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Sunday, December 8, 2013

mass-producing one-of-a-kind cards adventure

I know that mass production and one-of-a-kind are opposites, but I've been making LOTS of Christmas cards, and I don't like to make the same one twice, so I think if the title fits, the blog can wear it...(sorry, I  may be craft-punchy).   I won't show you all of them, but here a couple that were made for current challenges.  I think the color challenge at Pals Paper Arts is elegant, and I thought of this ornament from the Ornament Keepsakes (a carry-over set from last year that is still available).  The Freshly Made sketch seemed like a great way to showcase it:
stamp sets - Ornament Keepsakes, Petite Pairs; stampin' around wheel - Music Notes; ink - Silver Encore, Smoky Slate, Versamark; stampin' emboss powder - Iridescent Ice; card stock - Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla; Stampin' Trimmer and rotary addition with small scallop rotary blade; Stampin' Dimensionals

Although the 2x3 challenge at 365 Cards is new (a new challenge every day!), most of the product below is not, but I just love these little gingerbread guys.  2 of them, with their 2 little bows, dancing across 2 pieces of designer series paper, was 2 much fun!
stamp sets - Scentsational Season (retired),  Seasonal Sayings; ink - Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede; card stock - Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla; designer series paper - Be of Good Cheer (retired); baker's twine - Cherry Cobbler; Big Shot with Chevron embossing folder, Tasteful Trim die and Holiday Collection framelits (retired); Envelope Punch Board; Stampin' Dimensionals 

6 comments:

Dawn Tidd said...

The sketch at FMS and the PPA Color Challenge work great together on your card. I love the Music Note panel with the ornament on it. Thanks for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts this week!

Amy O said...

Pretty cards! I love the purple on a Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen Timko said...

These are both great! I feel the same about cards…I like one of a kind but have to sit down and make lots still. Good for you getting more done! Glad to see you this week at FMS!

Susan Itell said...

Great Card and I love the DSP!!! The challenge with the color choices look amazing together! Thanks for playing with the PALS this week - great card!

Cindy Hall said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you combined the FMS and PPA challenges. And I agree, purple is so elegant for Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches and Pals Paper Arts!

mamichelle said...

Fantastic cards!