Friday, October 9, 2015

♥PINK♥ christmas! (2015 edition)

if you've played along with us at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ in any of our previous years you probably already know that the first prompt of october --which is, of course, breast cancer awareness month-- is always PINK CHRISTMAS, that the brief is to make a holiday card which (perhaps you've guessed, lol?!) has at least a bit of pink in it, and that stephanie and i each donate $2 for every card linked up with us during this fortnight.

this year we'll be donating to the breast cancer research foundation, which focuses strongly on the research aspect of the disease and has earned very high marks from charity evaluation sites such as charity navigator, charity watch and we'd love for you to join us this fortnight, just link up on our pink christmas post before 6pm on wednesday, october 21st! easy, right? ♥♥♥ 

meanwhile, here's what i made:

eiffel tower cut from a very verrrrrry old piece of michael miller fabric paper that i'm pretty sure they don't make anymore;  patterned paper: marion smith designs, basic grey, sei; flowers: michaels; brads: oriental trading, queen and co; memory box jingle bell die used on american crafts POW glitter paper which is extraordinarily sparkly without being textural and diecuts LIKE BUTTAH!!!; border punches: martha stewart; doily from my stash; white glossy cardstock: paper accents; computer generated sentiment flag in "quill" font; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, gluedots
ok, yeah, this is one of those times when i almost feel like i'm cheating because let's face it, i looooooove pink, and i make plenty of pink cards all year round. none of them mean as much to me as the ones i make in october, however, so i like to go all out, as you can see. since i just happened to find a bit of somehow totally forgotten (?!) pink fabric paper with eiffel towers on it, my card took a bit of a french twist, with a sentiment to match. i used the very last (boohoo!) cardabilities sketch (#132) to guide my layout:

i hope you'll join us for PINK CHRISTMAS --early and often!-- this fortnight, and to that end i'm gonna stop talking right now and send you to see stephanie's lovely card over at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥!


  1. Hello my friend! *waves wildly* I'm finally all done moving so can resume my "normal" life of blogging. Phew!
    All I have to say about your card is oooo la la! Tres magnifique, mon cherie! Gorgeous paper and for a super great cause!

  2. Absolutely lovely card! Kudos to you for doing this once again! I'll have to check my stash. Not sure what's there that's pink this year.

  3. AND THE EIFFEL TOWER!!! Yep, I couldn't love this more!
    Can't wait to join in :)

  4. So darned pretty. The papers are layered so beautifully.

  5. How clever to make a Christmas card with Paris in mind! I'm loving all those feminine touches with the doily and pink borders, and those jingle bells are the perfect addition!! Pretty card!

  6. Beautiful card for a beautiful cause Lauren, off to break out the pink! Deb xo

  7. Hi..Your card is gorgeous.. love the paris theme.. thanks for joining in with Cardabilities..

  8. So sweet and romantic. I love Paris style ;) Thank you for playing along with us at Cardabilities ;)


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