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Monday, December 23, 2013

Sleigh Bells Ring

Happy Christmas Eve, Eve!! Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes!! I appreciate it so much!! Are you all ready for Christmas?? It's coming, whether I'm ready or not :/ I'm sorry I've neglected my blog the last few weeks. I do have a few Christmas cards to share with you today :)

I couldn't let Christmas go by without using my favorite Sizzix 3D Flip Album die :) The base is heavyweight kraft cardstock from The Paper Studio. The rest of the papers are from My Mind's Eye.

There are the Tim Holtz Carolers again (I told you I there would be more projects to come :) All of the stamps used are from various TH stamp sets. The music is from Mini Holidays #2, the reindeer is from Mini Holidays #1 and the starburst is from Mini Holidays #4.

Joy is a TH die, cut inside a Spellbinders Labels 1 die. The tree is a TH Snow Tree die, and it was covered with Enamel Accents on the edges and Rock Candy Stickles inside.

Santa is from the Mini Holidays #1 set. The snowflakes are from TH's Holiday Joy Framelets. The banner is a Spellbiners Banner die. Believe and the sentiment are from My Craft Spot's Joy Filled Christmas set.

Here's a shot of it all folded out.

For this card, I used a Spellbinders M-Bossibilities 3D Floral Labels 4 embossing folder. Once it was embossed, the raised parts were sanded to bring out the texture. The sentiment is on a Spellbinders Labels 4 die, inked with TH Pine Needles Distress Ink. The sentiment is from TH's Mini Holidays #5 set. The crinkle ribbon was inked with Pine Needles Distress Ink. Merry Christmas and the holly leaves are from the TH Mini Holidays #4 set.

The base and layers of this card were created with Spellbinders Card Creator Basics A & B dies. The top layer was embossed with a snowflake embossing folder and sanded. The back line of trees is a TH Tree Line die. It's hard to tell, but the green paper was inked with Donna Salazar Mix'd Media ink in Jasmine to make it look like it's dusted with snow. The tall tree is a TH Snow tree die. It was inked with Jasmine and TH Walnut Distress ink on the base. The banner is a Spellbinders die, and the sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Joy Filled Christmas stamp set.

The deer is from TH's Holiday Joy Framelets. It was embossed with gold embossing powder.

Trees from TH's Reindeer Flight stamp set were stamped inside, along with the sentiment from My Craft Spot's Joy Filled Christmas.

I needed some gift card holders, so I used TH's Pocket Envelope die to create them. The paper is from My Mind's Eye. I hand cut the tree and sleigh from the paper and attached them with foam tape for dimension. The banner is a Spellbinders Ribbon Banner die, inked with Festive Berries and stamped with Merry Christmas from My Craft Spot's Joy Filled Christmas set.

I am entering the following challenges:
  1. Little Scrap Pieces - Anything Goes
  2. DL.Art - Christmas
  3. DL.Art - December Linky
  4. Sunday Funday - December Linky
  5. Just B Creative Crazy - December Linky
  6. 2 Creative Chicks - Christmas/Winter
Thanks so much for stopping by!! I will probably be away from my computer for the next few days to enjoy Christmas with my family, so I will be around to visit when I can. I have some very exciting news to share with you soon, along with a giveaway, so be sure to stop back by after the holidays!!

Merry Christmas!!
Merry Christmas!!
Merry Christmas!!


Beebeebabs said...

Happy belated Birthday my friend. All your cards are absolutely beautiful as always. Happy Holidays to you and your Family!!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are gorgeous Lisa, Merry Christmas!!
Kevin xx

Jayne said...

Beautiful cards Lisa. Love the embossed reindeer. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas my friend.

Indy's Designs said...

Absolutely amazing projects! I am so impressed with your creative skills! Merry Christmas!

Creations by Shirl said...

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We're happy tonight.
Walking in a winter wonderland
I'm in the mood of singing this song now, Lisa... LOL!
Your cards are gorgeous as always....
Have a great Christmas to you & yours and hope Santa brings you what you wanted on your wish list....

snappy scrappy said...


Diane said...

