Thursday, August 26, 2021

Sneak Peek: Pristine Poinsettia, Winter Greenery & Lacy Snowflake Dies

Hello and welcome to day 5 of our 2021 Holiday Peek Week!  Each morning this week I am showcasing cards using our newest fall & winter collections which will begin shipping on August 27th.

Today I am sharing three new standalone dies for the holidays called Pristine PoinsettiaWinter Greenery and Lacy Snowflakes. I had so much fun using these three dies and I'm super excited to finally share my cards using them!

Card No. 1: My first card combines our new Pristine Poinsettia Dies with a couple of the dies from our Winter Greenery Dies set. I go more into detail about how I assembled these poinsettia flowers near the bottom of my post today, but when layering three layered sets together this die creates a finished flower that is 2.5" wide in size. For these poinsettias I arranged our Red Zircon Jewels in the center using the largest size in the center and a set of smaller jewels around the perimeter which I adhered with a strong liquid adhesive.
 

For this card I started with a red checked print from our All Is Bright Paper pack for my background. I then cut our Scalloped Oval Mat 2 Dies from black cardstock and cut out the center using our Stitched Oval 2 Dies. I then backed the opening with our Frilly Frames Quatrefoil Dies background cut from grey cardstock and a second oval using our Scalloped Oval Mat 1 Dies cut from white cardstock. I completed my card using our Season's Greetings Stamps for my greeting, stamping it using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink.
Sunny Studio Holiday Christmas Card (using Season's Greetings Stamps, Pristine Poinsettia, Winter Greenery, Scalloped Oval Mat 2, Stitched Oval & Frilly Frames Quatrefoil Dies, All Is Bright Paper)


Card No. 2:
 For my next card I utilized the same Pristine Poinsettia Dies and Winter Greenery Dies, but this time I used two different leaf dies from the set. For my flower center I used an old Queen & Co. Goosebumps jewel from my stash. My bold striped background was created by cutting 3/4" wide strips from Black and white cardstock which I then taped together on the back side with Scotch tape before running it through my die-cutting machine with our Stitched Rectangle Dies. I then mounted them onto a red stock panel to match my poinsettia and stamped my "joy to the world" sentiment using our Festive Greetings Stamps. This card came together really quickly, but I love the bold impact!
Sunny Studio Joy To The World Classy Black & White Striped Holiday Christmas Card (using Festive Greetings Stamps, Pristine Poinsettia, Winter Greenery & Stitched Rectangle Dies)


Card No. 3: For this card featuring our new Pristine Poinsettia Dies and Winter Greenery Dies, I paired them with a green checked patterned paper from our All is Bright Paper pack. For my greeting I turned to our Inside Greetings Christmas Stamps, stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink onto a cutout cut from white cardstock using our Scalloped Oval Mat 1 DiesI then used our Stitched Oval 2 Dies to cut a red gingham mat behind my sentiment using our Classic Gingham Paper. As final finishing touches, I added some Ruby Red Pearls in the center of my poinsettia flower and scattered a few random Iridescent Clear Jewels on my card background.

Sunny Studio Holiday Card (using Inside Greetings Christmas Stamps, All Is Bright Paper, Classic Gingham Paper, Pristine Poinsettia, Winter Greenery, Stitched Oval 2 & Scalloped Oval Mat 1 Dies)

Card No. 4: For my next card I thought I would switch gears and go soft and sweet with a pink Pristine Poinsettia card. I was a bit limited for some of my cardstock colors so I was able to expand my choices by inking up some of the layers using distress inks prior to assembly. When I was done I added some green pearls to the center using our Iridescent Pearls and added some sparkle to the completed flower using Ranger Stardust Stickles.

For the rest of my card I used our Frilly Frames Quatrefoil Dies for the background, Striped paper from our Sleek Stripes Paper pack and a heat embossed sentiment from our Retro Ornaments Stamps. For the rest of my floral grouping, I stamped the layered pinecones from our Christmas Trimming Stamps onto kraft colored cardstock and used more of the vines and sprigs from our Winter Greenery Dies.

Sunny Studio Pink Christmas Card (using Pristine Poinsetta, Winter Greenery, Frilly Frames Quatrefoil Dies, Retro Ornaments Stamps & Sleek Stripes Paper)

Card No. 5: For my last Winter Greenery card showcase the holly and berries, I started by stamping the tree branches from our Christmas Trimmings Stamps, Classy Christmas Stamps and Holiday Style Stamps with clear VersaMark Ink onto black cardstock and then heat embossed them using Ranger's Leaf Green & Fern Green embossing powders by Wendy Vecchi. I first sprinkled the darker color near the center and dumping that portion back into the container before sprinkling the tips with the lighter color. I like the small variation it gave my grouping.

