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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Cute Christmas Cards!

It's the second Wednesday of the month which means there's a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'.  The new challenge is awesome and I suspect we'll have lots of entries...pull out your CUTE CHRISTMAS stamps/images!  Tell me you don't have any...go ahead...liar liar pants on fire...who doesn't have something that qualifies for this CUTE CHRISTMAS challenge?!  I used this adorable stamp named Peace Love Joy Penguins by Bugaboo and I chose my very favorite winter colors of blues and purples.


The sparkly layer of paper sitting on top of the design paper is actually white paper and I put a strip of my Scor-Pal tape on the edge and sprinkled more Cool Glitter Ritz on it so there was a layer of sparkle. One can never have too much sparkle and I didn't use a large piece of expensive glitter paper! I used a clear iridescent snowflake and a white iridescent snowflake and layered them adding a tiny white brad in the center of each one and then glued them each in place.


I colored my image with Copics to match my paper. My tip to get snow with dimension and underlying shine:  I used Ranger Glossy Accents then sprinkled more of that awesome Cool Glitter Ritz on it to give it a sparkle and dimension. Instead of the snow being all white, I have a translucent look.


I made a tag as my embellishment, something I used to do more often. My tag die is by Sizzix and I used my trusty Cuttlebug to cut it out and then I covered it with Scor-Pal wide tape and sprinkled Cool Glitter Ritz all over the tag. Then I decorated the tag with a sentiment punched out with one of my Marvy punches and glued a snowflake in the center of it, added a bit of "snowball" lace, a penguin button and two different white ribbons. The round metal dot in the middle of the bow is actually a brad with the legs cut off and glued to the center of the bow.

This month we're sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps and if you haven't visited their store, please stop over and take a look at the wonderful variety of stamps they carry.

The team here at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' all love CUTE CHRISTMAS cards and so we enjoyed making our projects that we hope will inspire you to join us this month!

                                                                                 Hugs,
                                                                                 Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Sister Act, Brown Sugar, Robyn's Fetish, Ribbon Girls, Jo's Scrap Shack, Incy Wincy Designs, Loves Rubber Stamps, Pile It On, Craft Your Passion, TimbroScrapMania, The Stamping Boutique, Jingle Belles, Art by Miran, Digi Sketch, Cuttlebug Mania, Doodle Pantry, Top Tip Tuesday,  Scrap Creations, Crimbo Crackers, Natalie and Amy's, That Craft Place, Whoopsi Daisy, Party Time Tuesdays, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Crafts Galore Encore, The Sisters of Craft, Cutie Pie, Paper Creators, Craft for the Craic, Scrappers Delights, Crafty Calendar, Crafty Boots, Bunny Zoe's, Crafting by Designs

42 comments:

  1. Super cute, and a lovely colour palette. Thanks so much for joining in with the Sisters of Craft Blog Challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Creative Blessings, Tracy x SOC DT

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  2. This is such a cute and sparkly Christmas card! Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Challenge of Sparkle N Sprinkle.

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  3. Fabulous card love all the shades of blue and purple, love the way the penguins seem to pop off the card,
    Thanks for adding a Tip and for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

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  4. Love that tag!! Such a cute card for the holidays!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  5. This is certainly fitting for our weather here in Michigan this morning, as we're at a "cool" 44 degrees at the moment and not going to warm up too much more! Love the blues and purples, and once again, I'm sure we're all "dazzled" not only by your glitz, but your whole card creation, Gail. You've hit the "wow factor" -- pretty coloring, cute image, lovely snowflakes, adorable tag, bow, and it goes on and on and on . . . thanks for sharing all your tips with us and good luck on winning some challenges!!

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  6. Brilliant love your stamp and fab colours gorgeous Love and hugs Carole x

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  7. Lovely festive design Gail, nice papers, love the cute image and the bow and brad, fabulous!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  8. This is super cute! Like every inch of this card, perfect colour on papers, beautiful bow with the center brad, great colouring ...

