Monday, December 7, 2009

I love these Fun Bulbs

This teeny little Crafty Secrets image ( Snow Bunnies ) packs a pretty big punch when stamped on the center of this bulb, don't ya think? The two sentiments (Sliding by to say & Happy Holidays) which are on the inside of the card are also part of the "Snow Bunnies" stamp set. In order to get my Sentiments positioned properly, I first layed them stamp side down on my tag. I then pressed my acrylic block over them and waalahh, they are adhered to the block spaced perfectly for my tag!
Let's talk Martha Stewart Punches...... For the life of me, I could not figure out how to Stamp around an entire piece of cardstock spaced properly. Surely I am not the only person experiencing this, which is there is a TUTORIAL HERE
While surfing around looking for challenges this morning I ran across the following challenges which inspired this card:
Splitcoast Stampers Clean & Simple - Red, Brown & either white or cream
Just Buggin - To layer die cuts
The Pink Elephant - Your favorite Christmas color combo
Clearly I Stamp - Winter theme
Creative Card Crew - Christmas pssssst!! Whimsy is sponsoring this

I mentioned to you in a previous post that Whimsy is holding a Holiday Card Contest but you MUST CHECK OUT THEIR ADVENT EVENT which is going on Everyday until Christmas. Best of all Prizes are being give away DAILY........... I will try to put the super cool blinkie on my side bar
...........Supplies I used............
Stamps: Crafty Secrets (Snow Bunnies)
Ink: Copic Markers, Momento black ink, Paper Trey Ink (dark chocolate ink)
Paper: Stampin Up (brown, whisper white, riding hood red, always artichoke, mellow moss)
Patterned Paper: Daisy D's (deck the halls), Basic Grey (poinsetta)
Tools: Martha Stewart (branch punch, loops edge & corner punches, ribbon punch) ( Stampin Up (bulb punch, top note die, label die)
Misc: Hero Arts (light green pearls)


Stef H said...

this card is gorgeous! i love the loopy border. i searched all over for that punch, got it and it does wonders sitting in the drawer - go figure! but this is just gorgeous!


Mina said...

wow Justine, this is fabulous, so screams christmas...I love those baubles too
Mina xxx

Cindy Haffner said...

Justine this is just FABULOUS !!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Love it, love it, love it! You really know how to work those ornaments. Love the bunnies and the look of the punch around the page!

Unknown said...

Oooo, they ARE really fun! I love how you dressed them up, too! Thanks for creating with us at TPE this week. :)

Annie said...

Love the baubles - so cute. Thanks for sharing with us at the Pink Elephant.

Ann xxx

NinaB said...

Justine, you're making it so hard to resist that MS border punch. Your card is just so lovely. I like how you stamped the image inside the ornament.

Unknown said...

Too cute!! I love the loop border, and the colors are perfect!


Sandy said...

I too love the loop border and how beautiful is the card...the ornaments are so festive...lovely!

Saxo Stamper said...

Hi Justine, this is just lovely, the little birdies are so cute and I love the quirky border.

Best wishes
Karen JB DT

The Adventure of Linds and Lyds! said...

Super cute! Love the bulbs!

Thanks for joining us at JB!


Lori said...

This is beautiful! I love the loopy edge punch you used and thanks for the link to the tutorial! Thanks for joining the Just Buggin challenge this week. Hope to see you again.

Trudi said...

So cute Justine, love those little birds. Thanks for playing along with us this week at TPE

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Wow, that border is perfect it looks great! I love those little birdies having fun in the snow, so very cute!

Robin R
Just Buggin' design team

Christine said...

This is weird. I would have found you this week anyway if you hadn't found me first!!! I love your ornaments. They are perfect for this card! Thanks for joining in the JB challenge.


Julie Foote said...

Hey Honey, I love this card, but it never got posted on the ABC Design Blog...Repost it for tomorrow, Love Love love it!!!

Shawne said...


Lynne said...

the card is super cute!! I love everything about it!!
Lynne JB DT

Stephanie said...

Absolutely beautiful! Great job!
Thanks for playing along at JB!
Stephanie H *JB DT*

Dawn B. said...

This turned out great.. The inside is just as pretty as the outside.. Thanks for joining us this week at Clear Dollar Stamps.

Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

great card! I love the bows on and the little pearls on the ornaments. thank you for joining us at just buggin this week.

Golden said...

Beautiful, my friend.

Lori (THCEO) said...

What a beautiful card...and I love that border it a lot of pop!

Thanks for playing with us at Just Buggin!

Lori C.

JustCrazy4Scrapen said...

Love this card, your work is fabulous.

Thanks for join us at just buggin'.


Kevin Renz said...

Love the ornaments! Thank you for joining Clear Dollar Stamps.