A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Monday, December 12, 2011

Merry Christmas

Hey y'all! Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fabulous week! Can you believe December is flying by so fast?!!! But 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' soon and I am so excited! Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year! We are celebrating Christmas this week over at My Craft Spot. As you may know, we have a new challenge for you every week. This week our challenge is 'Shaped Christmas Cards.' All you have to do is create a shaped card and use a Christmas theme...easy as pie! If you would like to come over to join us for the challenge, go HERE. There is a prize up for grabs! Woot Woot!

For my card, I used my Gypsy to design a shaped card. I also wanted to create a 'patterned paper' background of my own so I used a mixture of twine and ribbon to create a unique pattern for my card background. It also gives a lot of texture, which I love! Here is my project:

"Merry Christmas"

Supplies Used
Cardstock: Core'dinations, The Paper Studio, Recollections
Twine, Stamps: My Craft Spot
Rhinestones: Michael's
Pearl: Queen & Co.
Ink: Stampin' Up!
Electronic Cutter: Cricut Expression (Provo Craft)
Cartridges Used: Home Accents, Home Decor, Christmas Cheer
Software: Cricut Gypsy (Provo Craft)
Adhesive: Helmar
 Here is an up close view so you can see my patterned background I created with the twine and ribbon. When I designed the card, I used the 'shadow' option for the green card base. I then cut the same shape without the shadow in red cardstock. I used this red piece of cardstock for my base to build on. I laid down adhesive and placed the twine/ribbon on top, overlapping a tad on the edges. After I had the entire piece covered with strips of the twine and ribbon, I used my scissors to trim off the excess.
 For the inside of my card, I used 2 stamps from My Craft Spot.
 Also, I just had to show off my scrapbooking sidekick! Tee Hee! I looked down and I had a adorable little cutie watching me...my Yorkie, Katie Scarlett! She had gotten sick this past week and scared Mommy half to death! But after a trip to the vet and lots of rest, she is on the mend.
 Katie Scarlett says 'scrapbooking is exhausting.' LOL!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I hope to see you again soon! And if you want, do hop on over to My Craft Spot and join us for the challenge! We'd love to see what you can come up with!

Merry Christmas!
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3 comments:

Rose Red said...

Katie definitely has a special relationship with the camera!! LOL Love the card and using ribbon and twine was such a fabulous idea!

Kate said...

What a bright, fun and festive card! It's fabulous!
And little Katie Scarlett is precious. I'm so glad to read that she is now on the mend. Poor little thing!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love love love your shape card but I tell you every time you show little Katie Scarlett, she steals the show! She is just too cute.