Friday, September 25, 2020

Dashing through the SNOW

For our next prompt, we are asking you to create projects that celebrate the white fluffy flakes of SNOW … it might be snowmen, snowflakes or just snowfall, but include some snow on your cards

Here are our SNOW-y creations:

Stephanie says, "I used my new Mini Swirly Snowflake Stamps and my MISTI to create a snowy background.  Then I used this week's Sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges and added some Snowflakes punched from glitter paper and topped with Eyelet Outlet Bling before finishing with a tiny sentiment."

Lauren says, "I broke out my adorable Pretty Pink Posh snowdude and realized what a great match he was for this long hoarded Basic Grey snowman patterned paper. White glitter paper snowy hills and Eyelet Outlet Snowflake Bling complete the festive snowscape, with a diecut sentiment from Elizabeth Craft Designs."


Link your Snowcentric creations right here by 6pm (EDT) on Wednesday, October 7th. 
Keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB:20:20.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Metal Medals!

It seems we're not the only cardmakers who like a touch of metallic goodness in our creations. There are so many amazing cards in the gallery, if you haven't taken time to have a bit of a scroll, we highly recommend it. Meanwhile here are three that especially caught our eye:

...incorporated so many amazing little touches of gold that make a big impact: filligree poinsettias, star buttons, gold-flecked ribbon, patterned paper with a subtle golden thread and finally just a touch of Frantage around the diecut oval; brilliant in every sense of the word!

...calls this one her Ornamental Gold Adventure, and her card has both CAS and CASE-d elements. We're just happy to be included in an adventure as lovely and elegant as this!

...says this die is one of her favorites and we can tell why; she definitely knows EXACTLY how to feature it to best advantage!

Many thanks to everyone who linked up, we really do love to see every single card! We'll be back at midnight with a brand new prompt we hope will melt your heart... ♥

Friday, September 18, 2020

Heavy Metal Holiday

We're still making holiday cards featuring GOLD or other metallic elements and you're still invited to join the fun! Here's what we made this week:  

Lauren says, "I planned to make a card that was mostly SILVER this time, and I do have that beautiful shimmery silver snowflake paper from the late great Hambly Screen Prints, plus two silver diecut snowflake layers. But a fair amount of gold got in there too, and I'm fine with that. There's a bunch of Eyelet Outlet Snowflake Brads and Clear Swirl Bling, for extra sparkle; and I knew where to place each element thanks to this week's awesome Sketch Saturday (#627)!"

Stephanie says, "again, without knowing it, Lauren and I chose very similar inspiration this week.  I too used Sketch Saturday #627 ... but my snowflake background is foiled (from our last foil-a-palooza art camp) and a Stampers Anonymous Swirly Snowflake that was embossed with Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder and topped with Eyelet Outlet snowflake bling.  I finished with gold glitter enamel dots and a puffy gold leaf sticker under my gilded embossed sentiment."

Friday, September 11, 2020

Baby It's GOLD Outside

This week at Jingle Belles, we're asking you to incorporate some GOLD into your card design... (okay we'll stretch it a bit and allow silver, copper & bronze too … just make sure it's metallic) …this can be in the form of ink, metallic paper, embellishments … just make sure it has the Midas touch.

Here's what we made that shines:

Stephanie says, "I started with a gold doily and then found some holiday paper that had metallic gold in one of the swirls.  I put this card together using a sketch from Feeling Sketchy finishing with glittery snowflakes topped with golden embellishments and a sentiment from The Ton Crystal Flurries."

Lauren's Card

Lauren says, "I've gone for the GOLD, as well, though I do have a plan for next week which is quite copper-centric! Meanwhile, I've incorporated two different patterned papers with metallic golden accents: the top layer is from Prima's Christmas in the Country; the sheet music underneath is ancient but perfect in this contest, imo. I've also got some golden layers in my super-stacked Tattered Poinsettia, a die I've owned for over a decade, but I still use constantly."

Link your metallic magic right here by 6pm (Eastern) on Wednesday, September 23rd. Keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB:20:19
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Thursday, September 10, 2020


We had so much fun seeing how our cards inspired your designs.
Here are a few that were particularly fun.

did a fantastic job incorporated Lauren's ribbony background with her adorable snowman family ... the snowflake embellishments were perfection.

rocked Lauren's big bold ornament inspiration ... isn't that background dreamy.

did a fantastic job translating the inspiration from Lauren's big bold blooms ... this looks absolutely lovely in shades of silver.

We'll see you back at midnight for the next *metallic* Jingle Belles prompt.

Friday, September 4, 2020

It Came Upon a Midnight CASE

We're still asking you to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any of the cards that Lauren or Stephanie have made for one of the Jingle Belles prompts (yep, you've got 9 ½ years of cards to choose from).

Be sure to tell us and link to what card inspired you.

Here is how we were inspired by each other.

Inspired by this card of Stephanie's:

Lauren says, "I chose this design of Stephanie's from the Stars and/or Stripes challenge back in July. I was pretty faithful to the original, though instead of using a a fun variety of starry and striped patterns to unify my inchies, I chose to combine papers from Prima's "Christmas in the Country" collection, which has plenty of nice small motifs. Since my squares are just a smidge over an inch AND I matted them as well, I elected to move my sentiment up on top of my grid to keep my card size just under A7. I did scatter some Eyelet Outlet Star Brads and Sequins on top, though, because that's one of my favorite elements in the inspo card."

inspired by this card of Lauren's:

Stephanie says, "I just loved the circle punch wreath that Lauren made for our Merry & Bright inspiration challenge in May 2013.  I used some foreign texty designer paper and all of the circle punches in my stash.  I intended to use several colors, but I found so many cool scraps of paper in my green scrap folder, I went monochromatic.  I also added lots of green bling.  Instead of ribbon & a heart, I used glitter punched snowflakes and a piece of green flair for my sentiment."