Saturday, October 1, 2011

Bloghop!


Thank you for stopping by - today I am participating in a bloghop for world card-making day. Doesn't that sound like the best day ever? You can click the banner above to visit tons of great blogs with holiday cards for this event. Thanks, Opration Write Home - for another fun blog event!

Here is my holiday card for the hop - I used some of my favorite holiday papers, stamps and embellies. You know, the kind that you have to FORCE yourself to use because you don't want to use them all up because they are too pretty??? This candy stripe paper is my most favorite thing ever. :)



I saw a similar layout in a recent card magazine* and decided to try an A2 sized version of it. If you want to make this card, here are the measurements:

Card base (white) 8.5 x 5.5" folded in half.
Green mat: 4 x 5.25"
Candy stripe mat: 3.75 x 5"
Two green rectangle mats: 2.5 x 2.25"
Two patterned paper mats: 2.25 x 2"
One green mat for sentiment: 3.75 x 2"
One patterned paper mat for sentiment: 3.5 x 1.75"
One white mat for sentiment: 3.25 x 1.5"

I also used a 10" piece of ribbon, a stamped sentiment (Peace On Earth set), my favorite Mistletoe papers, a mistletoe sticker, white and green markers for faux stitching and some New England Ivy and Cranberry inks, all by Close To My Heart.

Thank you for stopping by!

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* Paper Creations - Fall 2011 - page 62 - there is an adorable Halloween card on page 62 by Mz. Jenny Gropp. I do love those layers!

41 comments:

JenN. said...

I like that you matted the elements. It makes them pop.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love the layout - great card thanks for supporting OWH

Barb Housner

Paper Love said...

Very cute card!

Lauren, Paper Love
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www.readysetlove.me

Fabrizio said...

Love the stripey paper as a mat, great card

Amanda said...

Great layering love the striped paper. Thank you for sharing :)

Manda :)
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http://www.ajsartsanddesigns.com
http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

Laurie said...

Wonderful cards - thanks for all the details. I'm glad it was faux stitching - I was trying to figure out how you got it on such a thin strip! ;)
Thanks for sharing with OWH.

Kathryn said...

Doesn't it make you feel good to use your special supplies to make something this wonderful? Nice crisp look!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Love how you've used your sentiment as a focal point on your card Nancy!

andrea said...

This reminds me of a Christmas package with all it's layers and bow. very festive!

HomeschoolHomestead said...

I really like that you gave the measurements. Also I have a hard time using stripes. Now I have an idea of how to use them.

Nichole said...

Love the layout of your card. The greeting is cute, haven't seen that one before.

TERESA D. - CUSTOM MADE SCRAPBOOK PAGES said...

I like the stripes placed on the angle. They go well with the diamond shapes. I love the paper too..I have some similar paper.

Pam said...

Great sentiment!

Bridget Larsen said...

I just love this design, it will never go old

Bridget Larsen said...

I love this design, it will never grow old and can be used so effectively

Donna Jannuzzi said...

It is hard isn't it, to cut into those papers we love? Pretty card, btw. :)

Rufus said...

love the layout, thanks for the measurements. Very pretty paper, no wonder you didn't want to cut into it! Thanks for supporting OWH.
R/

Cindy O said...

Beautiful colors. The faux stitching is really nice. Thanks for sharing your card and all the measurements for it.

Julie said...

That paper is pretty cute, Nancy, I can see why you want to hang on to it. I'm guilty of the same thing. But look what a great card it made!

Julie said...

That paper is pretty cute, Nancy, I can see why you want to hang on to it. I'm guilty of the same thing. But look what a great card it made!

Julie said...

That paper is pretty cute, Nancy, I can see why you want to hang on to it. I'm guilty of the same thing. But look what a great card it made!

adele holcomb said...

I think it's especially nice that you used your favorite paper to make this for OWH! The matted rectangles behind the sentiment are a great design feature.

Nancy M said...

I like how your card is CAS but yet it has a lot going on, in a good way. It has elements of interest but yet it's not overdone. I like it; TFS

KellyRae said...

Fabulous card! Love how the layers are all matted and you've made the sentiment the focal point.

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card! I love the sentiment as the focal point.

Linda said...

I love it all! Particularly the faux stitching on the bottom mat! TFS!!!

Jen said...

This is a great sketch and I love the faux stitching!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your card- love the layout! The papers are lovely- great card with the sentiment as the main focus! Great OWH Hop!

Theresa said...

love all the layers and the striped paper too! Thanks for sharing the measurements, now I can CASE oh so very easily!!!! :)

Paula S. said...

Great card Nancy! I love designs that have bold sentiments as their focal points. The papers are beautiful (I can see why you're hoarding them, LOL) and I am totally into faux stitching lately... it's a perfect finishing touch.

My Need 2 Craft said...

Nice paper layering. Love the colors. :)

pennyd said...

Hi Nancy, thank you for the nice words on my blog. I'm still trying to get through the whole blog hop - slow and steady wins the race.

I'm thrilled to find another Trekkie - my DH just rolls his eyes.

Kristen :-) said...

Love this card! I am envious of anyone that can tie a perfect bow like you did!!! Thanks for supporting the heroes!

Ann said...

Love the design and the DP

Sherry Hickey said...

Nancy, your card is beautiful and I can almost taste a candy cane when I look at it! I really like your layout and how you inked the edges. Just wonderful!

Kerri - Big Smiles from Kbear said...

Love your card!

Congratulations! You won the OWH Blog Hop Candy on my blog! I need your info to send your prize. :)

Jenny Gropp said...

Nancy,
Your card is fantastic! I love the papers you chose and your perfect bow, and the great faux stitching! Beautiful job! Thank you also for mentioning the card that I did in PaperCreations! Much appreciated!

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