Friday, September 2, 2011

Love's LABOR DAY Lost

Since this weekend will be Labor Day in the United States, we've decided to celebrate by giving you a bit of a head start with this week's card.

We're asking you to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any other Jingle Belles card ... by which we mean any of our cards OR any of your fellow Belles' cards made for any prompt since our inception in January is fair game ... you might even want to CASE a card that you made! Be sure to tell us what card inspired you--and who made it--in your post, so we can all admire *both* versions!

Here's what inspired us this week:


I loved Kathe D's card that was a Shout Out for JB28 - our Leftovers Challenge.

I changed-up the papers to use my own leftover Basic Grey Fruitcake Paper scraps. Rather than use the negative of the die cut as a frame, I attached my scraps to cardstock & cut out the shape with the Top Note Die Cut. I also swapped the ornament for a CatsLife Press Sentiment & added a bit of pom pom fringe.


I absolutely adored my partner-in-crime, Miss Stephanie's, whimsical snowmen card from JB06, our "Baby It's Cold Outside" prompt in February:

So much so that I immediately went out and bought the Basic Grey "woolies" she used! In retrospect, I wish I had also grabbed the "Jovial" papers, but alas, I did not, so I had to wing it and use non-holiday papers in similar tones to construct my landscape. The only major change I made was to build my card on a transparency base to give it a little extra"oomph" that hopefully comes close to matching the graphic impact of the original's fabulously festive patterns!

Wherever you are spending this weekend, and whether it is of the two- or three-day variety, we hope that it will be a very happy, safe, and creative one for you, and that you will take inspiration from all of the marvelous cards we have seen in the last eight months! Inlinkz will be open until 6pm (EST) next Wednesday, September 7th. The keyword for galleries and our flickr group is JB36.


Marianne said...

Ya know...just this morning I was saying to myself...
"self...we need to get back to the Jingle Bells Challenge."
so I popped over and found this very challenging challenge.
Whose card do I choose? There have been SO many great ideas over the past 8 months.
now where did I leave that gluestick?

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Cool, love the theme this week!

Lisa said...

I love this challenge this week but the choice of which card is proving the main challenge! So many I love. How can I chose????

Carol said...

Went for an easy option otherwise I'd have missed the challenge again! Great theme and inspiration. Carol x

June Houck said...

Ditto what Lisa said. Fab challenge!!!

Leslie Hanna said...

You guys - this week totally ROCKS! I love what everyone has done by CASEing EACH OTHER! Okay, WE ALL ROCK! :D