Jingle Belles - March 9th

This week's theme over at Jingle Belles is to make a card inspired by the image below from Pottery Barn

... I'm not sure if my card qualifies as a neutral tone... but the pillow with the goldish tree on the top left was my inspiration for this card.  I tried three different ways of putting those beads on but sewing them three at a time was what I finally stuck with

  • Card size - 5.25" x 5.25"
  • Papers - Martha Stewart
  • Cuttlebug - embossing
  • Spellbinder - square and circle scalloped frame
  • Sentiment "NOEL" is a stamp and heat embossed
  • Each bead was sewn on 3 at a time
  • Cricut cartridges:
    • Christmas - angel (cut and heat embossed)
    • Home Decor - flourish

Inspired by sketch 1 from RAQ's 3-21 Card Sketch Challenge hosted by RAQ


  1. Beautiful card!! I love all the gold embossing!!!

  2. oh my, oh WOW! how much do i ♥LOVE♥ this??! (hint: it's a really LOT!!!) :) and for the record, i consider gold to be just a sparkly second-cousin to tan... and thus TOTALLY a neutral!!! (same deal for copper and silver... they're neutral... in a glittery fabulous way!!!) LOVE that gorgeous angel diecut, love the flourish, and of course the beading is ♥MAGNIFICENT♥!!! awesome job!

  3. It's gorgeous Raquel, and if Lauren says that gold is a kind of neutral, who are we to argue with that LOL?

  4. The gold and white are absolutely stunning ... such an amazing neutral design.

  5. Beautiful card! Love the white and golds! Such gorgeous details with the beads!