Sunday, December 17, 2017

Who doesn't love freebies.....

I do.... And I often get freebie stamps, dies and embossing folders when I buy a magazine.    Today I am sharing the card I made for my team to sign and give to our team leader.  This will be the last Christmas we are all together as a Team as there are changes a foot in our office.  A huge restructure is underway and it seems that our teams (currently 3) will be combined into two and have some newbies as well.  

Anyhoo.... here is what I made using two different freebies from different magazines


The embossing folder was a freebie last Christmas and the holly vine die from last month.  I cut three of the vines and made a bit of a circle wreath   I embossed the background on the cream card and again on a scrap of red so I could fussy cut out the bow.   The sentiment banner was embossed with some Rose Gold powder from Altenew.  The stamp was one I picked up for $4 when I was in Australia in October.   I popped it up with some foam tape.   The main panel is also popped up on foam tape with some washi tape underneath.

I'm entering this into the Pop It Up challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking

I hope your Christmas preparations are going well.  I'm counting down the days till Friday, when my little grandson arrives with his parents.  They are getting in at 6.00am so hubby will go collect them, while I prepare the breakfast.   Friday is also my hubby's last day at work.  He has resigned and is taking a couple of months off before he looks for something else to do.    No more corporate world for him.  Things will be tight for a while, so I've been getting as many supplies as I can while I can afford it.   

Have a great Christmas

11 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

the lovely embossing sets off your pretty wreath beautifully, Dawn!

Arlene said...

I love the wreath you made. Beautiful card.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous Dawn! Love the way you've used the embossing on this. Elegant and gorgeous with it's gold trim. Happy Christmas hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Maxine D said...

A really elegant card Dawn - the gold glitter strip across the bottom really finishes the the card beautifully.
Do hope Hubby enjoys his R & R and that he can find a less stressful job afterwards.
May your Christmas be blessed with love
Maxine

creationsnz said...

A super card dawn, love how you combined the diecuts. All the best for a relaxed Christmas-New Year.

Greta said...

My hubby went through that years ago--learned a lot & things worked out in the end. Hope your hubby finds just the right work--life is too short to not enjoy! What a gorgeous card, Dawn--love the dry embossing & the wreath! I'm enjoying the card you sent--thank you! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Cindy C. said...

You've created a beautiful card indeed! Thanks for linking up to our December challenge at a2z.

foleysfriend said...

Love having you drop back into a2z Scrapbooking, Dawn. Love the card with the added dimensions in your elements. Thanks for joining us at a2z.

sue

Monica Maier said...

This is a beautiful card Dawn! I love the embossed background around the wreath. Thanks for joining us at A2Z this month!

Monika Reeck said...

I love your adorable DIES on this card
the color is stunning
festive and beautiful card Dawn
big hugs
Monika

Char K said...

wow, this is a beauty, thanks for joining in at a2z, Dawn!