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Sunday, January 18, 2015

adventure with NBUS

You know, I just love when I can combine challenges, especially when they're related.  The Jingle Belles are "bringing in the new"CAS-ual Fridays would like to see both felt and sequins, and CASology has borrowed Darnell's NBUS acronym.  I bought some felt table scatters at the after-Christmas sales and I've never before used the gold sequin trim I bought last year, so I pretty much had to come up with something.  I used the Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch to bring them together:
 stamp sets - Petite Pairs, Label Something; ink - Encore Gold, Versamark; Stampin' Dazzle marker - Gold; Stampin' Emboss powder - gold; card stock - Naturals White, Garden Green; punches - hexagon, large oval; gold sequin trim, 

I also opened up the package of washi tape Santa left in my stocking and tried a not-at-all Clean-And-Simple version:
card stock - textured Handsome Hunter (retired), Brushed Silver, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer; Big Shot with Ovals Collection framelits and Stylish Stripes embossing folder; washi tape - All is Calm and miscellaneous holiday sentiment; 1/8" silver ribbon, Frosted sequins, Cherry Cobbler and Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details

One of these days, I'll try to make something other than a Christmas card, but I'm not ready to give them up yet ;)

12 comments:

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Lovely festive cards! I love the way you have embellished the sweet little felt tree in both cards! Thank you so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Melly Moo said...

Such, an adorable little Christmas tree! Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, Rebecca x

barb hendrickson said...

Hello Kathe!
Your Christmas cards make me want to get all of my holiday stash out again! Both of your cards are festive and fun. Thanks for playing along with us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

wienerhoneymooners said...

SO much FUN!!!!! Love the felted trees!! Thanks for joining us at CASology in the NBUS challenge this week, so glad that you did!!!

Shelly said...

These are so CUTE!!! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Amber Kroening said...

Fun cards! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Hillary Harris said...

Very cute cards! Love all the sequins! Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin on Tuesday!

Darnell J Knauss said...

They are both terrific Christmas cards, Kathe, and go you for entering so many challenges with them! Don't even worry about giving up Christmas cards yet. Most of us resolve to make them all year long after we've been through the wars in November, so you can be our inspiration! And besides, there are lots of Christmas-card-only challenges out there to make it fun all year! (I have some of them at the bottom of my list of challenges under the tab at the top of my home page.)

Thank you so much for playing in both the CASology and NBUS challenges! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

SmilynStef said...

That is washi-tape-wonderful ... and I love your tiny felt tree ... so glad you helped us bring in the new at Jingle Belles.

Michelle said...

Those are the cutest felt trees ever! Love how you decorated them! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Barbara said...

Great cards, both of them, but I have to say the washi tape one is my favorite! Love the huge snowflakes on the tree!

lauren bergold said...

i love *BOTH* versions, you've done such a great job breaking in your cool goodies, santa would be proud! thanks for "bringing in the new" with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