Friday, June 22, 2018

Winter WHITE

We're still creating cards featuring the color (or lack of color) WHITE.

Lauren says, "I've been having fun this week using up scraps of paper to make this fun (easy!) herringbone pattern, so while I was still in that phase, I decided to make a card using all of my white, cream, ecru, magnolia and nearly-grey-but-not-quite scraps! There are some process pics in this blog post, but I'll warn you right now, it's addictive, lol! Meanwhile the combination of snowflakes + flowers never stops looking good to me, so I've added a stack, secured with a fancy Eyelet Outlet pearl brad."

Stephanie says, "I went with Lauren's tip from last week and added texture.  I die cut and embossed my Tim Holtz Layered Holiday Wreath on white textured cardstock.  Then I cut it a second time from gold cardstock and off-set them slightly to create a *shadow*.  I curled the leaves & bow for a bit more texture and added a sticker sentiment & white pearl."

Scroll down to the original White Xmas post to see the gorgeous readers' gallery and link your own masterpiece(s)!

Friday, June 15, 2018

I'm Dreaming of a WHITE Christmas

This week we're asking you to go WHITE ... create a card that predominantly features the color white.  Maybe you'll create with snowmen ... or snowflakes ... or just all of your favorite white papers.  We just want to see the amazing beauty that comes from the absence of colors.

Here's what we created.

Stephanie says, "I won't lie, I was stuck this week.  I finally just grabbed every piece of white designer paper and white embellishment I could find in my stash and laid them all out on my craft table.  Then I went hunting for inspiration in my favorite place ... the talented Lauren who I knew has a particular talent with the color WHITE.  I took my inspiration from her gorgeous card from 2013.  Lots of white banners, felt snowflakes, white doilies, white ribbon and a white sentiment sticker.

Lauren says, "Ok, so, I had really informative things to tell you about my card this week, and now I'm blushing so hard from what Stephanie said, that I can't remember, lol! But I have actually had quite a bit of practice with the white-on-white genre, because I have an aunt whose favorite color is white! My secret tactic when I can't use a range of colors is to compensate with lots (and LOTS) of texture. So my card has torn, inked and layered bits of a white gridded patterned paper (by Photoplay) topped with loads of lovely dimensional florals, a few diecut snowflakes that incorporate colorburst + modelling paste and a nice big chipboard sentiment. And before you ask about envelopes... this is definitely one that will get mailed with a package, or better yet, handed to its recipient in December!"

And now it's your turn to break out all of your white and create a marvelous holiday creation ... and link it here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, June 27th. keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB:18:12.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Ring a Ding Ding

We loved seeing all of the wonderful bells in the gallery ... here are a few that caught our eye.

didn't have any bells in her stash ... so she made her own embellishment using Perler Beads ... how fun is that.
combined blue and green and lots of fun speckled dots for her bell background
combined the perfect sentiment with her fun pair of jingle bells
Remember, we'll be back at midnight with another fun *COLORFUL* prompt to inspire your Christmas card creations.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Put a RING On It

We're still going ring-a-ding-ding with Bells at Jingle Belles ... create a card that features one (or two or three).

Stephanie says, "My card is only Jingling Half Way with my Taylored Expression Grumpling and a single jingle bell.  I embossed the front of the kraft card base with a Plaid Embossing Folder for a bit of texture and added color with Stampin' Up markers."

Lauren says, "Surprise-- I've made another collage-y style card with lots (& lots!) of tiny embellies! I've got a glitter diecut tree, tag and deer all from an older October Afternoon collection; two snowy patterned papers, snowflake stickers, teeny tiny white flowers, plus my all time favorite Memory Box Xmas die for those glorious glittery jingle bells. I finished off with a little vintage trimming and a couple of mats and that's it."

Remember, you have until 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, June 13th to link-up your bell card ... keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB:18:12.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Christmas Bells, Those Christmas Belles!

That's right, it's time again for a brand new prompt and this fortnight we belles are all about BELLS! You can interpret this eponymous challenge any way you'd like, as long as you put a bell on it!

Here's what we made:

Lauren says, "I'started with the chipboard bell, then looked everywhere for a pre-printed sticker or journal card that said "Jingle All the Way". I honestly can't believe I do not own such a thing. But if I do, it managed to entirely elude me. So instead I made do with alphabet letters and some flower stickers. All on top of a piece of ancient Basic Grey patterned paper which had the collage effect and faux polaroid right on it. I added a little stitching for texture and a couple of mats. Easy peasy.

Stephanie says, "I searched my large paper stash and found this lovely Jingle Bells paper and built my card around it.  The focal image is a 3-D Gift Tag and I finished with a sentiment sticker using this week's Paper Players Sketch."

And now it's your turn to help us ring in this new challenge! Link your bell-bedecked cards here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, June 13th. keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB:18:12.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Blue Ribbon Cards!

There were nothing but Big Winners in our Ribbon Gallery this fortnight, if you don't believe us, go and see for yourself! Here are a few that especially caught our eye:

...made two equally awesome cards featuring this beautiful poinsettia digi and that gorgeous gathered ribbon. She even changed the color and saturation of the image to create a soft watermark effect *inside* the cards!

...made the cleverest snowmen EVER by stamping the face, adding ribbon bowties and gem buttons. Pure genius. Why didn't *WE* think of that, eh??!

...brilliantly used the negative space of this sweet tree diecut to frame out a panel bedecked with many lovely holiday ribbon scraps! We are definitely trying this idea!

Many thanks to everyone who played along, we love seeing ALL your cards! We'll be back at midnight with a brand new prompt that we hope you'll think has a nice ring to it... :)

Friday, May 25, 2018

RIBBON Rendezvous

This week we're still creating holiday cards featuring ribbon, lace, seam binding, fibers, ric rac, twine or any other trimmings you have in your stash.

Here's what we made this week.

Lauren says, "For week two I've broken out the uber-cuteness: adorable holiday-print grosgrain ribbon from Doodlebug, loads of miscellaneous stickers and baker's twine that I saved from an actual bakery near my house, who still package things in a white cardboard box tied with the eponymous twine! Because let's face it, although the craft stores have a better selection of colors, their twine hardly ever comes with a side order of cannoli, does it?!"

Stephanie says, "I created a ribbon background by covering cardstock with adhesive and attaching pieces of ribbon from my stash.  It all started with that red & gold ombre seam binding and I built the colors from there.  I hadn't pulled out my Taylored Expressions grumplings yet this year, so his hat & scarf were perfect to color to coordinate with my ribbon background.  I had enough of the background left to make a second card if you want to click through to see it."

I hope we've inspired you to pull out your ribbon stash and create with us ... remember, you need to link-up by Wednesday at 6pm CST to join the fun.