Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas hopping! (TSOL and The Twinery!)

Hey there friends! I'm having a blog-hopping WEEK!!! Today we're hopping with The {Stamps} of Life, and The Twinery!  If you are starting here, head back to The Twinery blog to start at the beginning! (If you've been hopping, you should have come here from Katrina Hunt!)


I created a Christmas card to share with you today! I used TSOL's stamp set called Holly4Christmas.  This set is one of my FAVORITES.  The sentiments are sized perfectly, and the holly and ornaments are so fun to stamp and paper-piece.  I also used the stamp set called trees2build, for the branch and birdie. (Should I mention, it's another one of my all-time favorite sets!?) 
Here's how I created this card:
I stamped the branch, and then paper-pieced my ornaments from card stock.  I attached them to the card, using foam tape on the red ornament.  Then I carefully pierced holes in the card, and threaded the twine through, tying a tiny bow above each ornament. 
Clean and simple is TOTALLY who I have become, and I LOVE it.  I love the contrast of the crisp sharp lines, and circular ornaments on this card.  I hope you like it too, and I hope you'll come back to visit me again!

But NOW. . . .head on over to visit Jen Carter!

And remember. . .
As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be 2 prize winners chosen randomly among the blogs:
One winner will win 2 stamp sets  (winners choice) valued at $12.95 -total retail value: $26.90 per prize! from The {Stamps} of Life.

One winner will win the Ultimate Color Sampler Pack ($25 value!) from The Twinery!!!
The prize winners will be announced on The {Stamps}of Life and The Twinery Blogs on Wednesday November 16th. 


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96 comments:

Beverly S. said...

Laura, this is the CUTEST card! I am seriously "in love" with it. ;)
Love, love, love how you used the baker's twine! Sooo bright and colorful AND pretty. :)

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Beautiful card Laura.Loved those hanging ornments.loved..the way you have used the twine!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Adorable clean card!

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute and CAS. Love the twine!

My Need 2 Craft said...

This is one of my go to stamp sets. Love how you hung the ornaments from the tree branch. :)

The Twinery said...

Laura, this card is so amazing! I love how you used the twine to create the ornament "hangers"!!

Annette said...

fun fun card... Love the design..
thanks for sharing..

Lillian Child said...

Okay ... this is just too cute. Going to have to CASE this card for some holiday fun for sure. Thanks for sharing!

Monika Wright said...

Goodness, I do adore this card...the design is adorable and the addition of the baker's twine puts it over the top!

Basiljen said...

Clean and beautiful - perfection!

PrincessPammie said...

Brillant now I know what to do with those baubles...I love you card too...Thankyou!

Dana D. said...

This is really a cute card. Love how you used the twine to hang the ornaments from.

Shari said...

ADORABLE!! What a cute idea w/the twine for the ornaments and love how they're embossed. TFS :)

Stephanie said...

oh my! how cute is this card?!

mamawcindy said...

Your Card is so Cute! Love how you used the Twine. Thanks for Sharing! :0)

Noreen said...

Love the fun way you hung the ornaments from the branch with twine.. and the little bird sitting on top.

Clare G said...

Awesome way to use the twine and I love the ornaments!

Eileen Doane said...

I loved the Christmas card by Kim and the one with my favorite saying Jesus is the reason for the season it was beautiful!! And the scrappbook page loved the colors pink for Christmas!! Your Joy card is forever cute!! Thanks for your time in the hop and for having a name url so I can comment.

Kelly said...

Such a striking and clean card. love the ornaments!

Jingle said...

Oh, my goodness, I LOVE this I absolutely love it!

connie said...

This is so cute! love how you used the twine.

Vesta said...

A CAS card. Love it!

Emily said...

Love the little birdie.

Liz Terrazas said...

love the card and it's simplicity..

Patti J said...

Cuteness!!! What a great card! Thanks for sharing :)

Carol E said...

Your card is so sweet, thank you for sharing it.

Bonny said...

cute card. I put it in my saved file. Thanks for sharing.

MizMaryAnn said...

So plain and so perfect. I absolutely love it.

Ange said...

That is really cute, I love it!

Deb said...

Could not be any cuter, Laura!

Robin said...

Cute, cute card. The ornaments are adoreable. TFS

Beth M said...

Love your card and great use of the twine!

sharon g said...

3 words: Simple, sweet, adorable.

OmaGloria said...

Very sweet. Love how you used the twine and popped up one of the ornaments. Fabulous card!!

Lisa R. said...

Cute clean card. The images and twine really "POP" ! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Jan said...

Sweet, clean and simple is right. I love this card!

snowbear said...

