Saturday, November 20, 2010

double-challenge holiday card!!!

can i just say how much those words fill me with joy? it's thrilling to do any challenge...more so to combine two of my faves; and i really realllllllllly need to get going on holiday (or should i say "h-word"? yeah...better...) cards! ♥WAHOO!♥

i started with kazan's lovely sketch #66 from 2S4Y this week...


i added in the design dollies' current fab color combo of baby pink, grass green and white... (ok, admittedly i have a couple shades of pink and not MUCH green, but still...)

i grabbed my favorite recent purchase, this awesome pink snowflake transparency...et voila:

(transparency: hambly; fabric poinsettia: imaginisce; snowflake dies: nestabilities; metal & bead snowflake: jolees; bling flourish: oriental trading co; chipboard letters: ki memories; ribbon: michaels; spray ink: glimmer mist; crepe paper: from the party store; adhesives: tombow monorunner, sewing machine, otc brad)

here's a gratuitous second shot that shows how the inside is completely transparent. i love that look! making clear cards never stops being sort of magical to me! :) (but yeah--i will stick a little panel of patterned paper in there...under the poinsettia/snowflake thingie...on which to write a festive greeting!)


now i just need to make like 49 more...easy peasy mac-n-cheesy* right??!?!?! :) :) :)




*my friend trish said this in an email recently and it made me spit out coffee and nearly choke to death laughing. dontcha just LOVE IT when that happens??! :) (btw, is anyone else craving macaroni & cheese now? yeah, me too!)

18 comments:

  1. THIS IS AMAZING!!! I love see thru cards. So cool. Now we will totally being seeing this in the top 5 I hope because if not it is a total travesty. Totally. I love it. I need 50 too if you don't mind to send out myself. hah! Hope you have a good weekend. Talk to you soon!

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  2. ::thud::

    I LOVE it...to pieces.

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  3. Beautiful holiday card Lauren, love it!

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  4. Nothing short of amazing! How cool would it be to receive a see through card??!!? I loooooooooooooove this!

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  5. I am a pinky girl :) and this card....is to die for...I love love love it!

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  6. I am a pinky girl :) and this card....is to die for...I love love love it!

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  7. What a fun card!!!! Love clear cards and the colors are fantastic!!!

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  8. What a fun card!!!! Love clear cards and the colors are fantastic!!!

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  9. awww.... love that pick transparency! such a fun card!

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  10. wow how awesome is that clear card!!!!
    thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
    :) Kazan

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  11. I do love a transparent card! And the colors are so very 'Lauren-y' - not the typical red and green ho hum stuff!
    Obviously, you've never seen Meet the Robinsons. The 'bad' guy says Easy Peasy Rice and Cheesy - which made me laugh - and then the boy picked it up and I heard it like six hundred times in two days. It's not so funny any more!

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  12. I just love visiting your blog - it's always such a treat to see your creations. This one has my jaw dropping - what an amazing card. I struggle with transparent cards and this one now is going into my inspirational links :) Have a fabulous day xx

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  13. Holy peppermint patties!! This is incredible. I love all the pinkiness, and the touches of red and green. And the snowflakes and the zebra print and the bling and the stitching and the ruffles. Do you need my address for your Christmas card list????

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  14. Aahhh...this is BRILLIANT!! Love it! I bet you'll win both challenges! <3

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  15. That is gorgeous with a capital G! You are so rocking the christmas projects with ur awesome touch! Love how cluster the corner and the joy word is pretty!! I'd love to have a pink christmas card!!

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  16. LOVE the clear card!

    And if you want Death by Mac & Ch, try this on for size:
    http://understandblue.blogspot.com/2010/11/mac-and-geez.html
    CROCK POT Mac & Ch
    Make it or be sorry! :)

    Hope you had a happy turkey day!

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