I trimmed down my card panel using stitched rectangle from our Frilly Frame Retro Petals Dies and then mounted them onto a larger red cardstock panel sized 4.25" x 5.5". My sentiment was a combination of stamps from our Christmas Trimming Stamps and Merry Mice Stamps which I heat embossed using Ranger's Red Geranium embossing powder. I am such a fan of Ranger's colored opaque embossing powders. They heat up so smoothly with beautiful bold results!  As a final touch, I went back with my Sharpie White Extra Fine Point Pain Pen to add my dots to the background.

Sunny Studio Holly Card (using Winter Greenery Dies, Holiday Style, Christmas Trimmings & Classy Christmas Stamps)

Card No. 6: I have one last Pristine Poinsettia card to share. I realized when nearly all my cards were done that I failed to use one of my favorite patterned papers from the new All Is Bright Paper pack. For this card I used a sketch by Page Maps that Scrapbooks & Cards Today is sharing on their website right now. I was able to cut out all my rectangles and pennants using the dies from our Stitched Rectangle Dies, shortening the poinsettia background slightly to make room for my sentiment by running the die through my machine a second time. I tied a red gingham bow using some American Crafts ribbon and stamped my sentiment using a greeting from our Holiday Style Stamps. Lastly, I added the Ruby Red Pearls to the center of my poinsettia flower.
Sunny Studio: Wishing You Joy Christmas Card (using Pristine Poinsettia Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, All Is Bright Paper & Holiday Style Stamps)

Card No. 7: Switching gears, my next card showcases our new Lacy Snowflake Dies with a bold, modern design. I used the three snowflake designs from the set to create a background pattern on black cardstock. When I was done I stamped the over-sized greeting from our Deck the Halls Stamps onto our Stitched Oval Dies and mounted them onto a die from our new Scalloped Oval Mat 1 Dies. At this point I was feeling my sentiment was looking a little dwarfed in the center of my card, but I didn't want to cover more of my snowflake background that I had worked so hard on. To compromise I die-cut our Stitched Oval 2 Dies from vellum to give my sentiment more weight and prominence, but I like how the translucent quality still allows me to see those snowflakes down below.Sunny Studio Holly Jolly Christmas Colorful Snowflake Card with Black Background (using Deck The Halls Stamps, Lacy Snowflakes, Scalloped Oval Mat 1 & Stitched Oval 2 Dies)

Card No. 8: For this card I started by creating a 4.5" stitched square using the middle rectangle from our Stitched Rectangle Dies. I used the long side of the die to create the width of my square and then elongated it by hanging the edge of the die off my cutting plate when running the die through my die-cutting machine. This allowed me to not cut one edge so that I could then flip the die over and cut the other half of my square using the same method. I then mounted it onto a piece of checked paper from our Gingham Pastels Paper pack which I had cut down to 4.75" square.

To create my wreath I used our Lacy Snowflakes Die cut from 5 different shades of pink, lilac and aqua cardstock to add up to a total of 15 snowflakes. I lightly traced around a 3" circle die on the back of my die-cut square and then used a light box to see through the cardstock for my snowflake placement. I could have just as easily traced it on the front and erased it later, but that can sometimes get messy with intricate dies and lots of glue so I thought I would try this option instead and it actually worked really nice. I tried my best to form visual triangles with each of the five colors so that they were all evenly space around my circle. I then picked them up one at a time and carefully added some glue to the backs using my Zig Glue Pen and adhered them one by one.
To embellish the center of my snowflakes I used Ranger's multi-matte medium to adhere our Pink Spinel Jewels, Lavender Quartz Jewels and Aquamarine Jewels. This adhesive dries as the name would indicate with a clear matte finish so if a little gets somewhere it shouldn't then it won't leave a glossy shine to draw attention to it later.  

For my greeting I stamped the "Happy New Year" sentiment first with dye ink using our Season's Greetings Stamps and then a second time with clear 
VersaMark Ink so that I could heat emboss using some clear glitter embossing powder for extra sparkle. I then cut my Scotch Foam Tape into thin strips and removed the paper backing before adhering them so that I could bend and mold the tape to match the curve of my letters, while keeping all the little pieces hidden.Sunny Studio Winter Wreath Happy New Year Holiday Card (using Lacy Snowflakes Die, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Season's Greetings Stamps & Gingham Pastels Paper)

