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Come and join me in my Creativity Zone where you can enjoy fun and challenging card design ideas that will inspire you to learn new techniques to maximize the use of your craft tools, most especially the Silhouette Cameo machine along with the Silhouette Studio Designer software, and truly enjoy your crafting to the fullest.

All my files are shared for free, ONLY with my blog followers. The files are in Silhouette Studio format. They are for PERSONAL use only and must not be redistributed. You can share by directing people to the link of the project/post on my blog. Thank you for your compliance.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Card 2013

Another good year for efficient time management on my Christmas cards :-). As of this writing (December 14), most cards have already been received by the recipients both locally and abroad. Happy dance!

I ended up using again the same color theme as last year. How can I stay away from these beautiful colors of Christmas? The poinsettia flower was originally meant to be used for last year's Christmas cards but the wreath design won me over. So it was very convenient that the poinsettia pieces were already cut last year. I actually meant to use the Spellbinders poinsettia die but it took a while for my order to get here so I created my own template in Studio. The Spellbinders die is so beautiful that I may end up using it for Christmas next year, perhaps a white poinsettia on an all white card.
Along with my favorite McGill Paper Blossoms stylus set for shaping and manually embossing the poinsettia flower, I used my scoring board for the center vein of each petal. It added a nice dimension on the flower.

The base of the card was done manually with 8.5" x 11" cardstock (for both the red and cream layers), using 2 different Martha Stewart punches and a Sizzix embossing folder (names below). The photos below will give you an idea on the measurement.

For my blog followers who are interested in the poinsettia flower Studio file, just post a comment to request for the file.

For my new blog visitors, I only share my free files with my blog followers. This will hopefully entice you to sign up and enjoy the rest of my free files on every card that I have created.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Cheers,
Ligaya


 
Martha Stewart scoring board, Martha Stewart Branch punch,
McGill Paper Blossoms Stylus Set



Flourish Floral embossing folder from the Sizzix Flourish & Flower Set

8.5" x 11" cardstock cut into 2 pieces

Martha Stewart Deep Edge Floral Vine punch
Martha Stewart Edge Doily Lace punch



We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper Tool 
with 2 rounder sizes, 1/4" and 1/2" (used 1/4")




64 comments:

  1. Gayle, I am certainly a fan of you and your work!! I would love to have the poinsettia file! It looks absolutely perfect, but I would expect no less than that from you. Merry Christmas and thank you for your generosity! Hugs, Patty

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    1. Gayle, I'm so sorry, I forgot to put my email addy in my request.
      hugs, Patty rosetresures@yahoo.com
      Blog Updated on 12-15-13 http://rosetresuresblog.blogspot.com

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  2. Once again you have created another stunning card, they are all just so very beautiful! but even better yet all done and mailed. I am so far behind in my cards that I just might have to head out and buy some. TFS and Merry Christmas to you and your family. Would love to have a copy of the poinsettia file. jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  3. Wow Ninang! The cards are lovely! I can imagine how much time, effort and love you put in embossing each poinsettia flower and leaf! <3

    P.S. We haven't had a chance to see each other in a while. Babawi ako soon! :)

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  4. Hi Gayle I absolutely love the poinsettia it is one of my favourite flowers. Your card again is absolutely beautiful and I would love the chance to use your poinsettia in cards that I make if I may.
    Thank you so much for your kindness in sharing these files. Have a wonderful Christmas 7 all the very best for 2014 when it arrives.
    Thank you. efrewin582@btinternet.com

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  5. What a lovely cards, they are so beautiful. I would love to have the file, thanks for ahre it with your followers
    hugs Linda

    hallokidoki@live.nl

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  6. What a beautiful card. I would love to have the poinsettia file. Happy Holidays to you and your family

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  7. I would love the file
    Great card
    peggy.dannel@comcast.net

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  8. I would love to have this beautiful studio file. The card is stunning!!

