Friday, February 21, 2020

Better Off Red!

We're still making cards which predominantly feature the color *RED* and you still have plenty of time to join the fun, which we hope you will. Meanwhile, here's what we made this week:



Lauren says, "There are stash items in use here of nearly every age imaginable! The beautiful Santa is an Authentique journal card, which I've framed up with part of an Idea-Ology Vignette Box Cover. Both of the above were post-holiday treats to myself from Paper Anthology. The tiny red star sequins are a brand new item coming soon to Eyelet Outlet which I'm technically not supposed to be using yet (so shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, ok?). The red mat and lightly patterned kraft cardstock are old enough that I'm not sure what they were leftover from. The twine and jute were on a package I unwrapped in December. The sheet music, trading stamps and xmas ornament background are all vintage, plus I've inked, torn and distressed them a bit more, just for fun."



Stephanie says, "I used two pieces of two-sided designer paper and a wooden heart to make this fun holiday card using the Sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges ... sometimes it's all about paper."

Remember you have until 6pm EST on Wednesday to join the RED fun.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Rudolph the *RED* Nosed Reindeer

In case you couldn't guess from the title of this week's prompt, we're creating cards that feature PREDOMINANTLY the color RED (not just a bit, but a lot of RED).

Here are our creations:


Stephanie says, "I started with this week's Sunday Stamps Tag You're It Sketch and a cute little North Pole tag in my stash.  I added a red designer paper card base, a Doodlebugs Santa Doodlepop in his recliner and a sentiment from Hero Arts Stylized Christmas Trees stamped in Red Ink ... and the grand finale, some glittery red ribbon."



Lauren says, "This is a pretty good example of a collage card which has absolutely nothing vintage on it... though admittedly some of the stickers are pretty old! Santa is from an Idea-Ology Holiday Sticker Book, and the oversized plaid paper is My Mind's Eye's "Holly Jolly" collection; both came from Paper Anthology this past December. The rest were stickers and diecuts and bits of paper from my collection that I punched into circle shapes if they weren't already, and clustered around my Santa-adorned journaling card. And yes, pretty much everything is RED!"

Link your scarlet, cranberry, crimson, candy apple, raspberry or brick masterpiece right here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, February 26th. Keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB:20:04.
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Thursday, February 13, 2020

A Trio of Trios!

It's always hard to narrow down to just a few featured cards, but for "We Three Kings" you guys made it especially difficult! After much consideration, here are three especially amazing trios:

...made not one, but two versions of this fabulous sketch, featuring the most adorable Christmas Owls EVER! (You should probably click through and see the other card!)

...created a minimalist masterpiece with three glorious ornaments plus real bows and hangers!



Bunny of Cards by Bunny
..."made a scene" in the best possible way, lol; in which three adorable (and perfectly colored!) meeces are caroling!

Many thanks to everyone who joined the fun, we really do love seeing EVERY SINGLE CARD! Hop on back at midnight when we'll have a brand new prompt that we think might have you seeing red... ;)

Friday, February 7, 2020

Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh

This week we're still celebrating the Three Kings (and their Three Gifts) by creating cards that feature THREE of any element.

Here are our trios for this week:


Stephanie says, "I found this trio of snowman in one of my many holiday sticker books, so I built a little scene around them using lots of snowflake stickers, a scattering of bling, and of course another sticker from the same book for the sentiment ... 
I love playing with stickers as much today as when I was 10."


Lauren says, "This week I've got three reindeer... three trees... three Eyelet Outlet Snowflake Brads... annnnnnnnd as a bit of a bonus I dipped into my stash of classic Basic Grey and chose three of my favorite blue and green holiday prints to make the background! A sticker sentiment and a bit of machine stitching was all I needed to finish this thing off."

Friday, January 31, 2020

I Don't See Any Kings...

