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Nov 19, 2009

Getting in the Holiday Spirit

Good morning!!! I woke up today feeling all crafty and motivated to get creative. Tonight, my Crafty Chicks class meets for our monthly get-together and I have all kinds of Christmas projects up my sleeve! So... I'm putting last minute touches together for that and also made this card using November's Kit of the Month from Unity!

As soon as I saw this kit, my heart started pumping a little bit harder because I LOVE to use game pieces on my paper crafting projects. I think this crossword has so much potential! You could use it for any occasion and fill it in with words to match your theme. But... today, I decided to leave it blank and pair it with a sentiment block from the set. Once again, I think the sentiment could be used for so many things... but I'm in the holiday spirit and went with a Christmas theme.

Unity - Christmas Game Piece

I found this great sketch from Everything But the Kitchen Sink & wanted to utilize it on my card. I just cut up the striped paper and altered the angles to create my pattern. I found these tiny jingle bells at JoAnn's the other day and thought they would look festive tied up on my card. The star is a chipboard piece from Cosmo Cricket that I inked and antiqued a bit to coordinate. All in all... I think I'm pretty happy with how it turned out! It almost makes me want to put up my Christmas tree right now! ;)

Make sure to check out the Unity Blog today! They're having a Garage Sale & you've got to love a bargain! :) Have a good one!!!

Supplies:
Stamps: (crossword, sentiment block: Simply Magical kit) Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: (Dark Brown & Burnt Sienna chalk ink) Clearsnap; (Stonewashed Adirondack ink; Antique Linen & Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink) Ranger
Cardstock: (Birchtone Dark) Prism; (Rustic Cream) PTI
Patterned Paper: ("Toy Soldier Parade": Playtimes Past Collection) Graphic 45
Accessories: (Star: Buck Naked Chipboard Buttons) Cosmo Cricket; (brown gingham ribbon) May Arts; brown twine; jingle bells

58 comments :

  1. Pure genius! I would have never thought to create a Christmas card from those images!! LOVE IT!!

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  2. oh you are so clever! Love how you used the images :D tfs

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  3. Great card, Julie! Hope you have so much fun tonight!

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  4. I just love your creative and inspiring style. Your card rocks and just love the jingle bells.

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  5. Now thats a cute card - well done

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  6. very cute!! Love the little jingle bells :)

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  7. Graphic 45 paper, checked ribbon, crossword puzzle stamp - what is not to love about this card!!!! LOVE it!!

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  8. This card just pops!! Love it!!

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  9. Gorgeous card!! Love the pattern paper!!

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  10. Great card! Love how you used the puzzle!

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  11. Lovely card... very rich in colours and luv how you used the crossword image!

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  12. Julie, this is so cute! All those stamps worked great for the holiday card...fabulous ideas!

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  13. Nice!! Love the simplicity and colors!

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  14. Love the card - this is one of my absolute fav stamps! Thanks for yet another idea.

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  15. I love this card and this stamp is the one screaming to me from this kit. I can't wait to get my hands on it :)

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  16. I love the DP you used and those little bells are so cute! Love your card!

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  17. I just love this puzzle pc and can't wait to use it! What a great idea!

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  18. Oh wow. I love how you used the pattern paper. That is stunning!

    Thanks so much for playing along with our little challenge!

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  19. So cute and festive! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! :-)

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  20. What an amazing card!! It pops with color, love it!!!

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  21. That looks really difficult. Love all those angles and lines! Cute stamp too!

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  22. Wow, never would have thought to use it as this. Great!

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  23. This is such a unique Christmas card! Who wouldn't love to receive it?

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  24. oh, Julie - GORGEOUS card! love the warm colours, and your blog is just FULL of inspiration! have a fantastic day!

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  25. Great what you did with the paper!

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  26. Great card! Love that Graphic 45 dp paper and that Unity crossword stamp image! Ohhh, waiting patiently for my kit to arrive! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. So different and beautiful! I love the jingle bells too.

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  28. Gorgeous card! It is such an amazing take on the challenge!

    Thank you so much for playing along with EbtKS!

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  29. Wow! What an impressive card. Wish I lived close by so I could attend your Crafty Chicks get together. Have fun and post some pics!

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  30. Hello Juile....

    This is cool neat ideal I have see I love it all....what too cool with ideals. I going pick your brain somethime. LOL

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  31. Great card Julie!

    Have fun tonight! Your students are lucky to have you!

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  32. I have to try that technique with striped paper - that is cool!

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  33. what a really neat card! Love the background paper!
    Sandra

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  34. So cute! I love that stamp! Thanks for playing with us in the challenge! :)

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  35. Really cute! Love how you cut and turned the paper to make the background and the embellishments are just great!

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  36. Love the paper you used! Very cute!

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  37. WOWZA! Wonderful card!

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  38. Wow Julie, I love how you made the background paper look! Really cool colors on your card! Love it!

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  39. Too too cute! Loving your crisscross of the patterned dp! Too fun!

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  40. Oooo! I love those bright colors you chose! Beautiful!

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  41. What a striking card! Great work!

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  42. Wow - how creative - love how you pieced the paper to make your background and the bells are the perfect added touch.

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