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Saturday, December 17, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop - Days 5 & 6



Good morning Crafty Friends!

Welcome to Days 5 & 6 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.

Well, imagine my embarrassment when I realized I didn't post a project for yesterday!  I am so sorry to all the gals in the hop and to my followers.  Today I will post two projects to make up for it.  :)  I will be gone for the next few days; however, I will be bringing my computer so I should be ok as far as posting goes.  If for some reason my Internet doesn't work, please know that I will be back on Monday with projects to make up for it, but in the meantime, please stop to see all the other participants projects.  The links should still be correct (as far as I know). :)

On to yesterday's project...  This is a card using the same papers and embellishments as the card on Day 5.  I got the ideas from a kit from my local scrapbooking store, so they are not totally my designs, but I always incorporate something to make them my own. ;O)  Again, this is another card from last year.  I'm so happy to be able to get them all posted finally!  Perfect excuse right?  ;)

I can't remember exactly what paper line this is from, but the "25" is cut from a full sheet, using just a circle punch and then pop-dotted.  I was really into tulle last year and added some of that as well as some pretty, sheer ribbon.  As always, I inked all my edges and used a stamp that was on hand at the store where I worked.  The red paper has glossy elements if you look closely.  I didn't even have to use my Glossy Accents! ;)  Super quick and easy idea if you are looking to make some last minute cards.

Next up is another card inspired by a kit from the store I worked at last year here in town.  Gosh, I miss that job!  There is nothing better than getting up, knowing you get to go to a scrapbook store for the day!  Best job in the world! ;)  This is the first of a set of a more whimsical nature.
I added Glossy Accents to some of the dots in the paper to make them really stand out.  The cute little snowman is from a Cuttlbug die and I think it's so cute with the great big head and little body. :)  I also just adore that tiny snowman stamp that I added.  Look at the cute little scarf and hat!  I wish I had that stamp, but again, it was in my bosses stash.  I love the Happy Holidays sentiment as well.  Great font!  I added a cute little bow and a sweet little bell clear embellishment to turn a simple card into something with a bit more substance.  Love those clear embellies and you will see that I have been using a bit of them in this year's card orders as well.  As soon (if actually) as I run out of last year's projects to post, I will be showing you the cards I made this year, but I might just have to wait til next year to share them all with you because I believe I have enough projects to finish out this hop!

  
Thanks for stopping by today!  Again, I apologize for being a day late!  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

21 comments:

JaniceA said...

Two beautiful cards!
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Pat N. said...

Pretty cards, Amy!!

Linda said...

Simply gorgeous cards Amy my friend!!! Love them both.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Cindi (ScrapinOMA) said...

beautiful cards. i feel for you with your fibro, i have it too along with interstitial cystitis. crafting is what keeps us sane.

mamawcindy said...

Love both of your Cards! Really like the Glossy Accents on the dots. :0)
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Lisa R. said...

Fabulous almost whimsical looking! Great job. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Shawnee said...

Beautiful cards!!

Paper Creations by Mindy said...

both cards are amazing - thanks for sharing!

lindaplus3 said...

very pretty cards!!!,,,,MERRY CHRISTMAS...:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Anita said...

Love your cards----don't worrry---we all forget ---I had mine on preview and realize it until this am.Merry Christmas!!!!!
Hugs, Anita

girlia said...

pretty

Maria said...

super cute
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Babe O'Mara said...

Both of your cards are fabulous. Love the papers you used. TFS

Babe
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Cathy said...

I love them both, very nice job, I love your papers.
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pam said...

nice job
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bluecrayons said...

we accept your apology. your cards are beautiful.

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Janet said...

These cards are so cute I really love the paper you used would love to get my hands on some of it.
Big Blog Hugs! Janet

Angiebug said...

pretty cards. tfs
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Heidi said...

I think the tule is a perfect touch! I may have to get some to use... I hadn't thought of that. Love it!

Heidi said...

Very pretty card. LOVE it. tfs

shersl84bed said...

Pretty, the top one reminds me of a wrapped gift.

Smiles Sher
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