Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Send Warm Winter Wishes with handmade cards & crafts - December Blog Party Day 2

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For today's projects, I thought I'd create some beautiful (yet simple!) handmade cards that display the beauty of the patterned papers in this month's kit:


For this card, I used three of the patterned papers in the kit and hand-cut two funky little mittens out of the most rustic-looking of the bunch. Once everything was distressed with coordinating ink, I added twine and buttons and popped the mittens up with foam dots. A simple rub-on saying and rub-on flourish (both from the American Crafts rub-ons included with this month's kit) quickly finished the card.

Total time - including creating design concept & detailing:
About 15 minutes. Not too shabby!

This second card is actually one of my favorite all-time projects I've created. I love the look of these sweet vintage girls from the Bo Bunny paper, and actually cut them out of the paper first before using any other portions for other projects. I salvaged the NOEL word from the Making Memories paper - it just happened to be one of the parts I had left. And the ribbon - that's just a tiny 2" piece. So really, besides the base, this card only uses scraps.

I altered all of the papers (again), then adhered them to the card base. I slipped the end of the ribbon behind the red matted cardstock, then added a dimensional glaze to my words and to the berries in the music note base paper. Before the word NOEL was completely dry, I added white Martha Stewart marble glitter to the word - the effect in person is kind of like snow. A tiny American Crafts flower (so fun!) and K&Co. blingage finishes off this card with vintage charm.

Total creative time, including detailing:
About 15 minutes
Total time to wait for the card to dry before pictures:
Another 30 or so... beware of playing with dimensional glaze before it's dry! Brought to you by another "Do as I say, not what I do" moment. LOL!

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For today's entries - share a smile! Leave a comment here about something that made you smile today...


  1. Love both cards! Very different looks but both very nice for Christmas!
    What made me smile today: the chocolate cake that wasn't finished at dinner with friends and that I indulged with at breakfast...

  2. Gorgeous cards!

    It's still early! lol I know I'll be smiling once we all sit down for breakfast. I always love hearing the boys excitement over what is happening at school for the day.


  3. Well, I haven't been awake for very long, but already my amazing little boy has made me smile. He really is the best!

  4. Great cards! I love watching my dogs playing in the morning, even though sometimes it's just too early :)

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

  5. Great cards! Seeing new photos of our new granddaughter on facebook this morning made me smile!

    sucor_2 at

  6. What amazing cards! Love the vintage paper in the 2nd one :)

  7. LOVE the cards!!! sooo pretty!!!!

    something that made me smile today: every time the kids come in and give me a kiss before they leave for school... I LOVE being a mom

  8. LOVE the cards girl! :)

    Don't laugh, but DH & were driving home from a bit of Christmas shopping and were waiting a couple cars back at an intersection to a local highway. There was a semi ahead of the cars and he waited patiently for some cars to get down the highway past him before pulling out. And he really had a lot of time to wait since they weren't very close. I said to DH, "It's really refreshing to see a courteous truck driver!" :) NOw I realize there are a lot of them out there and I know there are a ton of not-so-very-courteous car drivers too, but this just made me smile today. I love that it was a DAIRY semi (since we are dairy farmers LOL).

  9. I love the old fashion feel to both these cards. I smiled today when the doctor called and told me my lab results were all great.

  10. I love your cards! the mitten is my favorite. Something that made me smile today was lunch with my daughter and my much needed hair appointment after work.

  11. I love the mittens on the second card so much, but both are wonderful:) Frankly, my dog Shiloh made me smile today more than anything else. Don't get me my family, but there is nothing like the welcome home he gives me.

  12. both cards are fantastic creation!
    What made me smile today...the postman delivering a huge pile of craft stuff.



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