Friday, March 30, 2012

more hybrid holiday inspiration

over at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ we are big fans of hybrid cards, generally; and specifically those made with products from this fortnight's lovely sponsor, robyn's fetish digital stamps and more! so we're taking this opportunity to show off a few things we've made using items from that fine establishment!

one of the very best parts of digital crafting is the fact that you can design once... and then use that idea over and over... for as long as you like... to make as many cards as you need! last year i made my nieces and nephews their very own individual christmas cards (which came in the mail separately from the family card!) and this turned out to be quite a popular thing! so this year i knew i needed SIX holiday cards that were all the same, and yet unique to each kid; so of course i immediately thought, "GO DIGITAL!!!" and when i saw these adorable christmas ornaments in the robyn's fetish shoppe i knew i had found my answer! i printed the file out once onto sturdy cardstock at a size just over 4" around, then used the resulting template (plus a compass for the smaller circles) with a 6x6" paper pad to create cards that were "kissing cousins" for the adorable young 'uns in question:

(robyn's fetish digital stamp: christmas ornaments; patterned paper: echo park; kraft cardstock: hobby lobby; ink: colorbox; pen: copic outliner; other: gold floral wire and plastic beads; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, scraps of dcwv fabric paper to keep the wire from cutting through the cardstock hinge) 

there's still almost an entire week for you to get in on the action--and have a chance at the fabulous prize on offer from robyn's fetish--over at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ i hope to see you there!!!


  1. Ooooh! You are so CLEVER ... I love this idea ... Mind you our postage charges have risen AGAIN!! and now it's over 60p to send a teeny tiny card ... Sheesh! Guess I'll be delivering by hand!
    Nearly forgot to say that I LOVE these cards!

  2. These are fabulous. I never think to use digis in this manner, I need to start!

  3. you are the digi queen :)

    these are too fun!!!

  4. That gold wire with the bead is the perfect finishing touch.

  5. Hi Lauren, I just read your profile and I knew I wanted to be your friend. Really your crafty stuff is just beautiful. I can learn a lot from you, see I am new to scrapping and blogging, and I'm trying to learn alot in a short time. I have become your follower please visit my blog and follow me. Hugs and God bless!

  6. Crud o'la!!! I missed the hybrid challenge. Dang. I might have to do the new sketch with hybrid elements I guess. I'm so obsessed with other things at the moments my craft items are almost dusty at this point. I love these ornaments. They turned out amazingly cute and adorable.


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