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Joy, Joy, Joy…

Last year I purchased the PTI stamp set Wonderful Words: Joy (and bought the die as well).  I loved the musical notes on the word Joy.  Today is the first time that I have gotten to use it.  As much as I try to get Christmas cards done, I seem to be in the mode of buying Christmas stamp sets rather than actually using them!

I recently came across the Merry Monday challenge.  It is a great way to build up your stash of Christmas cards and I figured that if I played along with that challenge and the Festive Friday challenge, I should have a healthy supply ready for Christmas.  The challenge for Merry Monday this week was to use black, gold and silver.  I spent some time letting those colors roll around in my pea brain until I remembered my joy stamp and die. 3

I used my Stampin’ Up paper brushed gold and brushed silver.  It is absolutely gorgeous paper.  I die cut joy 5 times out of each color and 4 times out of basic black.  I stamped the joy sentiment on PTI white in memento black and then die cut that and stacked it on the 4 black die cuts.  I love this trick of stacking the dies together to add dimension.  I learned this technique quite a while ago and have used it several times. 4

I continued the color requirements in the layers deciding on the brushed gold as the top layer.  I used SU! silver bakers twine that I separated the silver strand from and wrapped around the o in the gold joy.  I opted to cut the natural twine short and leave the silver bits loose.  I added the retired SU! jingle bells to the twine as well. 

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white, SU! brushed gold, brushed silver and basic black.  Ink:  memento black.  Stamp set:  PTI Joy.  Dies:  PTI Joy.  Embellies:  SU! silver twine and retired jingle bells.


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katie Skiff

Beautiful!! ♥ I like the idea of playing to build up a stash, and this could be an easily reproducible card for the holidays!! I'll expect one in the mail.


Love you CAS style card. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Wendy Aungst

So pretty, Jane! Love the JOY diecut in all 3 colors and the added jingle bells! Adorable!! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)


This is so elegant, Jane! Love how you've built up the dies and the separated the twine on the jingle bells! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Linda W

Fabulous CAS design. Linda xx

Lori Turner

Love this CAS design, Jane! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday this week xoxox

Susan Joyce

I like how you incorporated the challenge colours with the joy die cuts and the lovely addition of the bells and separated twine. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.


Oh Jane!! no wonder you received honor for this beautiful card!!


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