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Friday, August 27, 2010

Center Stage Design Team Alumni Blog Hop

Tonight is another blog hop of the Stamp TV Center Stage Spotlight Design Team Alumni organized by Carolina Buchting. Carolina challenged us to create cards for tonights hop using only the following items:

  • One Neutral color for your card base: White, Ivory, Black, Brown or Kraft 
  • Two different colors of card stock
  • One patterned paper
  • Three buttons
  • One color of ribbon
  • As little or as many images as you'd like
Here is the card I created (and now that I am posting it I think I goofed and used one extra color of cardstock! Yikes! Does the ivory layer count since my images are on it?! Oops!)

Well, despite the fact that I guess I didn't quite follow the rules, I hope you like it! It got me in the mood to start making some Christmas cards. Maybe I'll actually get my cards done early this year!

Supply List:
Paper: Pure Luxury Cranberry Tart, Moonlit Fog, Chocolate Kiss (base of card) and Ivory
Designer Paper: Cosmo Cricket Jitterbug
Buttons: Basic Grey Sultry and Sugared
Ribbon: Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Gina K Designs Spirit of Christmas and Holiday Greetings
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk, Rich Cocoa, London Fog, Bamboo Leaves and Distress Ink Antique Linen
Spica Pens in Gold and Lipstick were used to decorate the tree.

Now hop along to the blog of Melanie Muenchinger to see her creation for tonight's challenge (and see if she was a better rule follower than me! LOL!). Melanie always has fabulous cards, not to mention the gorgeous stamp sets she creates. Check out her latest set at Gina K Designs (after you finish the blog hop, of course!).

Thanks for visiting!

22 comments:

Giovana said...

Beautiful Christmas card!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Kay! I love the rustic Christmas tree and the pretty colors and papers!

Betty Neville said...

Really sweet Christmas card Kay! I don't think the ivory counts as your image is on it! : )

Sharri said...

Beautiful card Kay! I love the pattern paper, colors and the touch of glitter on the tree!

Cheri said...

I don't think that ivory counts at all Kay! This is a sweet Christmas card. Don't you just love that simple little tree stamp??? I love your color combo here. Great card.

Melissa Cash said...

Awesome card Kay! I love that you used a little creative license with your "extra" neutral. Just shows you got some sass in ya!

Theresa Momber said...

What a beautiful card, Kay! That little tree is adorable!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Beautiful card! Great colors.

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful Christmas card, Kay...the colors are sooo pretty and I just love that sweet little tree!!!!

Diana said...

A very pretty Christmas card.......I think there have been others that didn't follow the "rule" ;)

joy said...

What great colors for a Christmas card. I'm in love with that tree! Wonderful job!!

catdidit said...

what an awesome Christmas card!! love this Kay!

sassyb07 said...

very nice card
hugs, Valerie

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I see we both went with a Christmas design, and yours is so pretty, Kay! I love the Cosmo Cricket paper and the Nestie shape you used to frame this sweet tree. Your ivory counts as your neutral, so you didn't break any challenge rules. :-)

Tina Gilliland said...

Oh, very very nice Christmas card! Looks so vintage.

Imke said...

Awesome Christmas Card. Love the DP and the buttons !

dj1952 said...

Love your papers. They work so well together with all of the other elements.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Ohhh...I love this!

Becky said...

Beautiful, wonderful colors.

qvande said...

This just made me fell all warm and happy! Absolutely gorgeous!

terrie said...

love the color combo that you used...well done

Jessica said...

Well some rules are just made to be broken!lol I love the card! And love the colors too!