Dynamic Duos #10

Hard to believe we are already on Challenge #10 at Dynamic Duos!  The color duo this week is Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive.  The closest colors I had were Vineyard Berry & Olive by Close To My Heart.

I really enjoy making Christmas cards and Christmas in July seems to be the going trend at the moment.  The Remarkable Wreath stamp set is not a traditional Christmas stamp set, and can be used for a variety of cards year round. I chose to stamp my leaves in olive to mimic holly and my berries in vineyard berry.

Design Tips-My circles were cut with Circle Stax dies by MFT.  My decorative shapes were cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  For my embossed panel, I ran Vineyard Berry through my Cuttlebug with the Fancy Fan embossing folder.  I then brayered Vineyard Ink over the embossed image to darken the pattern. I layered grosgrain ribbon over the lace trim.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy 
C1473 Remarkable Wreath
D1283 Say It In Style
Retired Christmas Sayings
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5919 Vineyard Berry Cardstock
1245 Olive Cardstock
1273 Desert Sand Cardstock
Z2118 Desert Sand Ink
Z2157 Vineyard Berry Ink
Z2137 Olive Ink
Buttercup Liquid Pearls-Ranger
Lace Trim-American Crafts
Retired Vineyard Berry Ribbon
Glimmer Brad-SU 
Fancy Fan Folder-SU
Circle Stax Dies-MFT

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Include a metal accent
CCEE Stampers -Use 3 circles on your card
DRS Designs - Christmas cards
Hooked on Crafts -Christmas in July
Lollipop Crafts -Christmas in July
Papercraft Star -Embossing  
Sassy Studio Designs -Use something metal
The Squirrel & the Fox -Christmas in July
Through the Craftroom Door -Christmas in July
Totally Stampalicious -Bows and Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure and link up your creation by noon on Thursday (PDT)!


  1. GORGEOUS Christmas card Allisa! Love the embossed background and that wispy wreath is divine!!

  2. Love, love, love how you did your wreath!

  3. beautiful card. Thise colors together are great and the sentiment is perfect

  4. Beautiful Christmas in July card.

  5. Gorgeous card - I love that colour combination and your design is beautiful.

    Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

    Helen x

  6. Great Christmas in July card!
    Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week!

  7. A classy and upscale card - and I love the embossing with the fussy cutting at the bottom. Very rich and detailed !! We were so happy you joined us last week at Papercraft Star, celebrating our 2nd anniversary !!

  8. Very beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us over at the CCEE Stampers blog.

  9. Beautiful card Card, I like the design and the lovely sentiment, Thanks for joining in with us at TTCRD, good luck.
    Kevin xx

  10. Hi I am back again to see your beautiful card and Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft this month, good luck.
    Kevin xx

  11. So pretty, Allisa! Love the layered bow and the way you cut the embossing to create a fun border. Very pretty! :)

  12. This's awesome.............Love the image............thanks for joining us at sassy studios dare to be sassy thursdays!!!!!

    SSD ( DT ).

  13. This's awesome.............Love the image............thanks for joining us at sassy studios dare to be sassy thursdays!!!!!

    SSD ( DT ).

  14. very pretty card so classic

    Thanks for joining us at TTCRD

    TRacey DT

  15. I love how you brayered over the embossed background to give it more depth! Very pretty card!

  16. What a pretty holiday card, the colours are fantastic.


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