Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Merry Christmas Mini Expression

Hi crafters!  We are starting off the day with one of the largest dies in the Mini Expression range; Merry Christmas.  I was just able to fit this one in under the wire to get it into the mini expression category.  It is a lovely mix of fonts but it really makes a statement on any card I think! Again, the two words can be nipped apart for maximum usage so it is a very versatile sentiment die.  I know this one will be a real go to for your festive card making.  I would love to read your comments about it, let me know what you think.  The second post will be online for your viewing at noontime today.  I will look for you then.  All for now,
Sue x

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132 comments:

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

You know I love your sentiment dies and this one is no exception, I particularly like the mix of fonts used and the card is beautiful.
Have a great day.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,
Love the card here, as u say we can nip into it as well, I love the font on this too.

Di Di from broadstairs Kent

Denise Bryant said...

Love the mixed font of the sentiment die! Beautiful card!
DeniseB in CA

CraftyPattyT said...

This is a great sentiment die, in a really modern font. I like how it's mixed. The card is very beautiful.

CraftyPattyT

DeCor said...

Love the mix of fonts on this card. Looks great on your card today.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Wow wow now that says it all and you wouldnt want a lot of other things on the front so the sentiment says it all, this I like. Gorgeous card too. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tressa said...

A good chunky font makes this another great stand-alone sentiment.

Like the richness of this card.

Can't believe I am up this early commenting...... I am off on a day trip jaunt to the Scillly Isles this morning and it is an early start to get the ship in Penzance.

Teresa

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. A very different style of card this morning. It's not a sentiment I use on the cards I fumble together and just for one reason - someone once said at market when browsing my cards that there are quite a few very religious people that equate the saying "Merry" along with drink, so that has stayed in my mind for years, and considering its what I sell at market that funds my die and folder collection (apart from being gifts) I have to listen to the idea's and thoughts of those I meet, so although I really like the font, design and size, again I wouldn't use it, don't waste a die on me when someone out there would love to have the chance ☺
Really looking forward to the next post Sue, have a lovely day wherever you are xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great size greeting.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, this is such a brilliant die, the mix of fonts makes it very contemporary and it works perfectly with the modern feel of your card. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue

What a great die, love the font and it will be so useful
I like your card very much
Pat x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card and die set.
Take care and have fun Kitty Davies.

Donita Naylor said...

Beautiful card. I recognize dear Natalie not only in the rays that draw attention to the sentiment, but also in the halos of swirliness.
I seem to have two dies very much like this Merry Christmas, so I'll be like Stephanie Cotterill and asked to be skipped if you happen to pull my name for this one.

But I do want to say how amazed I am to hear that some people object to the Merry part of Merry Christmas!

I would never buy a die that said Season's Greetings or Happy Holidays because it's been drummed into me that that would be like renouncing my faith. (If I send a card to friends who are Jewish, I use "Wise men still seek him," which has many layers of meaning, none of them insulting.)

It seems to me that many more of your customers, Stephanie, have never heard of the Merry being shameful and would love a Merry Christmas card. Especially if it's a mini. Maybe you can have a secret stash of them for certain customers.

Sometimes when everyone is wishing each other a Merry Christmas, I say Mary, Jesus and Joseph Christmas, just for fun, and as a reminder.

Best to all,
Donita



jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I already have this die and love it! Still need to get the rest of the sentiments though! Lovely card! Love Jean xxx

Netty The Runner said...

Love all the Mini Expressions dies Sue. The card is gorgeous too.
Annette x

Yvonne19856 said...

Morning sue and everyone.
This is a lovely little mixed font die. And it looks great on the card you have made. The card, to me, has an opulent art deco look and the mixed fonts of the die compliment it so well. Xxx

Karen Drew said...

Great mix of fonts. Like how it could be snipped into. Makes it so useful for using with other dies
Luv
Karen xx

TDQ Karen said...

Love your mini sentiments and this is great, brilliant font and very clear xx

Debra K. said...

Great card! I really like sentiments in mixed fonts and this is no exception. Debra x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely sentiment as usual. Good that it can be cut into. The card is great and the colours gorgeous.

Barbara V

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,

Love your sentiment and mini sentiment dies and love the use of mixed fonts - I think this gives a modern feel.

