Sunday, October 2, 2011

Christmas Card Double-Header

Welcome to the Studio!

The Card A Day Blog launched its Christmas Card Blog Hop yesterday, and now we're into day two with more crafty goodness. There is still some amazing blog candy up for grabs, including a grand prize that will include something from everyone in the hop. Each of our blog hop designers will choose something new from their stash {or handmade especially for the winner} for this grand prize that will be given away to the random winner of our blog hop challenge.

After that, we will continue by bringing you all types of Christmas cards {and gift card holders too} all the way to just before Christmas. We are doing this to give you lots of ideas for Christmas cards for you to be inspired and get those creative juices flowing in time for this wonderful, and hectic, time of year.

Thank you so much for hopping by for our second day of inspiration! I’m excited to be a part of the CABD Christmas Card Blog Hop. This blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous cards. If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit Karen's Blog. Also, at the bottom of this post, you will find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way. If you are coming from Janet's Blog, you are on the right track.

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I was cleaning out my Christmas pattern paper scrap bin and I came across my second most favorite CTMH Christmas collection. It too is retired and a few years old. My reasoning, we're all strapped around the holidays. What better way to save money than to use your scraps! Plus, that gives you a little extra to spend on your layouts;)

These are 5x7 cards. Another tip for "bulk" cardmaking is purchasing the card blanks and envelopes together. The chain craft stores all carry them. If they're not on sale, there's usually a coupon for 40-50% off. Where else could get 50 cards for $5? That's a huge savings!

My first card, I used tone-on-tone patterned paper for a soft look. I inked the edges with CTMH Juniper. The "ornament" strip is also inked with Juniper. The tone-on-tone red stripe is inked in CTMH Tulip. The pink rectangle is CTMH Blush cardstock, inked of course, in CTMH Blush. I also used a Sizzix embossing folder for an extra touch of texture. The next layer is CTMH Olive cardstock. I used a Spellbinders scalloped oval to cut it out. You know I inked it;) I used CTMH Olive. The stamp is one of those clearance sets from Michael's from the post-Christmas sales last year. I used chalk ink from SEI for the image on CTMH white cardstock. After stamping it, I used a Spellbinders oval die to cut it out. For a little extra bling, I Liquid Pearls in Petal Pink and Stickles in Fruit Punch and dotted the flower centers and holly berries. I also added three rhinestones and bit of embroidery floss.

For my second card, I decided to cut the base out of Juniper cardstock. I cut a piece of striped pattern paper and glued my ribbon to it before attaching it to my card base. My mom taught me to "hide my ribbon bits." I only attached the ribbon on the back of the pattern paper with ScorTape, leaving the front loose, so I could slide the two strips of pattern paper underneath. The white cardstock strip was added second and sits flush on top of the striped paper. Then the two pattern paper strips were added. I tied a bow and attached it with a glue dot (aka snot dot, booger dot). I used baker's twine in white and hot pink to tie in the buttons for a little extra zing. The button were attached with glue dots. For the sentiment, I diecut Tulip cardstock with Spellbinders scallop oval. I stamped my image on white cardstock and diecut with Spellbinders oval. I also used Stickles and Liquid Pearls just like on the first card. It's hard to see in the photo, but it looks really cool.

My Supply List:
Cardstock: Juniper, CTMH; White, CTMH; Tulip, CTMH; Blush, CTMH.
Patterned paper: Jolly, CTMH.
Stamps: Christmas Clearance at Michael's.
Ink: Juniper, CTMH; Tulip, CTMH; Blush, CTMH; Olive, CTMH; chalk ink, SEI.
Ribbon: embroidery floss; Creme Brulee grosgrain ribbon, CTMH; baker's twine, We R Memory Makers.
Adhesive: Glue Glider Pro High Tack, Glue Arts; ScorTape, ScorPal;
Dimensionals: Fruit Punch Stickles, Ranger; Petal Pink Liquid Pearls, Ranger.
Dies: Scallop oval and oval, Spellbinders.
Embellishments: buttons.

Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Michelle's Blog where you will find even more ideas and awesome artwork! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my cards.

Wanna win some blog candy? It's easy. All you have to do is follow me and leave a comment. A winner will be chosen at random. Thanks again for stopping by and happy hopping!

More chances to win even more blog candy:
Join in the fun and submit your own Christmas card for our challenge. The challenge will run from now until midnight, October 3.

A two-day extravaganza of Christmas Cards and prizes.
Each of our designers will be choosing something special for our followers and adding it to the grand prize package. You will receive something from each designer.
To join in the challenge, create a Christmas card and post it on your blog.
To qualify, you must be a follower of the CADB blog and you must then include a link to our blog in your post. Please link to (if this text is not included in your post, your submission will be rejected).
The winner of the prize package will be selected at. Check back here on October 3 to see if you have won!!!

As promised, here's the hopping order in case you get lost along the way or want to refer back to a blog…
Karin Adamczyk, ScrapperCreations
Adele Robbetze, Nogards Creative Cave
Christine Patton, Creative Genie-ous
Cindy Foster, Cindy's Creations
Cindy Pointe, The Creative Pointe
Janet White, Stamping At The White House
Kelly George, Sassy Scrapper Studio (You’re Here!)
Michelle Hessler, Paperthreads
Patricia Logan, MDN Creates
Shelley Bordeleau, Gardens Crafts 'n' More
Tina Campbell, Tina's Scrap Corner
Vicki Schram, Paper Squirrel

Hope to see you again soon. Until next time, Scrap Sassy!


  1. Beautiful cards, Kelly. Love that papers you used.

  2. Fantastic Cards Kelly, that stamp looks great with the chalk ink and I really like the layouts and of course the bling!

  3. Both cards are beautiful, Kelly. I really love the color combos you used.

  4. Very pretty cards, Kelly. I love all the layers!

  5. Very pretty cards. They give me incentive to go through my odds and ends paper.