Favorite Cards of 2016

We are almost ready for an exciting new year, 2017.  I want to look back at 2016 for a minute, though, and share a few of my favorite cards made during 2016.  These appear in no particular order.

Tattered Lace Sympathy Card — While it is always hard to make a sympathy card, it is somehow easier when you have beautiful dies to work with.  This card features Tattered Lace dies (Sentiments, Barley Grass and Praying Hands).

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Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One cards — The Spellbinders Card Creator dies often can be used to make super easy cards.  The card below features the Card Creator A2 Bracket Borders One die set.  These decorative edgings make gorgeous, yet simple, cards.

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Penny Black Christmas Card — This gorgeous Penny Black stag die is such a wonderful focal point for a holiday card.  Here I paired it with a Memory Box tree cover-all die.  So peaceful, and so pretty!

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Spooky Halloween Card — This card was so much fun to make.  First, it had been a while since I used the bleaching technique to create a spooky background.  Second, it reminded me that all of my various dies can be mixed and matched to create a fun card.  Dies used below include Sizzix (Tim Holtz Halloween handwritten sentiments), Taylored Expressions (spooky clouds and moon, bats), Impression Obsession (ghosts), Memory Box (spooky tree), and Poppy Stamps (pumpkins and gourds).  Too fun!

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Marianne Punch Dies Card — While at CHA in January, a representative of Marianne Design pointed out the punch dies.  I fell in love with them immediately.  There are so many fun things that can be made using these little punched (die-cut) shapes!  I used a similar design for birthdays, anniversaries and Valentines’ Day.

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Tattered Lace Wedding Card — Once again the beautifully detailed Tattered Lace dies just make gorgeous cards.  I love the simplicity of the Mr. & Mrs. (from the Wedding sentiments set), and the beautiful couple.  The background oval is also Tattered Lace.

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Most of these cards appeared on the Cut at Home blog site during 2016.  Unfortunately that content is no longer available.  If you want to see additional detail on any of these cards, please leave a comment below and I will re-post the content to this blog site.  Videos for these cards are still available on my YouTube channel (search for Cheryl Harwick).

I can’t wait to do more fun cards and projects in 2017.  Watch my blog for more regular content and some give-aways.

Thanks for joining me for this look back at favorite cards of 2016!  I hope that you enjoy the remainder of 2016, and that your 2017 is awesome!

Cheryl

 

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