I see from the side bar that you will be back on our screens on the 30th June and 1st July. I will have to make sure that my suitcase is packed so I can watch the shows on the 30th June and set the recorder for 1st July and watch these shows when I return from my holiday.

Marion S x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Such a different style of card this morning and the sentiment finishes the card of wonderfully. I love the style and how you can shadow the die.
Wendy, pussycats

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the Sentiment die and the mixting of fonts is lovely and how you shadow dropped it.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx#

Have a good day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

hazel young said...

Wonderful card and die Sue xx hazel young nottm

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue, Wow what a stunning card, loving this launch all the dies are fab.

Geordie Jan xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely font on this die, you could easily snip off the merry and substitute happy if you wish, gorgeous sample.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx xxx

FoxyG Gilly said...

Love the mixed font.

Jan Sayer said...

Love the fonts you’ve used. A must have die.
Jan
Northampton

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and great die.
B xx

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card & a lovely die.

Michele

Craftcornucopia said...

This sentiment will be so useful and the mix of fonts is eyecatching, too.

What a great card design .... very opulent ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Diane in Wales xx

Chris Curry said...

I love the way you do your sentiments and the font is perfect. This die is big enough to be the main part of a 6” x 6” card, especially if you are making a lot. ๐Ÿ˜€. Thank you Sue xxx

jenny Briggs said...

Beautiful card Die
Jenny(Newcastle under lyme)

Rose in Chester said...

Oh wow, Sue,
That's mine.
The gorgeous design and the black and gold. Perfect .
Hugs
Rose

Sandra Holmes said...

Always a good sentiment

sandyh(HULL)

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Great sentiment and a different look for the card.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Anonymous said...

Lovely bold font, Really stands out and great looking sample from Lianne Morrison in the uk

dj from kettering said...




I do like mixed fonts, so this would be perfect! The
card is lovely too,



Doreen x

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A lovely card with your beautiful sentiment & I love how the fonts are different in this one. Yvonne xx

karenlotty said...

I’ve bought this one already I wanted to ensure I didn’t miss out and retailers sell out I’ve never done that before I always wait to see what you create first
So I’d rather have the chance to win a different set in the collection
But I wanted to say that this sentiment will never date and it’s gorgeous The perfect size for small and large cards alike
Karenlotty

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue your card is stunning I love it. That sentiment is gorgeous. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Sue and fab die

gr karin

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

A gorgeous addition to the mini collection.
The mix of font types and the varying sizing, really emboldens the effect on your delightful sample.
A timeless classic and a worthy investment! (This is my usual line to the husband!LOL).

Croquet Queen x

Suemac said...

A great sample.

Anne said...

Fabulous die, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Lyn Cleasby said...

Fabulous, really looks terrific.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another good size die and a wonderful font. All your sentiment dies would be great additions to own. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. This is a lovely card Sue. I love your Merry Christmas die. And its big enough to make a statement on its own. I can see it now nestled inside anyone of your frame dies..... the ovals and circles.... the squares and rectangles...... and my own favourites the the hexagon and octagon dies. So yes I will be acquiring this very handy die. Sending best wishes to everyone this morning. Good luck to everyone who comments today. Someone is going to be very lucky. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card made with lovely dies. I love the sentiment die, just the right size for lots of cards. Can be used Year after year too.
Teresa, enjoy your trip to the Scilly Isles. Sounds lovely, would love to go one day.

Love Helen xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue a lovely die to start the day and one that I'm sure will become a go to die. Love the font.
Wendyx

rosiejt said...

I love your mini expression dies in general, including this one!

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Another one for my stash and this one is large enough to be used on it's own with maybe one or two poinsettias for embellishment and job done!

Steph - I always think that those peeps who equate Merry with boozing are such killjoys, I do wonder at their mindset - to me Merry has a very Victorian feel to it, I always think of Scrooge who eventually saw the light and had himself a very Merry Christmas!...lol...you can always leave off the greeting and offer peaople a choice at point of purchase.

Izzy






Izzy

Sarah Wrightson said...

