Ring the Bells for FMS252

ARGHH!  Layers of circles!  Definitely a big challenge for me, always.  This week’s circles are courtesy of Karren Johnson.   Karren’s a very talented designer and, obviously, a really good challenge sketch maker.  🙂  So, here’s my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I’m not sure if my creation totally qualifies to match the sketch; I hope it’s close enough!

FMS252-Cindy-HallI needed something that I could stack and the bells, cut in a snap with the new Bell Punch from the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  I didn’t want them just floating from the bow, with nothing behind it, so I used the pine branch from the stamp set Christmas Pines.  For a little texture and dimension, I popped the top bell with dimensionals and I embossed the greeting with clear embossing powder.

File this one as very easy and very mail-friendly!

FMS252 KarrenI hope you love the challenge of circles, and that you’ll join Karren and the rest of the Design Team at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Happy Stamping!


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  1. Sharon Vander Meulen

    Love it. Less is more.

  2. Kim S

    LOVE your sparkly bells! A perfect replacement for the circles

  3. Robin Feicht

    Your bells look super in glimmer paper!

  4. Cécile R

    What a pretty Christmas Card Cindy! Love these sparkling bells hanging from a pine branche

  5. KarrenJ

    This is a perfect take on the sketch, Cindy! Those bells look gorgeous and the tree branch really makes the card!

  6. Jen Mitchell

    My circles turned into triangles so I think bells are a good substitute too! I love that yours are all sparkly and hanging from that pine branch. What a fantastic Christmas card!

  7. Bobbi Miller

    Oh wow! This is gorgeous! I love this set and the punch is great too. I love using framelits, but sometimes, a quick squeeze of a punch is easier. What a beautiful card. Your take on it is perfect!

    1. Cindy Hall

      I feel the same way about punches over dies, Bobbi! It looks like they’re slowly phasing out of the stamping world, and I will miss them!

  8. JoAnn Burnham

    Pretty card. Love the sparkly bells.

  9. Linda Callahan

    Beautiful holiday card! Sparkly bells are perfect for the holidays! Love how you hung them from a branch!

  10. Amy O'Neill

    I love these sparkly bells! And great idea to pair them with the pines. Such a pretty card, Cindy!

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