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Monday, December 9, 2013

Craft It Up & Link It Up #21 - Christmas

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! It's time for another Craft It Up & Link It Up challenge at Craftin Desert Divas. The theme this week is Christmas. Our sponsors are KaDoodle Bug Designs with a $15.00 gift card and Cardz TV with a set of CTV stamps.

For my Christmas card, I used paper from K & Company. The base was cut with a Sizzix Label Window Pop n Cuts die. The deer are Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight dies. I cut them once in black and then in music note cardstock, offsetting the black for a shadow. The matching Sizzix Butterfly and Label die was used for the pop out lables. The three wise men are from TH's Mini Holiday #4, as are the trees in the background. Merry Christmas is from TH's Old Fashioned Christmas and the 25 is from Mini Holidays #3.

I needed this to be flat (a rarity for me!!) enough to mail  so instead of ribbons or gems, I used the Sizzix Edge and Scroll die. The banner is a TH Tattered Banners die and Merry Christmas is from Mini Holidays #4.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Little Scrap Pieces - Anything Goes Linky
  2. DL.Art - December Linky
  3. Sunday Funday - December Linky
  4. Just B Creative Crazy - December Linky
  5. 2 Creative Chicks - Christmas/Winter
  6. An Inky Situation #20  - Cherry Cobbler
Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Craftin Desert Divas to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge. Then link up your Christmas project...I can't wait to see what you create :)


Desire Fourie said...

Lisa this is gorgeous and what a lovely surprise on the inside.
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jessica said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! Lisa this is just gorgeous!!!! I love the card design and the colors and the whole overall project!
You just ROCK my friend!!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT day!

paperpapier said...

lovely pop up card, love how you decorate inside of the card with reindeers!

Beebeebabs said...

Wow Lisa this card is absolutely beautiful you did a fabulous job!!!

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous, great colours!!!

Pam said...

What a great pop-up card! Love the deer inside!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is wonderful. I love the fancy fold you used.

Creations by Shirl said...

Love love your fancy design card Lisa! The images and the colors are superb on your card.....

Nana said...

Fabulous pop up card my friend. Love the papers, and the deer are beautiful.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Unknown said...

Love this pop up card. You always amaze me!! The colors are wonderful. So happy to have you on the CDD DT. Have a great week my friend.

Rhonda Emery said...

beautiful card. hugs

tellana said...

Very clever Christmas card! Really pretty!

Gwen said...

So totally awesome!! Love the design of this card and the papers are so pretty!!

Mulberry Mindy said...

Great pop-up card Lisa! I love the stamps you used, and the deer. Have a great week, and stay warm.


McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Lisa, I like the image the colours and the embellishments.
Kevin xx

Migdalia said...

This is just AMAZING!!! Incredibly BEAUTIFUL!!!
Love that it is a Pop up card!! Very Different...FABULOUS job!!
Sending bloggie love to you my friend,
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Tracey said...

Wow.......a really Beautiful card Lisa! Have a great day!

Got2BCrafting said...

It's just so beautiful Lisa! Love the colors. :)

Kathy Salido said...

This card is amazing!! I love the pop up feature.

Karen said...

Lisa I adore the colors they are so beautiful! A stunning work of art. Have a great week my friend. Karen

gracescraps@gmail.com said...

Oh this card is so beautiful and creative. ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Sherrie K. said...

This is smashing Lisa! I love.love the colors and the scene is incredible! The pop up inside is so cool and very creative! Absolutely one of my favorites of yours!
Thanks for the get well wishes..I really don't have the time to be sick, ugh! I am just now feeling like myself but not much energy. I am hoping tomorrow I will feel 100%. Just so much to do to get ready for Christmas~busy time for everyone then on top of things my daughter had to go out of town for 2 wks for work so I am putting in extra time watching Arya (which I love-don't get me wrong) but hard to get anything done. She is one BUSY toddler! LOL!
Take care my friend!
Sherrie K

Missy said...

What a beautiful card Lisa! There is just so much color in it, and the 3d effect is incredible!!

