Nov 18, 2012

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop event!


Welcome!

I'm thrilled to be a part of this huge Christmas blog hop event with lots of other designers today!  I'm the last blog on the hop list, so if you have been following along on the hop, you should have arrived here from Guiseppa Gubler's blog – a designer for Authentique Paper!

Here's all the details on this big blog hop event: 

Calling all crafters! We’ve gathered designers from some of our favorite manufacturers to show you ways to create something from the heart this holiday season. This 3 day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all of the thoughtful and beautiful handmade gifts you could create for the holidays, all in one place, during our second annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!

To sweeten the Hop, we’re offering a prize for you! For every comment you leave on the blogs in the Hop, you’ll be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors!  Here's the yummy prize up for grabs from The Twinery:


Visit The Twinery for a complete list of blogs and leave a comment on each by Nov 27, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Each day we will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!


Now, onto my cards for today's hop.  I was busy and had lots of fun playing with some products from Fiskars and a sweet stamp set from Hampton Arts called Believe in Christmas.  I stamped a text background  stamp from the set on this die cut Christmas tree and then shaded around the die cut to 'shabby' it up a bit. Then, I embellished the tree with some Fiskars Snowflake paper punches, embellished with stickles and pearls.  A twine border in the colors of the card helped to 'tie' everything together - lol!  I used Flax, Cappucino, Maraschino, and Honeydew twice and wrapped it around the card, taping it behind the card front to hide the twine's edges.  The tag is a Fiskars paper punch too - isn't it a great size?

(additional stamp set used from Verve)


Next, I used the hand held ornament paper punch from Fiskars and embellished each ornament with a snowflake from the Hampton Art stamp set.  After shading around the edges with chalk ink, I embellished the snowflake with a copper nail head and then attached them to the card with pop dots, adhering the cappuccino twine 'string' to the ornament's back with a glue dot.  I added a Fiskars tag paper punch once again.



Next, is a CAS card that I made with one more ornament punch out.  I love this delicate branch image - I embellished it with some stickles for some sparkle.  The sentiment is also from the Believe in Christmas stamp set.



Here's another card using many of the same papers but this time I used a couple of Fiskars snowflake punches to embellish the large Fiskars tag punch.  This time I used Caribbean Twine to pull out the shades of blue from the patterned paper.  It actually matches a bit better in person than it seems to be showing up on my computer screen.



And, finally a card that shows several images from the Believe in Christmas stamp set.  After stamping the background, I used and impression plate to add a bit of texture and then swiped my Versamagic white ink pad directly across the paper to add some subtle white highlights.  The edges were shaded with a dark brown chalk ink too.  The border is a fabulous Fiskars punch - love this design and how easy Fiskars' punches are to line up and use!  Once again, I used cappuccino twine - it's one of my favorite colors for sure!  All stamp images are from the Believe stamp set, except the "Merry Christmas" sentiment.


Whew!  If you've made it this far - thank you!  I had lots of fun playing with some fun products from The Twinery, Fiskars, and Hampton Arts!  Happy Hopping and good luck to you - I hope you win a prize from one of the sponsored companies too!
Jessica

80 comments:

TracyM #6773 said...

Beautiful set of cards!!!
Love how you have alternated the different coloured twines on the 1st one and how you have put the twine & bow along the border punching on the last one ... then again, there is something lovely about each and every card you have shared => thank you for the inspiration :)

Bea said...

Love this set of cards - traditional with an edge - just my taste - thanks for sharing

Tracey said...

Your cards are stunning!!! Loving the twine on there!!!

GarnNilla said...

Love it! Inspirational!

GarnNilla said...

Love this!!

silvia said...

Beautiful cards!!

Merrilee said...

Thank you for all the wonderful card ideas! I love the 'Have a Very Merry Christmas stamp!

Barbara F said...

Jessica - great cards...beautiful design and wonderful choice of colors!!

Lhobbscat said...

Wonderful art work, I love the Christmas tree and the back ground papers are fantastic.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Phyllis M. said...

Love all of your beautiful christmas cards. Thanks for sharing them all.

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful cards!

Jen

My Studio Voice said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing your finished projects. I believe I recognize the papers. Very nice details and color choices.

Kathy W said...

Very nice cards. I especially like the one with the ornament and branch. Thanks for sharing.

Camille Short said...

Lovely cards....thanks for sharing!

Wendy said...

Lovely cards! I love how different they all are! the colors are so classy! Great work!

PamSpradlin said...

I love each and every one of your cards. I am thankful that I don't have to choose one favorite. I love your use of ornaments on them, the use of the doily's and I love your snowy hills on the one card. I love all the inspiration you have given us today. I think I am now ready to get my cards started.

Gisy Angel said...

Very lovely cards! Thank you for sharing them with us.

Pink flourish said...

I really like your cards they are so cute .. The color patterns are beautiful TFS

Mare said...

I love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

JPScraps said...

Terrific cards! They're all so pretty.

Jean Bullock said...

