Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Card Blog Hop 2010

Welcome to my Inkie Fingers!  We are so excited to have you join us today.  You may have just come from Courtney's blog or you may be one of my followers or you may have just stumbled here…however you got here, you’ll be very glad you did!  Be sure to take the whole tour! - welcome!   There are about 30 blogs included in the hop and some of them are giving away Blog Candy.   

I decided to make my theme Christmas Trees and used a variety of stamps and folding methods to create three cards for you to enjoy.  The first one uses a retired set from Stampin' Up called Patterned Pines.  I just purchased this set last year and wasn't ready for it to retire!  Oh well, they didn't ask me, did they?  I stamped the trees on white cardstock and then embossed them in copper and cut them out.  The base of the card is Night of Navy with Pear Pizazz and Poppy Parade.  I used the oval Spellbinders dies and my Big Shot for the ovals.  The sentiment ("be merry") is also from a retired set (Warm Words) but there is a very similar set in the current SU catalog (Short & Sweet).
 Here is a close-up of the trees:

 My next Christmas Tree card uses a folding technique that I discovered on someone's blog but do you think I can remember whose it was???  (remembered - it was on Connie's blog!)  I cut out a 5 1/2" circle from Designer Paper with the Circle Scissors Plus (SU - pg 199), cut it in half and then made 3 folds to create the tree shape.  The base card is Crumb Cake and the DSP is retired.  I found this great ribbon in my stash and had to use it!
 Here's a close up of the tree - love that Glimmer Brad from SU's Holiday Mini Catalog!


My next card uses SU's Snow Swirled.  I stamped it on the Bride & Groom DSP and embossed it with Dazzling Diamonds.  I just love the elegance of this card with the pearls.

 Here is a close-up of the tree and the pearls:


I realized after I did these three cards that most of the things I used were retired.  So, I had to do one more and use a beautiful SU Sizzix Snowflake Die!  I just love the simplicity of this card!!


This card uses Night of Navy for the base card and Cherry Cobbler (one of my favorites!) and Shimmery White card stock.  The navy striped ribbon is included in the Ribbon Bundle in Stampin' Up's Spectacular Sale that is going on right NOW but ends Tuesday, Nov. 30.  Details can be found HERE .

Well, I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas Cards as much as I enjoyed making them.    I will be giving away BLOG CANDY if you leave a comment. And I hope you will come back to visit me or even become a FOLLOWER of my blog!!  Here is my Blog Candy - Holiday Planner and a Tag Pouch for 2 lucky people:

EDITED TO ADD - I'll draw for Blog Candy on Tuesday.  Deadline will be noon EST Tuesday, 11/30.






To continue on the blog hop, visit Holly - 1Crafty Dame!!

52 comments:

Jackie said...

Love your cards! I tried that folded tree, too (inkspiredtreasures.com) and when I looked at hers again the bottom was different, so I think she may have left out the part about trimming it a bit.

Melanie Holzwarth said...

All of your cards are just gorgeous. I love the folded Christmas tree.

Melanie
Scrappily Ever After Blog

PinkGlamScrapper said...

All of your cards are beautiful. All different but oh so pretty.
Nikki
www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

Holly said...

Hi Sharon! Your cards are beautiful! :)

Sandy said...

Wow, I love all the trees!!! I'm off to buy my live tree this afternoon so this is the perfect blog post to get me stoked! Happy hopping!

Joanne Travis said...

I love all of your Christmas trees and the embossed snowflake card. Love the SU you used, my favorite stamps.

Minta's Creations said...

I Love all your beautiful cards!
all are very pretty..
Also, I'm your newest follower..
Would Love it if you could check out my blog.
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

helloholley said...

wow....I love all of yor cards....simply beautiful...and I'll definately try that folding technique...looks fun!!! ;)
Happy Hoppin'

Melissa said...

WOW! What a fabulous set of of cards!!!!

I am loving all the great blogs I'm finding during this hop! I just became a new follower and would love to have you stop by my blog as well!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Connie Babbert said...

Great cards! The folded tree was mine. See www.inkspiredtreasures.com

zafira said...

love the cards black and white is mt favourite and will try the folded tree
janet

Lisa J said...

Thank you so much for all these great cards! I will definitely have to try the tree folding one! TFS!

Coachfans said...

Wow! These cards are ALL great. I love that folded Christmas tree. When you get a chance, please come and visit.

Georgiana
http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/

Anna said...

Wow what awesome cards you make. Just beathtaking. I am a new follower and signed up for your newletter.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Courtney Johnston said...

What cute trees! I love the dp tree! And your black and white snow swirled is by far my fave! I may have to CASE this!

Lillian Child said...

What a festive and creative holiday projects! I really like the folded tree card - WOW! I just discovered your blog (and am now a follower). It still amazes me what a fantastic hobby this is and how many creative and fun people I've met along the way! Going to look over your archives for even more inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Trisha said...

Great cards and I especially like your blog candy. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a new follower.

