Monday, December 31, 2012

new look for the new year!


are you as excited as we are about 2013? we think this is going to be our best year yet, and hope it will be an especially happy, healthy, and creative one for you! to honor the new year we've updated our header and we have a lovely new badge for you, though we're keeping a badge from each of our previous years on the sidebar so you can have a choice! we'll be back at midnight with our very first holiday cards of 2013 and we can't wait for you to join us! 
stephanie and lauren

our 2013 header and badge were made in adobe photoshop elements 9 using the following digital elements: 
christmas shopping kit by polka dot press from two peas in a bucket; 
vintage christmas postcard journalers #1 by katie pertiet from designer digitals; 
and over the rainbow glitter style by studio flergs from scrapbook graphics

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Sending you all the best from the Jingle Belles.

Check back on January 1st for the first Jingle Belles prompt of 2013 as we start ... taking back December one holiday card at a time.

Lauren & Stephanie

Saturday, December 22, 2012

and the winner is... #188...

which means our congratulations go to:
Grace N

grace, please send us your snail mail address,
so we can send this fabulous prize to you ASAP!
(jinglebellesrock @ hotmail [dot] com)

really, though, the every single one of us is a winner-- we got to see all of the incredible holiday inspiration you linked up in the last couple of weeks, JINGLE BELLES♥; you absolutely never cease to amaze us with your prodigious talent and mind-blowing creativity!  take a bow, each and every one of you; then take some well-deserved time off to enjoy the holidays. but don't put away those crafty presents too quickly, because you're gonna need 'em when we all meet back here on january first to get started on our cards for 2013! in the meantime...

Merry Christmas!
Stephanie and Lauren

Friday, November 30, 2012

December to Remember

We know how hard you've worked on holiday cards all year, and if you made one card per week along with us, you've now got a stash of *48* unique and beautiful greetings ready to send to your family and friends!  But maybe you still need a few more cards, or maybe-- like us!-- you're just really feeling "in the swing" now and want to play along with some of the other fun Christmas card challenges out there on the wonderful world-wide web?! (Check out our links list on the sidebar for a few ideas!) Whatever the case, if you're still making holiday cards, we still wanna see 'em, JINGLE BELLES! So we've added a special "Anything (Holiday) Goes" link, below, for you to display your Christmas, New Year's, Hanukkah, Solstice, or even just generally "wintery" cards; alternately, you can use it to check out what your fellow Belles are making and find some clever ideas!

To further inspire you, one lucky cardmaker who links up with us on this post between now and 6pm (EST) on Friday, December 21st will receive this lovely prize package:

PaperTreyInk 2010 Holiday Tags Stamp Set
Stampin' Up Reason to Smile Stamp Set
8"x8" North Country Paper Pad by Prima

We'll even do our best to get that in the mail to you in time to play along with our first official prompt of 2013, which will debut right after the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Day, and we hope ♥YOU♥ stop by and check it out! In the meantime, happy cardmaking, JINGLE BELLES and Happy Holidays! 

Lauren and Stephanie

Thursday, November 29, 2012

a ♥FEAST♥ for the eyes!!!

sometimes, JINGLE BELLES, you guys link up sooooooo many amazing and wonderful holiday cards, that it's almost impossible to choose only a few to feature; what a very sweet "problem" to have! do be sure to scroll down and check out all the links, because your fellow cardmakers have outdone themselves with the "christmas feast" prompt. in the meantime, here are a few cards that really made our mouths water:

did much more than "slide by" with her fabulously fun and creative gingerbread man on his candy cane sled! each image is hand cut and perfectly embellished, while details like the twine scarf and fluffy polyfil snow add even more texture and interest!  

cleverly paper-pieced this simple and lovely christmas pudding stamp in a charming patchwork style, for an effect that's completely unique-- as is her card's wonderfully personal greeting!

stamped and beautifully colored her adorable image, then cut, shaped, layered, trimmed, distressed, iced, inked, embellished, decorated a card in which one just keeps on finding the sweetest treasures!

many thanks to everyone who participated in this prompt, and extra helpings to those of you who supported us throughout the entire year. it truly is our fellow JINGLE BELLES who make this so much fun! we've had a blast for the last eleven months, and heartily invite you to join us again on january first when we'll kick off our third year of holiday hijinks! 

even though this was our last OFFICIAL prompt of 2012, we know that your wonderful holiday cardmaking creations will continue into december, so do stop back at midnight for a little something "extra" to spur you on! in the meantime, may we be amongst the first to wish you a very...