Card No. 9: For my last card of the day using the new Lacy Snowflakes Die I returned to my favorite red and white color scheme. In addition to cutting two of each of the lacy snowflakes from white cardstock, I also cut out a few of the snowflakes and "winter wishes" greeting from our Layered Snowflake Frame Dies to add to the mix. Before adhering anything I visually arranged them on my red cardstock panel, leaving a tiny room between them for some smaller snowflakes from our Deck The Halls Stamps which I stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed using Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder. After everything was adhered I added some white dots using my favorite Sharpie White Extra Fine Paint Pen and some White Pearls to the center of some of the snowflakes.
Sunny Studio Red & White Winter Wishes Holiday Christmas Card (using Lacy Snowflakes Die, Layered Snowflake Frame Dies & Deck The Halls Stamps)

Pristine Poinsettia Assembly: I die-cut and assembled a number of poinsettias all in one sitting using cardstock scraps I had in my stash which I store in Ziploc gallon sized freezer bags by color. When sorting through my cardstock scraps I had enough paper to create six flowers that leaned peachy-red and six that leaned pinkish-red for the lightest layers. 

To keep my petals from falling apart, I used a strong paper piercer and a foam mat to pierce through all 9 layers and a small brad of a similar color to strongly hold all the petals together and still give me the opportunity to not fully glue all 9 petals down my card to give them a more realistic look. After closing the brad, I positioned them over a self healing mat and then took a small craft hammer to them so that the brad head would completely flatten out so that I could apply other embellishments over the center without the brads getting in the way.

Sunny Studio Stamps Blog: Examples of Layered Flowers using Pristine Poinsettia Metal Cutting Dies)

To help you line up our layered stamps like a pro I've created a special layering guide (you can click on the photo below to view it larger). The guide shows the stamps starting with the lightest ink color, working towards the darkest, but sometimes I find it easier to start backwards. They both work depending on what your preference is.  The black outline indicates where that layer touches the previously stamped layer.  :)
Sunny Studio Stamps Blog: Pristine Poinsettia Layered Metal Cutting Dies Layering Guide

That wraps up today's sneak peeks. I'm so happy you spent part of your day with me today. I read all your comments and they mean so much!  I'd love to give a $25 gift code to one lucky winner using the rafflecopter below.  Make sure to come back tomorrow for one last set of sneak peeks & another prize, plus there's still time to hop along with our 6th birthday blog hop HERE where you could potentially win one of twelve prizes. The contests run through Friday, August 27th at Midnight PST with winners announced here on Sunday, August 29th. :)

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Here's a closer look at the our new Pristine Poinsettia Dies, Winter Greenery Dies and Lacy Snowflake Dies used today (which are available for pre-order as part of our birthday festivities and will begin shipping on August 27th):

Sunny Studio Stamps: Pristine Poinsettia Layered Flower Metal Cutting DiesSunny Studio Stamps: Winter Greenery Holly, Berries, Sprigs, Vines & Leaves Metal Cutting Dies 

Sunny Studio Stamps: Lacy Snowflake Set of 3 Winter Metal Cutting Dies

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Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used:

Holiday Style Stamps
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Stitched Rectangle Dies
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Deck The Halls Stamps
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Versafine Onyx Black Ink
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Classic Gingham 6x6 Paper
Classic Gingham 6x6 Paper
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Christmas Trimmings Stamps
Christmas Trimmings Stamps
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Christmas Trimmings Dies
Christmas Trimmings Dies
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Stitched Oval Dies
Stitched Oval Dies
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Frilly Frames Retro Petals Dies
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Season's Greetings Stamps
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Merry Mice Stamps
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Layered Snowflake Frame
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Frilly Frames Quatrefoil
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Classy Christmas Stamps
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Inside Greetings-Christmas
Inside Greetings-Christmas
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Retro Ornaments Stamps
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Sleek Stripes Paper
Sleek Stripes Paper
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Season's Greetings Word Dies
Season's Greetings Word Dies
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Scalloped Oval Mat 1 Dies
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Scalloped Oval Mat 2 Dies
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Stitched Oval 2 Dies
Stitched Oval 2 Dies
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All Is Bright Paper
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Red Zircon Jewels
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Pink Spinel Jewels
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Aquamarine Jewels
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Lavender Quartz Jewels
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Iridescent Pearls
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White Pearls
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Ruby Red Pearls
Ruby Red Pearls
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Hero Arts White Detail
Hero Arts White Detail
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Iridescent Clear Jewels
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VersaMark Watermark Ink
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Festive Greetings Stamps
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45 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful release!! Gorgeous cards! I absolutely love the Pristine Poinsettia Dies!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia Rodriguez
    Migdalia's Crafts

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  2. I really like using purple and silver for holiday cards, but I do mix it up quite often.

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  3. I love the beautiful Christmas cards. It has inspired me to start on mine.

