Friday, June 6, 2014

what's red and green and christmassy all over?

this fortnight's prompt at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ that's what! because we'd like to see cards that are predominantly the traditional color combo of christmas: red and green! here's my card:

(patterned paper: making memories, basic grey, pink paislee; jenni bowlin digi bingo card printed on kodak premium photo paper; dimensional stickers: basic grey/nordic holiday; leaves and florals: prima; ribbon: girls' paperie; brad: we r memory keepers; border punches: recollections, martha stewart; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine)

i've had this set of dimensional house stickers from basic grey's "nordic holiday" line for... i dunno... 2 or 3 years? i cannot imagine how i've never used them before now, but luckily i hadn't because they were just totally perfect for this! sometimes i get so busy trying to reinvent the wheel that i forget how awesome red and green look together, and how many different looks you can get using readymade stickers, papers and embellishments!

i've been making some fairly flat cards, lately, but this one is less so; i guess i was just in a lumpy/bumpy sorta mood! if you're wondering how i got the bow to lay perfectly straight against the bingo card... i totally totally CHEATED, and you can too! there's a strip of flat ribbon going around the central panel of the card; then i made a separate bow which i attached with gluedots and even added a couple extras to place the ribbon tails exactly where i wanted them. because i don't trust ANYTHING to stay on a card that's being mailed, i also placed my flowers on top of the bow and sent the brad through the ribbon AND the paper panel behind it as well as those flowers. believe me, those guys are not goin' anywhere!!! :)

speaking of things that are both xmassy and awesome, you should probably head over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ right now to see stephanie's card and start planning your own bid for traditional holiday color scheme world domination!


  1. Wonderful card! Really like that house sticker. Looks great!

  2. I don't know how, but you keep knockin' them out of the park! I love your ribbon & flower cluster, and that house is perfect!

    I think I can handle red & green, but mine will be of the flat variety. :)

  3. I love this card, especially that tape measure ribbon ... fantastic.

  4. sweet card...happy colours and fun layout...


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