Friday, November 23, 2012

oh bring us some figgy pudding!

of course, by "bring us", we mean metaphorically, in card form; and it needn't be figgy pudding, as such; ANY type of holiday holiday food will do! but you've still got nearly a week to make a card featuring festive foodstuffs and link it up in the post right below us! just in case you need a little inspiration, here are two more tasty treats we've cooked up for you:

Stef says, "Gingerbread is a favorite holiday treat ... I have such fond memories of decorating the little boys & girls with my Grandma.  The horizontal strips are Martha Stewart Border stickers ... sentiment and the *zig-zag stitching* are both SRM Stickers ... and the corrugated circle is also a food elements ... punched from a thermal coffee sleeve I saved for just such an occasion ... layout is the November Sketch For You To Try."

Lauren says, "this year i was completely fascinated and inspired by the 12 days of christmas card ideas on the prima blog, and fell particularly in love with cari fennel's card from day 5. here is my take on that idea, but with a twist: candy canes and other sweet treats make up part of my floral bouquet, to prove that this prompt is pretty flexible: your festive food can be the centerpiece of your card, or merely an accent, it's entirely up to you!"

Remember ... cards made with food (unlike a big plate of stuffing and mashed potatoes) have no calories ... so create away.

Friday, November 16, 2012

christmas feast

can you believe we're already midway through november, ♥JINGLE BELLES♥?! nor can we, but a quick glance at the calendar confirms that not only is (american) thanksgiving a mere week away, but that today marks the start of our very last holiday card prompt for 2012*!!! in honor of both thanksgiving AND the many glorious and delicious seasonal foods which appear around the holidays, this time we're asking you to create a holiday card which has some sort of FOOD on it... whether it's visions of sugarplums, cookies and cocoa for santa, roast turkey or goose, plum pudding, a cup of christmas tea... well, you get the idea, right? here are some tasty treats we've whipped up to inspire you:

Stephanie says, "There are certain foods (yes, I most definitely consider candy a food) that always remind me of Christmas, and Candy Canes are most certainly one of those.  My Grandma put a Candy Cane in our stocking every Christmas, so this card reminds me of how much I enjoyed celebrating the holidays with her.  I cut out a candy cane card base (the card fold is along the left) and covered the entire shape with white glitter wrapping paper.  I used extra-strong double-sided tape to adhere the red glitter wrapping paper stripes and finished with a sentiment tag backed with more red glitter paper & a tiny red gem for accent."

Lauren's Card

Lauren says, "i have to confess that i'm more interested in the DECORATIVE properties of gingerbread than actually eating it, but for years i've been fascinated by a local competition in which artists of all ages build the most fantastic and fabulous gingerbread houses you've ever seen! each year i say i am going to try my hand at it, and one of these days i *WILL*! (but this year i've settled for a reallllllly cute little card made with imaginisce rub-ons using this week's saturday card sketch challenge at two peas in a bucket!) :)

so bring us your figgy pudding... and any other festive foodstuffs you can fit on a card! be sure to link it up right here between now and 6pm (EST) on wednesday, november 28th. keyword for galleries and our flickr group is JB12-24.

*but yes, if you're wondering, we WILL be back in 2013 with more fortnightly card-making hijinks, and we're looking for a few "lovely guest stars" to help us out! have a great idea for a prompt? always wanted to try your hand at a card sketch? or maybe you'd just like to come along as a guest designer some week? drop us a line at jinglebellesrock @ hotmail [dot] com! and whether or not you'd like to participate in that way, why not plan to join us on january 1st as we kick off the new year in a RESOLUTIONARY way!!! ♥♥♥

Thursday, November 15, 2012


First, a HUGE thank you to the talented Allison Fillo for our wonderful Sketch this week.

Next, here are a few of our favorite sketchy creations from this week.

Carol Cel

used a fabulous cut-out and floating element for your sketch design ... 
click through to see her cool transparency element.


used a clever glittery pennant for the triple element of the sketch ...
not to mention an adorable punny sentiment.

Andreja L.

used wonderful earthy tones for her beautiful holiday angel ...
and added some fun jingle bells too.

