Friday, July 31, 2015

cookies 4 santa? now??!

ok, yes, we're moving in to august (!!!) which seems like a funny time to post a picture of holiday sweets; but is actually the PERFECT time to come and get a jump on your holiday card production with us at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥! this fortnight we're making cards based on any aspect of this gorgeous photo that inspires you, whether it's the colors, the shapes, the idea of leaving a note and cookies for the man in red... in short, you can use as many (or as few) elements as you find inspiring!

i had been worried i wouldn't have enough relevant stash items to be able to construct anything interesting, but as it turned out, when i really started looking, i almost had too many cool things-- not that i'm complaining, lol! in the end, i focused on the colors and the cookies; added in a couple of ancillary ideas from the picture (white woodgrain and snowflakes); and mixed in a few "extras" (trees, a santa hat) to flesh out my little cluster of elements:

patterned paper: glitz design, october afternoon; stickersand diecuts: pebbles, doodlebug; journal card: crate paper;
santa hat: jolees; acrylic snowflake: heidi swapp; brad: october afternoon; cardstock: core'dinations; adhesives:
elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

the lovely stephanie has taken a completely different-- but very appealing-- approach... why not spend a few moments drooling over that at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ right now, darlings?!


  1. Fabulous! Love the colour combo in the picture and you did a great job of recreating it in your card!

  2. Great collage, you took the best of the colors and wow, nice layers.

  3. Simply scrumptious! I especially love that sweet hot cocoa chalkboard. You have such a fun way of creating whimsical divine designs!

  4. Love your card Lauren, the addition of the Santa hat is perfect! And August??!! Where in the heck has this year gone, it's terrifying how quickly it is flying by! Before long we will be sending all of these Christmas cards on their merry ways, yikes!

  5. Loving your Cookies for Santa card - the woodgrain background is perfect!
    Your clear snowflake is a lovely touch.
    Shanna :)


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