Donna K said...

I love the die you used on this card, Lisa…the papers and colors are just wonderful…over the top I say…over the top! Thanks for the inspiration sweet friend!

D said...

What a lovely Christmas cad. The deer dies are delightful :)

Davi said...

Wow Lisa this is one awesome card!! I love the way it pops out! The colors are beautiful and the deer are tooo cool! Who wouldnt be thrilled with such a fabulous card :) Have a wonderful week my friend!!

Karen said...

Oooh... my sweetest friend, this is absolutely gorgeous! What an incredible die, which you have showcased to perfection. How many times have I told you that you bring out the best in everything?! :o) The scene you created is stunning. I absolutely adore the TH stamps and of course the precious reindeer. Your paper choice is simply magnificent... it sets the scene so wonderfully. Your creativity is always a delight. This gift will be treasured! :o) Brilliantly designed, my dear Lisa! Have a twinkly night and a sparkly Tuesday!

Hugs and blessings!

Norma said...

Simply stunning card my sweet friend and I LOVE LOVE the colors on this Christmas card. Very beautiful!! Thank you for stopping by today.

vic said...

Lisa this is beautiful :) I love the stamping and the colours are beautiful!

Have a lovely day


Vic x

Karon said...

WOW - this is truly amazing. Fabulous choice of papers and wonderful die cuts! WOW!

Nana said...

What I said earlier. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
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Maureen Morton said...

You continue to amaze, Lisa! This is so stunning, with the great movement and wonderful colors.......such a beautiful gift of love. Stay warm, my friend.

MaryH said...

A wonderful use of these deer & loved the shadow behind them. Nice idea, and thanks for sharing the how-to. This is a very pretty arrangement of a wonderful Christmas theme, and loved that flat border. TFS & Hugs

Anonymous said...

Cool card, love the detail and the design, hugs, Lori m

Debbie said...

Even your flat cards are gorgeous!! This is an amazing fold!! Love it!

Gerda said...

Lisa, whow, great card!!
Thank you for linking up in the 2 Creative Chicks December Challenge.
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Diane said...

What gorgeous colors you chose for this beautiful card!! Love how the trees just peek out behind...and always, always love to see deer on a card!! Another amazing creation my friend!!!

Shelly said...

Oh Lisa your projects are always so beautiful I just love the reindeer and the paper is FABULOUS!!!

Oh you poor girl, it's COLD in your neck of the woods. I'd send you warmth but it's been cold here too. Woke up to 38 the other day - that's cold for us :) I'm staying super busy with work and kid stuff...so not so much time to craft :( but I did get my project finished for CDD.
Have a great evening my friend!

~ Jo ~ said...

Lovely!! You always amaze me my friend. Your colors on this are so pretty! Love it!

DIANA L. said...

Stunning card Lisa I love how it opens. The colors are beautiful.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes December Linky Party. Have a great day, my friend

Cindy Beland said...

This pop up card is AMAZING Lisa, GORGEOUS job with all the GREAT details!!! Have a SUPER day my friend!!! :)

Life and Knits said...

Absolutely stunning Lisa! The image and the card itself is amazing!!


Janis Lewis said...

Thank you for Linking Up at An Inky Situation. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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Stop by our other challenge blog Paper Playtime and Link Up!
:) Janis

Kate said...

That is Gorgeous my Friend. All the details as always are amazing and I just love he color.

Gerda said...

What a beautiful Christmas card, Lisa! I love the colors! Have a wonderful day.
Hugs Gerda

Mayras Designs said...

Always in love with what you make ! This is beautiful !!


Gita said...

So pretty. Love the colors and you used this pop n cut sideways. How fun!!

Jayne said...

Beautiful card and love the inside. I've been trying to make some flatter cards for mailing too....but hard to do!
Sorry I am so late visiting.
Jayne x

~Tammy~ said...

Oh Wow this is beautiful! I love the design Lisa! Such a wonderful card!

Indy's Designs said...

OMG! Absolutely amazing!


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