Monday, November 12, 2012

Deck the Halls

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a fabulous weekend!! It was in the 70's here...perfect fall weather!! It's supposed to drop into the 20's this week so it was a nice respite from the cold. I have a card to enter into a few challenges today...my first Christmas card of the season :)


I'm not sure what you call this type of card...I learned how to make it years ago. The ornament in the center is suspended in the opening and it spins to reveal both sides of the cut.


The solid paper is from my stash, the tree patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye Be Merry paper stack. The circle was cut out with a Spellbinders Standard Circles Small die. The frame is a Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles, adorned with gems from Recollections. Random gems were also added to the tops of trees.


The ornament was cut twice in cardboard and then twice in white cardstock with a Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments Die, after being stamped with a JustRite Deck the Halls stamp. The stamp was colored with Distress Markers in Barn Door, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint and Tumbled Glass, and adorned with gems. A piece of monofilament fishing wire was placed between the two sides and then they were attached together. A piece of Ranger Memory Foil Tape was wrapped around the edges of the ornament. "Deck the Halls" and "Merry Christmas" are from the same JustRite stamp set, and stamped in Barn Door Distress ink. The edges were inked with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.


The wire was then attached to the inside of the card, allowing the ornament to spin. The ribbon is from May Arts and the bells are from my stash.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. JustRite Friday Challenge #85 - Happy Holidays
  2. DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
  3. Sunday Funday #3 - Linky Party
  4. Docerela Creations Challenge #25 - Christmas
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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77 comments:

Christina said...

I too like this type of card and I love the colours you have used.... those cute little bells set it all off xx

katieo said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the foil tape and the papers you used. Your pictures are very clear. I bought the ornament die to make my holiday cards. I hoped to cut a photo with them. But I ended up with 3 headless.kids. I hadn't seen the matching stamp set. Hmm a new wish list begins. Have a great day

Kate said...

Gorgeous card. Love that you added those cute little bells, the bling. It's just perfect my friend.

Hugs,
Kate

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a beautiful card Lisa! Love it!! Have a great day! Your Friend, Sarah

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Lisa, i like the design I might have to try one of these
Kevin xx

Esther said...

So beautiful!!! Your ornament is amazing, I love how it spins and it is so pretty too!!!! Love the little jingle bells also!!! Hope your weekend was wonderful and enjoy the week ahead!!!!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Beyond beautiful Lisa! Stunning really!

Susie

Rhonda Emery said...

so beautiful and a fun card. hugs

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow love how that ornament spins like that... This is very pretty Lisa.. Love those bells and your ribbon as always...
Enjoy your wonderful day and new week ahead!

Candice S said...

WOW! Love your card, it's gorgeous!

Cheri said...

This is such a neat idea Lisa. I really like the spinning ornament. I also like the bells on the bow. Someone's going to love receiving this one. Have a great week friend.

Cheri

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, I love the movement and the papers are fab
Lindsay xx

Gwen said...

This is amazing! I love the movement on this that is just sweet!! Your coloring is perfect!

~Tammy~ said...

Wasn't the weather beautiful? It's suppose to drop here too! (Enter sad face)

This is crazy awesome girl! I love love love this! Wow!!!! This is totally cool!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card Lisa.

Chriss America Real said...

Wow! So beautiful. How do you get on "the list" to get a handmade Christmas card from Lisa...lol! It was beautiful here too, beautiful today too, but the rain is coming tomorrow

Hugs,
Chriss

snappy scrappy said...

This is so gorgeous...love the central ornament! Lee-Ann :)

Kathy Salido said...

Gorgeous card Lisa!! Love the spinning ornament in the middle. I cannot beleive this is your first christmas card of the year, I have been making christmas cards for at least the last 2 months...LOL

Naomi Edwards said...

Gorgeous Lisa, I am so in love with the tree paper!!! I have to learn to make this type of card...you did a beautiful job.

June Houck said...

Super adorable spinner card, Lisa! Terrific papers and pure elegance.

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

so pretty!! I love the bells on it!! It was warm here too!!
Kristan

Gerda said...

What a beautiful card!!! I love this card!!
Gerda.
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

Regina Hamilton said...

