I found out today that this card was chosen as last weeks
winner at Merry Monday. Thank you for that honor and Congratulations 
to all the ladies whose cards were chosen for honorable mention. 

This week the theme at Merry Monday is to use a tree on your card.
I had an idea for this one right away. I've been in such a creative slump
lately that I have to tell you, it felt great to have an idea right away
and to have it come together too.

I used a LOT of different supplies for this card. I've got a pile
of supplies that haven't seen the light of day. I've been wanting
to use the celebrate die from Penny Black for a while now. I hadn't
thought about using it on a Christmas card until today. I paired
it with the Jolly & Joyful stamp set from Lil' Inkers to make a
Christmas greeting.

I know I'll be getting lots of use out of that celebrate die - I love
the font!  Reverse Confetti has so many great dies that it's hard to use
just one - so I used three.

I love how all the different products came together on one card.

Update: I just came across a 'mission emboss-ible' challenge that
looks like fun at Jingle belles and since my card uses 3 embossing 
folders I decided to add it to their challenge as well.

from Stampin' Up! unless noted
card stock: whisper white, soft suede, old olive, vellum
dsp: sweet sorbet
stamp set: Jolly & Joyful (Lil' Inkers)
ink: soft suede, peeled paint (Tim Holtz distress ink)
big shot: lucky stars EF, decorative dots EF, pretty print EF,
   celebrations die (Penny Black), branch out (Reverse Confetti),
   mini circle garland pretty panels (Reverse Confetti),
   let it snow (Reverse Confetti)
embellishments: basic pearls, linen thread, sequins (dollar store)

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


Carol said…
Love this Susan, such a fabulous design and layout. Carol x
Notes by Nina said…
Love your card Susan, this layout is fantastic and I love the colours and papers. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.
Lee-Anne said…
Wow! This is gorgeous! I love all the texture on this beauty!
thassos456 said…
Fab card, love the layout and the celebrate die looks great :)
Bonnie said…
Wow, Susan! This card is reason to celebrate! Love all the embossing and the little trees! Another gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!
SmilynStef said…
Love how all of the elements work together ... so glad you joined our Mission EMBOSSible at Jingle Belles.
lauren bergold said…
such a beautiful and elegant holiday card, i really love EVERYTHING about this! thanks for sharing our "EMBOSS-ible dream" at JINGLE BELLES! :)
Kristie Goulet said…
This is so stunning! LOVE it!!!
Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!
This is beautiful, Susan! I love all the textures, layers and colors!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday!
karen h said…
Awesome card - love all the layers and textures!
Nancy Thomas said…
So much to take in - the texture, soothing colors, the different shapes, etc. Beautiful.
Susan Powell said…
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Susan Powell said…
Ladies, thank you ALL for your sweet comments. I appreciate them and you very much!! :)
Susan Joyce said…
Fantastic texture, lovely detail, one gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.