Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Holidays

Wow, is it cold outside! I'm putting off running errands hoping it will warm up a little! Since I haven't been able to make cards the last couple of days, I thought I would sneak up to my craft room. It's nice and warm up there!

I decided to make a Christmas card. ABC Christmas has A Bare Essentials challenge and 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown has a double embossing challenge. I used an embossing folder that I bought quite a while ago and have never used. The berries on the wreath are heat embossed. It doesn't show up very well. The bow is also heat embossed and I fussy cut it. I really like the simplicity of this card. I'm also entering it at Christmas Card Challenges and Christmas at Sweet Stampin.



While I was looking at the Christmas challenges I came upon one calling for inchies or twinchies at Jingle Belles Rock. That sounded fun so I came up with this card.


I didn't measure them to make sure they were an inch, but I sure think they're cute. A friend stopped by and saw it, and said it looked warm and comfy like a quilt. In this weather, anything that brings to mind warmth is certainly welcome! I'm also entering this in the Merry Monday challenge, which is ornaments.

Since Valentine's Day is coming, I thought I would make one for that holiday too.  


I decided to try and stretch myself a bit. I'm usually a clean line, simple card maker. I know to some this will still look that way, but it was a lot of embellishing for me! I see all those cards that are so beautifully decorated and think I should try that. So here is an attempt! I used the inspiration from Muse for the layout. The muse of the week had card that immediately made think of the die cut from MFT. I discovered that most die cuts are made for right-handed people! My inclination is to tilt the other way and the die-cuts were wrong side up that way! This card is also entered at Ribbon Carousel, whose theme is love, City Crafter Challenge, with a theme of love story, and Hiding in my Craft Room, which is for a loved one.

I guess it's time to face the cold! Stay warm!


















30 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful wreath and the embossing shows up fine! This is so sweet, clean, and elegant. Thanks for joining us at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' challenge this month and hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Gail

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  2. Brenda, your cards are all so pretty! Thank you for playing at Merry Monday

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  3. I love the simplicity of the wreath card, Brenda! And the ornament card does look like a warm, cozy quilt. Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  4. What a super selection of cards. I love the simplicity of the wreath and the embossed frame! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  5. Beautiful cards, Brenda! I really love the Valentine's Day card, you did a great job with the embellishments! Thanks so much for sharing them with us over at HIMCR this week!!!

    Emily - Mollie's Motif

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  6. That embossing folder frame is AMAZING! LOVE the fabulous CAS feel of that card! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

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  7. I love all your cards!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

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  8. Gorgeous cards Brenda :-) all of them are lovely and I especially love the embossing and simple design of the first one,,, stunning ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  9. This is so sweet! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  10. These are all beautiful. Brenda I LOVE your first card with that embossing folder.....now I want that. Love the embossed berries and pretty bow.

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  11. I forgot to ask the name of that folder

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    1. Thanks Marybeth. The folder is from Paper Studios. I think I got it at Hobby Lobby.

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  12. These are fabulous cards! Love them all!

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  13. well obviously all of these are fabulous, but you know i'm going to have to say that the awesome (HEXAGONAL!) inchies one for our "merry little christmas" fun at JINGLE BELLES is my favorite, right?! (& seriously, who could NOT love it, wow! :)

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  14. A really lovely collection of cards, thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

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  15. That Merry Christmas ef is awesome! I love how it adds so much interest on your plain white background! Also loving your pretty red take on this week's Muse! Thanks so much for joining us!

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  16. Your inchies do indeed look quilt-like ... and cozy too ... so glad you joined our fun at Jingle Belles.

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  17. Your cards are gorgeous. I really love the embossing on the first one. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week.

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  18. Very pretty with the added bg script! Thanks for joining in with Muse!

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  19. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  20. Very pretty cards, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

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  21. Very elegant card for the double embossing challenge- I really like embossed sentiments.! Great to see the double embossing -thanks for joining in at 52 CCT this week

    Louise xx

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  22. GREAT cards! And just love the valentine card . . . so pretty and elegant. Thanks for sharing and thanks for joining us over at Hiding In My Craft Room this week. Hope to see you join us again next week.

    Kathy HIMCR DT
    UpintheNightwithKat.blogspot.com

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  23. Love your ornament card for Merry Monday! That DSP is just so pretty and goes great with your ornament! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

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  24. Gorgeous cards. LOVE the embossing on the wreath card and I agree your inchies card does look a bit like a warm quilt. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CT.

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  25. Your Valentine card is especially lovely. It is feminine feeling without being overly girly. Really love how you put together the die cuts.

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  26. A lovely collection of cards.
    Thanks for entering our Christmas foliage challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' xx

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  27. Oh love all your cards but the first one for our challenge is stunning!
    Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

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