Friday, February 28, 2020

STUCK on You

This fortnight we're celebrating what may well have been the first "embellishment" we all encountered as kids: STICKERS. Personally, we have never outgrown our love for those tiny bits of self-adhesive joy, and we're guessing that you have at least one or two, as well. Whether they're fancy 3-D images or useful little sentiment strips; kawaii cute or seriously elegant, go flip through your stash and use one or more on your next holiday card... then pop back here and link up!

Meanwhile, here's what we made this week:

Stephanie says, "I have a large booklet of small holiday stickers that I've struggled to figure out how to use ... for this card, I used a page and a half of tiny ornament stickers to create my own background paper, and I love how it turned out.  I used a larger ornament sticker as my focal point with a sticker sentiment and wrap of one of my favorite ribbons."

Lauren says, "I doubt anyone will be shocked to hear that I have a huuuuuuuuuuuuuge sticker stash from which to choose. In the end, I went with these elegant embossed stickers which I believe were from K and Co during the early 19th century, lol. But why stop with just one? I found an elderly Basic Grey cardstock ornament sticker which coordinated nicely, as well as a few borders and flowers from an Idea-Ology holiday sticker book I got this past December at Paper Anthology. Oh and the gold Thickers are from a set of holiday sentiments of the same source!"

And because we're fun like that, the Jingle Belles will choose one lucky participant to receive a new Yeti or Not Set from Lawn Fawn.

Link your sticker-centric masterpiece here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, March 11th. Keyword for galleries or Flickr is JB:20:05.
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Thursday, February 27, 2020

RED Letter Day

So much fabulous red in the Jingle Belles Gallery ... thanks so much for joining our color fun.

Here are a few that particularly caught our eyes.

shared a gorgeous ombre watercolor card in red ... 
and the dimension of the blooms is the perfect finishing touch.

rocked the red pinstripes with her yummy mug of Christmas cheer.

perfectly combined buffalo plaid, text and a fun patterned bear
with an absolutely perfect sentiment.

Join us back at midnight for a some sticky fun for the holidays.

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."