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A Christmas Baby Card

The test I have been dreading studying for weeks is over. Sorry if I have been absent from commenting lately, but that test was really weighting on me. I don't know if I did good or bad because I did a lot of guessing between two answers that looked right. I find out in 7 to 14 days.

On to my card. Few gifts are as wonderful as a baby on the way! My niece Wendy is expecting soon so I thought it would be fun to make her Christmas card with a baby theme. This week's Squigglefly challenge is to use Christmas paper, ribbon, or image on your card. I took this challenge literally and used my Christmas wrapping paper on my card (that kraft colored paper with the red images and writing on it).

My images are from Fawn Palmer (Onesies Set) and Elizabeta Kushner (Christmas Poinsettia). Both of these great images are available at Squigglefly along with a bunch of other adorable baby images, Christmas images, and fantastic sentiments (the sentiment I used is from the Onesies Set). Speaking of sentiments, Squigglefly decided a few months ago to increase its focus on sentiments so if you need one, you need to check out the store.


I hope you will join is in the challenge - the prizes are wonderful and we would so love to see your creations!

Hugz!

Supplies:
Dies: Sizzix Tag, Tim Holtz Snowflakes, Spellbinders Oval Scallop
Paper: The Paper Studio (Kraft and Gold Glitter), SU! Red Riding Hood Red Cardstock, Wrapping Paper
Ink: Tim Holtz
Other: SU! Seam Binding in Riding Hood Red

Comments

  1. Oh wow how stunning is and so unusual. The gold and rich red really gives it a wonderful royal feel.
    Holding thumbs for the test results.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  2. I'm betting you got a perfect score! Wonderful card, love the gorgeous poinsettia!

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  3. What a great card - I'm sure your niece will love it too. Love the colors and the glitter.

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  4. What a wonderful card for your niece....love the idea of the wrapping paper and that wonderful glitter paper, too.
    Oh, there's nothing more wonderful than a new baby. The onesie is so adorable.

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  5. What a fabulous idea to used the, soon to arrive, baby in your niece's Christmas card. I love every part in this card. I'm sure she will also. Enjoy your day.

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  6. Love the gold glitter on the card - one of my favorites for Christmas. Yeah for the test being over!!

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  7. WOW! Such a gorgeous design!! Love the poinsettia and the gold glittery accents here!! Very lovely! HUGS :)

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  8. What a beautiful card. I love how you used the onsie and the poinsettia together. That is a fabulous sentiment, too.
    Glad your test is behind you. Have a great week. Hugs.

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  9. This is so gorgeous Nancy, I like the image the colours and the ribbon, I hope you have done well with the test.
    Kevin xx

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  10. Nancy,
    What a wonderful idea to combine the two occasions and your card is absolutely gorgeous! Your niece will most certainly love this card.

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  11. What could be more stunning and elegant than combining a deep red and gold - beautiful!!

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  12. what a lovely card Nancy!! Glad the test is over for you, such a relief, I am sure!!

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  13. Now this is really sweet. How cute and so thoughtful of you to incorporate the baby theme. After all, aren't we celebrating the birth of "baby" Jesus!!! Hope your test went well!!!! And who gives test so close to Christmas anyway. Don't us women have enough stress.....lol
    Bear Hugs,
    Carol

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  14. This is a gorgeous card, the red and gold looks stunning and I love your die cut details.
    I hope you have done well in the test.
    I'm sorry I haven't visited for a while but I've been rather poorly, I'm on the mend now so hopefully things will get back to normal soon.
    Pauline
    x

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  15. Gorgeous card-love your papers and coloring!

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  16. Nancy, this is so creative and clever! I love how you combined the onesie with the poinsettia! The gold layer mixed with the kraft and red paper is a gorgeous combination!

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  17. Very clever combo of images for a December baby! Pretty!

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  18. This is so very pretty, Nancy!! I love that little red onesie and the pretty poinsettia. Great idea for a holiday card!

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  19. so stunning nancy.totally adorable image and i love your design and fabulous rich colours :D

    xx coops xx

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  20. Sure to be treasured by your niece! Love the unexpected red onesie on here. Its a unique and personal Christmas card!

    Thank you for my thinking of you card! So sweet of you. Hope all is well in your camp. :) hugz!

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