Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Jingle Belles - Beautiful Blue Christmas

Isn't this a beautiful inspiration photo?  I wish I was bold enough to have walls that color.  And doesn't the white look so fresh and pristine with it?  Those pops of green are the perfect accents.  Way to go Jingle Belles!  

Here is my rendition.  I got a chance to open up the roll of birch bark wrapping paper that I bought at Pier 1's after Christmas clearance.  I had to laugh when the saleslady said she thought it was the most beautiful gift wrap she had ever seen and she wrapped all her gifts with it.  I didn't dare tell her that no gifts would be wrapped with this roll.  Oh no.  This was to be hoarded to be used on cards and craft projects only.  I loved using it as the background here.  I used a window box die as my mantel and found a menorah stamp in my stash to add to that mantel.  The snowflakes were die cut from royal blue glitter paper.  And the sentiment is another die doubled with silver foil and green cardstock.  I added a couple other pops of green to the mantle for balance because my first version pictured below was a little too bland.   

I tried to take a close up so you could see that the birchbark paper has a texture to it making it all the more yummy.

Okay, time to bop over to the Jingle Belles blog to see all the other lovely blue beauties!


  1. Great use of the inspiration picture!!

    Hugz Tinz

  2. that really is one of the prettiest papers OF ALL TIME and whereas i do sometimes wrap gifts in it, i definitely save/HOARD every single scrap. these are LUSCIOUS cards... you've nailed it this time! thanks for joining our inspo photo fun this fortnight at JINGLE BELLES ♥

    1. I know I should have bought more than one roll, but I wasn't by myself...... if you know what I mean!

  3. Oh, this is beautiful and so peaceful feeling. That birch bark background is lovely, I remember when BG did a paper pack that had some and I think I bought both the 12x12 and two packs of the 6x6. The blue in the inspiration photo is lovely, almost a Wedgewood blue, but it comes across to me as a cold blue, I don't think I would like to live with it. But yes, with the white and the little pops of green, it's beautiful to look at and obviously inspired your card.

  4. You're right, it is a bit cold. Guess that's why it makes such pretty winter cards.


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