You did a fabulous job on this card. I also like that type of card. The colors you choose are adorable.

Heather Lynn said...

Lisa, Your Christmas card is gorgeous! Love the papers and the design and your coloring, too! Another winner! Hope you enjoy your afternoon!

Hugs,
HL

Shelly said...

What a GORGEOUS card! Love the ornament it's beautiful!!
Oh the paper is gorgeous and the gems give the card the PERFECT touch!
Hope you enjoy your day and stay warm my friend...20's brrr. But just think you get to put on the scarves and boots:) I'm soooo looking forward to that! I know its sad to put the flip flops in the back of the closet but it's not for long:)
Have a great day!
Shelly

Karen said...

Ooh, I LOVE this card, my sweetest friend! I think it's a spinner card? Whatever the official name, I adore your design around it! This is truly a phenomenal Christmas card. The whimsical paper is so pretty and I've been itching to use it, too.. but of course I hadn't even thought of using it this way. Thanks for ruining it for me.. KIDDING! ;) (Sorta. Teehee!) Seriously, this card is gorgeous and my heart sparkled with cheer when I saw you used bells. They're my favorite holiday detail. :o) The Picot Edge is so ideal for winter scenes and you've used it beautifully. What else to say? I love this. :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Creative M said...

Hi my Fabulous Friend,Your Christmas card is Fabulous!
The hanging ornament is adorable.Gorgeous ribbon and the bells are so cute!The paper is very pretty,love the trees....Love!Love!Love!this card!!!!!
Till the next on my Fab Friend.
Sending bloggie love to you,
M'

Annette said...

Lisa, I think this is fabulous! I love how it spins:) So pretty.

Annette
My Mind's Dust Bunnies

Crafty Moni said...

Such a pretty card! I love the colors you used, and the way the ornament spins, so cool! Im going to have to try that out:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Beckie said...

Super duper fabulous.

Be blessed, Beckie

Jayne said...

This is so pretty and interactive my friend.Have a great week.
Jayne x

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a gorgeous card, Lisa. Your weather sounds like ours - and I see that you aren't terribly far away. I live in NE Ohio. :-) Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Beautiful card.love the frame with ornament.That bow is fab with little bells.

Pam said...

Your card is just beautiful! Love the color combination and the bow with the bells!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Sonia said...

Hi my dearest friend, what a brilliant Christmas card:) I love the decoration suspended:)
Very creative..fabulous :)
Lovely tree paper, Joyful and colorful:)
Have a Wonderful day sweety:)
Big big hug,
Sonia

Norma Gomez said...

Hi Lisa, Happy Monday! Love, love, love the card!! Have a wonderful day!!

Anonymous said...

Lisa! I love it!

Karon said...

WOW! Amazing card - wonderful papers and colours. TFS

http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

Dayna Sabrina said...

Yes, it's that time of year again. Loving the Christmas cards Lisa I really am!

Karen said...

Fabulous start to the Christmas season adore this card. Colors and and papers divine!

Beate said...

Absolutely fantastic spinner card, Lisa. I LOVE the last photo of it. You really captured the spinning! Awesome.
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs and smiles

Cathy said...

What a super cute Christmas card Lisa:) This is a card I have not tried yet, I might just have to:)
cathyplus5

Larelyn said...

This is just beautiful. So many steps to create this fabulous card.
Hugs,
Larelyn

Tanya/Nonna said...

Oh Lisa, what a fabulous Christmas card! Your first Christmas card of the season is just amazing and I'm already looking forward to seeing Christmas card #2!

jessica said...

This is gorgeous Lisa!! WOW!! I love the papers you used and the fun card design....that ornament is awesome!!
Such a GREAT Christmas card :)

Cely said...

so stinkin cute, lisa! LOVE pink on christmas cards! :D

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Love it Lisa! Great design and love the paper! I've been a slacker when it comes to visiting :(

Hope you will come over and enter this at Docerela Christmas challenge! Deets are on my right sidebar!

Gita said...

This is such a Fabulous card. Love the colors, the dies used, the bling. I'd like to try my hand at these type. they're so fun. I made one, kinda, for Halloween with a small bat. Thanks for the heads up to the challenge blog for my autumn card...sent it off. :-)

Missy said...

