Here's a card I made using the new JOY die, along with another new die that was recently released - the Edge'ables Christmas Fancy Borders Snowflake Die.
It's hard to capture the great shimmer and shine from the embossing glitter on the Joy die, but it's there.
BONUS! You can use the Joy die beyond Christmas projects. Simply layer a solid circle on top to cover "joy" and you can use it for any occasion. Or you could cut off the "joy" leaving a nice open area for a stamped image, shaker card, photograph, etc.
I backed the center of the JOY die with a circle of the NEW Forest Green Shimmering Cardstock. I used the same cardstock to die-cut & emboss the NEW Snowflake Edge'ables Die - and made the top-fold notecard from it as well. The brown snowflake paper is printed from the Nordic Christmas Papercrafting CDROM. It's great because you can print as much as you need!
I carried the design through to the inside of the card, adding a stamped and glitter embossed sentiment from the Vintage Christmas Collection Sentimentals - Home for Christmas Stamp Set that paired perfectly with the theme. The snowflakes were die-cut from the border die using scraps, then cut away from the border to make single pieces.
This card really feels and looks luxurious. The Shimmering Cardstock is smooth and heavyweight, and makes the best die-cut and embossed pieces. You really must try this cardstock for die-cutting and embossing.
Check out all the great new Prestige Christmas Words Only Dies along with all the other new products over on the Crafter's Companion USA website.
Crafter's Companion USA Die'sire Prestige Christmas Only Words - Joy Die
Crafter's Companion USA Die'sire Edge'ables Christmas Collection - Snowflake Die
Crafter's Companion USA Vintage Christmas Collection Sentimentals - Home for Christmas Stamp Set
Crafter's Companion USA Nordic Christmas Papercrafting CDROM
Crafter's Companion USA Shimmering Cardstock 8 1/2 x 11 Forest Green
Green Pigment Ink
Red Rhinestone Stickers
Cut'N'Boss Die-Cutting/Embossing Machine
Heat Embossing Gun
2" Circle Punch
Collall All Purpose Glue
Computer & Printer