Of all the cards I have seen in the past three days, I would put your designs as my choice as the top 3 designers. Well done!

Fiskateer Jean#8889 AKA giveawayjean

Jessica Strider said...

Amazing cards. I love your use of twine and embellishments. :)

Regina Hamilton said...

Wow...All of your cards are fantastic.

mitz said...

.. this is ** twine-abulous ** such great idea.. hmmm which one to try first.. wtg..

remonstrance said...

These cards are all stunning!!!!
i love these so much...
truly inspiring

Holly said...

These cards are just fantastic! Very, very pretty! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lisa said...

All of your cards are absolutely gorgeous!! I love the beautiful designs!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Lisa Fish
A Mermaid's Crafts

Beatrice Lawson said...

I gotta ask, which paper did you use on your second card (colorful stripes with three ornaments and Cappuccino twine?? I love it! I will go back and read the details, maybe I just missed that..)

Mulberry Mindy said...

Jessica, I love your cards, they are so beautiful. You really have a flair for combining colors and textures. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Villa Erikson said...

Love it! The fourth is my favored!!

Diana said...

These are ALL so nice! Great ideas. thanks for sharing.

Rebecca said...

Love how you have used the twine--cute!

LMKENNEDY said...

There wasn't one card in this set that I didn't like. I especially liked the use of a doily for an added touch. These cards are simple, yet very striking. Good job!

Wanda said...

ahhh... lovely twine colors are a perfect combination for holiday projects!

jess457682001 said...

very pretty cards!!

Kent Mullens said...

the cards are awesome....

Tona said...

Such a great variety of cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

Pam said...

Love your cards. Especially the one with the "snow" on it !!

Sue D said...

Love how you used the twine on all of these cards!!

Katie Marie said...

i love your cards! especially the one with the snowy hills...might have to try that one out!!! :) super inspired to start christmas projects now!!! thank you :)

Loly Borda-Towery said...

You have been busy girl :) TFS all your cards are beautiful.

Carol said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspiring ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Teresa said...

great cards!

Leslie said...

What a wonderful end to the HOP. My favorite thing to make is cards (especially christmas cards) and yours are divine! Thank you for sharing with me and giving me some inspiration!

CathyinMN said...

Very nice Christmas cards! Such versatility. TFS!

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Jessica! You were busy! I love all of these cards! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Katina said...

What delicious little cards. I love the way you accented with brown paper and ink and then tied it all together with some brown twine to give your cards that extra pizzazz!! Fun!

Katie R. said...

I love the cards especially the blue and red. Thank you.

Nancy Keslin aka Homesclscrapper said...

love these cards. my fave has to be the snow one. thanks for the inspiration.

Nikki said...

Amazing Cards and such a wonderful hop loved all the eye candy :)
hugs Nikki C

Nat Laney said...

Pretty cardss

Marianne said...

Totally awesome cards. Thanks for sharing

Diana said...

I love them all, can't pick just one. TFS

WandaH said...

Great layering effects, love the Christmas tree.

craftylyn said...

What a way to finish the hop...just love the cards,very unusual and creative.
Linda

Pam said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards!

LENNY TANIA said...

Nice Cards!

LENNY TANIA said...

Nice cards!

Alice @ get well gifts for kids said...

Lovely idea a perfect gifting option.

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Wow....Beautiful set of cards. These are amazing. Im inspired for sure. Wonderful job.

langeatheart said...

What a beautiful set of cards! Each and every one gorgeous! TFS!

acpriess said...

These cards are all gorgeous, but my favorite is the one with the snow. Also I'm going to show this to my husband to justify my need for so many colors of twine, lol.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! I love all the stamps you chose and the papers too!

Megan Aaron said...

great cards!

artjunkie2 said...

Beautiful cards! I love adding twine to my cards!!

Beth Hillier said...

Truly love all of your cards and thanks for sharing your talent. Awesome job!!!

justasiam said...

That Fiskar's snowflake is just gorgeous...what a beautiful project!

Divinity said...

wow! love your cards! your use of the snowflakes and the twine...beautiful border punches...just a beautiful set of cards :)

Judith said...

Wow what cool cards. Thank you so much for sharing.

Suzi said...

Oh, these cards are just crying out to be CASE'd! Love your style! TFS!

Cindy Lou said...

Wow, I know that is an understatement, but these cards just leave me speechless. They are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

angiescraps said...

Love these colors together and just beautiful!

Kim H said...

love the crads, especially the most wonderful time of year, with the fabric snowbanks, twine hung ornament and the glitter of te branch. all were beautifully crafted, thank you for the inspirations.

{Jennie} said...

I love your cards! Thanks for sharing them!

Jenn Zeeb said...

Great cards!

Elena C said...

Beautiful cards...I like all the detail (like stamping the tree w/print)...nice!

HelenM said...

very nice cards

Debbie said...

beautiful cards love how colorful they are thanks
upnurse at aol dot com

Ruth said...

Like the different colored twine used and the felt snow hills. Thank you for sharing.

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