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Thu 26

Holiday Release Blog Blitz Begins
by Jeanne Jachna


It's Christmas in July as we kick off our Holiday Release blog blitz!  Our blog blitz is a time we set aside to show you projects with the latest dies, and better yet.. we offer you a chance to win some for yourself! 
I love non traditional colors for the holidays.  The unexpected colors  are a stand out and a fun twist from the conventional.  I started by cutting the Atessa Collage from light pink card stock.  I layered it over a fuchsia card stock allowing the rich dark color to peek through the die cut openings and around the outer edges.  I usually set an acrylic block over my die cuts to help them stay flat and dry in place. The clear block allows me to keep making - deciding what die cut to put where - since the base is still visible.

A bit of tape on the reverse side of the mittens holds the red inlay hearts and twine to connect the mittens in place.

I  repeated the colors of the mittens (red and aqua) in the "Merry" die cut sentiment.   Repeating colors always helps coordinate your design.
 I embellished the card with snowflakes (also from the new release) called Linked Snowflake Trio.  I added some jewels to the snowflake centers and scattered a few more for  sparkle.

I always use a stencil brush to sweep away the little bits of debris left when die cutting.  I'm smitten with this 5/8" Crafters Choice from Royal & Langnickel (only $2.50 at Joann).
And now the part you've been waiting for.. the prize on this post is the Pinpoint  Heart Mittens die.

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from July 26-August 4. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST August 6 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 9. Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25  x 5.5"




Smitten with your pretty projects! Love the pop of fuchsia color and those mittens, too cute!

Love that collage die. This is so pretty, modern and fresh in pink and blue. Hugz

This is stunning, Jeanne! The colors are in such contrast to one another, but truly look amazing together! I have the Atessa die cut also and love how you've used it! Everything coordinates perfectly. Great helpful tips too!

What a gorgeous, contemporary colour palette, Jeanne ... and such a beautifully detailed design ... those mittens are simply adorable as the stars of the show! Anita :)

Love your color choices for the non traditional card. Adorable!

Morning Jeanne, I'm in love with these mittens, the heart in the middle is fantastic, they are so so cute. I really need this Royal and Langnickel brush it looks 'ideal'.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Love your colors with the quilted patter underneath. The snowflakes set the season but this could be used Year round. TFS.

What a great card. I love the background and non traditional colors!

I love non-traditional colors for Christmas, too. The mittens are adorable and I love the atessa collage you used as well. Beautiful card.

Wow, just fantastic, Jeanne! I LOVE pink for Christmas!
The background die and those mittens have ny full attention!!

Nice card!

I love this card. I like to use unusual colours for Christmas too. Great design. Thanks for sharing.

Love your card design and the bright cheery colors you've chosen...hard to imagine Winter is just around the corner. There is a lot of stitching detail in this release and these mittens are so adorable! Can't wait to see more in the coming days!

Love the aqua against
the pink/red. Darling card. Won't be long and we'll need
mittens again. thanks for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cute card love the little mittens.

Que hermosura ojalá tenga suerte y me pueda ganar un Die son lo Máximo.

Really like the non traditional colours on a Christmas card. A nice change from the usual gold, green and red. Beautiful card, too!

I love everything about this sweet card from the darling little mittens to the collage style background and of course, you unique and refreshing color palette. Lovely in every way!

I am liking those Mittens very much - lovely layout there Jeanne - TFS

Beautiful card. Love the Mittens. The colors are so pretty with the snowflakes and the jewels.

Even though it's way too toasty here I love looking at Dave's new winter line. Yum

So excited to see the holiday release! Love these adorable mittens! What a cute card! Pretty snowflakes and collage background too!

You have given us lots to try, and great instructions and hints to follow in making this card. The mitten die is one of the cutest I have seen, and I would love to win it. Thanks for a chance.

I TOO LOVE non-traditional colors for Christmas, Jeanne! Your card looks LOVELY! LOVE those little mittens! AND the Ateesa Collage Die is a WONDERFUL background!PRETTY,DELICATE snowflakes & a SCRIPTY "Merry Christmas!" ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!! Is this your start of Christmas Cards this year???? ;) SUPER JOB!!!!

the new Poppystamp holiday release is definitely getting me in the mood for winter. Love your card and the "untraditional" color scheme!

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