Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Kickin' Off Christmas Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome to day two of the Kickin' Off Christmas Blog Hop!  I heard through the grape vine that not everyone in the hop may not make a second project for today, but I thought you might want to see something new!  Again today my project was made using my Cricut Expression, Amy Chomas pen holder, and SP & Company Christmas Tree Stamps.  


This card was designed in Cricut Design Studio.  I began by welding a rectangle from the George cartridge to a solid snowflake (see below) from the 2009 When It's Cold Outside seasonal cartridge to create my base card.  I cut the base card in a blue diamond Bazzill cardstock.

Next I cut the top layer of the snowflake in two different cardstocks.  Using pop dots I added the middle layout to the base card.  Before adding the top snowflake layer I stamped the whole snowflake with embossing ink and sprinkled it with holographic embossing powder.  After heat embossing the top snowflake I added pop dots and attached it to the base card.

Next I cut to additional snowflakes from When It's Cold Outside in light blue cardstock and attached them to the base card in opposite corners.  See below.



To finish the card, I used navy craft ink and stamped my SP and Company Christmas Tree stamps onto smooth white cardstock.  I then added holographic embossing powder and heat embossed the trees.  The trees were then glued to the top large snowflake.

I finished the card with the Amy Chomas writing tool and the Christmas solutions cartridge.  Replacing the cutting blade housing in my Cricut with the Chomas pen tool, I used the Happy Christmas phrase.  Once the blade housing was returned to the Cricut I cut the phrase out by cutting out around the writing using the Happy Christmas phrase shadow cut.  The phrase was then glued to the top middle section of the card.


Before you hop on be sure to leave a comment below.  Everyone who leaves a comment will be eligible for a Custom Crops gift voucher drawing.  Remember that Samantha is also giving away a stamp set.  I will be giving away a copy of my DVD set, It's a Kid's Life - which features 18 layouts, video and pdf instructions along with cut files.  I will choose someone from all of the Tuesday and Wednesday comments.

After leaving your comment below, the next stop on the blog hop is the Cards by Linda blog.  Enjoy your hop!!!

I will be back tomorrow with a more photos and details on how I made the North Pole house that won Week Two of Michaels Crafting Holiday Magic Contest.


Susan Edwards You are Here!!

45 comments:

  1. this is just adorable.

    clemmensen2007 at att dot net

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  2. Love all the glitter on your snowflakes. Really cute card. Thanks for sharing.
    tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

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  3. Love it, so classy.
    Cherylann (prinkles)
    prinkles@woh.rr.com

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  4. This is so cute!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. What, did you sleep in this morning? LOL Gorgeous card, deary and a BIG CONGRATS on winning the M's contest this week! xxD

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  6. Love your snowflakes! Happy Thanksgiving.
    Vicki

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  7. Terrific card, I just love the snowflakes!

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  8. Wow, this is an amazing card!!! Love it!

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  9. that card is really cool and different

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  10. Wow this is soo pretty! I love all the glitter! ;)

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  11. SUPER GREAT!!! What an inspiration!!!! Keep up the super work and thank you for all of your inspiration!! Be blessed!

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  12. Outstanding snowflake card! I love how it turned out!

    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

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  13. What a cute card. I love that holographic embossing powder. TFS

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  14. OH WOW! This is a gorgeous card...love how you weld the snowflake to the cardbase! Beautiful!

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  15. your card is adorable, I love glitter it gives a festive look to things.

    have a great day


    patriciagrier\2netscape.net

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  16. WOW gorgeous. I want to grow up to create juts like you one day. :)
    Susie

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  17. Susan, this card is to die for! I love, love, love it!!! I didn't make a 2nd project for the hop, but I am sure enjoying those who did! I'm glad I was able to be a part of it and meet all you talented ladies! TFS!

    Lori - SP Color Diva

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  18. OMG!! This card is absolutely stunning!
    Cheers
    Sharon

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  19. Very nice!
    Jega
    http://jegaspassion.blogspot.com

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  20. Thanks for doing a second project! Love it!

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  21. what a beautiful card I love the colors
    Annel
    http://annelsblog.blogspot.com/

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  22. This card is absolutely gorgeous!

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  23. So beautiful! I can't wait to try this

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  24. Love your card! TFS! I'll have to try making a similar one.

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  25. Lovin' this card. Snowflakes and Snowmen are some of my favorite winter themes. Love your snowflakes.

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  26. WOW!!! That is my favorite card so far!!

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  27. /me sings... "I'll have a blue Christmas without you"... LOL
    I LOVE blues! Absolutely gorgeous card, serene and invigorating at the same time. It's like a hot fudge sundae!

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  28. I love snowflakes!

    Lisa
    lamerlisa@hotmail.com
    http://www.lisakelly110803.blogspot.com/

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  29. Love how you used the snowflakes!

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  30. Thanks sooo much for joining in!!! This is sooo pretty, love all the blues! You do such amazing work! Amy

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  31. So so lovely!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  32. Wow! Awesome snowflake card! It's so beautiful.

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  33. This is an awesome card! Thanks for using the older cartridges too. Good luck on the contest.

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  34. Beautiful project. Love it! And Ithink I need those tree stamps! ;) TFS!

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  35. Oh, so pretty. I just love the different shades of blue and the layering. So pretty!

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  36. Great card and wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing today. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  37. I was wondering if you did one! This is really great! Love the design elements. You and Donna keep pumping them out--I'm having a hard time keeping up with you :-)
    Maria

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