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Alexandra Renke Holly Branch Die CAS card…

Hi everyone! Glad tidings to you and your kin!  A clean and simple card to share with you today.  I saw a wreath card on Instagram made up like this so I had to try it!

I used the beautiful, elegant Alexandra Renke Holly Branch die and beautiful Memory Box stamps for the sentiments inside and out.

I die cut the holly branch three times, glued them together.  I think I colored the top one before I glued together.  I don’t know that it’d matter.

My pictures aren’t the greatest, I didn’t have time to set up like normal but I wanted to share anyway.

I colored the berries with Copic Sketch Markers R24, 29 and 89.  The little dot is in the die and I just put a dot of white gel pen on it.

I heat embossed the sentiment in Ranger Detail Gold Embossing powder on a strip of red cardstock and die cut it with the long narrow die from the Birch Press Design Contempo Christmas set.

An A2 size card…

Thank you for stopping by today!  I always appreciate your visits and I want to wish you a blessed Christmas. So much to be thankful for.

I just remembered I might be back with the cards I made for the grandkids!  We’ll see how pictures go!  Down to the wire and I haven’t started wrapping yet!  eep!


Here’s the die and stamp I used!  Click on the letters below the image to see…

Alexandra Renke craft dies – Holly…
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Memory Box – CL5273D Festive…
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Birch Press Design – 8162 Contempo…
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Memory Box – CL5274 Yuletide Moments
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Copic Sketch Markers and Sets
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A Sweet Alexandra Renke Children Pair Valentine…

Hi everyone! Hope your February is full of red cardstock, dies, stamps and papercrafting stuff! lol  I purchased two packs of this Be Loved pattern paper a year ago or was it two years and I’m still on the first pack!  EEK!  Hey, the 2nd pack might be vintage someday! hehe

It worked up so cute with this sweet die from Alexandra Renke called ‘Children Pair’.  It was hard to type that because that is not how I would title something! lol

Cindy at has an amazing selection of Alexandra Renke dies, papers and washi tape… oh I love them ALL!   If you haven’t already ‘window’ shopped there, you NEED to!  ❤

I die cut three of the kids and glued them together.

Did any of you see the new product that’s coming out in March?  It’s called a glue sponge!!!  Well, I couldn’t wait and had to try it myself. I know, you’re not surprised.  I will buy the ‘real’ thing too.  Anyway, I used one of the small snap type, airtight, lunch box containers and a sponge.  I wet the sponge with our RO filtered water, squeezed it out really good, then applied a few coats of PVA glue that Cindy carries in her store HERE and I love this glue.  It didn’t take near as much as I thought it would!

Yesterday two of our grandsons were making Valentines here and wow did it work slick for gluing small hearts to their cards. Good for their motor skills using a tweezers too. lol  I can’t wait to use it for more intricate dies!  YAY for tools!

Heart die HERE.

A super simple flat Valentine but sweet as can be!  Hope I inspired you to dig into that pattern paper stash and see what you can come up with!

Linking my card to the Card Concept Challenge Blog