Saturday, October 1, 2011

Christmas Card Blog Hop by CADB

Welcome to the Studio!

It's World Card Making Day, and to celebrate, the Card A Day Blog is launching a Christmas Card Blog Hop, but this is no ordinary blog hop. It will start today and continue tomorrow as a traditional blog hop, with some amazing blog candy being given away by everyone in the blog hop. We will have a wonderful 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 along with us! 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.

I was cleaning out my Christmas pattern paper scrap bin and found some little strips of striped paper. I love the CTMH Mistletoe line (it's retired, sniff) and I didn't want to let any of it go to waste...and this is what I came up with.

This is just your standard A2 card. When you're making a bunch of cards, like for Christmas, it's a fast and easy size, just cut an 8.5 x 11 piece of cardstock in half lengthwise. Another tip for "bulk" handmade cards is to do them in an assembly-line style. Cut all your bases first, then cut all your pattern paper strips, punch all your border pieces, etc. until you have all the pieces ready to go, then it's just an easy, slap-them-together session that can be done in no time while at a crop or during a scrappy playdate with friends.

For my card, I rounded the edges with a corner rounder and I ALWAYS ink the edges. I don't know what I did with myself before I discovered sponge daubers and ink pads. I used CTMH Topiary and Cranberry for the inking. I embossed the Topiary cardstock with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I cut the border strip from Cranberry cardstock with a Fiskars border punch. I made sure to attach my crocheted lace to that piece so I could hide the "ribbon bits" behind it. The "Happy Holidays" was heat embossed with CTMH Cocoa embossing powder. That stamp is from a set that came from Oriental Trading.

Now, for the holly. If you've been visiting my blog for any length of time, you've probably realized there's usually something "wonky" with some part of the projects I share. Well, the "wonky" is that I wanted to use these little dew drops that I found on clearance at Michael's a while back. They were REALLY cheap and I bought a BUNCH; however, they did not have any in red. These started out clear. So how did they end up red, you say? I used a standard size hole punch and punched out lots of these little red circles. I then used Diamond Glaze (just a teeny, tiny drop) to attach them to the bottom of the dew drops...and viola, shiny, round holly berries. The holly leaves were really easy. I cut them out using Make the Cut and my Cricut. The shape was downloaded from the Silhouette store, and of course, I inked them;)

My Supply List:

Cardstock: Kraft cardstock, Michaels; Topiary cardstock, CTMH; Cranberry cardstock, CTMH; Garden Green cardstock, CTMH.
Patterned paper: Striped from the Mistletoe Collection, CTMH.
Stamps: Christmas Carols set, Oriental Trading.
Ink: Versamark; Topiary, CTMH; Cranberry, CTMH.
Ribbon: crocheted lace, misc.
Adhesive: Glue Glider Pro High Tack, Glue Arts; ScorTape, ScorPal; Diamond Glaze, Judikins; Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Aleene's.
Embossing powder: Cocoa, CTMH.
Electronic cutter: Cricut Expression, Make The Cut Software (MTC).
Cut files: Holly, Silhouette.
Embellishments: dew drops, Recollections.

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 card.

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 our 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 random at midnight on October 2. 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 card, Kelly! The crocheted lace makes it so pretty, and I love the way you 'fixed' the Dew Drops - they're just perfect!!

  2. What a cute little card, Kelly. I too use that same method when making several of the same card. I love how you put together the holly, and your use of the dew drops. Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. Lovely card. I am a new follower. TFS

  4. Wow what a great card, Kelly. I'm working through my Christmas scraps too. What a fantastic idea to come up with the red drops. TFS the card and the tips.

  5. Love this!! I think I'm going to have to copy how you did those holly leaves and berries...but isn't that the highest form of flattery? :-)

  6. I love to know more about this type of card. Your card is very interesting. I love to copy your idea.