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Monday, December 19, 2016

CIE Celebrate!

Hi, everyone! Happy Cards in Envy Monday!

Our theme these next few weeks is "Celebrate." I chose to make a Shari-Carroll-inspired holiday card that I will be sending to a dear friend.

Strathmore watercolor paper, spattered in Distress Ink hickory smoke and evergreen bough
Stampin' Up! vellum; Doodlebug Design Polar Pals dp; stash gray
SU festival of trees images; SU good greetings sentiment
images and sentiment heat embossed with Versamark and Stampin' Up! white powder
Really Reasonable Ribbon silver thread; Lucy's Things Antique Christmas sequins
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Zots glue dots; Ranger multi medium; Recollections foam squares

Because this is a CIE card, I limited my pop ups to one layer. The main tag portion is popped up. And, there are pop ups on either side of the top banner. However, the center of the banner is taped to the top of the tag. I'm going to lay a 4.24" by 5.5" piece of paper, folded in half, over the top of the card to mail it in a standard envelope.

'Tis the season for lots of celebrations! So, we hope you'll share your favorite holiday celebration with us over at Cards in Envy. In the meantime, think I'll link this little card up at CASual Fridays.  :)

Happy Holidays!


  1. This is just beautiful Sybrina! Love the white embossing on the vellum fishtail banner!

  2. Love the colors on this, Sybrina! And the vellum on top of the banner is perfect!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  3. Hi Sybrina! This is such a gorgeous elegant card! Love the vellum. Have a Merry Christmas.

  4. Such a beautiful card! I love the colors with the added silver thread. And what a perfect card design to show off the lovely tree! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

  5. Hi Sybrina! Just stopping by to wish all my teamies a Merry Christmas! Your card is stunning; I'm printing it for inspiration!! Hugs!

  6. Beautiful! Love the embossing with the vellum! Thank you so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. Hi Sybrina! This card is so soft and pretty and I'm lovin' how you wrapped the silver thread around the tag! I hope your Christmas was wonderful and want to wish you and hubby a very Happy New Year!

  8. Such an elegant card. Apart from the colour combo and general layout, I love how you wrapped the silver thread around the tag. Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2017!