Good morning Sue, loving these mini expressions
Saz xx

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue thank you so much this die is lovely I would love to be able to write like that
Love June Horrocks xxxxxx

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card, love the die

Lilly said...

Stunningly striking card and a fabulous die. Lilly (Lilly's Craft Corner)

NancyR said...

Love the font mixture on this. I'm a big fan of the mini sentiments as I rarely make really large cards.

NancyR in Delaware, USA

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
I think this die size is very good for a outstanding focal point and as always u have built it up brilliantly

JOYFUL JOY Xx

Anonymous said...

Love it
Elizabeth Bennett

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Beautiful die Sue and the sentiment is just right for me.
I have quite a collection of Merry and Happy Christmas dies and I love them all.
Hugs to all.
Marie P.

Anonymous said...

Once again I love the mix of fonts in this die. Very regal card.
Hugs RAG TIME xxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue lovely card your mini expressions dies are fantastic & this one will be very useful

stitchingranny said...

Love the stripy card. As you say this would be a go to card. Speaking for myself I would say this is the greeting this is on a good 75 percent of the cards I make for the Christmas season xx

Hugs Helen - stitchingranny xx

Kate's Cards said...

So useful and it's size will help it be the main feature on a card. Xxx

Craftychris said...

Fantastic sentiment and this card is wonderful. Craftychris in Bournemouth xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the sentiment dies and this is no exception, for me it's always been Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Happy Christmas just doesn't sound right. Gorgeous card too

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat L, Belfast

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love this die, the mixed fonts and ‘merry Christmas’ too.
Hugs
Muriel x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Another lovely sentiment de.
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and I love the mixed font on the Merry Christmas. Very useful.
Kate from Kendal

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and sentiment die. The mixed font of the Merry Christmas die is great.

BenteS said...

Great new sentiment die!
Love the font :))

Christine Patch said...

I love the mini sentiments- perfect for finishing off a card and almost making a small one! Thanks Sue


Christine

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Nice to have another Mini Sentiment die for those of us who like to make smaller cards
Margaret x

Glennis said...

You can't go wrong with this die - it is perfect!

Glennis in nz

Nana on the Hill said...

Don't always like the Modern fonts, but this is lovely x

Jackie Durrant said...

The mix of fonts on this die makes it really stand out and with its size it can be the focal point and not much else needed so really useful. Love from Jackie xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Gorgeous card!
Doreen R

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love the combination of styles on this mini sentiment die and it also gives a slightly larger area to put your glue on too haha, a really lovely card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, ๐Ÿฅ‡For Your Wonderful Blog 2016/๐Ÿฅ‡For Your Cutting Dies
This Mornings Card Is Magnificent/Magical I Love The Beautiful Embossing Folder You’ve Used
With “The Merry Christmas” Sentiment From The Mini Collection..................
I Love How You Cut Your Background Into Black/Gold Strips Then Added “The Overlay/Ornament”
Which You Cut In Coconut White Then Cut In Half To Extend ?.
Then There Is “The Magnificent Natalie Die Set” Cut Out In Gold Where You Placed The Magical
“Merry Christmas” Sentiment Cut Out In Black/White Using The White As The Shadow Part Which Looks
Outstanding...............
Sue, Thank You For Sharing This Mornings Card I’m Loving All The Exceptional Cards That Your Sharing With Us..
I’ve Loved The Tremendous Way You’ve Used “The Classic Nordic Christmas Mask With The Fabulous Glitter Paste”
You Shared On Previous Cards Such Magical Backgrounds...............
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs ๐Ÿค—
Love From Sam xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful card and another very useful and lovely sentiment die!!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, love the font you have used for this one. I am sure these sentiment dies with get a lot of use - I must be getting lazy in my old age as I now prefer to use die cut sentiments rather than going to the bother of getting out my stamps, inks and embossing powders.

Lisbeth (from Beckenham)

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card....and such a necessary sentiment diethat is also gorgeous!!
Love
Sam Thapa
xxxxxxx

CraftyJo said...

Very useful indeed :)

Arlyn(O) said...

Morning Sue, Fabulous card, I love the way you did the background. The sentiment is lovely too. Nice and neat. A

Lisa C Johnson said...

