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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

a productive evening adventure

Did I mention that I'm way short of having enough Christmas cards for mailing this year?  And, that I don't really like to make multiples of the same design?  So, I spent about an hour browsing through challenge sites - awesome sources of inspiration! - and then an hour and a half or so at the crafting table.  Oh, and some half sleeping/half dreaming time, too.  I'm not the only one who plans cards in her sleep am I?

This first card, using the colors from Fab Friday, is the culprit, and I CASEd it from a card Justin Krieger created for another challenge - his combination of Joy to the World with the World Map was just too clever not to copy. It's not as if I planned it from scratch, so I don't know why it was waking me up in the night, thinking about which parts should be which colors:
 stamp sets - Joy to the World, World Map; ink - Coastal Cabana; Stampin' Write markers - Gumball Green, Real Red; card stock - Coastal Cabana, Gumball Green, Whisper White; 3/8" stitched satin ribbon - Gumball Green; mini brads - Real Red (retired); Stampin' Dimensionals
I don't know why I have a container of retired Brights mini brads (I hardly ever use brads), but wouldn't the new Candy Dots look yummy on this card?  I have GOT to get me some of those...

The next two cards use the beautiful Winter Frost paper because I think it fits the photo inspiration at House of Cards perfectly, and also works nicely for the Winter prompts at Shopping Our Stash and The Pink Elephant challenges.

First I put the sketch from 'Tis the Season to work:
stamp sets: Festive Flurry, Joy to the World; ink - Island Indigo, Versamark; Stampin' emboss powder - Silver; card stock - Pool Party, Silver Glimmer, Whisper White; designer series paper - Winter Frost; Big Shot with Festive Flurry framelit; 1/8" mini brads - Silver; washi tape - Epic Day Basic Gray
Then I used the sketch from Sunday Stamps:
stamp sets - Festive Flurry, Teeny Tiny Wishes; ink - Versamark; Stampin' emboss powder - Silver; card stock - Coastal Cabana, Brushed Silver; designer series paper - Winter Frost; Big Shot with Northern Flurry embossing folder and Festive Flurry Framelit; Stampin' Dimensionals
So, a good evening's work, but only 10% of the cards I still need are completed.  If I can't make more than 3 per evening, I'm going to have to get started on some multiples...

22 comments:

lauren bergold said...

ooooooooooooooh! THREE gorgeous cards in one night?! i'm totally envious! absolutely LOVE all of these, as well. (& yes, i can totally relate to both literally DREAMING a card idea and also hating to make multiples, lol!) :)

Donna Nuce said...

Love all three of your cards. Third one is my favorite because I love that DP. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards. Have a great day.

Mynnette said...

LOVE all of these fabulous cards! The first one is my fave--gonna Pin that one! THANK YOU so much for joining us at HOC for our blog hop! Good luck! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

Kathya said...

No, you are not the only one who plans cards in her dreams, lol. All three cards are awesome. Thanks for playing along with the Nachos this week! Hope you will join us again.

Kathya said...

Oops, I meant-thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps! Smile.

Kathya said...

Oops, I meant-thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps! Smile.

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

Wish I could come up with three cards in one evening that aren't the same! lol All wonderful cards by the way. Love the colors on each one. Thanks for playing with us at 'Tis the Season.
Sara H.

Leslie Hanna said...

All of these are great! And yes, I lie in bed at night thinking about cards I want to make - you are not alone! :)

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash

PS: 10%? Yeah, you might have to do multiples.

Amanda Mertz said...

Beautiful cards! Love your Joy to the World card! Great job fussy cutting that sentiment and the pop of red brads in the corner is perfect. You're not alone in being behind in making Christmas cards! I have a feeling some people just aren't going to make the cut this year! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Hofkissed said...

Great cards and am especially fond of the last one. Love the embossed snowflake background and the snowflake DSP & stamp. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps!

P.S. I totally plan designs in my sleep too! ;)

OttawaMom said...

All your cards are fabulous! I do love what you have done with our sketch this week - awesome combo of colours and textures. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

Rocky said...

That's one very productive evening! Love the cards, thanks for sharing them with us at HOC.

Lori said...

Love all your cards..those snowflake cards are perfect for our Winter challenge over at The Pink Elephant! Thanks for sharing with us!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

All of your cards are lovely but my favorite is the last one with the Sunday Stamps sketch. I love the shades of green and silver you sued with the shiny snowflake and snowflake embossed background. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps this fortnight--hope you can join us again soon!
:) Marie

Lisa said...

Great work on all the cards!

Lisa said...

Wonderful cards! You used the sketch from 'Tis The Season beautifully, I just love the snowflake and the placement of the sentiment!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at 'Tis The Season!

Amy O said...

Beautiful cards! I love the detail on the world map, and that sentiment does go so perfectly with it. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

Ruth M said...

Kathe, such a terrific trio of Christmas cards! I love the snowflakes and Winter Frost DSP cards - they're perfect for the inspiration photo! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful cards with us at HOC! Ruth x

Alica Ziakova said...

great cards! they are all wonderful!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Daen'Ys said...

Three splendid cards! My favorite is the second. I really like the color balance!
Thanks for joining at HOC for our blog hop.
Good luck! Rosi x

Marla Reed said...

The "Joy to the World" sentiment is absolutely perfect paired with the World Map stamp. Very clever! I love all of the cards you shared. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

Vannessa said...

Fantastic collection of cards. Thanks for joining in our December blog hop challenge at HOC.

Hugs, Vannessa