Christmas Swag

Have you been enjoying the fabulous projects so far on the Holiday Blog Blitz? I'm adding my project to this holiday extravaganza with a card featuring two of the new release dies.  Pine Boughs and Fancy Merry Christmas.

Sue McRae Christmas Swag

When I saw the Pine Boughs Dies I immediately thought of making a Christmas swag on my card front, kind of like the one I hang on my front door.

I die cut a bunch of pine boughs in two different shades of green and used a sponge dauber to apply Versamark  ink to parts of the needles.  I then added gold embossing powder and zapped it with the heat gun.

Sue McRae Christmas Swag Closeup

I layered the embossed boughs with plain ones and added a red bow with long tails.  Keeping with the traditional green and red theme, I added a red sentiment and layered this onto a red card base. Oh, and I forgot to mention that I splattered my white card stock with gold paint.

Sue McRae Holiday Blitz Christmas Swag

Would you like a chance to win the Pine Boughs dies?  Just leave me a comment and you'll be entered into the draw. 

Make sure to stop by every day for some more holiday inspiration and a chance to win another prize!

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I would love to get a Christmas card like this. It is so pretty. Great idea to put gold embossing powder on the tips. So festive.

What a fun design and such a beautiful card!

Beautiful card!! loe the merry christmas die. Thanks for sharing!

What a fresh, outdoorsy feel! Your pine boughs remind me of taking a walk in the woods - just right for these snowy days. Thanks.

Wow, so pretty! Love the touch of gold!

Great idea with the touch of gold. Also love the splatter on the card.

que bello luce tu card y con un solo suaje hiciste maravillas.

Beautiful card

I love what you did with gold embossing on the pine needles! Very cute!

Great card! I love the gold touches.

What a lovely design!!! I love your card!!!

I looooove the 'merry christmas' font and I looooove the touches of gold! The splatter of gold paint and the ribbon are perfect touches!


This pine bough dieis so versatile.

Very festive - love it!

Wow this card is amazing. I love love the use of the boughs and the gold is a great pop of add color.

Very colorful and festive card

What a gorgeous swag...love the gold tipped edges.

LOVE this fabuliscious card!! Those pine boughs are gorgeous with the touch of gold embossing!!! I got happy shivers looking at this card!! TFS!

GORGEOUS card - LOVE the gold-tipped Pine Broughs, LOVE the FANCY font of Merry Christmas - a really ELEGANT DESIGN!!!
I have to confess that I'm pretty new to the world of die cutting, thoroughly enjoying the wonders of dies, EXCITED at how much FUN they can be and really looking forward to my Christmas card creating this year => THANK YOU for the CREATIVE INSPIRATION and the chance to win some CRAFTY AWESOMENESS :)

love this pine dies! They seem very usefull for christmascards.
I think they'd be lovely with inca gold also!
Another item for my wishlist, so also the merry christmasdie you used!

My gosh this is gorgeous! I love those gold dipped boughs!

Its very beautiful card :)

OMG!! love it!! this card is so elegant!

so lovely Sue!!

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