Hi Sue:
I love the colours on this card it really makes the sentiment stand out.
Lisa J in Victoria

Pauline Austen said...

Lovely card and font. Hugs xx Pauline from Teesside

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic sentiment Sue x I love the two different fonts and it looks lovely on your card x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, lovely sentiment.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Another useful sentiment

Sandie Braithwaite said...

My poinsettia and Merry Christmas arrived yesterday. Cant wait to start using them after my holiday.nGreat sizes. Lovely card.c

Laura O' Connor said...

Another great card sue love the sentiment. Laura O Springfield

STELLA MUNN said...

Sumptuous card. Love the sentiment. Thanks Sue x

Dawn Holben said...

I love the mixed font on this die and superb that it can be split in to
two words. Also love the design of the christmas word. x

Leanne said...

Love the sentiment script.
Leanne(SmileySun)

Joan McKevitt said...

Sue, I really love today's card! Black and gold with a touch of white ......that will really stand out in a crowd! I love the mixed fonts, too....very usable! Nanny Jo N Ireland

karen keen said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card. Sentiments. Can never have too many, as I've found out lol.
Love
Karen in Telford xx

Kirstie Black said...

The colours make it so royal looking. Engineergirl x

Laura Ritchie said...

Beautiful card and lovely font on this die!

Lori from Canada

craftynanna said...

Lovely die makes a lovely card x Johanna Viking

CCM said...

Love the font, it is beautiful!This sentiment makes a lovely focal element on the card.

Carmen-Dorothy/ Toronto

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, playing catch-up today. Love the mini sentiments and this one is a good size to be the focal element.

Frances

Janet Wilson said...

Great sentiment, love the font, & fab card

Janet Wilson in Menston

Clai01 said...

Super font and very traditional festive sentiment. x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely post. This die arrived earlier in the week and is gorgeous - a Christmas die staple in any collection.

Sunset Bay said...

These sentiments make card making easier as you wouldn’t need much else xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue another lovely sentiment &I a lovely font. Your card is beautiful
Love Lynda xx

elf1023 said...

Very cute and versitile. Would make my card making a delight to make.

Crafty Smudge said...

Hi Sue,
Love the mixed font... Great addition to your collection
Crafty Smudge

Jayona said...

Another great die from the mini expressions range.

Karen Wings M said...

Hi Sue
A mini expressions that is very useful with a lovely font,
Best wishes
Karen Wings M

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue!
This die is my favourite from all the expression dies, love the two different fonts.

Barbara in Carnwath

Anonymous said...

Lovely card and a very useful sentiment.
Tooth Fairy zoo. xxx

Sandra Smith said...

Love love love this card and this mini sentiment. What a beautiful Christmas card!

Judy Hollers said...

The Mini Expression dies are just the right size for all types of cards. This would be a great addition to anyone's die collection. xxJudy Hollers

NancyR said...

I love all the mini expression dies. Perfect for our smaller cards in the US.

NancyR in Delaware, USA

Littlelamb said...

These dies are just the right size. Thank you.

Sheila Barns said...

Lovely font on this die set.

ursula said...

A most useful mini expression die.....beautiful card....luv Ursula Longworth xx

Eunice(Edmonton) said...

A very bold and unique die as usual Sue!

Latenight SandyH said...

Love the font.

Maria Illsley said...

Although you call them minis I still think they are good size sentiments and a great addition to any craft stash xx

Nina Spear said...

So classic but a beautiful font. Definitely on my list x

Jean Z said...

Hi Su, lovely word die. love Jean Z xxx

Kim.S.Salisbury said...

Great word die, need all of them

susyjune said...

Always a good sentiment

Jen said...

I really like this die.
Jen from Bognor

Vie Carter said...

another must have

Vie
x

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue! Gorgeous card. Love the sentiment.

Pawprintx4 said...

I really enjoy the mixed fonts in some of these sentiment dies. Very trendy now. I really like this technique using the two colors for the card too. I am getting more into the idea of Christmas and its not even July.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Jackie Meechan said...

Fun font. Gorgeous
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Elizabeth Louise said...

Nice to mix the fonts up....
Cat Woman Elizabeth ;)

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
A very elegant card and the font is lovely.
With best wishes
Elaine Ann