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.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Santa Baby

This time we're celebrating Santa Claus ... St. Nick ... the Jolly old Guy himself ... or you might choose to feature Mrs. Claus, the Elves, Reindeer or even our favorite, a Yeti ... anyone who might be living at the North Pole.

Here are the creatures we featured:

Stephanie says, "I had never paper pieced this cute little Santa Die from the Sizzix Side Order Collection ... it included the tiny embossing folder & the noel word die cut, so I combined them all with some wood grain cardstock."

Lauren says, "There are sooooooo many great versions of Santa Claus out there in the big wide papercrafting world, but for sheer cuteness and adorability, I think it's hard to beat Doodlebug Design. my card is about 90% D-bug products, including most of the papers and all the sweet stickers. I combined the latter in a little rooftop scene, and placed them on a little tag, thanks to this week's awesome sketch (#566) from Sketch Saturday."

One lucky participant for this prompt will receive a fun little prize package - Die-Versions Winter Glob Die Cut; Stitched Felt Embellishments and a Pocketful of Cheer Paper Pumpkin Kit that makes 8 cards.

Link your card(s) featuring your favorite North Pole Resident(s) right here, before 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, June 19th. Keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB:19:12.
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Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Write Stuff

It turns out there is no *bad* way to get texty at the holidays... which made it extra hard for us to just choose a few type-centric cards to feature. We highly recommend a scroll through the readers' gallery to see all the gorgeous cards. Meanwhile here are a couple of faves:

...capitalized on the envelope-like shape of a recent card sketch, by adding text paper, embossing and the sweet stocking to her clever card!

...strategically cut her text paper to make the perfect window for those beautifully glittery trees and super-fun baking paper snow!

...proves that CAS cards can be loaded with texture and interest, by virtue of embossing, tiny gems, and the most elegant sentiment ever!


We'll be back at midnight with a brand new prompt we hope won't have you looking for an Escape Claus! ;)

Friday, May 31, 2019

My Santa Baby Wrote Me a Letter

We're still celebrating the joys of text and typography and you still have time to join in, which we hope you will! Scroll down to the original post to link your word-centric masterpieces. Meanwhile, here's what we made this week:

Lauren says, "I've combined one of my all-time favorite texty patterned papers (from Carta Bella, last year, I believe); a Simple Stories sentiment card and lots of fabulous Eyelet Outlet Pinecone, Poinsettia and Holly Brads. Luckily I had this week's Sketch Saturday blueprint (#565), so i knew *exactly* where everything should go!"

Stephanie says, "This week I had to ink up this new Texty Block Party Christmas Stamp from Uniko ... so many fun Christmas Phrases in my new Catherine Pooler Rouge Ink on Kraft.  I added some texty designer paper to finish the design and a gem on the top of the Santa Gnome's Hat."

Friday, May 24, 2019

Text Me

This fortnigh at Jingle Belles, we're asking you to create a Holiday card that celebrates TEXT. You could use letter stickers, book pages, dictionary pages, texty patterned paper or just create a card where the sentiment is the star of the show ... just make sure you get TEXTY.

Here's what we made this week:

Stephanie says, "I decided to go searching through my vast designer paper collection for text ... and I found it in Shimelle's American Crafts Christmas Magic Collection.  I went searching for one of the characters in the 12 Days of Christmas for my focal image ... but finally decided if the song were written today, surely there would be a Penguin (and his tiny snowman friend).  My inspiration and sketch came from the Fusion Card Challenge and stamps are from Essentials by Ellen Arctic Pals & Ugly Sweater Accessories stamped on the EBE Aline Snowfall Die Cut ."


Lauren says, "I used an old set of oversized chipboard alphas as a template to cut the letters "J-O-Y" out of some Prima "Spring Farmhouse" paper with a little bit of text detail. I added in some florals, lace and a chipboard sentiment, then piled the whole thing on top of some pretty plaid from the "Sweet Peppermint" collection."

And ... drum roll ... the winner of the prize package from our Old Fashioned Christmas Prompt is:

Rose from My Happy Place ... e-mail us your contact info, so we can get your prize on its way.

Link your texty masterpieces here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, June 5th. Keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB:19:11.  

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Vintage Valedictorians

In this season of graduations, we have our very on Vintage Valedictorians ... some of our favorites from the Old-Fashioned Christmas gallery.

combined lots of vintage ephemera and 
finished it off with the perfect snowy, glittery border ... 
vintage perfection.

took us on a vintage sleight ride with 
glittery snow and a gorgeous
Brusho stenciled sky.

brought new life to a fantastic vintage card image ...
we can almost hear the put put put of the car delivering
those gifts.

Make sure you check back at midnight for our next Jingle Belle prompt ... where we might just be getting a bit wordy.

Friday, May 17, 2019

We Wish You a Vintage Christmas

We're still celebrating "An Old Fashioned Christmas" and you still have plenty of time to link up your own vintage --or vintage inspired--  masterpiece! In fact there's even a little prize this fortnight, from Lauren's Etsy Shop, Just Enough Stuff! Here's what we made this week:

Lauren says, "Darn, I wish I didn't have so many EXTRA handmade holiday cards ready to send on December first", said nobody ever!!! Yep, I sort of accidentally wound up with TWO cards this week. One of them is nearly all actual vintage bits and the other is almost entirely new, but vintage-style products. I wonder if you can guess which is which? To find out, click through to my blog, where all shall be revealed!"

Stephanie says, "I piled on a whole lot of vintage goodness on this week's card ... vintage dictionary page, receipt book, three kinds of trading stamps and a few other vintage-like goodies from my stash."

Scroll down to the original post (just below this one) for details on the prize and to access the Linky tool! ♥