Thursday, October 4, 2012

October Llama Hop

I hope that you are enjoying the Thanksgiving Llama hop so far!
Bet you loved Debbie's inspiring projects!

I really enjoy making Christmas cards, so that is what I am 
offering for my Blog Hop contribution!

Given the popularity of banners, I had to make a banner
Christmas card.  And I HAD to use the Scentsational Season
set with coordinating framelits on page 16 of the Holiday Mini.  
It is so much fun to crank out cards with the framelits!

Materials:  Scentsational Season Set
Sentiment from Open Sleigh Set
Banners: Gumball Green Core'dinations card stock
Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock
Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP,
Whisper White card stock
Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Full Heart Punch (to punch the end of the banners)

Here is a link for the tutorial I used for this tree.
Most paper artists use DSP for the origami tree, but I have
"issues".  I can't deal with 2 different patterns showing
on the tree.  For that reason, I used the Gumball Green
Core'dinations paper, embossed with the Big Shot
Fancy Fan embossing folder.  My sample is sponged with
Early Espresso ink, but I think White Craft Ink looks better.
The "Merry" sentiment can be placed on the 
Christmas Tree skirt, or stuck in the branches as 
in this example.

Materials:  "Merry" from Teeny Tiny Wishes,
Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green Core'dinations c/s,
Red Glimmer paper with Star from 
Holiday Collection Framelit Die set,
Fancy Fan Textured Embossing Folder
Lacy Brocade Textured Embossing Folder,
Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder
Word Window Punch
Spritzer with Champagne Mist Shimmer paint & alcohol

Now hop on over and take a look at Kath's wonderful projects,
 or return to the Llama Hop Home page via the link below.


KatheD said...

Jackie, these are great cards - I love your clean & simple style, and I really like the folded circle tree done in card stock - what a good idea!

Marsha J Reed said...

Wonderful projects, Jackie. I love the second tree and want to give that one a try. Cute!

Buffy said...

Jackie, once again, my mouth is hanging open. I love the idea of using the heart punch to make banner "tails." So cute! And I love the Christmas tree. (I have double design issues, too!)

Susan said...

Great cards, Jackie. What a wonderful idea to use the heart punch. I am going to try that this afternoon!

Stephanie Osgood said...

Jackie, both cards are wonderful cards. It is hard to choose my favorite. I definitely plan on caseing the Christmas tree card.

Terri said...

I like the tree! good job.

Kath Ricks said...

Such great ideas to work with, this hop has been full of them, I am glad you are one of the stops.

Debbie Martin said...

Wow I like how you used the heart punch to finish off your banners. Also thanks for the heads up on Connie's website for the tree. I went and downloaded her pattern, I have been wanting to make this tree, but was unsuccessful in trying to create it myself.

Carol Carriveau said...

Both of your cards are beautiful - so different and the colors and I agree about the second tree....hard to use different dsps and I think the c/s is better. Thank you for sharing your ideas!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Love you and your "issues". I never would have thought of using the Core'dinations paper. Wonderful idea. Cool end cut on your banners too. Thanks for sharing Christmas on the hop!

Christine said...

Both cards are wonderful. I especially like the second one and need to try one. I agree about using plain cardstock as opposed to DSP.