Friday, July 12, 2019

Tic-Tac .. TWO?

We're in the second week of our fun holiday Tic-Tac-Toe game and we'd love for you to join us in another round of cards based on this board:


These are the trios we used this week:



Lauren says, "This week I chose the top row, so I had SNOWMAN + GLITTER + STAMPING to work with. I stamped my Pretty Pink Posh Happy Snowman (for a bit of a two-fer!); then grounded him on some fun glitter-bedecked paper from Pebbles. As a bonus, I gave my handsome snowman an Eyelet Outlet Hat Brad and added some Snowflake Brads to the glittery snowflakes printed on the patterned paper."





Stephanie says, "I won the Paper Smooches prize at Junkiefest, which included this fun Snowman Card Die.  I die cut him from white glitter paper to use the Horizontal Row across the top (Snowman, Glitter, Stamping).  The scarf and sentiment piece were a leftover piece of watercolor paper sprayed with Technique Junkies Vivid Volt Shimmering Bliss."

Friday, July 5, 2019

Jingle Belles Tic-Tac-Toe

We're playing a fun game of Tic-Tac-Toe at Jingle Belles ... you just have to create a holiday card using three of the items that are in a row vertically, horizontally or diagonally.



Here is how we *scored* this week:




Stephanie says, "For my Tic-Tac-Toe, I went vertical down the middle for Glitter - Red - Santa.  I love picking-up glittery tags at the after Christmas sales for super-easy holiday cards ... glittery Santa, designer paper, done."



Lauren's Card

Lauren says, "I chose the diagonal which runs from the top right corner to the bottom left:  STAMPING + RED or GREEN + RIBBON. I was lucky enough to receive this beautiful Uniko "Block Party Christmas" stamp for my birthday from A Certain Someone, which I couldn't wait to ink up! Since the stamp is 4 x 5.25" you really don't need much to make a beautiful card, even if you like to make A7's as I have here. I added some Eyelet Outlet holiday brads, because the stamp actually included things like the triangle shaped tree, various sizes of snowflakes, an ornamentholly leaves, etc. I stuck to a traditional palette as inspired by the "red or green" box of the game board and only needed to add a few mats and a ribbon accent to complete my Tic-Tac-Toe choice."

Link your Tic-Tac-Toe masterpieces here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, July 17th. Keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB:19:14.


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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

It seems we're not the only folks who feel that the best time for SNOW in the northern hemisphere is the middle of summer. A quick scroll through the gorgeous cards in the SNOW MUCH FUN gallery will confirm this! Here are a few cards we thought were especially cool this time:

snowman and bird in traditional colours

...made two different versions of this adorable card. They are both *BEAUTIFUL* and also a great illustration of how much difference it makes to just change COLORS!


...made this beautiful CAS tag with a super clever FLOATING snowflake that we really really want to CASE as soon as possible!


...made a simple-but-stunning card in non-traditional colors that we just CANNOT stop looking at! (Seriously... that bokeh background...)

As usual, there was not a single card we didn't love, so if you haven't cruised the SNOW Gallery we heartily recommend the trip! We'll be back at Midnight with a brand new prompt we hope you'll be game for... :)

Friday, June 28, 2019

Snow Far, Snow Good!

We're still celebrating the flaky white stuff here at Jingle Belles. There's an argument that the best place for *SNOW* is on holiday greetings, in the middle of summer, where it never impedes driving or requires one to wield a shovel for hours at a time, lol. So let's get right to the cards we made this week:


Stephanie says, "This sweet little snowman tag is the focal point of my card this week.  All I had to add was some navy seam binding and an epoxy dots for the pom pom on his hat."


Lauren says, "I've been fascinated by negative space lately, so this is not the first (or last, lol!) card I've made by punching out some little windows and backing them with... something. In this case it's a sparkly white landscape created with Penny Black's Trees and Hills die, in the aperture created with a circle punch through this gorgeous Solitude paper from Authentique. To embellish I added some fab Eyelet Outlet Snowflake Brads and placed a diecut sentiment on a banner made with pretty grey and white Snowflake Washi Tape... et voila!"

Scroll down to the original post and check out the awesome readers' gallery... where you can also link up your own snow-centric masterpiece!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Snow Much Fun!

As you may have deduced from the title, we're celebrating *SNOW* this fortnight! So break out your snowmen (and women!) snowflakes, snowy landscapes, or anything else that features the frosty white stuff and get creative!

Here's what we made this week:


Lauren says, "This sweet snowman from Prima's "Santa Baby" chipboard has been calling to me since I acquired him last December at my lss, Paper Anthology. Finally I found the *perfect* home for him on this ancient piece of sheet-music inspired patterned paper from October Afternoon. All I needed to finish up were a few mats, a couple of diecuts and some awesome Eyelet Outlet Snowflake Brads!"



Stephanie says, "I love using non-traditional color combinations for my holiday cards ... so I featured MFT Color Challenge with some Berry Pink Snowflakes (stamped altogether using my MISTI).  I finished with the coordinating die cut snowflakes and some Eyelet Outlet Bling."


Link up your own snow-centric masterpiece(s) by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, July 3rd. Keyword for galleries and Flickr JB:19:13. ♥
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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Santa & Friends Superstars

We loved seeing the gallery filled with all sorts of fun North Pole Friends ... here are a few that particularly caught our eye.




picked the absolutely perfect placement of her up-cycled Santa ... and perfect background paper too ... he just looks so darn Jolly.




chose to feature those other North Pole residents ... the reindeer.  We loved the fun background paper and how she combined all of those great die cut elements.



featured this adorable Santa that she found in some freebie papers together with the perfect die cut banner shape for her sentiment ... so fun.


And drum roll ... the winner of our prize giveaway is ...



Bonnie - send us your mailing address, and we'll get your goodies on their way.  And come back at midnight for a prompt that features some of our favorite white stuff.


Friday, June 14, 2019

Jolly Old St. Nick

We're still celebrating Santa Claus, as well as all of the other awesome residents of the North Pole: Mrs. Claus, reindeer, elves, happy polar bears... maybe even a Yeti? Here's what we made this week:



Lauren says, "This week I built a tall card around this beautiful vintage-style Santa on a journal card from Authentique's "Jingle" collection. He didn't need much in the way of embellishment, so I contented myself with a few coordinating patterned paper mats, an ancient chipboard bauble sentiment and some Eyelet Outlet bling!"



Stephanie says, "A Doodle Pop Santa for me this week together with his Doodle Pop Mouse friend.  Love these colors for Christmas ... added a row of bling & sticker sentiment using the layout from Sketch Saturday."

Remember, one lucky participant will get the pack of Christmas goodies mailed their way.  Please come join our holiday fun.