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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Very Merry Blog Hop

We are hopping again tonight! The featured stamp set is Theresa Momber's Very Merry Christmas set. I'm sure you will see many different cards on tonight's hop because this set has so many different options. During the release party I posted three different cards made with stamps from this set and tonight I have another one using a completely different stamp than I used on the others. You could easily make all of your holiday cards with just this set. Enjoy the hop tonight! I hope you get lots of great ideas from all the great designers who are participating tonight.

Here is the card I made for tonight's blog hop. I decided to use a gate fold card just for something different than my usual card. It was a fun way to get a card that looks different but wasn't difficult to make. I'm always on the lookout for cards that look good and have a unique element but that I could easily make to use for the holidays.

This card is made using the Pure Luxury All Spruced Up paper from Gina K Designs as its base and for the strip onto which the tree is stamped. The scalloped rectangle and circle are Pure Luxury Silver Lining (that is some gorgeous paper!). I stamped the tree and snowflakes with Colorbox Silver ink and the Magic of the Season circle is stamped with Tsukineko Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy ink.

The tree and snowflake stamps are from Theresa's wonderful Very Merry Christmas set. The Feel the Magic of the Season circle stamp comes from the Holiday Cheer Stamp TV Kit set called Holiday Greetings. I stamped the circle and punched it out with a 1¼" punch and then punched out the center snowflake. I stamped the circle again onto a scrap of the All Spruced Up paper using the silver ink and punched the center snowflake out with a 1/2" punch. I glued the greeting circle onto the silver scalloped circle and then adhered the snowflake dot in the center of the circle with a glue dot. I then popped the whole thing up with pop dots so the tree flap could fit under it. That way the circle acts as a closer to hold the card shut.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card! Now for even more ideas with Theresa Momber's A Very Merry Christmas stamp set, visit her blog link below as well as the GinaK Idea Center here: A Very Merry Christmas. Theresa's tip sheet has been added to the Idea Center as a PDF so you can print out her tips and suggestions for a handy reference tool. We've also included her Copic coloring links too.

Here's all the Designer's Blog Links to check out tonight:


September's Center Stage Spotlight Team:


and finally, Theresa's Guest Designers for A Very Merry Christmas:


As a bonus, two other stamping friends are playing along on tonight's hop. Check out the blogs and creations of:

17 comments:

Janice M said...

Great card Kay!! I like the BG you made with the snowflake.

catdidit said...

Oooo so gorgeous on that dk green cardstock, LOVE it!

Carolyn King said...

love that tree embossed like this--awesome!

redwasher1 said...

What a fantastic card!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

so pretty embossed and love how you used the sentiment to keep the fold closed, clever!!!!

Lori said...

So pretty Kay!!! I thought about using Cranberry but changed my mind at the last minute. Great minds...

Theresa Momber said...

Oooo, I love the silver and the way you colored just the ornaments!

Selma said...

This is gorgeous.

Sharri Seffens said...

Beautiful Kay! I love the embossed tree and colored ornaments!

Giovana said...

The embossing is great!!. Awesome card Kay.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh I LOVE that silvery elegance!!!

NinaB said...

Just gorgeous, Kay. I love all the glittery silver.

JazzyH said...

Pretty!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous card, Kay! I love the shimmery silver embossing!

joy said...

Oh, I like the gate fold! And the circle sentiment works perfectly! Great job!!

Melanie said...

the white on green is so festive!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous with the silver and green, love it!