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Be Merry Christmas Card

Welcome to the 2nd Monthly Blog Hop at Prairie Paper Haven!  This month (November) we chose to go with a theme of Christmas Cards.  Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post to continue on and view the beautiful creations the other ladies have shared with us all.
 
This will just be a quick post, no tutorial, but wanted to share with you this simple card that I created from an older My Mind's Eye collection that I had sitting in my craft room.
I used some American Crafts kraft colored cardstock for the base, and used a piece of the MME patterned paper for the main mat. I added another matted strip of patterned paper in the center and then took one of the Be Merry embellishment frames and adhered it to the same kraft colored cardstock and cut an 1/8" frame around it. I tied a bow using some green and red American Crafts cord and there you have it.
Hope you like the card!!!
Happy Crafting!!! 
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Written by Jodie Ganshorn — November 29, 2014

Poinsettia Thank You Card

With this card I wanted to get a little creative with my leftover paper from other projects and see what I could come up with to make it look Christmasy. I found some of my papers from the Doodlebug Happy Harvest 6x6 Paper Pad (Fall theme) and my Kaisercraft Poppy Red Paper Flowers.
    
First I cut my papers to size to fit an A2 size card.  
  
I added some black velvet ribbon I had in my stash to blend the papers together.   
I then took a couple of the flowers, 2 large and one small from the flower pack to make my poinsettia.  I cut one of the large flowers into quarters.  
  
I put a medium  Zot glue dot on the back of the large flower and then left about 1/8" space between the flower quarters so they would be visible on the front and look like an extra bigger layer.
  
  
I then took a pearl brad from my stash and used one of my yellow Copic marker to color it for the center of the flower.
  
I pierced a whole through the flowers and set the brad in place.    
I took some of the leaves from the Petaloo Botanica Collection to add for the leaves for my flower.
   
I added a thank you sentiment from the AmyR Thanks a Bunch Sentiment Set to a banner tag, adhered the flower and the card was complete. 
Hope you enjoyed this card!!!
Happy Crafting!!!

Written by Jodie Ganshorn — November 29, 2014

Holly Jolly Christmas Card

    
 This is a cute little card I created using the new American Crafts Be Merry 6x6 paper pad and the new Penny Black Holly Jolly Stamp set
 
First I chose the papers from the collection that I wanted to use.
    
Then I chose the image for the card and colored it in with Copic markers.        
I used one of my Spellbinders dies to cut out an oval for the image, and used the same die to cut out a scalloped oval for a mat for the main image.  I added some stitch lines around the main oval for some contrast and also sponged a bit of color onto the main image background for some more color.  I used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen to color in the snow and snowman for some sparkle.      
I then cut the papers to the size I wanted and added a piece of ribbon from my stash and tied it into a knot.
   
I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and cut banner ends into it. I put the sentiment banner on an angle to match the patterned paper and that was it.  

Hope you Enjoy!!!
Happy Crafting!!!
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If you would like to continue onto the next stop on the Blog Hop, hop over to Cayla's Blog to see what lovely creations she has in store for you! And continue on to see the crafty creations of:
Stop #3 - Carlye
Stop #4 - Amy
Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas to all!!!

Written by Jodie Ganshorn — November 29, 2014

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