My goodness Lisa, you have been busy!!! Love all the cards, the accordion one with those wonderful carolers is stunning...love...love !!!! You have a nice collection of TH that is for sure!! Now how did I miss your birthday..sorry, so happy happy belated birthday my friend!!! Hope it was great....I have been so busy , not sure if I am coming or going!! You have me wondering what you news is...hmmm, I bet you are on a wonderful DT...can't wait to find out!! Have a wonderful safe and very Merry Christmas!!!

vic said...

Hello lovely oh lisa you have rocked it again wow!!!!!! I especially love the reindeer it's so beautiful :)

Have a lovely christmas
Big hugs
Vic xx

MaryH said...

Lisa Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous post this evening. There's so much to enjoy in the fold-out card - it is just beautiful. That is a very versatile die, as are the carolers (which I debated on buying recently!). Your cards are lovely too...liked all the embellishments that you added to make the trees snowy & glistening. Merry Christmas to you & your family as well. I expect it is very cold & snowy up your way. We're happy to be in the warm sunshine. I'm going outside in a few minutes to enjoy the moon and breeze off the water. Many hugs & happy wishes

yyam said...

Oh my goodness! That first card is totally spectacular! You rocked all the Christmas cards! Did I miss your birthday? Happy belated birthday my friend! Enjoy this special time of the year with your family!

Georgiana said...

These are ALL FABULOUS! My favorite is the gold reindeer. Sorry I missed your birthday...with being sick I guess I am a little late, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Happy Christmas Eve (a day early),
• Carson's Creations •

Maureen Morton said...

Happy Birthday, a little late! Tis the season to party, eh? I love all of these great vintage-looking cards. And one special one sure looks familiar - I love it and will treasure it forever. The gold reindeer is spectacular! You are a dear - such a sweet inspiration! Enjoy Christmas, dear pal.

Larelyn said...

Merry Christmas, Lisa! What fabulous projects, as always. You have such a unique flair - always creating true works of art. Wishing you love and peace in the new year.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards, Lisa. Love them all, especially the first one. Hope you have a great Christmas.

paperpapier said...

oh! gorgeous Christmas cards, stunning work! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas, Lisa! Enjoy your holidays!
warm hugs from sunny Malaysia,

Missy said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! Your projects are all simply amazing, as usual!! Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow these ate little pieces of art and the recipients are going to love them.
Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Kate said...

Beautiful Cards. I bet all the recipients of your awesome cards just keep them as mementos I know I would be. Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.

DIANA L. said...

Your card is awesome as always Lisa,
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes December Linky Party. and the #123 Christmas challenge.Have a great day and A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Cindy Beland said...

OMG Lisa, all these cards are GORGEOUS!!! SUPER job as always, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my sweet blogger friend!!! BIG HUGS

Karon said...

Oh my goodness - busy busy bee! Love all these fabulous creations. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Hugs, Karon.

Iris said...

Amazing cards

Cathy said...

fantastic!! I love them all, but no surprise there...merry Christmas!

~ Jo ~ said...

Oh how gorgeous! These cards are all beautiful Lisa! I just adore your work my friend!! I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!!!!

~Tammy~ said...

Lisa, more eye candy! All so stunning and created with love! Thanks for sharing and I hope you and yours have a VERY Merry Christmas!

Dorlene Durham said...

Wow! These cards are AMAZING! I love those carolers too! Happy Birthday as well as a Merry, Merry Christmas!

Chriss America Real said...

Merry Christmas to my beautiful, talented friend!

Kathy Salido said...

These are lovely cards. I am wishing you and yours a very Merry Chrishtmas!!!

Sherrie K. said...

WOW!! WOW!!! Your cards are AMAZING!!! I love each and everyone, especially the first one and wow.....it is incredible!!! I have it displayed with all my Christmas cards and everyone keeps picking your card up and just can't believe how gorgeous it is!! They can't believe it was hand made. It really is the most beautiful card Lisa!!
I hope you have a VERY Merry Christmas!! Stay safe!
Big hugs my friend!
Sherrie K

Davi said...

Zowie Lisa are all the gorgeous!! The first one is awesome with all the cut outs, dps and way it folds! Each card is wonderful, love the deer, cool tree, embossing and the pretty sleigh :) Wishing you a most Wonderful Merry Merry Christmas Lisa!!

jessica said...

