Wednesday, January 1, 2014

let's get ready to *JINGLE*!!!

hello and welcome to 2014, i hope the new year is treating you well so far! one of the things that's made the last few years pretty awesome for me, is making my christmas cards one at a time, throughout the year, at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥! it's fun during the year because i get to see some of the best and most inspiring holiday cards being made by crafters from around the world; and it's REALLY fun in december when i am not stressfully mass-producing my cards at the last minute!

we'd love for you to join in the fun, so our first prompt of the year could not be easier; we call it something old, something new... and i bet you can guess what you need to do, right? yepper, grab something that santa brought you (or that you scooped up in the post-xmas sales!) AND something that's been in your stash for awhile, and make a lovely holiday card that features both items! but before you get going on that, check out what i made:

(vintage: christmas card and doily; patterned paper: studio calico; cardstock stickers: echo park; floral: petaloo; sparkly snowflake: martha stewart; ink: colorbox; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, scotch gluestick)
you may have guessed that the sparkly central panel is part of my "something old" since it's from a vintage christmas card. for my "something new" i've got a pair of stickers from an echo park 12x12 cardstock sticker sheet and also a petaloo red velvet floral; both of which were from crafty steals' super pre-xmas deals. my favorite part, though, is the lovely doily, which actually counts as *BOTH* "something old" and also "something new"... because it IS vintage, but it was given to me as part of stephanie's awesome christmas goodie box! nice, right?

i've done quite a loosey goosey version of the current super sketchy sunday sketch at 365 cards, but it really was the thing that inspired me, so it's only fair to give credit!

getting back to stephanie, i'm sure you want to see her gorgeous card, and also start planning your own, so why not head over to ♥JINGLE BELLES and check it out?!


  1. What a great job for the challenge The only new crafty thing I have is a glue pen and some clips for my hanging rack, my die was back ordered so sad. Beautiful card.

  2. What a GREAT idea to work on Christmas cards all year long!! Love your something old / something new card!

  3. That bloom is awesome! I'm playing along! My card posts on Saturday, I think:) thanks for the motivation!

  4. Oh, I love this one just as much! Another wonderful scene that you have upcycled into a lovely Christmas card.

  5. I can't wait to play along again this year! *racking brain for ideas...*That velvet flower is gorgeous - your photo shows off the texture just beautifully too!


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