Sunday, November 1, 2009

Creative Cuts & More and Caardvarks Dual Blog Hop!!!!

Holiday Hop Day One!!

How awesome were Holly's cards?! She's fairly new to the CC&M DT, and you can certainly see why Terry invited her to join us! She's one talented gal!! I hope you are enjoying the first day of this three day Holiday Hop extravaganza!! If you didn't come from Holly's blog, you'll want to go back to the Caardvarks Blog to be eligible for all the yummy prizes!!
This card looks time consuming, but it wasn't! Nor did it take many supplies! It's the Border Windows card. All I did was mat a piece of green card stock behind the windows, then I added some Basic Grey letters and lots of Candy Cane Stickles. I did give the white card a few shots of Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mist. I'm troubled by white space;) I chose a big, glitzy bow, but for mailing, you could go much smaller and not break the bank!

The buckle is one of my favorite CC&M dies-I use them all the time! You get four of these buckles, and I like to have them cut from card stock and chipboard-it makes them super sturdy. This one was not in the right color, so I just mashed it into my VersaMark pad, then dipped it into Gold Glory EP and heated-PERFECT!!! I never worry if I change my mind about my CC&M stuff from the time I order to the time I want to use the die cuts. There are so many fun ways to change the colors!

This is the Circle Window Card with Mat. All you have to do is choose your colors and then most of the work is done for you! I used some vintage postcard downloads for this one, plus lots of Aqua Stickles. The little bells are real, and they do jingle!!

Now it's off to see what the incredible Chris has cooked up for you! She's a paper crafting powerhouse, and you will not regret stopping by her place, I promise!!


FAVORITE RECIPES BLOG CANDY! We want to get the word out on our upcoming FAVORITE RECIPES BLOG HOP! All you have to do for a chance to win a FABULOUS variety pack of goodies from Creative Cuts and More is grab this blinkie/banner for the Favorite Recipes Blog Hop and add it to the top portion of your side bar on your blog and come back here with the link! Your opportunity to enter this will go through Sunday, November 7th at 12 p.m.. I will announce the winner on Monday, November 8th when the Blog Hop starts! Come join the fun!!!


59 comments:

Andrea Amu said...

Beautiful cards! I really enjoy the vintage feel of the second one!

Pamela Smerker said...

Beautiful vintage looking cards Carla!

Mama Tuttle said...

Great cards!

helen said...

the vintage look is so today! love the results of the first card, it does look like it took time

~amy~ said...

wowza girl....fab work!

Whimcees said...

Lovely use of vintage design on the second card! Love it! Thank you for sharing!

Barbara Diane

mustangkayla said...

Pretty cards! I just love the first one! Love that wide ribbon and 'joy' in squares! Cute!

Steph Zerbe said...

Stunning! Love the vintage feel and how you used the window cards. The little bell is a brilliant embellie for the season!

Steph Zerbe said...

oops, your link to Chris has spaces in it, I can't get to her blog.

Jeri said...

I just love how you used that buckle on that big gorgeous bow. The bells on your second card with the vintage scene are so cute.

Amy said...

Beautiful cards!! I love that giant yummy ribbon on the first card.

Amy Sutter said...

so beautiful, def getting me into the christmas spirit!
blessings
Amy

khunter47 said...

Love the cards.

Julie said...

Carla--these are both just so gorgeous! I love coming & seeing what you're up to! Thanks for your sweet visit & kind words today--made me smile!

mulberry station said...

Beautiful cards. Love the ribbon in the first card. And the vintage feel in the second card.

Colleen said...

Both are very nicely done but I love the second one.

Tasha said...

Stunning Christmas card love the big ribbon
love tasha xx

Laurie Marmon said...

i like how the card looks like it took awhile, but didn't. dots just make that card more fun. thanks for sharing.

Laura.K said...

Gorgeous cards. I love your colors.

linda said...

Beautiful card - so classic and perfect for the holidays!

Bonnie B said...

I love both cards. I love red on my cards just makes everything pop.

Ginger said...

wonderful cards

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

I think the buckle and the ribbon just make this card special!

Kathlene said...

Both of your cards are lovely Carla. The buckle and the over the top ribbon are such a beautiful touch. TFS!

Nicky Hsu said...

Pretty Cards. Beautiful~

Susan McRae said...

Beautiful vintage card!

Dawn Edwards said...

Love the cards Simple and Sweet!

colourmehappy said...

Beautiful creations Carla!!

dstandard said...

Cards are gorgeous - so elegant!

Divya Rao said...

Love the vintage look!

Susan Grapengater said...

Both cards are lovely and show your artistry! I think I like the vintage one, it is so cute!

Die Cut Diva said...

Carla -- I love both cards -- love the joy in the windows and I love the vintage print in the A2 Circle Window Card

Ila said...

These are both Totally Gorgeous..I love the vintage look!!..Hugs, Ila

Ila said...

These are both Totally Gorgeous..I love the vintage look!!..Hugs, Ila

silvia said...

Pretty cards!!

Chrissy D said...

Carla - I love the beauty of both of these cards- sooo pretty and perfect for the Christmas season

tomiannie said...

So pretty - I love the big ribbon.

marla said...

Very fun cards - great windows!!

Beverly S. said...

Nice work with the window cards. :)

Robi said...

I like the use of the windows card. Your creation has a real nostalgic feel and I love it :)

Heidi Van Laar said...

These are so beautiful! I love the vintage style!

(-: Heidi

Alice said...

Beautiful cards.

Linda said...

Love the ribbon on your card.

Linda

connie said...

I love the border and big bow.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Love your vintage card:)

Jamilie said...

Beautiful!!

Teri said...

Exceptional cards!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow! Gorgeous Christmas card. Love the vintage look!!

Helen F. said...

Super gorgeous vintage cards! Love this look especially at Christmas time.

Helen F. said...

Super gorgeous vintage cards! Love this look especially at Christmas time.

dahlhousedesigns said...

lovely cards

lisa a.

Diane said...

Beautuful cards...love the ribbon and the vintage look of the second one!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

These are so lovely. What fantastic details. The distressing, the glitter, those little bells--how ingenious!

arielle said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

mdog said...

Great job! Thanks.

SMK said...

love how you displayed the sentiments :)

Margie said...

Very pretty cards!

Carolina said...

Lovin' all your Christmas creations!

Justine said...

These are so beautiful Carla