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  9. Forgot my email addy: kim(dot)msjmom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. What a beautiful card . I would love the poinsettia file. Thank You for another wonderful file.
    Ann pals@vermontel.net

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  11. Glad to see you are posting again! I would love to have this wonderful file, thanks for making it available to your followers!
    jackieburns99@yahoo.com

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  12. Your cards are Beautiful I hope you don't mind if I copy a few. Last min cards are always hard for me to decide what to do. I would love the file for the poinsettia please. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Kimberly Colson
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  13. Wow! Your card is simply stunning. Makes me feel like such an amateur when making mine. Oh well, practice makes perfect. I'd love to have the poinsettia file. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  14. I was so excited this morning (Dec. 16) when I opened my computer and saw your beautiful post. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous.
    I hope you still have my email address because I would love to have your file for the poinsettia. I am always looking for a perfect poinsettia file and this looks like it.
    I did get the Silhouette Cameo and I am so happy that I did and it is thanks to your encouragement. Your tutorial on the card is so easy to follow. Just love it.
    Myrna
    myrnacochrane@gmail.com

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  15. Gayle your card is lovely,and what a neat trick of using your score board to make the vein in the flowers.I would love to have the studio file.
    Blessings for the Christmas season.
    Jocelan

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  16. This card is stunning! I love the simplicity of it and would love to have it. Thanks so much. You do such great work.
    marlakirby@hotmail.com

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  17. Beautiful card Gayle, I would love the file. Thank you so much for sharing
    Sandy
    sankarl4@yahoo.com

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  18. I love this card. The red against the white background is very striking. The card is very elegant in it's simplicity. And what I really like is the way you arrange the different sizes of the poinsettia in stacks! That never occurred to me.

    Thank you for your generosity.

    Marda

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  19. The card is beautiful and would love to have the file for poinsetta. Jmp10221@att.net

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  20. gorgeous gorgeous card, I would love the file please. cherylchifley@yahoo.com.au

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  21. Fantastic Card as usual.
    Would love the file to make this.
    digikaz112@gmail.com
    Thanks Kaz

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  22. Beautiful card, would like the file to meke this mgonzalez.isa@gmail.com
    Tanks Isabel

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  23. Another beauty of a card. Would appreciate a copy of the file.
    Thanks
    grandmax2ns@gmail.com

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  24. Gayle what a beautiful stylish card, and thank you for the step by step instructions: will definitely be using this next year.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas, and a very Happy New Year.
    Please may I have this lovely file.
    Thank you

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  25. What a dill I am, for got to add email to posting:
    riverlander@gmail.com

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  26. Gayle, your cards are certainly inspirational! I would love the poinsettia cut file.

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  27. You are absolutely correct...you cannot go wrong with those colors! Stunning card as usual - I would love to have the poinsettia file - I can see where it will come in handy! marilee@telus.net

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  28. Another stunning card thank you for sharing!!!! So glad you are ok! sonjanoeth@yahoo.com

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  29. I've been lurking around but haven't commented before. This is a stunning card and glad to see you used the poinsettias you had already cut out. I would love to have the file and follow you via e-mail. myoriah@hotmail.com Thank you for sharing your fabulous card and so freely sharing your files. Merry Christmas!

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  30. Thank you so much for sharing! I am a new follower and am so excited that you are willing to share your flower file! My email is amberndugger@gmail.com. I would love for you to consider subscribing to my blog at www.sweetandinky.com. Thanks so much for all the inspiration! :)

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  31. wordperfectqueen@yahoo.comDecember 23, 2013 at 7:06 AM

    Gale,
    I would love to have your file for your 2013 cards. They are truly beautiful - as always. I do so enjoy your blog and am glad you are back writing on it with tutorials.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New year.

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  32. I really want to make this card next year. I absolutely love it. Thank you so much. janetkuhn72@gmail.com

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  33. i love this card ms. Gayle! i'll be very happy to get the free file. my email is mulan_gbg@yahoo.com. thank you so much for sharing your creativity! happy new year!

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  34. I just received the cameo for a gift. I love it. I make and sell soap and have been making soap boxes. Would really like to try some cards. Question. The embossing do you DIY and or buy embossed paper. DIY is that another machine? Thanks in advance. Also would love to join the silhouette group yahoo. Do u have the link? My email is robinvrn@comcast.net.

