Friday, March 30, 2012

Digital Re-Dux

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More has so many lovely holiday items, there's NO WAY we could choose only one, so here's some additional inspiration for your hybrid card-making pleasure!

Stef says, "I did more digital paper piecing, this time with with the cute little
Rudolph Came to Town.  Once my paper piecing was done, I was able
to print out multiple cards & change them up with a different 
EAD Designs rub-on sentiment."

Lauren's Second Card(s)

Lauren says, "My favorite thing about digital stamps is that after you've settled on a design you can effortlessly make as many cards as you'd like! I used the Christmas Ornaments set to create a template for a set of adorable 4" round ornament-shaped cards that will go to my nieces and nephews this December. I used a coordinating paper pad to mix-n-match patterns in order to make cards that were very similar... but each unique! The "real" hanging wires and bead details make them just a little bit more special."

Speaking of inspiration, have you *SEEN* the reader gallery this week?? If not, we recommend making it your next stop. Of course, the stop after that should be your own computer's files... where you choose what stamp or image you'll use to get in on the action, to have a shot at the lovely prize being offered by Robyn's Fetish! (See the main post below for details!)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Happy Hybrid Holiday, 2012!

Hello, ♥JINGLE BELLES♥! If you played along with us last year, you'll remember that we were lucky enough to be sponsored by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More to make holiday cards which incorporated a digital stamp or element in our design. We called it "Happy Hybrid Holidays" and it was so much fun that one of the first things we did this year was ask to do it again... and of course we're thrilled that Robyn's Fetish said, "YES!" Here's a little more info for you about that fine company:

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge. 

 Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion. 

 Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award the winner her choice of 5 digital stamps.

Yes, that's right, one lucky random cardmaker who links their newly made, hybrid (or completely digital) holiday card with us this time will get to *CHOOSE* five stamps from the Robyn's Fetish shop! But what if you don't *have* a digital image to use on your card, you ask?! Not to worry, Robyn's Fetish have got you covered--they're providing A Bell for Christmas absolutely free to any ♥JINGLE BELLE♥ who'd like to use it! Just email lovely design team coordinator Susan Paulson at and request your free Jingle Belles Digital Image. We're thrilled they're offering another opportunity for everyone to try a digital stamp, so please join us in heartily thanking them!

And now I'm sure you're itching to get going on your own cards, but first, let's have a quick look at what we did:

Lauren says, "One of my favorite looks for digital stamps is to old-school paper piece them... but with a techie twist: I print several duplicates of my image--in this case the very elegant Christmas Lamp Post from Robyn's Fetish--on clear ink-jet labels from the office supply store, and then stick them to the papers i'd like to use for each bit of my image. In this way I can use quite teeny scraps of lots of different patterned papers in my design! For this card, I also used the March sketch from The Craft's Meow as a road map, and I love how it came out!"

Stephanie says, "I had fun using digital paper piecing with 
Robyn's Fetish Prissy Poinsettia
I used two shades of red together with green & gold grungy papers from my digital stash. 
I added a wrap of gold ribbon and an 
EAD Designs rub-on sentiment to complete my card."

So now it's time to see what you will do to make your very own Happy Hybrid Holiday, 2012! Email Susan P. for that lovely "Jingle Bell" image... or pull something out of your own digi-stash and get creative! You've got until 6pm (EST) on Wednesday April 4th to link up below for a shot at that great prize! Keyword for galleries or our flickr group is JB12-07. Have fun!!! ♥

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pillow-Inspired Perfection

What gorgeous inspired creations you shared with us for our Neutral Noel ... such beauty in neutral tones & classic designs.  Here are a few that we felt interpreted the prompt particularly well.

incorporated fabulous textures with classic muslin fabric and a corrugated background ... the perfect palette for her rich neutral wreath.

created this gorgeous shaped card filled with tone-on-tone texture and gold tipped roses ... such neutral elegance with a tiny pops of color.

used a border punch to create this fantastic snow-covered holiday tree.  The subtle background embossing and perfectly placed snowflakes completed this wonderful neutral design.

If you haven't taken time to take a trip through the Neutral Noel gallery and leave a little jingle belle love ... please do.  You will most certainly be inspired.

Check back at midnight for another great holiday prompt ... and perhaps a wonderful sponsor and prize.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Homespun Holidays

We love what you've been creating inspired by our Neutral Noel inspiration Photo.

Here are a few more cards we made inspired by these wonderful pillows:

Stephanie says, "My card was inspired by the Christmas tree pillow.  I die cut my Flowering Christmas Tree from metallic gold cardstock & decorated it with champagne adhesive pearls.  I finished with EAD Designs rub-on sentiments in gold."

