Friday, January 24, 2014

inch by inchie

sometimes serendipity is REALLY awesome, but i'll get to that in a minute. first lemme just remind you that we're having ourselves a "merry LITTLE christmas" at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ this fortnight. by which we mean we'd love to see holiday cards that feature inchies and twinchies*! here's what i made this week:

(cardinals from an old christmas card, cut into inchies and mounted on a scrap of core'dinations cardstock; patterned paper: studio calico; florals: michaels; brad: my mind's eye; vintage seam binding from my stash; ink: colorbox; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape)
so here's the serendipitous part: i wound up making my card reaaaaalllllly late this week, and thus i was looking around for a sketch on wednesday night, whence i found, newly posted, this week's offering (#107) from christmas challenges with sketches, which... i mean... has there EVER, in the entire history of papercrafting, been a better sketch with which to use inchies?! i think not!!!

then i saw this uber-xmas-friendly pallette, at colour q (#225):

so yeah. basically all i had to do was flip through my stash of saved christmas cards for something that'd make a nice 3x3" grid, mount my inchies on an offcut of "artichoke(ish)" cardstock, and assemble the card. i originally had the squares right on the white cardbase, but there was this bit of woodgrain paper sitting out and suddenly i thought, "we're looking out a window at the cardinals in the snow!" so i decided to add one more layer. i actually already know EXACTLY who will get this card, next christmas, too; which is unusual for me, but i know someone who will just adore this image! come to think of it, it may have been he who sent ME the cardinals card, in the first place, a few years ago! ok, i think i have check my recycling bag and see if the inside of the card is still there, just to find out! :)

meanwhile, i'm sure you're longing to see what stephanie made this week, and check out the divine readers' gallery at JINGLE BELLES♥!!! ciao, christmassy darlings! ♥♥♥

*we're not rabid about exact measurements, though; so if you've got the perfect 1.5" label punch you'd like to bust out, or have found some 3/4" round embellies that rock... WAHEY! consider those honorary inchies, and c'mon over to PLAY!!! :) :) :)


  1. It doesn't get any prettier than this!!! Stunning!

  2. I love the cardinals, but more so I really like taking pictures and dividing them as you have done. It seems to draw my eye straight to the subject every time. Beautiful!

  3. Sweet image and a wonderful way to use that sketch! Cardinals are one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing this with us at the ColourQ this week!

  4. What a great way to recycle a Christmas card. So clever...loving that big bloom! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q this week Lauren!


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