Saturday, December 5, 2015


The Christmas season is upon us,
which is why I was so excited to see that Sarah G. selected
the code word JOY for Challenge # 78 at Addicted To CAS.
You can check out the design team cards and join in the challenge HERE.
I fell in love with this Joy Stamp & Cut set from Hero Arts when I first saw it, however
every place I tried to order it said it was out of frustrating.
While I was still moaning and groaning about not being able to get it,
my darling daughter Jennifer found it at and had it sent to me as
a early Christmas gift.  YEA!
Since this is a pretty simple design, I wanted to add some interest by adding dimension,
so I cut the word out of a foam sheet and one out of white sparkle paper.
maybe this will show better what I mean:
That's a lot easier than cutting four or five layers.
The little green holly leaves were cut the same way
using an Impression Obsession die (DIE023-X).
Then I colored the edges of the white foam with a green marker.
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,


  1. Oh wow Doni! the traditional red and green can enever go wrong, Love the simplicity of your card :)

  2. LOVE this design Doni! And your layering adds so much depth ... I have not used foam for that before and it does sound a lot easier than die-cutting several and gluing them together. Thanks! I'm off to try to find that beautiful stamp and die-set! :) xx

  3. Your daughter was so sweet to find this stamp and die set and send it off to you ~ WOW! I've been looking all over for it, too...Thanks :)
    I love this color combo with your CAS design, and the clever way you added dimension to your die cuts! Gorgeous card, Doni!

  4. Squealing with adoration of this card. Right up my street Doni and you've obviously got the same set as me. So crisp clean and classy! Love it. Best wishes for Christmas and 2016. Sarah x

  5. Doni, love your card in traditional colours and 3D sentiment! I am sending you merry Christmas wishes and wishing you a Happy New Year from snow white Moscow! - Hugs, Ksenija

  6. I just LOVE your card! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your creation as one of my Favorite Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at

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