July 24, 2016


I guess I'm still on a little bit of a kick: using the "stained glass" die that I first introduced in THIS POST. 

Since the first several cards I'd made with that die utilized traditional cardstock, I decided to give it a try with Designer Series Paper (DSP) to introduce a little more interest. Of course, since it is still July, I opted for a combination that was a bit Christmas-y in its looks -- CHRISTMAS IN JULY! 

The DSP was a little tougher to work with because it is a thinner paper than the cardstock. It just gave me a bit more grief. 

But, the end result had a quilted-looking stained glass appearance, so I decided my sentiment would reflect this feeling. 

Then, to add to the cozy look, I added a bit of quilted Cherry Cobbler ribbon from a few years back underneath my sentiment. 

Just a side note: I don't know if this is something scientific, or what could cause this phenomenon, but I discovered that, even though the DSP pieces were created with the very same die as the black cardstock base, I found it more difficult to fit the pieces within the black grid. Most of the spaces showed a bit of the white at the edges from the white base underneath. (Notice this in the above photos.) Does anyone have any practical explanation for this?



  1. Another take on the stained glass template? Beautiful! thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

  2. Beautiful Christmas Card Linda! Thanks for linking to A Round Tuit. Hope you have a lovely week!

  3. Thanks for this beautiful reminder of what's to come, it is lovely. We are always happy to see your links in our line up at Celebrate Your Story.

  4. This looks like a fun card! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for crafts, recipes, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  5. Love love love this one. I need to start thinking about what I am going to do for Christmas cards this year. Pnning this for inspiration. Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity