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Monday, November 12, 2012

All that Sparkles with Christmas Splendor for Angela Holt Designs Bloghop

I want to thank you so much for attending this fabulous Blog Hop hosted by Angela Holt Designs and sponsored by want2scrap. I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful holiday extravaganza featuring want2scrap bling.

If you've arrived from DeeDee's UmWowStudio then you are hopping along beautifully!! If you have just arrived here, please start at the beginning of the blog hop by visiting Angela's Blog first. Follow this link to begin the hop: Angela Holt Designs.

I love papercrafts and card making - especially things that pop-up or move. I made a festive holiday kinetic accordion card using one of my favorite holiday papers from Memories Complete. This has woodcut snowflakes in white on a holiday word background and the want2scrap snowflakes add the perfect amount of dimension and sparkle. 

This kinetic accordion card has cut-outs that swing out when opened. The centers are embellished with vellum embossed using the Quickutz Goosebumps "Ho...Ho...Ho" die and rubbed with pearlescent Dew Drop pigment ink.

Detail of top left corner of card. I used the trimmed section to accent a partial snowflake on the edge. To ease closing of card, I gently sliced the gem backing where the bling goes over the folds.

For my second card this is what I call a "Throw-Away Collage". This is a festive mix of paper scraps, ribbons, stickers and bling - all of this comes together for a fun and festive holiday card.

The May Arts burlap trim adds texture and picks up pops of red with the candy stripe detail. The stickers are Crafty Secrets, Santa is cut out from a Rusty Pickle patterned paper and the finishing touch is the holly leaves with berries bling from want2scrap.

So far I have two projects complete using this Christmas Bling designed by Nina Brackett from want2scrap. I have the whimsical holiday tree left which will be used in my December Daily altered 7 Gypsies spindle that will be part of the Viva Las Vegastamps! holiday inspiration week beginning November 19th.

**SOME TIPS** You can cut apart this bling to work with your project. I gently cut the snowflakes with a craft knife to bend across folds of my kinetic snowflake card and also to fit over the snowflakes in the patterned paper. ALSO - you can color your bling! On my Santa card, I used a Bic Mark-It permanent pen to color the holly berries red - super easy and a perfect complement to the collaged green paper holly leafs.

Please click on these links to visit all the stops on the hop!

1. Angela Holt (Angela Holt Designs) --
2. Connie Mercer --
3. Lorrie Simons --
4. Tabetha Watson --
5. Jan Hennings --
6. Michelle Well --
7. Dee Dee Carton --
8. Susan Brown -- {YOU ARE HERE}

Thanks so much for stopping by! This Christamas Elf is up to her ears in handmade holiday gift making... one great thing though - all the cards are done and will get mailed Thanksgiving weekend!

:) Sb


  1. What a beautiful design and I like how you used the green under the holly leaves :)

  2. beautiful LO and card!! Love the designs!!!!

  3. Terrific cards! I especially liked the intricately cut and folded first one - and the bling really set it off splendidly! The second one is also festive and makes me want to get out my supplies and start making my Christmas cards!

  4. Both of your cards are so fun!! Love them both!!

  5. Fantastic cards. Love the bling!

  6. Ohhh this is awesome!!! Love the style of each card and the use of BLING!! Thank you so much for being a part of my blog hop!!!

  7. GREAT Card!!! Love all the textures... Beautiful!!!... and doing better them me haven't started on anything for the!!! :))

  8. Very cute! I love this card design.

  9. I love them both! What a fabulous way to use up scraps!!

  10. Love love the Santa card! And the contemporary edge of the snowflake is so cool!

  11. that is so neat...Love them both...

  12. Super cute cards! I especially like the one w/the santa & holly-berries!! : )


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