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Monday, March 25, 2013

9 Months Till Christmas Hop

Hello!  Did you know that it is only 9 Month Till Christmas?  If you follow my blog you will know that on the 25th of each month I create 2 Christmas cards or projects along with a wonderful team of ladies in hopes to releive some stress closer to the Holidays.  By doing this hop each month I am guaranteed to have at lease 22 Christmas card/projects completed before the big day!  This month along with our regular Design Team we also have a wonderful Guest Designer named Sandy.   

I am the first stop on our fun little hop and I sure hope that you will hop along to see what the other talented ladies have also made to show to you in hopes to inspire you to start your Christmas projects early this year. 

Each month we have a different theme we follow when creating our projects, and this month in lieu of St. Patricks Day we are to create two Mainly Green projects.  This month I have made two cards to show you. 

I think this month I was so excited to get an order from My Favorite Things in the mail that I decided to use mostly MFT products on both cards, LOL - hope you like them, here is my first "Mainly Green" card....

Here is the inside of the card....
* Image & Outside Sentiment:  My Favorite Things, Sparkling Season
* Copic Xpress Paper
* Copic Markers (Colours used listed below)
* Memento Inks: Tuxedo Black & Bamboo Leaves
*Green Paper:  DCWV, The Christmas Glitter Matstack 4.5x6.5
* Striped Paper:  Doodlebug Designs Inc. 6x6 Paper Pad, North Pole
* Red Cardstock:  Michaels 8.5x11 Paper Pack
* Spellbinders: Long Classic & Long Scalloped Rectangles
* ColorBox Chalk:  Berrylicious
* Close To My Heart Green Sparkles (Earrings)
* Fabric Bow:  Offray Stylish Accents, White Bow
* Inside Sentiment:  My Favorite Things, Merry & Bright
* 3D Pop Dots

Here is a close up of the gorgeous image to see the Copic colours used....
* SKIN:  E11,E00, E000
* HAIR:  Y28, YR23, Y32 (thank you Mary for this combo!)
* BOW:  YG67, YG63, YG61
* SWEATER & BOOTS: R39, R37, R35
* EARRINGS: Close To My Heart Green Sparkles

Here is my second "Mainly Green" card....

Here is a look at the inside of the card....
* Image & Sentiment:  My Favorite Things, In a Manger
* Copic Xpress Paper
* Copic Markers (Colours used listed below)
* Memento Inks: Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa
* Green Papers:  Authentic 6x6 Paper Pad, Festive
* Wood Print Paper: Paper Pieced-Authentic 6x6 Paper Pad, Lively
* Cardstock:  Michaels 8.5x11 Paper Packs
* Zig Glue Pen
* Spellbinders:  Classic Squares
* Ribbon: My Favorite Things, Jellybean Green
* Button:  My Favorite Things, Jellybean Green
* Twine:  My Favorite Things, Hemp Cord
* Glue Dot (to hold down button)
* Indside Sentiment:  Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Christmas Interior Sentiments Set

Here is a close up of the adorable sheep to see the Copic colours used....
* CLOTHES: Paper Pieced-Authentic 6x6 Paper Pad, Festive + YG97 & YG95
* MANGER:  Paper Pieced-Authentic 6x6 Paper Pad, Lively + E59
* STRAW & GROUND:  Y28, YR24, E30
* STICL & ROPE:  E44, E43, E42
* SHEEP:  W3, W1, W00

Here is a picture of the two cards together....

So what do you think of this month's "Mainly Green" cards?  Did I inspire you to get a head start on your cards? Well I hope that I did because I have a special candy for you to get started on your Holiday cards/projects if you are the lucky commenter.  Please follow along our hop this month (list of the hop shown below) and leave some love for all the ladies and I will use to pick 1 lucky winner to win this fabulous brand new Kraftin' Kimmie Gift Wrap Elf Stamp along with some other goodies too. You do not have to be a follower but if you like my work I would love for you to become a friend =) 
I will announce the winner of my candy on our 8 Months Till Christmas Blog Hop!

This Months Blog Hop Order:
Shari (you are here!)
Sandy (This months Guest Designer)

I would like to enter my Lamb card into the following challenge:
* Sassy Studio Designs, DTBSThursday #169 - Paper Piecing (Ends March 27th)

Thank you for visiting me today, Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!


  1. Great job, I love the paper piecing !



  2. Two great card Shari.......feels like it should be almost Christmas with our Wintery weather :(
    Love the images and paper piecing is great.
    Hope you are well.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  3. Beautiful cards Shari! I love how both of them turned out. The paper piecing was a perfect idea for the second card, it looks fantastic!!!


  4. I love the layout of both of these cards!
    Also, I always forget to mention it but your Christmas countdown at the top of your blog always makes me smile! LOL

  5. Awesome cards Shari! I look forward to this blog hop every month.

  6. Both are so supper cute as always :), I am sure you loved playing with the colour Green :P .. Great job my friend

  7. Super duper cute!! Love the cards and the designs!!!

  8. Both of these cards are great. I love the ornament on the first one that is paper pieced and the sheep are just too cute. Socks!!!

  9. Such pretty Christmas Cards Shari love the paper piecing love the ornament too kewl :) hugs Nikki

  10. Love both of your cards. They are very cute.
    9 months until Christmas? Where has time gone. It seems like I just mailed them. lol.
    D- dmcardmaker (AOL)


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