WOW WOW WOW Lisa!! These are all AMAZING my friend!!!
Super awesome cards!!!!!
Thanks so much for sharing and hope you and your family have a VERY Merry Christmas!!!!

Mary Ann said...

Happy belated Birthday,Merry Christmas to you and family

Norma said...

Happy Be-lated birthday dear friend:) The Holidays are always busy for all of us and I can totally understand you not blogging, I've done the same thing this month. All your cards are simply gorgeous my friend. I also wanted to stop by and wish you a Merry Christmas!!
Big Hugs,

mamawcindy said...

Oh Lisa, I Love your Cards! Wanted to stop by and wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. :0)

Gita said...

Merry Christmas Lisa!! And Happy belated Birthday wishes. I played with my 3D sizzix accordian album die this year...so loved it. Will be using it often I think. :-) Love the colors on yours.

scrappinC said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards. Hope you have had a Very Merry Christmas my dear friend. Looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations in the New Year.
Cindy L

Pat N. said...

Wow, wow, wow! Your creations are amazing as usual, Lisa! Beautiful cards shown here. I hope you had a very Merry Chistmas. And also belated birthday wishes to you too.

Cely said...

this is epic! LOVE it!

Karen said...

My sweetest friend, I am finally here to gush over your masterpieces! This week was even busier than I planned and I'm not great at leaving Blogger comments with my phone... so I waited for computer time. Lisa, you already know my thoughts on your accordion flip card... it is truly spectacular, bursting with all things festive and all things beautiful. (And I really need that die and the TH mini holiday sets!)

Your 2nd card is stunning... the sanding brings out the embossed design so beautifully. The stamping is lovely, both in font and design! (Gorgeous on the ribbon!) I love the jingly bells and continue to wish you could teach me in person how to distress so flawlessly. :o)
In your 3rd card, you created such a peaceful scene, bursting with so much detail and elegance. The embossed background is brilliant, the tree is so festive and beautiful, and I just want to hug that golden reindeer as he sparkles in heavenly joy. :o) The entire landscape looks amazing, Lisa. And I continue to be drawn to burlap... your perfect accent usage may have pushed me over. :o) I love how it looks beneath that banner sentiment!
Last but not least... your gift card holders are stunning. I was excited all year (literally) to make gift card holders for Christmas and I ran out of time. :( Yours are stunning and I bet they looked even sweeter in mass quantity as you made them. The paper is gorgeous and I love that you fussy cut the elements for dimension! The perfect bow is marvelous and the sentiment is festively beautiful. I am certain they were as loved as the gift cards inside (or MORE)! :o)
Incredible work on all of these, my sweetest friend! I hope your Christmas was as lovely and beautiful as you are. I look forward to your post of happy news and am excited for another year of crafting 'together.' :o) Hugs and blessings!

Gerda said...

Thank you for linking up in the 2 Creative Chicks December Challenge.
What a beautiful card!
GDT 2 at Creative Chicks

tellana said...

Wow - someone has been really busy! Merry Christmas and I hope to see lots of wonderful creations from you next year as well!

Life and Knits said...

Lisa!!! So much fabulousity going on here! Hope you had a great Christmas and Santa brought you every crafty thing your heart desired. LOL!!

Sorry I've been so MIA, I've been enjoying the holiday with my family and knitting up a storm. I forgot how much I enjoyed it.

Happy New Year!!!


Cheri said...

You have been busy my friend. Every creation is gorgeous! Trust you had a Merry Christmas.
Cheri - John 3:16

Penny Hanuszak said...

Lisa I love all your projects but the one I took a second and third look at was the first one. I love that little flip album. Such a lot of detail. I've seen the Sizzix Die but wasn't sure how to use it. I think it could be an addictive one. TFS.

Denise said...

Beautiful album!!! Hope your Christmas was wonderful. Happy New Year!

Gerda said...

Thank you for linking up in the 2 Creative Chicks December Challenge.
GDT 2 at Creative Chicks

Pam said...

How lovely, all of them! The first is so awesome!

Sue Ann F. said...

I just happened onto your website and love your Art. Thank you for sharing.

Nana said...

Fabulous projects my friend. Really love the first one. Belated
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


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