially love the 3rd one, I love trees, and your colours here are so bright and cheery, Kate x

  4. I'm terrible at titles, too. Mondays especially. But today's works. I can't pick a favorite card today. They're all great.

  5. This is so lovely and very effective.
    Thank you for joining the Christmas Card Throwdown, hope to see you again in our new challenge as well :-)
    Majda DT

  6. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at the Winter Wonderland Christmas challenge, we hope you can join us again soon - Janice DT Lovely card.