Friday, January 6, 2012

JB12-01... card two! :)

as i mentioned last week, we've decided this year to post new prompts at JINGLE BELLES every other friday. which means that there will be a total of 24 different themes this year, rather than the 48 we amassed last year by posting each week. we hope that having a longer time in which to link up will encourage more folks to join us and play along-- because the gift of a non-frantic december is one we think every paper crafter deserves! ♥

but what does it mean to those of us who actually need to hit the ground running at holiday time with 50+ cards?? well, clearly we need to be creating more than one card for each prompt! we can accomplish this by planning from the get-go to make two of each design we create; or by taking two totally different approaches to each theme. i suspect-- being, as i am, possessed of a short attention span-- that i will tend to mostly do the latter... but it's nice to have both options for times when life gets a bit hectic, right? remember that however you do it, this is still going to equal out to having made ONE UNIQUE CARD PER WEEK, just exactly like we did last year!

here's my second take on "NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT(S)". on this occasion i've used gift wrap (the holly leaf paper) as a background; AND fussy cut a bit of the same gift wrap (the holly accent) AND also popped in a chipboard image of some pretty parcels. oh yes, and do you see the AWESOME "jingle bells" diecut?!  wouldja believe our lovely belle miss lorraine of paper vernissage sent me that for christmas along with one of her own gorgeous cards from last year?  how cool is that??! thank you, missus, i love it--and i know i'll use it all year long!!! this time i've cut it from holographic silver paper backed with cardstock, and i think it looks festive as anything!

(holly leaf gift wrap & ribbon from an xmas present; patterned paper: sei, october afternoon; tags: american crafts & sei; bingo card: jenni bowlin; chipboard stickers: k&co; letter stickers & pins: making memories; "dec25" sticker: creative imaginations; epoxy sticker: around the block; bards: oriental trading co; die: memory box; ink: colorbox; adhesives: xyron, tombow monotrunner, 3m foam tape)

two cards for the first prompt of the year--mission accomplished! have you started your cards yet? if not, why not hop over to JINGLE BELLES and join us.  because it's time to get crackin'... christmas is only 353 days away, you know!!!  ;)


  1. Hi Lauren

    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, you have some fabulous things on yours - what a talented lady. I hope your man gets over his man flu - there are such a lot of germs about.

    k x

  2. woot woot!!! love this FUN card :)

  3. oh dear, only 353 days left and I have not started yet ;)

    I love that you are kicking 2012 off in grand fashion! Super fun card, L!

  4. OMG I have that exact same wrapping paper. I think I used all of it this season though. Thats pretty amazing though considering how many wrapping papers there are out in the world. Twinsies! lol. I'm a sicko thats a bit hungry this morning. I'm a loopy happy hungry person usually. (cause I drink alot more coffee to make up for the food) I love this card so much. Its so pretty. Its making me want to dig out my stuff and do another for this challenge too. I was a few cards short this year. Maybe 3. I would be good with 30 done by Dec 1st. I like to send out my cards the first week or with packages as I send them out by Dec 10th latest usually. Off to work on some stuff! I will be emailing you back soon too. eek! Brain jiggling from so much coffee!

  5. thanks for commenting on my blog! your card is just so bright and cheerful and so detailed; awesome. you daily planner is a masterpiece! that's what i call inspiring!


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