Thanks to all of you for joining us for our sketchy fun ... check back at midnight for a delicious new prompt.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Let It Sketch

We're back with more fun cards created using Lovely Guest Star Allison's fabulous Sketch ... hope you'll find time to get sketchy with us this week.

Here's what we made this week:

Lauren's Other Card

Lauren says, "we're still without power after hurricane sandy, so i went with the "quick and easy" option of using all readymades including the fabulous basic grey snowflake, a crate paper sentiment and that gorgeous mme ribbon... and of course allison's sketch really did MOST of the work anyway, lol!" :)

Stephanie says, "This week I went more rustic using Halfway Cafe's Amarillo paper from Cosmo Cricket paired with Kraft and Distress Inked Ivory.  Stamps are from Hero Arts ... for me, that circle element in the sketch just cried out for a holiday wreath."

Remember, you have until 6pm EST on Wednesday, November 14th to link-up.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Do You Sketch What I Sketch?

We are thrilled to have returning lovely guest star Allison Fillo with us at Jingle Belles this week ... and she also provided a fantastic sketch to inspire us.

Allison manages a team of writers, trainers and curriculum developers by day and wild jackals by night (AKA as her children, Tristan, Charlotte and Avery). When she does get to venture into her craft room she enjoys cardmaking, scrapbooking and designing periodic sketch challenges for the Playing in Paradise Challenge.

If you're looking for sketch ideas, the first place to stop each week is Allison's blog Stampin' When I Can, where she has a post that compiles links to the various sketch challenges around the blogosphere (that also shows a thumbnail of the sketches if you're looking for something specific).

Here's your holiday card sketch:

and here are our sketch card designs:

Allison says, "My card features rich color tones and fun button embellishments ... with a touch of  glitter for some holiday sparkle."

Stephanie says, "I decided I wanted to use some Basic Grey holiday papers this week, so the snowman background paper is where my design began ... I thought this fun Savvy Stamps Snowman fit right in with that motley snowman crew ... I paper-pieced his scarf leaving the ends loose, so it looks like the scarf is blowing in the wind."

Lauren says, "i've held on to this beautiful over-sized piece of german scrap for several years, waiting for just the right idea to come along, and when i saw allison's gorgeous sketch it was the very first thing i thought of! since it is so nice and big, i really didn't need much else to flesh out my 6x6" card... just some basic grey "jovial" papers, a little bit of vintage foreign text paper, and some musical themed tape to fill in all the shapes of the sketch, and i was all set!"

Upload your sketchy cards by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, November 14th using keyword JB12-23 for galleries & our Jingle Belles Flickr Group.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Creature Congratulations

We absolutely loved seeing all of the creative creature cards for this prompt ... so much fun.

Here are a few that caught our creature feature fancy:

Mary Alice Bellis

created a card featuring a whimsical owl decked out in holiday hues who is hanging-up his stocking ... so very cute.

Kristina (happycrafter)

featured a holiday reindeer as her creature in her amazingly detailed window scene ... the inky bricks look so real and she even added a lacy curtain.

My Happy Place

rocked the polka dot monsta ... perfectly decked out for the holidays ... what a super-fun holiday card.

Thanks to everyone who joined our fun Creature Feature ... check back at midnight for a super-special lovely guest star and another fun holiday card prompt.

Monday, October 29, 2012

a very ♥MERRY MONDAY♥ to you, jingle belles!

lauren here, just popping in to mention that i'm pretty excited to be a guest designer today at my favorite holiday card sketch, site merry monday! many thanks to lesley croghan and her very talented gang, who chose my monsta xmas card and invited me along; now i'd like to invite YOU along, as well, why not combine our creature feature prompt with their gorgeous sketch?!

here's my card:

there's plenty of time for you to get in on BOTH of these fun challenges:  
holiday creature feature runs through 6pm (EST) on halloween (that's this wednesday evening); and merry monday sketch #39 goes until sunday, november 4th at noon, PST! ♥

Friday, October 26, 2012

Creature Christmas Continues

We're still celebrating all living Creatures at Jingle Belles this week ... Lauren and I seldom discuss what cards we're going to make, so when I went to draft the post, I had to laugh that we were both still on a bit of pink kick (can you ever really have too much pink) ...

