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Thursday, December 22, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop - Day 12



Good morning Crafty Friends!

Welcome to Day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop brought to us by Lisa of HoneyBearz Designs.  This is a 12 day hop where we will be showcasing Christmas/Holiday projects of all types!  Be sure to stop by and follow each blog (comment each day) for your chance to win many, many sponsored prizes and Lisa's goodies too!  I have a feeling there will be blog candy along the way for you to win as well. :)

If you've arrived here from Anita ~ Anita & Bugs then you are in the right spot!  If you just happened upon my blog then you'll want to get all the juicy details at the beginning of the hop with Lisa (above).  Thanks for stopping by today!  I'm super excited for this challenging hop.  I love hops that make me be more productive than I normally am! LOL It's a great challenge for myself.  I just can't wait to see what every one else has been creating this season so I will list all the stops below for an easy way to find everyone.

Awww, we are at the end of our hop and I must say, I'm pretty sad!  I love posting a project every day and this hop has really motivated me to do that! ;)  I hope you all have had fun and to my fellow stops on the hop, I will be making my way through today.  I hope I will have enough time in my day cause I don't wanna miss anything!

For the final project I have, of course, another Christmas card to show you.  I made this one for a client and I really like how it turned out.  I only wish I had more of this gorgeous embellishment!  Very simple card to do. I am posting photos with a flash and without a flash, as both ways enhance different aspects of the card.




For the card itself, I used notebook style paper from Basic Grey.  Did you see that Cricut has come out with an awesome cartridge for the Imagine to do all different kinds of notebook paper (a trend that I'm really loving)? I simply must have that cartridge!  You can bet I'll be getting it within a month or two.  I think I'll use it a lot really.  Anyways, I embossed the background with the snowflake embossing folder by Cuttlebug on my Big Shot, then I inked across them in blue show they would show up better and to give them a wintry effect.   I inked all of my separate pieces, as usual, then I added a piece of scrap Christmas paper from a 6x6 pack that I have from last year's stash and  added a border from a K&Co. pack of embellishments. I added  the gorgeous floral embellishment by using pot dots, lastly.  It already said "A Merry Christmas" and is from the same K&Co. pack (I think.).  I wish they sold them by themselves, but they come in a large package with lots of other vintagey things. I can look it up if anyone wants to know, which reminds me of a comment I received yesterday regarding the file for my coupon holder... Unfortunately, I don't have a file, but I think I could make one pretty easily or I can get you a picture of the template and the measurements.  Another option is I will be happy to make a kit for anyone who wants one.  If anyone does want one, please let me know and I'll set it up for sale in my store.  I can do the main pieces without patterned paper or I can include patterned paper (your choice of holiday) cut to the correct sizes, depending on what you would like.  They will be pretty inexpensive so don't hesitate to ask!!!  *I believe Blue Crayons left the comment regarding the file... 

I so appreciate everyone who has stopped in during this awesome blog hop.  I am very happy to have received such nice comments and to have made new friends!  Please don't be strangers.  I will have a post up soon with a project from the newest design team I have been accepted as a member of for Paper Piecings by Nikki.  Check back tomorrow for that!

Now you are on to Lynda to see what lovely creation she has in store for us today.  Don't forget to leave a comment and become a follower if you want to enter to win the grand prize!

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Xo ~ Amy Jo

16 comments:

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Gorgeous card, love that beautiful flower!!

Linda said...

Stunning Christmas card Amy.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

JaniceA said...

Beautiful card!
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shersl84bed said...

This is pretty in non-traditional Christmas colors. Something different.

Smiles Sher
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Beckie said...

super pretty card. Love that flower with it's glittery shimmer.

Be Blessed, Beckie

mommahobbit said...

Thank you and Merry Christmas! I have loved your projects :)

Cathy said...

I too am sad to see the hop end, there was a lot of great projects to see. I love the card, your flower is lovely.
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mamawcindy said...

Amy, Your Card is Gorgeous! Love the Embossing and the notebook style paper that you used! I have really enjoyed seeing all of your Christmas Projects. Thanks for Sharing!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :0)

cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com
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pam said...

thanks for sharing the card
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Lisa R. said...

Love the glitter in the flower! Thanks so much for your participation and inspiration! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Heidi said...

I love the emobossing on this card! Pretty flower too! Thanks for sharing all our time and projects during his blog hop! It's been fun!

Babs said...

GORGEOUS card!

lindaplus3 said...

very beautiful card!!!...:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Babe O'Mara said...

I love your card. It is so beautiful and elegant. Thanks for all your projects these past days and a Merry Christmas to you!!!

Babe
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bluecrayons said...

you really rocked this card. the flower looks so soft. i really love this. thank you for all the fabulous projects, i enjoyed them all.

thanks for thinking of making a file for us. i know i for sure would get one.


merry christmas and happy new year.

Craftingwithnblue @gmail.com

Creative Cutter Room said...

Wonderful project! Loving your hop-great fun!!! TFS Cathie
www.creativecutterroom.com

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