The Joy of Christmas

Today the whirlwind craziness that is CHA Create n’ Connect Summer 2013 begins!  Although part of me wishes to be there, getting a firsthand glimpse of new products and soaking up all that creative energy and excitement, the rest of me is super happy to just watch the festivities from the comforts of home. I have a feeling this old arm chair of mine is going to be undergoing quite a bit of extra wear and tear this week as I sit here for hours staring at my computer screen. I don’t know about you, but I think this is such a fun time of year! I hope everyone posts A LOT of pictures!

AudreyPettit LYB Making Merry Joy of Christmas Card high res

So last week, I shared peeks of the two adorable collections Little Yellow Bicycle is releasing in time for CHA. And even though they aren’t attending the show this summer, I was very excited to have been asked to create some projects featuring the Christmas line, Making Merry, for their new catalog. I’ve already shared with you a little holiday pillow box, and today I get to show the first of three Christmas cards. If you haven’t had a chance to see this new collection yet, I hope you love it as much as I do!

AudreyPettit LYB Making Merry Joy of Christmas Card3

As with all Little Yellow Bicycle collections, Making Merry is filled with tons of amazing papers and embellishments. I think my favorite thing about Making Merry is the fun chalkboard elements included in this collection. There’s chalkboard papers, and chalkboard stickers, like I used here. There’s even new chalkboard rub-ons that are to die for!

For this card, I combined several of the patterned papers and layered them with a Journaling Card and Decorative Edges Cardstock shape. There’s twine from the Naturals line, and buttons and trim. The pretty white poinsettia and leaves are from the Paper Crafting Kit.

AudreyPettit LYB Making Merry Joy of Christmas Card2

To see more of the fabulous new Little Yellow Bicycle collections, be sure to pop by the blog! And now…….let the armchair races begin!

21 thoughts on “The Joy of Christmas

  1. This is so pretty, Audrey! Love the flower and banner. I never tire of Christmas projects–especially this time of year when it’s so hot and humid (we can at least think cool)!

  2. Wow! So pretty and traditional! I really like it! A fabulous collection and of course they chose well in asking you to create with their line! 🙂

  3. So very gorgeous with this Christmas card, Audrey! A beautiful line of paper! Love that black and the chalkboard theme. It really pops with the green and red. Sweet white flower with button, too! Love this card…great job!

  4. I have this collection on my wish list. Your card is beautiful. I’m enjoying all of the CHA product releases too. I’m sitting with my feet up right now. LOL

  5. Beeee-U-tiful card, Audrey!!! Such a bright, happy red… Love the black in the mix as well! Lovely!!!
    I would love to be out walking the floor at CHA this year… been so long since we use to attend… and then, all we did was buy. But I LOVED it!!! haha! Enjoy!!!

  6. This is gorgeous! The colours, the swirls and the stitching. Such a beautiful composition!

    P/s: Catching up on commenting. Feedly doesn’t seem to show all the posts that I’ve missed in real time…:(

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