    Thank you for playing along with our Add A Sentiment Challenge at Loves Rubberstamps. Good luck!
    Nick

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  9. This is just adorable Gail, I love the colours too ;o) x

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  10. This is an adorable card, Love the colours and the tag as an embellishment is super. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  11. Oh, I have plenty of cute stamps in my Christmas collection; I think it's my favourite style for Christmas cards.
    These penguins are most definitely cute and so lovely teamed with pretty blues and purples and the frosty snowflake details :-)

    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  12. It's beginning to feel a lot like Xmas!
    What a cute penguins!! Love all the details!!

    Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

    Cuttlebugs&Hugs
    Jannie

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  13. How cute!! I love the design, and the images are super cute with their little signs. Great idea with the Tag. I just love everything about it! Great creation! Thanks for joining the Brown Sugar Challenge.

    Hugs
    Joanie DT

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  14. This is soooo cute, and I love the colour scheme you have chosen. Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge , “Anything Goes”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

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  15. So adorable! Love all your details! So nice out today, and expecting a "cool" weekend! Last one before we hibernate! Carri~Abusybee
    Skittles!

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  16. These are perfectly precious penguins! Say that 5 times fast :) Your card is absolutely adorable!! Your coloring really brings them to life and I love your touches of bling.

    Thanks for playing at ~Jo's Scrap Shack~

    Happy crafting,
    Bridget

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  17. What a fun little trio ... love the pom pom fringe ... so very glad you joined our hybrid holiday celebration at Jingle Belles.

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  18. It's a gorgeous card Gail. I love the glitter layer idea, always loathe covering up expensive papers! xx

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  19. love those uber-cute penguins! thanks for joining our happy hybrid holiday fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)

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  20. I have a confession to make. I have been studying your lovely bows and have been 'casing' them on my cards. I think casing means...copying?! LOL....really your bows have inspired me. So, on to your darling penguin card. I don't know what it is about these cute little guys but they are sure to bring a smile to someone's face! I loved your cute button! Your details are lovely as always. Have a great week-end!

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  21. oh what a sweetie this is.....such a cute and adorable image!

    thank you for joining in with the Cuties xx

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  22. Oh this is absolutely gorgeous also cute and adorable I love the image also the image and design a super make thank you for sharing it with us at CHNC 2 challenge
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  23. Super cute Christmas card, I really love the colours you have used and the fab image. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  24. Great card, love the cute penguins. Thanks for sharing with us at the Cutie Pie challenge.

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  25. Oh this is just a super cute (and super glittery!) Christmas card Gail! Love the colours you've used. thanks for playing at Incy Wincy Designs this week.
    Helen x (DT)

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  26. This is as cute as can be! Great image and color choice and I love the tag sentiment. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  27. OMG I want this card, it is so cute! Love your images, and perfect colors. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique

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  28. Lovely card
    Thank you for joining us this week at
    Incy Wincy Design's
    Hugggs Lori X x X

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  29. Gorgeous card. I love those penguins. Thanks for joining in our "Things With Wings" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Hugs
    Bev x

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  30. Wooow, I love it! Enjoy the week honey!

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  31. Fantastic card. Thank you for sharing with the Cutie Pies. Shona x

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  32. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us a Cutie Pie's. Sue x

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  33. hi
    This is so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along atcutlle bug mania
    Lisbeth DT-cuttle bug mania

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  34. This is a cute fun Christmas card Gail. Love the penguins. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey With Scrap-Creations in our "Anything Goes Challenge" and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

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  35. Beautiful! Thanks for entering Crimbo Crackers - hope to see you again next time!

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  36. beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck xx

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  37. This is a fabulous card, such a fun image.
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator this month.
    Pauline
    x
    I'm having a little giveaway on my blog if you would like to take a look - http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. Lovely cute card. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy, hope to see you again next time.

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  39. Wow!beautiful project :) thank you for joining our May challenge over at Craft for the Craic.
    Eithne

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  40. This is gorgeous Gail. Love the snow, tag and winter colours. Thanks for playing a tScrappers Delight and good luck. Hope to see you back soon for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Scrappers Delight xx

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