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Monday, February 25, 2013

10 Months Till Christmas!

Welcome to another Christmas Hop!  If you are a regular visitor of my blog you will know that on the 25th of each month our Christmas Design Team each create 2 Christmas projects for you to see in hopes that we can inspire you too to create your projects early to relieve some stress closer to the Holidays =)

We have a wonderful line up this month with our Design Team & our Guest Designer for February; Janis, following our "Red, White + 1 other" Theme.  I am the first stop on our fun hop and I hope that you will hop along and be inspired to also get a head start on your Chrismtas projects. Here are the cards I have made to show you this month....

My first card following our theme, "Red, White + 1 other" I used Red, White and GREEN....

Here is a picture of the inside of the card....
* Image:  High Hopes, 3 Pane Santa
* Copic Xpress It Paper
* Copic Markers (Colours used listed below)
* Memento Inks: Tuxedo Black
* 6.5x5 White Card and Envelope
* Designer Paper:  My Minds Eye 6x6 Paper Pad, 12 Days of Christmas
* Red & Green Cardstock:  Michaels 8.5x11 Paper Packs
* Outside Sentiment: High Hopes, Believe in Santa
* Inside Sentiment:  Michaels $1.50 bin
* VersaMark Ink
* Martha Stewart Heat Gun
* Embossing Powder:  Stampendous, Jade (both Sentiments)
* Martha Stewart Bakers Twine in Red & Green
* ColorBox Chalk:  Lipstick red (inside)
* Sakura Gelly Roll Glitter Pen, Red Star (inside)

Here is a close up of the image to show you the Copic colours used....
* Skin:  E11, E00, E000
* Hats:  R39,R29, R27, R24
* Fur: E81, 0
* Mitts:  G29, G28, G07, G24
* Beards:  C1, C00, 0

So what do you think of the first card?  Getting into the Holiday spirit yet? Are you ready to see the second card? I hope so cause here it is, my second card following our theme, "Red, White + 1 other" I used Red, White and BROWN........ 

Here is a look at the inside....
* Image: Magnolia, Mini Snow Hug
* Kraft Cardstock: Michaels 8.5x11 Paper Pack
* Copic Markers (Colours used listed below)
* Memento Inks: Tuxedo Black (image) & Espresso Truffle (inside)
* 6.5x5 White Card and Envelope
* Designer Paper: Found in my scrap bin, sorry do not remember company
* Red & White Cardstock: Michaels 8.5x11 Paper Packs
* Ultra Think Embossing Powder/Enamal (UTEE)
* Martha Stewart Heat Gun
* ColorBox Chalk:  Dark Brown
* Inside Sentiment:  Stampendous
* Spellbinder Nestabilities: Classic scalloped Circle Large
* Memeory Box Dies:  Frostyville Wreath
* White Pencil Crayon (for image)

Here is a close up of the adorable Mini Tilda image to see the Copics used....
* Skin:  E11,E000
* Reds:  R39, R35
* Browns:  E53, E51, YR14 - E33, E31 - E29, E23
* I used a white pencil crayon to colour in the snowman, fur and snow.  This technique works perfecton Kraft to make the white pop!!

I hope that you enjoyed this months Christmas cards and maybe I have inspired you to get a head start on your stash too!  But before you go toyour craft space and get to work be sure to complete this fun littlehop formore amazing inspiration!  Your next stop on the hop is super talented BFF Heather, you won't want to miss seeing what the team has made to show you today =) 

Below I have posted the hop order incase you get lost along the way, enjoy he hop and I hope you will come back next month with our new theme "Manely Green"
Blog Hop Order:
Shari (you are here!)
Janis (This months Guest Designer)
Here is a look at both my cards for this month.  Until the 25th of Next Month - A very (early) Merry Christmas!!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

* Winter Wonderland Challenge, Snowflakes Falling All Around - Entering my Magnolia Card (Ends February 28th)

* Christmas Card Challenges #13, Santa Baby - Entering my Santa Card (Ends March 2nd)

* Cards for Men Challenge #4, Wintertime - Entering my Santa Card (Ends March 3rd)

* Crafting for all Seasons Challenge #46, Dies & Punches - Entering my Magnolia Card (Ends March 4th)

* ABC Christmas Challenge, D is for Designer Paper - Entering my Santa Card (Ends March 5th)

* Simply Magnolia, Anything Goe Challenge - Entering my Magnolia Card (Ends March 9th)

Until NextTime, Keep Crafting!


  1. Shari your cards are so cute for christmas I love the die cut and how you merged the kraft and white together brillant :) hugs Nikki

  2. Two fab card the Santa one and the stripes and twine look great. I think I need one of those snowflake memory box dies :) it look great against the red and brown.
    Have a good day.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  3. 2 gorgeous cards - loving those santa's x

  4. Love them! I am totally scraplifting that first card! I have had that image forever and could never figure out just what I wanted to do with it. Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

  5. Wow!!!! These are amazing. I really like how you coloured on Kraft paper. I need to try that. And the snowflake die adds just the perfect touch. Socks!

  6. Awesome cards! I love the first one, it's so bright and cheery. But the second one is so pretty and the fact that you coloured on kraft paper is such a great idea!


  7. I am finally home and getting a chance to hop. Adorable cards.

  8. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland with your beautiful card.

    Pam x

  9. beautiful creation and gorgeous snowflakes, such a frosty feel, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  10. Gorgeous Christmascards, thanks for sharing at Simply Magnolia.

    XX Inge

  11. Two fab cards Shari. Thank you for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

  12. Love both cards :) Of course I love Tilda the most because I used her last month :)... love the wreath .. Hugs :)

  13. Peeking out from around my fingers at the Christmas cards, lol But you guys will be all prepared for the year!! Joined your blog and looking forward to getting to know you better,(new DT member for Paper Playtime ), waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  14. Adorable card. Your newest follower here. I just became a member of the DT over at Paper Playtime. Look forward to seeing your creations and getting to you know.

    Have a great day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥

  15. Two super cards Shari! Love the way you did the Baker's twine on the first one. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Cards For Men. Good luck!

  16. Your cards are so pretty. Thanks for sharing them with us at CCC

  17. Both of your cards are great, but I really love the Santa card - it's so cute! Thanks for playing along with ABC Christmas Challenge this week!

  18. Gorgeous cards Shari :-) both of them are fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  19. 2 lovely card and I love the way you added the snowflake to the Kraft edge too! great idea! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  20. Gorgeous! Your coloring is perfect on the kraft.
    Thanks for joining us at Simply Magnolia!
    Hugs Karin


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