Oh wow, this is terrific, I like how you suspended the ornament and those great papers!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Lisa, what a fun fun card.. love how the ornament spins, so very creative. Trying to figure out how you did that, you never cease to impress me. It's a very stunning card, love the beautiful paper..and the bow is the perfect touch to a FABULOUS card. hugs Sandy

Norma said...

WOW! this card is so fabulous and I love all the detail and oh LOVE all the bling around the circle center and the way you added that ornament! Another amazing card my sweet friend!! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment and I hope you week was off to a great one!
Hugs,
Norma

Davi said...

Lisa what a beautiful Christmas card, love the cool spinning ornament and that picot frame around it! Hope you have a great week and stay warm :)

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card!! The pattern paper is so festive and I just love the beautiful spinning ornament! Such a fabulous design!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

DIANA L. said...

This is so Awesome. Very pretty papers,how fun I love making these types of cards to and I can't remeber what they are called either. I wonder who will be getting that one? I love it (hint, hint).
Thank you for joining my DL.ART ANYTHING GOES November Linky Party
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

GORGEOUS job with your BEAUTIFUL Christmas card Lisa!I LOVE the pretty ornament and the great papers,Have a GREAT day my friend!!!:)

Judy said...

I love this card design! You made this card very beautiful. have a great day:)

Beebeebabs said...

Love your card - great choice of paper and the bells are soooooooooo cute tfs!!!

ShopSu - Artesanato Contemporâneo said...

I love your card. Very beautiful. Thank you for joining our challenge over at Docerela Creations. Susete DT Docerela Creations.

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Awesome card!! I need to stop being scared of trying anything but 6 X 6 cards!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tammy from Créations LaDiva :) xx

P.S. I have some candy on my blog, you are more than welcome to join ☺

Mel - The Paper Retreat said...

This is so gorgeous Lisa!!! I love that the ornament moves and all of the gems lining the scalloped circle frame. The bells are a nice touch too! Congrats on your guest DT spot at Red Carpet Studio too! Your western card is adorable!

Marge said...

AWESOME Christmas card, Lisa -- LOVE the spinning ornament and it looks like your first card of the season is a real hit -- Yay!!!

Sheri said...

What a way to get the holiday card making off to a great start!? It's really no surprise that this is one stunning card! Thanks for sharing with us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

Ana Valéria said...

Beautiful paper and project.
I loved all detail.

Thank you for joining our Challenge over at Doceela Creations.

Ana DT Docerela Creations
www.corujandoartes.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

This is so pretty! I love your design and papers. Thank you for reminding me to dig out my bells to use on projects.

Jill said...

Lisa, Fabulous card! The colors are perfect and I love interactive cards! Great job... LOVE it! Smiles, Jill

Diane said...

I agree, I too love interactive cards, and this one is no exception...wonderful how you caught "the spin" in your photo...you are always so creative, so fun to see...thanks for sharing!!Hope the rest of your week is as creative!!!

Nitasha said...

Lisa, your card is GORGEOUS!!!! Love the dimension, design, and all the extra details! Thank you for joining us at Docerela Creations!

Ashley Nicole said...

This is a beautiful card. Love interactive and all the detail.
Ashley

Debbie said...

This is so beautiful!! I love what-ever-this-is-called kind of card, too!! :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Lisa love the spin element!

Georgiana said...

Your holiday window card is perfect. I need to start making some after I finish up my Thanksgiving cards.

Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Tamika said...

Awesome spin card!

VanessaB said...

looooooooooooove it!!

scrappinC said...

Fabulous card. I just love how you created this card. Hope you have a terrific weekend my friend.
Hugs,
Cindy Lou

Karen said...

This is such a pretty and fun Christmas card, Lisa! The colors are so bright and cheery! I love the pretty bow with the bells! :)

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

This is just lovely! The moving element is super cool, the details, colors and the papers are fantastic. Your work is always so inspiring. TY!

Lisa

Dayna Sabrina said...

It spins! I love interactive cards! Love the paper and the design. Great job my friend!

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