Friday, September 2, 2011

JB36: love's LABOR DAY lost

yes, the title is ALL MINE and no, it's not really very christmassy, but in honor of what is both a 3-day weekend AND the unofficial end of summer here in the USA, we're taking a short cut at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ by creating cards that "CASE" (copy and selectively edit) any card made by ANY belle for any prompt this year! that means you could make your very own version of any of my jingle belles cards, or of stef's ... or any other participant's card... or even re-make something of your own from the last 35 weeks of jingly fun! be sure to mention whose card you've chosen, and link to it, so we can admire BOTH versions!

even though this is a fairly new concept for me, i had a blast... AND i have to say it really, REALLY does "shortcut" your process when you're trying to get as close as possible to one specific finished piece! i'm definitely going to do this again, and with the entire pool of amazing cards we've seen over at JB this year i am spoilt for choice when it comes to inspiration!

here is my "target card" for this occasion, it's by miss stephanie, of course; she made it for the prompt we called baby it's cold outside back in february, using the adorable basic grey "woolie" snowmen that her husband immediately named ren and stimpy! :)

shortly after that i went out and bought my own woolies *JUST* so i could do that with them! and now i have, see?!

(patterned paper: my mind's eye, scenic route; transparency: hambly; felt stickers: basic grey; snowflake stickers: ek success; rub-on: creative imaginations; ink: colorbox; pen: copic outliner; adhesive: tombow monorunner)

ok, i have added a few laureny twists to the design... but that was mostly because i didn't have EXACTLY the same papers as stef, so i had to improvise. i built my card on a white grid transparency and placed the background (sky and a few silver snowflakes) inside, with the foreground (snowmen, hill, and most of a pack of dimensional vellum snowflakes) outside. i wish my card had the graphic POP of stef's bold patterns but i like the increased dimensionality and the way the cloud paper sort of automatically makes ANY scene into a "landscape"! :)

so who will you CASE this weekend? i can't wait to find out!!! head over to JINGLE BELLES for all the details and to link your spectacular LABOR-saving card!!! ♥


  1. I love your CASE card. I've been looking at all the cards, but I haven't had one completely jump out at me yet. I'm really hoping I get one of these done. I like your background too. Much more pale wintery with the extra layers. Nice!

  2. Adorable, Lauren! I love those felt snowmen and the acetate was a great "add" to your CASE! :)

  3. Excellent CASE!!! I love both cards equally…both so Lauren-y, even though I know one is actually a sweet Stef creation.

  4. gorgeous! totally adorable. I love the dimension you've given these little cute chaps. I am in awe of your use of transparencies for cards - need to try that out. totally love this

  5. I have to agree with Lisa, I totally LOVE your transparencies cards, have you ever done a tutorial on how you do?? I would like to learn from the master <3
    These to fellas are looking good, both on your and Stef's card.
    Big hugs!!!


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