Lauren Says, "for my second shot at this prompt, i decided to go A LOT more literal: i used the tans and creams from the inspiration photo, a square shape like the pillows have, and lots of "millinery" details like fabric flowers, lace, and loads of machine stitching!" 

Remember, you should link-up here between now and 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, March 21st.  Use keyword JB12-06 for our Flickr & other galleries.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Neutral Noel

The sixth Jingle Belles prompt of 2012 ~ Neutral Noel ~ is to create a card inspired by these wonderful neutral-toned holiday pillows from Pottery Barn.

You might choose the design elements decorating the pillows (leaves, snowflakes, wreaths or holiday trees), the peaceful neutral color palette, the texture of the fabric and felt ... whatever inspires you.  We can't wait to see what you create.

Here's how we were inspired by this Neutral Noel:

Lauren says, "i have an aunt whose favorite color is *WHITE*, and every year i try to make her a special card; since we're embracing a neutral palette this week, i thought it'd be a great time to have a go! since i really love the pillow in the inspiration photo with the very ornate snowflake, and it seemed like a nice theme for a mostly white card, i chose as many white and grey and silver "snow themed" products as i could find in my stash and mixed them all together... and this is the result!"

Stephanie says, "I took a more literal approach on the inspiration picture, choosing to recreate the wreath pillow in the bottom right corner using paper.  I punched lots of leaves from gold metallic cardstock and attached them to shimmery ivory handmade paper using glue dots.  I added three sizes of ivory adhesive pearls and an EAD Designs rub-on sentiment to complete the design."

We hope you find our inspiration photo as inspiring as we did ... and can't wait to see what you create.  Link-up here between now and 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, March 21st.  Use keyword JB12-06 for our Flickr & other galleries.   

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Let's Stick Together!

It's hard to believe we're into the month of March, ♥JINGLE BELLES♥, but having all of our lovely friends from EAD Designs with us the last two weeks, and making so many wonderful sticker- and rub-on festooned cards with their generous sponsorship, has totally made the time fly by for us!

Here are a few of *YOUR* gorgeous creations that really STUCK in our minds:

made her own beautiful swirly christmas tree sticker by die-cutting self-adhesive vinyl, then used it as the centerpiece of this stunningly soft and elegant holiday card!

used a dramatic red angel rub-on that coordinates magnificently with several bold but understated patterns on this marvellously monochromatic masterpiece!

made five (FIVE!) totally diffferent, but equally lovely, cards for this prompt! For this one, multiple layers of red and green patterned paper frame a lovely--and tiny--christmas tree sticker to perfection!

Of course we're all very anxious to find out which of you lovely ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ will be enjoying that very generous $25 EAD gift card, so without further ado let's consult the fine folks at 

and the winner is...
which means that
is the fortunate lady in question!
Miss Cyndie,
please contact us at
jinglebellesrock @ hotmail [dot] com 
to claim your prize!!!

Once again we'd ask you to join us in thanking Emily Nelson, owner and illustrator of EAD Designs, and her very special design team members who came along with their gorgeous holiday cards:  ~Amy~ of Tsuruta Designs, Jessica of Chick-n-Scrap, Julie Ranae of Julie's Open Window, Liz at Liz's Paper Loft, Rose of Rose's Happy Place (who honored us with *two* cards!) and Shellye McDaniel of The Papered Cottage. this would not have been nearly as fun... or as inspirational... without their considerable talents! And now, since you've still got 24 hours until the new prompt debuts, why not scroll down and check out your fellow belles' gorgeous work in the "Stuck on You" gallery?! ♥ 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Stick With Us!

Just a reminder, darlings, that there's almost another whole week to submit your wonderful sticker and rub-on festooned creations for a shot at that amazingly generous $25 gift card to the EAD Designs Shop!

Just in case you need a little more inspiration, here are a few more cards to get you going:

totally rocks a "snow" theme with two different snowflake-patterned papers--in gorgeously xmassy red and green--plus a little help from an utterly appealing pair of snowpeople found on the Frosty Friends stickerz set; a fun greeting from
the Christmas Sentiments sheet rounds off this lovely holiday card!

Lauren says, "I built my card around a custom wordart I made using EAD Designs Christmas Sentiments 1 Rub-ons, with a few Retro Christmas and Deck the Halls Stickerz thrown in for good measure. I chose just a few color-coordinated papers and embellishments, tempered with a little bit of black ink and a black card base so the sentiment would really shine! Hand-stitching adds texture and interest... but also... I just really enjoy a little hand-stitching after a long day!!!"

Stephanie says, "I also used that adorable little Frosty Friends sticker with a coordinating red rub-on Christmas Sentiment.  I stamped some subtle red-on-red snowflakes on the background using this week's Deconstructed Sketch."

Scroll down for complete information, and to link up your own gorgeous cards!!!