A sweet card.

Lisa said...

great card! simple but very cute!

TFS

Lisa G
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marla said...

Love how the ornaments hang using twine!!

Suzanne Wurster said...

SImple but cute card!

Anita said...

Cute card!

Kim H said...

Wonderful card, love how you did the ornaments- embossed teal, popped up red, and green on the background. Great use of the twine, and cute little birdie. Thank you for sharing.

Bob said...

Love the simple composition of the ornaments hanging from a tree. The twine is a sweet addition! Thanks for sharing.

lindagk23 said...

Your card is so cute! I love the ornaments hanging from the twine! Adorable! Thanks for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom

Jenny said...

Love your ornaments card! So cute :)

Jenny
jennykingham at att dot net

Cindy Lou said...

This is such a pretty and cute CAS card, one I could only try to make and probably not succeed. Great Job!

Karen L said...

So simple, yet so striking! LOVE the way you used the twine to hang those ornaments!

Unknown said...

Sweet and simple! Perfect!

Rene' said...

Love the look of this card! What a great idea twine to dangle the ornaments! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Veronica said...

Cute card.

Tracy said...

Wow! What a happy, happy card! Love the whimsy. A must recreate project! Thanks for sharing.

scrapbaby said...

I think I'm actually obsessed with this card.

Indy said...

FABulous!

JoAnn said...

Simple and adorable

Chunyuan said...

great card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa Angela said...

love the clean lines of this card...TFS!

Kyria said...

I love how clean and simple your card is!

Ezlie J. Perez said...

cute touch having the bird there. =)

Cynthia B. said...

Super-cute! Love how you used the twine to "hang" the ornaments!

Anita Braddock said...

wow how supper cute is this. love the Ornaments hanging from the tree. thanks fior sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

carriep said...

what a simple, clean card. very striking.

Roxie said...

I love your card. The ornaments are so cute hanging from the twine.

DH said...

Cute!

Buddy said...

Absolutely adorable! I see a case in my near future! *smile* TFS

Alina said...

Oh, your card is sooo cute!

StacyC said...

Love the card... The ornaments are too cute...

Monica said...

how cute and simple! love that! thanks for sharing!

Mrs. Kenco said...

Terrific Card! It looks simple, but when you examine the details....Wow! Inspirational!

Sue said...

You take CAS to a whole nother dimension!

mgpm said...

this card is adorable!!! LOVE it!!!

mgpm said...

your work is so sweet.

Jennifer said...

VERY cute! The twine is perfect to hang the ornaments and I'm loving the patterned paper the ornaments are made of!

Marlena M. said...

Simply adorable! ;)

Lisa said...

Cutest card so far on my hop through the blogs! Thanks for the crafty inspiration and chance to win. :)

Lea Sauri said...

clean and simple looks good on you! Very nice

Teresa said...

Oh my gosh! What a great way to use twine! Thanks for the terrrrrrific idea!

Lisa Camero said...

Always enjoy to see your work!

linda m said...

I alway love your cards and today is no exception! Clean, simple, fun, easy, cute...the list goes on! Thanks for the inspiration...so glad you a part of The Stamps of Life design team!

lindaplus3 said...

absolutely love the cards..:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Tania said...

The ornaments on this card are beyond cute.

SueB said...

great use of twine and I like how you mixed up the color combos - great card!! thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp! - sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

Eileen said...

Clean and simple! I LOVE it!

Elizabeth Hart said...

This card is truly a winner - so effective with ornaments hanging down - just the right colors. I really, REALLY love it.

meredemaison said...

I am totally in love with your crisp, clean look, too! Everything is just so bright and cheery and your little bird is so much sweeter because there's not a lot of competition on your card!!! I love all the tiny details you created with the ornaments and the twine bows, too! TFS!

Sue D said...

Very cute card!

Lisa Murphy said...

Love this card! Cute, cute, cute!

canadian_liner said...

In complete agreement with previous comments. Such a great complement between the twine and the ornaments--love how you popped just one. I may have to scrap-lift your idea...Thanks for the inspiration!

littlen said...

very cute card. the little bird is adorable. tfs.

Anonymous said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing.
Stacie D.

Julie said...

WOW your card is fantastic, i looooove it.

Gail said...

cas with the twine just topping it all off perfect..tfs..loves ya

Sarah said...

Awesome card! I love clean and simple. This gives me great ideas!!
Sarah

Jan said...

Great card!

Robin said...

I absolutely love your card! Thanks for sharing!

Janet Zeppa said...

Absolutely adorable!!

Basement Stamper said...

Adore the ornaments hanging from the tree branches, very cute!