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  35. Aloha, Happy New Year!!! Another wonderful Christmas card. Can I request to have a copy of the Poinsettia cut file, please. My email address is jadif@hawaii.rr.com. Salamat po ng marami.

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  36. Another great card. I would like to have the files for this as well please.
    myblingthings@comcast.net - thanks so much, Lori!

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  37. You have the most wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing them with us. I would love to have the cut file for the pointsettia. My e mail is: inpaperheaven@gmail.com
    thank you in advance

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  38. Please can I have the cut file...marilynmurphy28@gmail.com

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  39. I know it is past Christmas but my Aunt is in a nursing home and I take my crafts up to her so I can keep her busy and she keeps talking about making a pointsettia and then I seen your great card and was wondering if I could have your pointsettia cut file. I just love your card.
    Thank you so much Cindy B cmumom@comcast.net

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  40. Such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing. I think I found my Christmas card for next year.
    Sheri Ruben Luv2paint40@yahoo.com

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  41. Beautiful and sweet work Gayle!!!!!! Love it!!!!
    I tell you that following the advice on the blade CB09, I bought it in October, but as in my country mail is not working very well, 1 week ago that the blade came home!!!!
    Still I have not tested, but I wanted to tell you. In Argentina we have a very hot summer, I'm hoping the weather change a bit, so I can be more comfortable to work and not get nervous haha. Thank you very much for all that you teach! BIG HUGS!! adrianavander@gmail.com

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  42. Hi Gail,

    Sorry to be a nuisance you have shared this file with me but my computer crashed and I lost my files. Would you please be so kind as to share it again. Many thanks .....Marilyn marilynmurphy28@gmal.com

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  43. Hi Gayle,
    Just found your site and I'm now a blog follower of yours! I love your poinsettia and would love the file.
    Thanks,
    bbourassa@att-dot-net

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  44. What a beautiful card! I am now a follower, and would love the file for the poinsettia.
    Thank you very much!
    debpait@yahoo.com

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  45. Hi Gayle
    I have just found your site and I am now a follower of your site. As it is now Febuary if I am not to late I would love the Poinsettia file
    Thanking you
    Inagh x
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    nicarra@gmail.com

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  46. Hi Gayle!
    I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to have your poinsettia card file!!! That card is just beautiful, and I'd love to give it a go! Guess it's never too early to start making Christmas cards, right?!
    Thanks so much for your willingness to share your beautiful files with your followers!
    Betsy
    lbrown7@neo.rr.com

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  47. I seem to of been missing some of your blogs.
    my computer crashed and I lost a lot of my stuff.
    I would like a copy of your poinsettia file please, if it is not too late Gayle.

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  48. Love how your cards turned out. Thank you for the poinsettia file. I would love to have it.

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  49. Wow love this card, I have the fern punch, I can improvise on the lace, but I really would love the studio file for the pointsettia. That way I can start now for xmas, I always get busy at the end of the year. Is it too late, or too early ????? for this year.
    Kay
    kay.sturgeon@gmail.com

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  50. Wow. These cards are so beautiful. I love the way you have made the back and front of the card in different colors. So elegant.

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  51. Lovely cards........I would love to have the Silhouette files if it isn't too late to get them

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  52. Forgot my address.......Four11Lady@aol.com

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  53. I love this card! I believe I submitted my email to follow your blog. I would love this file!

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  54. Beautiful card. I would love the poinsettia file thank you.

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  55. I'm sorry I forgot my email for the file it is softballmom17@yahoo.com Thank you.

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  57. Would love the file for this beautiful poinsettia. Thanks. normabetz@sasktel.net

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  58. If I ever received a card as beautiful as yours I'd keep it forever - beautiful work! I would appreciate the file of the poinsettia, thank you Christ - send to StampinDiva@yahoo.com

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  59. Wow - this is stunning. I would appreciate the file for this poinsettia...my goal is to make all my Christmas cards for next year in the next few weeks. Thank you. hookedonstampin@gmail.com

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  60. I hope I'm not too late to get this beautiful poinsettia file! I'm just starting out and can't wait to make this unbelievable card. carolacsews@gmail.com

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  61. Gostaria de receber o arquivo. jeanemoliveira@hotmail.com

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