It's true there are actually no kings whatsoever to be found in this post which is makes this fortnight's prompt, "We Three Kings" a bit mysterious, doesn't it? In fact, we are focusing on the *THREE* aspect. We'd like to see cards with three reindeer or three trees or three... well... something on them! This is one of those times when a picture is worth a thousand (and three!) words, so here's what we made this week:


Lauren says, "I started with THREE adorable Doodlebug tags. I intended to add THREE Eyelet Outlet Brads (one on each tag) but the obvious choice for the reindeer was a set of antlers which brought the total to four, thus scuppering that; and anyway, the star is an enamel sticker. I settled for THREE border stickers behind the tags and finished off with THREE red snowflakes. I'd love to say I finished this at THREE pm... but... really it was more like 8:30, lol."




Stephanie says, "No Kings here either ... but I do have three shiny Reinbeer.  I always have to use this fun Reinbeer set from Your Next Stamp at least once each year for one of the many beer-lovers on my Christmas Card List.  I used the Sketch from The Paper Players with the googly eyes and red nose being the top trio and the Christmas Trees for the bottom trio row.  Love these little guys."


Link your trio-centric masterpieces here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, February 12th. Keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB:20:03.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Thank You, Santa Claus!

It's always awesome not only to see what our fellow Jingle Belles got from Santa, but also the super-creative ways they are already using those goodies! Here are a few cards that especially caught our eye this fortnight:

...used her new stamp and embossing powders to dramatic effect on her gorgeous CAS card.


combined multiple new dies and some lovely embossing for this CAS beauty.


combined pretty dies and embossed texture for this lovely silhouette design.



We'll be back at Midnight with a brand new challenge we hope will inspire a Triple Play! ;)

Friday, January 24, 2020

Presents Under the Tree

We're still celebrating the gifts that Santa brought us (or maybe just maybe the gifts you bought yourself) for Christmas.  Create a card using something in your studio that is brand new.


Stephanie says, "In my Santa Lauren Stocking were these adorable little chipboard bingo cards (I strategically placed floral embellishments to cover the numbers).  I paired two adorable little Sprites with the Merry & Bright Sentiment.  I used the floral elements surrounding the Merry & Bright to inspire my design choices.  Card Base Paper is from Bella Boulevard Santa Squad."



Lauren says, "My friend 'Santa Gina' found some absolutely AMAZING washi tape, including these two winter-themed varieties, so I built them into a a sort of custom patterned paper by repeating them at intervals on a piece of sheet music backed with plain cardstock to make it a little more robust. I paired it with some older Lawn Fawn paper I got at Paper Anthology, which features similar colors and also has cuuuute critters!"


Remember you have until 6pm EST on Wednesday, January 29th to share your cards made with all your new schtuff.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Look What Santa Brought Me!

This fortnight at we're giving you a chance to show off the fabulous new crafty gifts you acquired over the holidays. Or, if you were somehow (mistakenly, of course!) on the naughty list, you can swap in something you treated yourself to in the January sales; or even just an item you've had for a bit but not yet used. Sound like fun? Yeah, we thought so too!

Here's what we made:


Lauren says, "My friend Gina knew that I *LOVED* 2018's "Jingle" collection from Authentique, and that I'd be super-excited to revisit it; she found a complete set that even had the cardstock stickers and punch-outs! So my plan for this week was basically to use as much of it as possible on one A7 card and I have achieved that goal. I've got an oversized journal card, two punch-outs and one style of patterned paper; which I supplemented with red glitter and shimmer cardstocks, plus a few elderly white gems which sort of suggested snow to me!"



Stephanie's Card

Stephanie says, "Since I am my own Santa, I got exactly what I wanted for Christmas ... like these stamps from new releases at Reverse Confetti.  I just loved the Candy Canes with Holly (colored with Spectrum Noir Markers) from Reverse Confetti Joys of the Season ... and I even took the time to let some red Stickles dry on the Holly Berries (yep, I'm normally a very impatient crafter).  Sentiment is from the limited edition Reverse Confetti Snowflakes.  I found some fun candy cane paper in my stash and finished with a wrap of candy cane twine."


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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Wrap Stars!

