Tuesday, June 28, 2016

It Came Upon a Midnight CLEAR

Yes, another Christmas card!  School let out two weeks ago and we have already had a fun family vacation and soon off to another :)

Crafting has taken a back seat, but I am determined to keep up with the gals at Jingle Belles for 2016.  This fortnight is to use something CLEAR on your card.  

I have two gallon-size Ziplock bags full of commercial card fronts from Christmas cards I have received over the past few years.  I took one out that had the acetate snow/snowflake panel.  The card was originally quite large; approximately 6x8.  I removed the acetate panel and the metallic "Season's Greetings" from the base of the card.  I cut the base card into pieces (those background shiny snowflakes and the dry embossed suede paper.)  The background was originally one layer, but I rearranged my cut pieces into layers and created a standard A2 card (4.25" x 5.5").

The dry-embossed suede part is quite stunning in real life, but my photography skills are lacking and I am not doing it justice.

I hope to see you over at Jingle Belles with your CLEAR-ly awesome creation.

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Snow Drifts Snowman Christmas card

It's near the end of the current Jingle Belles challenge this fortnight:  Frosty the Snowman (or pre-snowman...snowflakes or snowfall.)

I included both snowflakes paper, snowflake die cuts, and a chipboard snowman.  The snow drifts die is by My Favorite Things (MFT) and the papers are all by My Mind's Eye (MME) 6x6 "Winter Wonderland."  The chipboard snowman is also from that same MME collection.  

Using your scraps tip:  I only had enough blue snowflake paper to cut the top two panels, and not enough of the house paper to go the entire 4" across.  I cut the tiny house papers from two separate scraps but at the same time; one left-justified and one right justified.  I used the chipboard snow man to hide where the two papers meet up (and therefore the patterns don't match up.)  Make sense?

My sentiment came from the cute Christmas penguins set from The Cat's Pajamas 2009 release.  There was a little too much white space, so I looked through my Christmas bits and bobs baggie and found these three snowflakes I die cut and were leftover from a previous Jingle Belles challenge (Simon Says Stamp Stitched Flakes die).

Happy Tuesday!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

No Christmas Blues

I am getting in under the wire for the current Jingle Belles challenge: "Banish the Holiday Blues."  (No blue on your holiday creation.)

This was quick and easy:  two 6x6 papers by Pebbles, a yellow star brad from my stash, Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die, MFT Die-namics Pinking Edge die, and a Cricut cut tree (Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2; cut @ 2 3/4".)

Six months left to play along at Jingle Belles and I have quite a nice pile of cards ready :)

Happy June!