Wednesday, November 30, 2011

25 Days of Christmas: Day 8

Hi Everyone!

The great thing about these cards that Kristina made is that they are so easily adaptable to other stamps and papers. For this card, I didn't have the stamp from Technique Tuesday that she did for her "Believe" card, so I just used a smaller sentiment and then made the left side a little bigger and added more circles. I punched circles using 1" circle punch as well as smaller ones using punches I bought at Michael's recently. I don't know their exact size though.
I tried to stick with the similar colors as well. I like the vintage use of Kraft, Red and Green for Christmas. There are a few supplies I used for this card that aren't listed below. The green paper I used for the scallop strip was a piece of scrap paper I had. The ribbon is called "Lemon grass" and I bought it at Wal-Mart. Finally, the sentiment is from a package of stamps purchased from Michael's last Christmas.
So, again a really simple card for today. I do hope you like it! Have a great day and I'll be back tomorrow with Day 9!

Challenges:
Creative Craft Challenge: Free for all (2nd Entry)
Going Grey with Scrap Creations: Christmas
Ribbon Carousel Challenge: Ribbon (Kraft, Red, Brown)
Divas by Design: Anything Goes










Tuesday, November 29, 2011

25 Days of Christmas: Day 7

Good Morning Everyone!

Well, I have to say this is without a doubt the easiest, quickest card I have ever made! So simple to make that there really isn't a lot for me to say about it. I didn't have the same kind of flourish stamps for the corners as Kristina did for her "Spirit of Christmas" card, so I decided to do a few snowflakes instead. I also decided to white embossing powder instead of silver because I just thought it went better with the "snow" theme of the card.
Ok, so the few supplies are listed and linked below. Have a great day and I'll see y'all tomorrow!






Challenges:
Craft Your Passion: Holiday or Winter related.
Crafty Cardmakers: Heat embossing
Stamps R Us: Embossing
The Crazy Challenge: Snowflakes (or Stars)
Cards and More: Snowflakes

Monday, November 28, 2011

25 Days of Christmas: Day 6

Hi Everyone!

When I saw Kristina's card with the Christmas Tree made from Baker's Twine, I think I may have actually squealed out loud!! I thought it was positively the most adorable thing I'd ever seen. I loved it, loved it!! The fact that it was so easy to do made it all the more desirable to do. I, of course, ran right out to Michael's and bought some Baker's Twine. I tried to use as much as my own items for the cards; but I knew the baker's twine would be a useful purchase; and it was cheap! I wanted to use some fun paper and colors; and I loved the idea of pairing some pink with the green and white twine. I didn't have any red bling stickers so I just added a bit of red stickles to a few areas on the twine.
The other shiny pieces are from a package of stickers that I got from the dollar store. It's hard to see but some are clear and some are green. Be sure to visit Kristina's website so you can watch her video and get all the directions you need to make one of these oh so very cute Christmas trees!



Challenges:
Two Sisters: Holiday
Our Creative Corner: Christmas Tree
Gingerloft: Christmas or Winter
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz: Stitching (real or faux)
Lollipop Crafts: B is for (Bling on the tree)
365 Cards: Pretty in Pastels
Karen's Doodles: Non-traditional Christmas colors
Cutie Pie Challenge: Pastel Christmas

Friday, November 25, 2011

25 Days of Christmas: Day 5

Hi Everyone!

Today's card is very simple. I tried to keep mine as close as possible to the Merriest Christmas Wishes card that Kristina. I decided to use the bird bath stamp from Our Craft Lounge's Tweet Winter Wishes. It's the only Christmas bird type image I have and I thought it was the closest one I could get. I stamped them with Memento ink and then colored them in with Copic Markers.  I added the baker's twine to the side of the card, rather than the bottom. I also added some fluff at the bottom for some snow. I used my Top Note Die from SU for the center panel.
Honestly, that's really all there is to say about this card. I hope you like it! Thanks so much for visiting with me; and I'll see you all tomorrow!

Challenges:
Dutch Dare Card Challenge: Recipe (I chose Ribbon, Image, button, pattern paper)
Samuel Taylors Crafts: Anything Goes
Fairy Tale Challenge: Christmas






Thursday, November 24, 2011

25 Days of Christmas: Day 4

Hi Everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!! I hope you all have a wonderful day with your family and friends. I want to thank each of you for stopping by and taking a quick peek at my card for today. Today's card is another example of how you don't always have to have the exact item to recreate a card. Sometimes, not having something forces you to be a little more creative! On her original "Merry Little Christmas" card, Kristina used some chipboard stickers for her trees. I didn't have any, so I just made mine using some pattern paper. I made the bottom layer a little bigger than the top and then separated the two layers with some dimensional adhesive.
I made the card a little smaller than the original card. Mine measures 3 1/2 x 6 3/4. So, it's still skinnier than an original A2 card; but not as tall and skinny as the "business envelope" card that Kristina created.
So, that's all for today! Enjoy the rest of your day and I'll see you all again tomorrow!!



Challenges:
Little Red Wagon: Christmas
Papercraft Star: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty: Tie one on
Scrapbook Sisters: Christmas
Sisterhood of Crafters: Polka Dots
Aud Sentiments Challenges: Winter Sentiment
MelJen Designs: Twine or String


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

25 Days of Christmas: Day 3

For today's card, I used the same faux letterpress technique that Kristina used for her Day 3 card. This was the first time that I'd seen this technique and I was quite intrigued by it. It was super simple and I really liked doing it. I didn't have the same type of ink that she used, so it doesn't have the super smooth finish that is in the original card;  but I rather like the faded background, I think it adds another element of texture. With the focus being on the background, there really isn't a need to have much more than a sentiment with it. Again, this is from a set of stamps from Michael's.
You'll see I use those a lot in these holiday cards. I will definitely be buying some new holiday stamps for next year! This color combination of Aqua, Red and White is one of my favorite holiday color palettes. The ribbon is from Michael's and just happened to match perfectly. This is one of my favorite cards in the series. It could easily be made for multiple cards.
Ok, so that's all for today. See y'all tomorrow!

Challenges:
Oldie But a Goodie: Let it Snow
Papertake Weekly: Christmas
Ribbon Carousel: Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown: Circles
Christmas Challenges: Winter Holiday
Cooking it Up with Katie: Ink, Punch, Embossing
The House that Stamps Built: Christmas with snowflakes
Whimsical Designs: Add texture



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