Here's what we made:

Lauren says, "ok, so for anyone who thought "monsta xmas" was a little tooooooo silly, i'm sure flamingo christmas is even worse! but i love flamingos, i love pink, i love BRIGHT tropical colors on holiday cards, and i love to do something unexpected. pretty sure i've succeeded in all of those goals this time, lol! the bottom line for me, when this stops being FUN, i will stop doing it. luckily, there's no sign of that yet!" :) :) :)

Stephanie says, "I'm a pretty chaotic crafter & sometimes my best inspiration comes from the piles of remains that are left on my craft table.  As I was trying to figure out how I could incorporate the rest of these fun little dimensional penguin stickers ... I saw the Holiday Bingo Card among the paper scraps ... and voila ... Jolly Penguin Bingo was born (using this week's iSpy Sketch) ... love these fun little guys."

So keep those cards featuring all living creatures coming our way ... link them up by Wednesday, October 31st at 6pm (EST) using keyword JB12-22 for galleries & our  Jingle Belles Flickr Group ... who knows, maybe we'll even throw in a little holiday surprise for one lucky participant.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Holiday Creature Feature

The next Jingle Belles prompt is a Creature Feature  ... we're asking you to create a card with a living creature on it: reindeer, penguins, polar bears, moose, people, angels, elves... or, of course the most obvious Christmas Card presence ... Monstas.

Here's our take on this fun idea:
Lauren's Card

Lauren says, "ok, yeah, it's probably only *ME* who uses monstas in this context, and if you're looking for the explanation by which that phenomenon makes sense, i'm sorry but there really ISN'T one. it's just that a few years ago i found this adorable paperchase giftwrap, and almost immediately, decided it would make great christmas cards! an admittedly weird decision which i stand by, because they still crack me up! :) but do feel free to take a more traditional route, there are LOTS of great creatures on THIS planet too, lol!"

Stephanie says, "I used a several creatures including a tiny little holiday owl, a penguin and a reindeer (all from Hero Arts Merry Christams Ink 'N Stamp) on my Retro Sketch layout ... and I threw in a snowman for good measure.  I stamped each image & then punched them out with a medium star punch, using some foam tape for dimension and pretty aqua twine."

So break out your favorite holiday creature and see what fun cards you can create (or add a santa hat to your favorite non-holiday creature to get them in the holiday spirit).

Upload your cards by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, October 31st using keyword JB12-22 for galleries & our Jingle Belles Flickr Group ... who knows, maybe we'll even throw in a little holiday surprise for one lucky participant.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

pretty (and proud!) in pink

take a bow, ♥JINGLE BELLES♥, in addition to creating some of the most lovely and amazing holiday cards of the year, you've helped us to raise $400 for the susan g. komen fund and we could not be more pleased! thank you, thank you, thank you for your generosity in embracing our favorite non-traditional holiday color for this very good cause! here are a few cards we especially loved this week:

proved that she not only knows how to blog, she also knows how to make really, REALLY awesome holiday cards, by submitting *TEN* UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL pink christmas cards!!! and yes, we are donating $4 for each and every one of them! do give yourself the treat of clicking through to see all ten, and while you're there, be sure to leave her some love! 

made two exceptionally lovely cards (the other is here) which prove that you can add a little accent of pink to even the most traditional color scheme and have it look amazing!

not only incorporated the color, but also the message of our pink christmas prompt with her simple... and simply perfect... "season of hope" card!

we want to thank EVERYONE who participated, because we know for a fact that some of you don't even like pink, but you were willing to go along with us for a good cause! we'd also like to to mention/brag about a few other lovely belles who made multiple cards this week:  deannemarika gabez, nikki cberit synnoveevelinejulia aston, cyndie, gina, marie bingaman and andreja each made two or more AMAZING cards that we know you are going to want to go and see... and they all get counted in our donation tally, no matter how they were linked, we have counted EVERY individual card submitted--even the ones we made-- for a grand total of 97... how ♥FABULOUS♥ is that?!  multiply 'em by $4 per card... and we came up with $388, but some of us really hate math... (ok me, lauren, lol) we rounded that up to a nice even $400, just to make the division and subtraction easier; and we've zapped that contribution to susan g. komen for the cure; they have a super-convenient online donation form... just sayin'... something else we're just sayin' is: 

you all

(by the way, we'll be back at midnight with the new prompt; c'mon back and play!)

