Saturday, December 5, 2015

Twiny Christmas Cards

Hi, Friends.....

I am here to share a festive set of cards I made for Jennifer Grace's Frosty Festivities 2015. These were inspired by Jennifer's "Speedy Crafting - Using a Recipe" post here.  Again, I didn't really use a recipe, but I was very inspired by Jennifer's cards with the loopy twine underneath the panels.  I hadn't ever tried doing that before because it seemed like it would be hard to arrange and look "spontaneous" (Oxymoron, right?  :) )  It really wasn't that hard, though, and I am pleased with the results.

This time I dry-embossed my three-scrap-strip background with my Darice - Checkered folder and used some older Echo Park Christmas collection ephemera from my stash.  

A few buttons from my neglected button box......

 No, it's not your eyes.  Sorry so bluuuurrrrrrryyyyy.....Ack! 

......and foam snowflakes that have the wrong number of sides on some of them!!  (Maybe next year I will have these crazy lop-sided things used up!!) .....

......all mounted on kraft card bases.  Done.  

Whew!!  That concludes my entries into Jennifer Grace's Frosty Festivities for 2015.  I want to say a huge thank you to Jennifer for all the fun and inspiration.  It is one of the highlights of my holiday crafting season!!!  

I hope you have enjoyed seeing me try new things and perhaps get some ideas for your own crafting.  Thank you for visiting!!!


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  1. Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog. I am in love with your wonderful card set. So festive and I love the vintage look of your stamped images.

  2. Oooo - super cards. Love the colours and the twine. :-) Fantastic kitty picture above - that made me chuckle :-D

    IKE xx

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  3. Brilliant Janis! I love the colours and very brave use of the twine as well - it worked perfectly. I never would have noticed the seven sided snowflake if you hadn't said - I bet someone at the factory got a swift slap for such a basic mistake :)


    Di xx

  4. Great cards. I will have to try the loopy twine on my cards.

  5. Beautiful job on your cards Janis. I love your "spontaneously, placed" twine, it looks great!

  6. Gorgeousness using the same colors, but such different cards, glad to see at ATSm.

  7. The loopy effect looks really cool. I love the embossed background and the images on your patterned papers. Thank you for joining the DL.ART December Linky Challenge. Katie-DL.ART-DT

  8. Wonderful cards! I love that vibrant green!

  9. I like the twine on all these lovely cards and the red and green ,,perfect....Lis

  10. Wonderful project! Love your papers and the clever use of the baker's twine. Thanks for showing us this beautiful project in our No Stamping challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  11. These are so awesome! I really love the mix of papers!

  12. I LOVE the texture on the patterned card stock! What an awesome idea!! Never would have thought of that. Your creations are adorable and I hope you win them ALL :)

  13. I just love the fun and festive feel to your cards and the loopy twine gives an extra dollop of cheer to your designs! The inking adds that vintage feel that I always love and thumbs up for using buttons and the snowflakes. I especially love the wooden button with those kraft bases.

  14. Loving the fewtive colours and designs.

  15. SO pretty, Janis. Your cards are always so lovely. I hope that you will join us again soon at Word Art Wednesday. I love it when you are able to play along.
    Word Art Wednesday

  16. Well done for making the twine look loopily perfect! These look fun and lively. Thank you so much for joining in with Frosty Festivities 2015! x

  17. Such wonderful cards!! I love the creative way you used the twine.. it looks fantastic!! :)

    Thanks for joining us for the Craftin Desert Divas "Christmas" Linky Party.
    ~DT Lori

  18. These are fabulous, such lovely cards.
    Thank you for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    I am having a little giveaway on my blog if you would like to take a look -


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