Friday, August 2, 2013

home for the holidays

do you like multiple choice challenges? i do! which is probably why the last two prompts at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ have incorporated more than option for your holiday card-making pleasure. this one, home for the holidays, goes like this:

Make a card with a house on it
Make a card with the word "HOME" on it
Make a card that references building materials 
(woodgrain paper, brick or stone embossing folder, etc)

ok, ok, sorry! i know it sounds complicated, but really it's pretty simple; i think it might actually take longer to read than to do, lol! i also think you'll be pleasantly surprised by how easily you can incorporate one or ALL of these ideas into a card without having to stretch very much. i got all three elements in, almost by accident!

(patterned paper: crate, doodle bug, basic grey, daisy d's; vellum: webster's pages; tag and snowflake border: k and co; die cut house: crate paper; florals: prima; brad: basic grey; sentiment rub-on: creative imaginations; xmas tree die: sizzix; heart die: cuttlebug; doily and vintage calendar from my stash: adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)
yepper, i've got a little cardstock house... a homey sentiment... and some woodgrain paper; though the latter is admittedly quite subtle in the background. but one of my favorite parts of this was how very easily the whole thing came together, i did not even have to "delve" very hard within my xmassy stash to pull this off; all of the elements were just sort of THERE! gotta love that, right?!

merry mondays' anything xmas goes until 8/4 so i'm sliding in one more time over there; and of course it wouldn't be friday without patrice's 52-card pickup! :)

something else you are certain to enjoy is miss stephanie's gorgeous card, so why not hop over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and check it out, darlings?! 


  1. I always enjoy inspecting your cards for every detail! You layer the most fun shapes and images so perfectly :)

  2. okay, how adorable! Love your little scenery that you created!

  3. Cute, cute, cute! Love the sweet mix together here!

  4. What a scrumptious card, Lauren - thanks for linking up at 52 Card Pickup!!

  5. What a cute card! Love the house with the tree there ...

  6. Oh yes! I love it :)I want to visit that little house!

  7. Oh look at all those pretty details! This is one gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!


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