We're so happy to see so many Jingle Belles veterans coming back to hang out with us in 2020, and we're also pleased to make some new friends as well. We had a feeling you guys would make AWESOME greetings from leftover bits and bobs and you definitely did not disappoint. Here are a few giftwrap-centric cards which caught our eye this fortnight!


...saved a piece of giftwrap that not only had this fabulous Santa, but also an uber-cute penguin AND a festive reindeer. And *YES* she made all three into cards; so you should probably click the link and see the others!


...rescued this adorable penguin from a gift bag that was headed for the 2019 recycling pile. We're so glad he gets the starring role in a 2020 holiday card!


...saved this beautiful plaid tissue paper and two styles of diecut tags (the second set are presents, you should go and see) to start the year off with FOUR cards already done!


And of course we're all longing to know who will be inking up that fabulously fun Lawn Fawn stamp set, aren't we? The fine folks at Random.org say it's
#15
which means that
is our lucky winner!
please send your mailing info to us at 
jinglebellesrock @ hotmail.com
so we can send that along ASAP!

Many thanks to everyone who joined the fun, we loved seeing every single one of your creations. We'll be back at midnight with a brand new prompt and we hope you'll be present for the big reveal! ;)

Friday, January 10, 2020

WRAP It Up... I'll Take It!

We're still making holiday cards with leftover bits of giftwrap and tags and you're still invited to join the fun! Scroll down to link up on the original post; also I thiiiiiink there just might've been a fun little prize this fortnight...

Meanwhile, here's what we made this week:


Lauren says, "I made two very similar cards this week. Both feature three types of giftwrap: the snowman was fussy-cut from one pattern; (with a second layer of scarves, hats and carrot noses... since one nice thing about giftwrap is the repeating pattern!) the red snowflakes are a second variety and the white snowflakes are tissue paper which I fused to a piece of Xyron-ed cardstock so it would be sturdy enough to diecut into snowy hills. Sticker sentiments, a little machine stitching and a few Eyelet Outlet Snowflake Brads and Jewels finish off both designs.




Stephanie says, "Since I started card-making, a key element in choose wrapping paper is answering the question ... could I make a card with that (because at our house we pride ourselves in collecting things that have more than one purpose).  When I saw these cute little framed critters, I knew this holiday wrapping paper made the cut.  I mean seriously ... how cute is that fox with the figgy pudding and the reindeer in a sweater.  I added a double wrap of twine and a Gina K. Designs Sentiment to finish the card on a kraft card base." 

Remember, you have until 6pm EST on Wednesday the 15th to link-up your card for a chance to win this week's prize.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

No Time Like the Presents

So, there is No Time Like the Presents... before you put away your wrapping supplies, pull out some of your favorites (or some of that paper from a present you unwrapped that was just too pretty to recycle) and make a card featuring wrapping paper or gift tags.

Here's what we made:



Stephanie says, "Lauren not only wrapped my gifts in this adorable Yeti wrapping paper ... she also gave me a few sheets she Xyron'd to cardstock, so I could detail cut out all of these adorable picture frames to make a Yeti Family Christmas homage ... since the background of the wrapping paper was red, I used one of my *solid* red/blue Gel Press prints for my card base.  A few sticker sentiments and a pearl for little girl yeti's flower in her hair finish the design."


Lauren says, "My friend Barb sent me a very pretty present wrapped in beautiful matte giftwrap which had these snow-dusted evergreens on it, and the minute I saw it, I started figuring out how to get the paper off without tearing or wrinkling it! There was a pretty big crease at the left edge, which I decided to cover with collagey bits. These include a serendipitous scrap from a French language children's book which says "The Christmas Tree"; some beautifully patina-ed sheet music and some of the amazing 1957 Christmas Seals my mom found at a thrift shop. The red glitter mat is another piece of careful unwrapping."

And to start our 10th year with a bang, there will be a fun little prize for one lucky participant ... the oh-so-adorable Say What Christmas Critters Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn with the set of coordinating dies.


Link your first holiday creations of 2020 here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, January 15th. Keyword for galleries or Flickr is JB:20:01.


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