Friday, October 12, 2012


we're totally thrilled with the response so far to our "pink christmas" prompt, both in terms of numbers AND the sheer gorgeousness of the cards involved! remember, you still have nearly a week to participate, and there's no limit to the number of new pink holiday cards you can link up, so g'head and make a second one, if you have the time and inclination.  we did! ♥

Lauren says, "this has been a craaaaaaaaazy week for me, so i really needed to make a FAST card, and there's nothing like using products from the same manufacturer for speeding things up, is there? i've combined crate paper's peppermint collection with a few bits and bobs from other lines; made my own word art; and grabbed merry monday sketch #36 for my placement to finish in record time!"

Stephanie says, "I combined one of this month's Hero Arts Sketches with fun papers from KaiserCraft's Christmas Carnival Collection ... love a holiday paper collection that includes lots of pink."

And remember ... we'll be donating a total of $4 for every linked-up card to the Susan G. Komen Foundation ... so help us support a cure for breast cancer.

Friday, October 5, 2012

♥ pink christmas... for the cure! ♥

if you played along with us last year at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ you might remember that we dedicated the first card-making prompt of october to breast cancer awareness month, and that stephanie and i (lauren) honored all of the brave women who are coping with, or have battled, that disease in a couple of ways: first by making pink christmas cards, and then by donating a dollar each to the susan g. komen fund for every pink christmas card our fellow belles made and linked up with us during the challenge period, and we raised $75! this year our prompts are twice as long, so we've decided to go twice as big: we'll be donating $2 each, for a total of $4 per card. so for anyone who's been thinking about joining in with us, but hasn't yet, *THIS* is the week, you guys, let's RAISE SOME MONEY!!! but first, let's make some ♥pink♥ christmas cards! 

the rules are simple: you can choose any shape, size, style, theme, sentiment, papers, embellishments and additional colors you want; you may combine with other challenges, use sketches from anywhere you like, and enter as many times as you wish, but you must make a NEW holiday card each time, and there has to be some pink on it somewhere! how much, and in what shade, we leave entirely up to you! 

we went all out, as you can see:

Stephanie says, "I decided to get pinky-inky for my card this week ... it started with a grunge board Christmas tree inked with Distress Stains, chalk ink and sprays of Glimmer Mist for all-over sparkle.  I used what I call my Flourish Surgical Technique (explained in more detail on my blog) to decorate my tree.  Finally, I used Distress Stain on a lacy doily for a pink background."

Lauren says, "i think everyone knows by now that i LOVE pink! i love it in every shade, from salmon to fuscia, from blush to cerise; i love it for birthdays and baby showers, and i really, REALLY love it for christmas! i don't think i can be alone in this, either, because every year i see a few more holiday paper lines with pink in them. on the other hand, you don't NEED a lot of specialty products; in fact, apart from my snowflakes and sentiment, everything on my card is from my "everyday stash" and yet i think it's very festive... and there's no arguing that it's definitely very VERY pink!"  

of course the ♥PINK CHRISTMAS♥ cards we're really longing to see are YOURS, jingle belles, so break out your pink cardstock, papers, ink, rhinestones, snowflakes, and... well... anything else you like, and link up here by 6pm (EST) on wednesday, october 17th. keyword for galleries and our flickr group is JB:12:21

Thursday, October 4, 2012

There's No Business Like ♥SNOW♥ Business...

...and nobody who ROCKS the snow-themed papercrafts quite as well as our fellow ♥JINGLE BELLES♥! Here are a few cards which especially warmed our hearts this week:

of Rocky Mountain Paper Crafts
used peaceful neutral tones to create a striking elegant snowflake design.

of Delphine's Place
created a beauty in blue with these sweet little snowmen
that make us smile ... JOY for sure.

Berit Synnøve 
Berit's Hobbykrok

created a lovely vintage snowy design with lots of
fantastic details and textures (click through for close-ups) 

Many thanks to everyone who played along, we always love to see what you do, and we're sure YOU will love to see what your fellow belles did this fortnight, so be sure to scroll down and check out the Fabulously Dashing Snow Gallery! We'll be back at midnight with a prompt we hope finds you in the pink... and we'll have a bit of a charitable "proposition" as well! Hope to see you then!

