Saturday, October 25, 2008

Woo Hoo, lots to share and blog candy giveaway!

I did LOTS of Christmas cards and am giving away blog candy next week. But first, let me share a card I did for the Splitcoaststampers Limited supplies challenge called "'Leaf' it to me, baby!" which was a challenge to do a card using leaf images. Part 2 of the challenge is to do a pink card in honor of breast cancer awareness month. So here is my card:

I used a variety of scrap papers and ribbons. Additionally I used some thin fibrous pink paper and my Sizzix leaf die cut. I sponged some cocoa ink around the edges to age it a little. I also distressed the rectangle and circle edges and sponged a little brown on the circle, too. I thought this could be an encouraging card for a friend.

So I was checking out Taylor's blog and found a great challenge this week so I decided to integrate it into some Christmas cards. The picture above is specifically for her sketch. I also did several variations just for variety. These Christmas cards are quite contemporary. I stopped by the local scrapbook store and found these cool papers, by Luxe and BoBunny that coordinate well. I also used natural white cardstock, Stampin' Up's Build-A-Brad, some ribbons and buttons and hemp twine. I really enjoyed making these cards. I made 6 in all, and only used [less than] 2 sheets of the designer papers. I switched up some of the sketch to do the other 4 cards- check them out:

So what do you think about these cards? Too contemporary for Christmas? Well, some people on my Christmas list are more contemporary than others. I personally LOVE them. I thought these papers were the coolest for Christmas. So I decided I would give some away as blog candy!

One of each sheet, plus 2 sheets of natural white cardstock, 6 build-a-brads, and ribbons. Use them as you please! Just leave a comment on this blog entry and you're eligible to win. On Thursday, October 30th, I'll use the random number generator online to pick a winner! This is a special thanks to my blog readers!

15 comments:

stephanie_b said...

This is my first visit to your blog, love the cards!
I think your Christmas cards are great, sometimes it's nice to think outside of the (traditional) box, great job!

creative gal said...

I like the cards. Yes they aren't as traditional, but I like them anyway!! :0)

The Clark Report said...

These cards are so great! I wish I was as creative as you are. It looks so fun to make these. I, personally, love the Christmas cards. I have never used buttons in my scrapping or card making before. I'd like to learn how you attach them. Great job!

Melissa said...

You did a great job "switching it up." Personally, I LOVE the colors/paper and to heck with anyone who thinks they're *too contemporary*!!! You could send one to me and I'd LOVE it! LOL

Have a great weekend!

Ida P. Krause said...

Nice, bright and cheerful. Great take on the sketch for Taylors Cupcake challenge.

Amanda H. Avery said...

As always--very awesome! :)

Lindsey and Chris said...

I'm a fan of contemporary Christmas. I feel like if you're going to send a card it should be a representation of you. I would totally send these! My mother-in-law, mom and me all display the Christmas cards we get in the mail each year. I know I would love getting a card that looked like that to display.

cpullum said...

Love the cards!!! I love making Christmas cards but right now I am making Christmas candy!!!

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Bunny B said...

Great cards! Sweet candy! :) Thanks for the chance!
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Catherine said...

your cards are beautiful :)

Kathryn said...

WOW -- Wonderful cards -- I really like all the different ones you did for Taylor's sketch -- they are all so fantastic -- love the papers!! :)

Carrie Poisel said...

Very cool! I like what you did with the build-a-brads.

I came to your blog via Beate's WSC.

Blessings,
Carrie

Taylor VanBruggen said...

What cute cards, Kelly! Way to get going on those Christmas cards! Thanks for playing with the sketch!

Sena said...

Very cute, cheery cards!!! :))