Friday, December 14, 2012

Welcome to the Christmas Card Swap Blog Hop

 
 
The best way to brighten a person's day is to send them a card and the holidays give everyone the perfect excuse to do that. When you add talent to the mix, you have the perfect hand made holiday card to brighten any day.

That is what this hop is about. We have gathered some of the most talented card makers around to bring holiday joy to each other while showing off their talents. Some of the
crafters know each other while others have met for this first time in the Christmas Card Swap group.

Today some of the these wonderful ladies will be showing the cards they made. We hope you will join us to see how talented these crafters are and to get inspiration and ideas for your own holiday cards.

Please begin your hopping at Lorby's World for she has a drawing with some special holiday bling and string to give one lucky winner. All the details on how to get qualified are on her blog.



The card I created was from scraps of cardstock that was going to be thrown away in the Print shop at were I work...gasp!!! They actually cut the scraps of light green cardstock to 6x6 size for me too which was super nice...one less thing I had to measure and cut myself. :-) Also I landed some scraps of white cardstock that was leftover from a print project and I also have friends and co-workers that save chipboard so this card is kinda a project of re-purposed finds and who doesn't love that when you are trying to stretch your dollar during this Christmas season???


I used paper from Paper Studio and textured cardstock too.


A close up of my card...I used The Robin's Nest Dew Drops on the snowflakes which I cut from Sizzix's Sizzlits Merry Details and the Bigz Snowflake dies. I used white cardstock and chipboard. I inked the large snowflake with Versa Magic Oasis Green Chalk. I let dry and then I sprayed both with Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist.  


For the inside of the card I cut a white piece of cardstock to fit and then stamped the sentiment from the Papertrey stamp collection. I inked the edges of the white cardstock and then adhered it to the inside of the card. 

Be sure to check out the line up of talented ladies that are listed below. All you will have to do is click on each card artist's name and it will take you directly to their blog. Be sure to leave a comment and follow each blog too. :-)

Jearise
Melissa
Shelly Lynn
Sandra Merritt
Dena Jones
Shawnee
Beth
You are here now
Ashley W.
Dana T.
Sharon

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I hope this inspires you to create something fun!!!
Enjoy creating and Merry Christmas!!!

14 comments:

  1. How wonderful! This triggered some ideas for me, using scraps I have. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  2. Beautiful card! I am now following your blog.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Dana
    Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

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  3. very pretty. love the snowflakes. i'm a new follower.

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  4. Beautiful card! Happy Holidays!

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  5. Tonya: Your card is absolutely beautiful! How fortunate you are to be able to get scraps that you can use in your card making from work!! I love your snowflakes & especially the sentiment you used inside.

    ~Beth
    motherandaughterdesigns.blogspot.com
    mddesigns_11@yahoo.com

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  6. Very pretty cards and I am impressed with your recycling of scraps to make them. They are lovely. Thank you so much for being part of the hop. Jearise

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  7. What lovely cards! The inside sentiment is just beautiful. TFS!

    ~Ashley
    proudusmcwife@gmail.com
    http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com

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