Saturday, September 19, 2015

Nativity Scene Christmas Card

I love Christmas cards! I especially love when they focus on Jesus' birth--the "reason for the season." This border nativity die from Taylored Expressions makes Jesus the focal point of this card. It's such a lovely die, and with a little gold leafing on the star and the wiseman's gift, it makes such a pretty scene.
Our church bought new hymnals recently and let members take home some of the old ones for their homes, so I used one to make some pretty background papers, including the paper on this card. I used Spellbinders Labels 8 to cut out the hymn and Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 for the mat. I tied some twine on the bottom and my A2 Christmas card was done! Quick and easy but elegant, I think.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
We Love 2 Create  - 2W, E1, SIO - #19 Anything Creative / Mixed Media/ Creative (W1 of 2)
Incy Wincy Designs - W, 5E - No Rubber Stamps
A Snowflakes Promise 2W, E3, Must be Christmas/winter themed #5 - Winter or Chritmas Themed (Week 1)
Creative Card Crew 2W - #95 Christmas (week 2)
Cuttlebug Mania W3E - Anything Goes (Week 2) (I used my Cuttlebug to cut out the Taylored Expressions border die)
ABC Christmas Challenge - 2W, Christmas -  'S' is for Silent (Week 1 of 2) I'm hoping the words to the Christmas carol don't really count as they are part of the background paper rather than a sentiment
Crafting for all Seasons - 2W, 3E - #110 Layering It Up (Week 1 of 2 )
Crafty Gals Corner -  W, E2 - #37 Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #51 Always Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - Die Crazy

WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #201 - Anything Goes

Card and Scrap (2W, P1/15) #103 Use Dies
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra (M,P1) Anything goes as long as it is Christmas
Handmade Bliss (M, P1, E3, SIR) Anything Goes with a product they sell (I used a Taylored Expressions die)
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up (M, P1, E3) #9 Anything Goes Optional Theme: Oh! Christmas Tree
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - 2W, E1, Must be Christmas-  (W1 of 2)  - Lots of Layers
Jingle Belles - 2W - must be Christmas - (W2 of 2) - Use Something From Your Stash that's at least a year old and tell what it is (I've had the green cardstock I used for the mat behind the hymn for several years!)
Simply Create Too - 2W - No.94 - (W2 of 2) - Early Holiday Wishes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas W,must be Christmas something beginning with p  (Prince of Peace)


  1. Beautiful card! Love the die cuts! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  2. Love this card! The music background with the fabulous diecuts are great! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

  3. Such an elegant Christmas card. Stunning. Thank you for sharing this with us over at A Snowflakes Promise. Sue DT xx

  4. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  5. A fabulous card Carrie, a lovely design and monochrome........a lovely background papers with a beautiful silhouette nativity scene!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. Beautiful christmascard, and soo well made.
    Thanks sooo much for joining the challenge here at Card and Scrap.

  7. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

  8. Beautiful card! So pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

  9. Great card. Thanks for playing along at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Fiona DT x

  10. love that beautiful silhouette image against the music paper background; what a lovely card! thanks for shopping your (holiday!) stash with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  11. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  12. Love this those dies cuts and the music paper are great. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for All Seasons. Helen DT xx

  13. What a beautiful card! love the nativity scene. Thanks for joining us this month at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. Julie, DT

  14. Gorgeous card, love how you've added the carol. Thanks for sharing with us at 12 months of Christmas link up xxx