Trisha
patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Sharon, your cards are beautiful! I enjoyed visiting your blog today!

Wanda said...

Very nice card Sharon! Love especially the white ones. I'm starting to enjoy seeing the monchromatic cards similar to these. Love how you made the Xmas tree too on the folded one. Hope you enjoy the 2 days of working on the blog hop.

crafty queen said...

Retired stamps are like retired people, just retired not dead. These are very beautiful cards. Thanks you for sharing.

gdobberteen at yahoo dot com

Lynn said...

All of your cards are truely wonderful! That folded tress is quite clever. Have a Merry Christmas and TFS!

A Scrap Above said...

You are by far TOO TALENTED!!! I love your cards, and the pearl one... OMG!
I am a new follower of your blog, would have been here sooner if I knew about it!LOL.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Cathy said...

Sharon I love your tree cards, (for some reason that seems to be my card theme this year). I'm off to check out Connies instructions on the folded tree, very pretty. I will be following your site as this quick look shows you are very talented. Thank you for sharing.
Cathy S
seashore@telus.net

csparky61 said...

Oh so pretty, I especially like the
snow swirled card, very elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Carol D.
csparky61 at yahoo dot com

SueNJ said...

I love SU products and am planning on playing with the Snow Swirled stamp set in the next few days :) TFS such fabulous cards!

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

jenni said...

your cards are amazing! I love that folded Christmas tree. Good luck to your daughter serving in the military!
jpshirley@ymail.com

Tanya said...

Love the folded Christmas tree! All your cards look great!! :)

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

CardMonkey said...

Love, love, LOVE your cards! Beautiful and inspirational. I am now a proud follower! Merry Christmas and happy New Year, with all the blessings of good health and prosperity to you and your family.

Josie0602 said...

Wow...your cards are amazing!! I really love that folded tree. I am going to try to find the instructions for that...it is wonderful!

jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

scrapstampcrazy said...

I loved all your cards especially the folded paper one. The holiday planner is awesome.

Theresa said...

Your cards are amazing..I can't even begin to pick a favorite. I can't wait to try the folded tree. TFS!

leslierahye said...

Thanks for all of the inspiration! Very beautiful cards! :)
Thank you for sharing!

janeskeepsakes said...

I love your work. Thank you for sharing your creativity. Super cards.

janejohnson13@wildblue.net

Hannah said...

Absolutely delicious cards! I really love your work!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

LOVE!!!Christmas Tree card uses a folding technique
I'm a follower now come and check me out
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Giselle said...

i love all of your projects. New follower :) the planner is soooooooooooooooooo beautiful!!

debpaint16 said...

I loved all your cards, especially the black & white; & the navy & cherry ones. Not your typical Christmas colors but they are beautiful cards!! i am a new follower!!

debpaint16@aol.com

Suella said...

What beautiful tree's favorite is pearl one, I enjoy using pearls, bling in cards & projects!!! TFS
suella11@yahoo.com

Ronda S said...

Amazing cards!!! All of them!! Really like the tree with the pearls......sooooo elegant! TFS.

mum2eight(at)hotmail(dot)com

albright@rtmc.net said...

Thank you for all the inspiration you have given me as a new demo for SU.Can't wait everyday to see what is new on your blog.

JoAnne N. said...

Beautiful cards! Love that you used retired stuff, cause I'm always looking for ideas for things I already own!!

scrapperbecka said...

Very cute cards! You did a awesome job! I am now a follower, love your work.

Lolis said...

LOve your cards. I'm a follower now. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations.TFS
lolis-mycorner.blogspot.com

gcsteidl said...

I love your designs. Thanks for sharing.

Colleen
gcsteidl@mts.net

Cindylu2u said...

I'm just in awe of your work, fantastic cards!! I am now a follower and can't wait to see more!! Thanks
miller896042atbellsouth.net

MomsBeenScrappin said...

what beautiful cards! Great job :)

Jennifer said...

Wow! So many great cards! I love the folded tree - first time I've seen the technique. Also love the very elegant tree card with the pearls. That is gorgeous! New follower! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

Debbie H said...

Sharon, your cards are wonderful and great inspiration for me! I love the blog candy! Pick me!

§hawnie® said...

You know, I just love your folded tree card. I looked on Connie's website and for the life of me I couldn't find the tutorial or even a project that looked even similar to what you did.

If you can remember where you found the instructions for this tree, I would appreciate some information! ")


Blessings;
~§hawnie® B
http://cardsbyshawnie.blogspot.com/

Haidee said...

Christmas Tree cards are super duper cute!!

new here & now following.

created2bunique at ymail dot com

Heather said...

Fabulous cards!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Jamie said...

I can't decide which is my favorite. These cards are amazing, you are really talented. I really like the folded tree one, but I also love the third one, it's so elegant!

Thank you so much for sharing your cards,
Jamie
bamiester (at) gmail (dot) com
jamieisacraftymomma.blogspot.com