Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cardstock Christmas…no patterned paper

Jess Moyer is the guest DT this week at Jingle Belles challenge blog.  She came up with a great idea:

Jess said, "I've loved playing along with Jingle Belles and each week looking through my Christmas crafting supplies I realized I have lots of random embellishments that I bought during after Christmas sales that don’t necessarily match up with patterned paper, but I still adore. So I thought why not make a card with just embellishments and no patterned paper and my challenge was born."

I love her idea!  I didn't go through my big file of unloved embellies to create my card, but chose to go "old school" instead.  I believe I made a card very similar to this one about 10+ years ago when I had just learned to stamp.  Today I re-created that card, with updates:  I dry embossed the white layer (ACMoore cardstock) with my "Snowflakes" Cuttlebug embossing folder; I added a silver tie and tag; and I added bling using my i-Rock by Imaginisce.  The card stock is navy blue linen from XPEDX.

This card is made with Hero Arts papers and stamp; the tree is an EK Success punch.  The tiny buttons are from my stash.  I added stickles to the darker tree.  (I got this idea from an old Hero Arts kit.)

Jess, I love your challenge.  I hope I have a chance to play again this week!  Next time I hope to use those  unloved embellies :)

17 comments:

Judy said...

Love it June, simple and cute.
Have a great weekend.
Judy

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Very clean and simple June---well done. I am wondering if I am going to be seeing this again very soon ;)

Court said...

FABULOUS job miss June!!!

~amy~ said...

Okay, you rocked the challenge...it's a difficult one for me since I LOVE my patterned paper:)

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

Niiiice. I've still got my thinking cap on for this one.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome!!!

SmilynStef said...

Love how you're kickin' it "old school" ... isn't it fun to re-make those designs from years ago with an updated twist ... love both of your holiday designs ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

Linda R. said...

Such a cute card... And such a great idea.. Hope you are enjoying you day!!!

Hugs, Linda

lauren bergold said...

holy moly it's a fabbbbbbulous JH "twofer"!!! too funny that we both "remade" cards this week--i think it's fun AND practical and i should do it more often. so should you, clearly, since these are so glorious and inspired! you are ROCKIN' the stock, baby! ♥♥♥

Lisa said...

What a beautiful, elegant card, June! And those tiny buttons are so darn cute! I love it :)

alienanessa said...

Jeepers MySweetJune {MSJ}, what more can be said, these are stinkin beautiful!! First, all that yummy silver with that beyond-perfect tag are righteously cool. And that joy card, I just can't get over how awesomely executed it is...man, it is a spot-on fantastic card.

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

i love the first card! nice details .simply beautiful

Marie B. said...

That first card is spectacular...the second card is so CAS...I love it! :)

Noelle said...

So pretty, June! I love it! :)

Jess said...

A truly stunning card! Loving the elegant look of the card. Thanks for playing along with my no patterned paper challenge at Jingle Belles!

Lisa said...

Both cards are fantastic June, I love them. The 2nd one is my favorite...its my type of style, with a CAS look with a touch of country feel. Fantastic!

Lorraine said...

Two beauties. I love the dramatic colors of the first one - the silver is stunning. Your buttons are so sweet on the second. Wonderfully done.