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  4. I love to see pink and aqua these days. It's so different and adorable!

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  5. I NEED these dies! The Lacey Snowflakes and Poinsettias are stunning! I like traditional Christmas colors bright red and kelly green!

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  6. Love the poinsettia dies! I do tend to stick to more traditional colors for my Christmas cards. Although occasionally, I like to throw in some navy, pink, and purple.

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  7. This is such a great release. Fantastic!

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  8. I am a pretty traditional Christmas card maker. I love reds, greens, blues and whites for my Christmas cards. I have used other colors, but I tend to stay more in the traditional range plus some embellishing with golds or silvers.

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  9. Your cards today are so pretty! It’s not hard to tell that you put a lot of work into each one! My favorite one today is the greenery on the black background! Very striking! When I decorate my house for the holidays I tend to go with the traditional red and green as I have lots of antique/vintage decorations in those colors. When I make cards I like to do some traditional colors and some with bright colors. Last year I made cards using your colorful Holiday Cheer paper!

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  10. Awesome new dies! Gorgeous cards!! I really love teal & red for Christmas cards (right now anyway! lol). I love both traditional and non-traditional colors.

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  11. Wow, awesome dies and your inspiration pieces are beautiful today! I love non-traditional holiday color palettes especially Pink and Turquoise.

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  12. Just love the lacy snowflake dies. Nice bunch of fun and colourful cards.

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  13. I adore poinsettias in every possible color and the snow flakes in the wreath shape looks so wonderful. Always need more Christmas sentiments...

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  14. Loving the Pink Aqua and Green combos, it is a very retro feel. This has been a fun speak peek week. So many great new products.

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  15. Absolutely Gorgeous Christmas Release! I LOVE the vintage feel of it all! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you & yours!!

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  16. I love traditional Christmas colors, but I think blue and silver are pretty too.
    Rosalie B

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  17. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love the black card with the greenery...LOVE! I like to swap color schemes out for Christmas, but will always like the tradional red & green the best.

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  18. Gorgeous creations with these beautiful dies! Love the poinsettias, greenery and snowflakes!
    I tend to use traditional colors mostly!

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  19. Beautiful poinsettias and pretty snowflakes. I tend to use traditional colors.

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  20. Fabulous card designs shared once again, I'm a fan of teal/aqua and pink!

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  21. I like to use icy blues, whites and glitter cardstock for the holidays.

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  22. I like to mix it up! I love "wintery" colors like blues, white, silver, with maybe a little bit of pink!

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  24. This is Adventures With Carissa and I really like the colorful snowflakes. I am enjoying all the different looks that each of the artists are creating this week.

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  25. beautiful cards - love traditional Christmas colors

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  26. I like regular red and green. Quite traditional.

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  27. Most STUNNING release yet!!! Your holiday cards are what drew me to Sunny Studios years ago!!! I love white and gold Christmas!!! It would be my dream to just decorate with all white and gold!!! Thx for all your hard work!

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  28. Marisela Delgado said: Wow, what beautiful cards! So beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  29. I do like traditional colors, but I like to mix it up some years. Lately I love blue and silver. Just amazing new products. LOVE all the holiday cards and the new years card with the pretty snowflakes is stunning. Love them all!

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  30. Love these Pristine Ponsettia , so many beautiful cards

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    1. i love non traditional colours like pinks and blues

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  31. Gorgeous cards. The greenery on the black is so striking. Love the pink arrangement too.

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  32. Gorgeous, gorgeous cards! I love the bright greens on the black background. Absolutely stunning!!

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  33. The flower looks great and I like the ideas for changing up the color. I like the traditional color schemes.

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  34. I enjoy traditional but also love silver and gold which I guess is still traditional.

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  35. Marisela Delgado said: It's all so beautiful. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  36. My favorite color combo is the traditional red and green, but with pops of pink and blue. It just adds a little bit of fun to traditional decorations - and crafty projects too!
    Beautiful examples, as always, Mendi. Thank you!

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  37. Beautiful...love these dies. I flip flop between traditional and unconventional (the house decorations tend to be traditional.but my cards are not).

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  38. I Love the snowflakes - so pretty!! And the Poinsettias make me think of my Mom who passed in March. My favorite holiday color scheme is Red and white, we do a flocked tree each year with red decorations. Way to hit these cards outta the park - so pretty!!!

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  39. My favorite Christmas colors are the ones you find outdoors. The white snow, evergreens, pine cones, holly and berries... and Christmas lights of course. :D

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  40. Fabulous release! I am more of a traditional colors for Christmas cards.

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  41. Beautiful cards! I tend to go more traditional colors for Christmas.

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