Friday, July 5, 2013

cardstock christmas!

yepper, darlings, we've reached that week of the ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ year in which we eschew the joys of patterned paper and go allllll the way back to basics by grabbin' some plain cardstock and adorning it ourselves! this can be done by stamping, punching, misting, inking, stitching, gluing, embossing, beading, sanding, tearing, diecutting .. well, heck, it can be done ANY WAY you want! me being me, i did a little bit of *everything* lol!!! 

core'dinations cardstock... plus a few little tiny scraps of doodlebug's glitter paper; vintage lace and eyelet; ribbon and sitcky pearls from michaels; tim holtz and cuttlebug embossing folders; sizzix xmas tree die; microbeads; mists by tattered angels, jenni bowlin, and studio calico; various distress inks; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, scotch doublestick tape, sewing machine;

yeah. told ya. you thought i was using the word "everything" in a hyperbolic writer-ish sort of way, didn't you? but no, what i meant was, i actually did some punching, misting, inking, stitching, gluing, embossing, microbeading, sanding, tearing, diecutting... oh yeah and at the very end, i stuck a few tiny little pearls on top! i call this my salute to texture, and i'm pretty proud of it, actually!

one thing i didn't do on this card was any stamping... but miss stephanie did so on her card (which you HAVE TO go and see, asap!!!) with such amazing creativity, dexterity and skill, that i figured we were covered. maybe i will try that next week. in the meantime, i hope you will amass your own pile of cardstock, set upon it joyously with the technique of your choice, and join us! ♥♥♥


  1. Love that color combo for Christmas, Lauren - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup!

  2. Look at all those yummy layers!!!!!

    I totally owe you big time for your birthday! I read about it on June's blog!

  3. GORGEOUS! So much more fab than if you HAD used DP! Hugs! :)

  4. Love this amazing card with just cardstock! Great work there, it is pretty as ever!
    And THANK YOU for the wonderful birthday box full of goodies I received today, I love everything in there, how could I not with so much Paris involved, thanks for making me feel like it is birthday all over again, now I should go eat one more piece of cake, oh ya, that cute cupcake tag, ADORABLE! Thank you so much!!!! : )

  5. Ooh amazing!! this card turned out fabulous. I love when you use that tree die and all the crazy awesome things you come with. Love the colors too. :)

  6. Amazing, it's so pretty, I can't stand it! :) Hope you are doing well, thanks for popping by my blog. *hugs*


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