Friday, September 28, 2012

More Snow, Less Dashing

We're still playing in the snow this week at Jingle Belles ... sledding, building snowmen, making snow ice cream ... just generally having a snowy good time. Well, most of us are, anyway!

Here are more snow-inspired creations:

Stephanie says, "I used Hero Arts stamps with emboss resist and a combination of glimmer mists for my peaceful blue snowflake design ... layout is this week's Retro Sketch."

Lauren says, "i was almost 100% inspired by basic grey this week, all of the papers, most of the embellishments, and even the (layout) sketch i used all derived from various BG collections, so this card was super-quick and easy to pull together!"

Remember, you have until 6pm EST on Wednesday, October 3rd to link-up your snowy creations; so no dashing is required!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Dashing Through the Snow

For our next prompt at Jingle Belles, we're Dashing Through the Snow ... creating projects that celebrate the white fluffy flakes of snow ... it might be snowmen, snowflakes, or just snowfall, but include some snow on your creations.

Here are our snowy cards:

Lauren's Card

Lauren says, "last year our lovely fellow belle marie bingaman suggested  "suzy snowflake" (as sung by the awesome rosemary clooney) which had the distinction of not only being a fabulous inspiration for a prompt, but also being a holiday song from the 1950's which neither stef nor i-- serious xmas music aficionados-- had ever heard before! when i started sorting through supplies to make this "snowy" card, the leftover bit of sheet music was one of my first finds, and inspired (along with the current scrapbooking sketch from the basic grey blog!) my entire design!"

Stephanie says, "I went with a homey little snowman from Simple Stories Handmade Holidays collection ... I love how the background designer paper coordinates with his scarf ... a bit of kraft & twine, and this card came together quickly using this week's Saturday Card Sketch at Two Peas in a Bucket."

So think snow ... and share your creations with us.  You have until 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, October 3rd to link-up your snowy cards; use keyword JB-12-20 in galleries and our flickr group ...  and most of all, have some creative fun.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

post with the most!

as usual, we are blown away by all the christmassy creativity to be found in these parts, ♥JINGLE BELLES♥! each and every one of your mail-related cards was a beauty! here are a few which we think are bound to make any postman smile this december:

stamped and colored and cut out a card's worth of adorable elements to "make a scene" in the BEST possible way!

made *THREE* amazingly lovely vintage-inspired collage designs, each more glittering and elegant than the last!  (the others are here and here!)

created her gorgeous faux postage from scratch by cleverly using pinecone stamps and nestie frames for a design that *ALL* the elves are sure to approve!

and now i think we're all longing to hear to whom a little packet of christmas cardmaking goodies will be "going postal"! a consultation with the fine folks at reveals that the lucky number is #18 which means that our winner is:

♥Mary Alice Bellis♥
please send your snail mail to us at jinglebellesrock @ hotmail [dot] com so we can get that right out to you ASAP!

as always, thank you to EVERYONE who played along with us, we know you will enjoy scrolling down for a cruise through the amazing "postal" gallery! of course we offer extra special thanks to our lovely guest star lela meinke, whose original idea and amazing card inspired us all this fortnight! be sure to tune back in at midnight when we'll be chilling out with another fun prompt! ♥

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Postman Always Stamps Twice

Not that ♥YOU♥ have to get inky to participate in our current challenge; just make a holiday card which features postal images (postcards, cancellations, mailboxes, etc) OR postage (real or faux) OR make a holiday postcard OR make a holiday card with a coordinating envelope! With so many fun choices, we couldn't resist showing off another round of our own creations:

Stephanie says, "For this week's design I created my own "vintage" postcard using three different stamp sets by Artistic Outpost & Distress inks ... I love how the sweet little reindeer is delivering a letter.  The layout is the Saturday Card Sketch from Two Peas in a Bucket & the postage-themed  designer papers are from 7Gypsies Postale Collection."

Lauren's Other Card... and Envelope
Lauren says, "I've been saving these adorable holiday inchies from Artchix Studios for just the right occasion, and when I saw this week's Unscripted Sketch, I knew immediately this was it. I had planned on just decorating a store-bought envelope to match, but when my card ended up being a non-standard size, I thought I would have a go at making a custom one... and found it easier than I expected! There's a little tutorial on my blog today showing what I did, step by step!"

There is still nearly an entire week to get in on the fun-- and have a chance at the prize! Scroll down to the original "POSTAL" post for full details!