Monday, July 28, 2014

Ornamental



I worked at a booth at a stamping/scrapbooking show two weekends ago. I had planned to take an hour off to shop the show, but it was pretty busy and the only place I got to shop with the booth I was working at. One of my purchases was a set of Christmas stamps from Kaisercraft, and I put it to use making a couple of quick cards.
The cards are based on this week's challenge at The Paper Players, and it was a great excuse to utilize a bunch of snippets I had stuffed into a stack of Christmas paper from Echo Park. I really shouldn't save 1-inch strips, but with 6x6 paper, I end up with a lot of them.
The ornament is silver-embossed on red paper and popped up on foam adhesive. I used a little silver cording for something for the ornament to dangle from, and added a bow of sparkly fiber on each. (Those are snippets, too, the last I have of both the silver and gold versions of that  fiber).
I made the one with the black background first, then tried putting the banners at a slight angle -- I think the angles look a little jauntier, and I think I prefer that one.

I'm entering these cards in these challenges:
Rudolph Day July -- 2 cards
Papertake Weekly -- It's a jolly holiday
Holly Jolly Christmas -- Deck the Halls
Clear It Out -- Christmas with something sparkly
Pixie's Snippet Playground #135 -- lots of snippets here

7 comments:

  1. Hi Sandy . . . LOVE your silver embossed bauble cards using that great layout. AND you used snippets too . . . well done.

    Thanks for playing along in Rudolph Day.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  2. GREAT cards Sandy! I do like the layout you used, and agree that your 'jaunty' twist just adds that something.

    Lucky you helping out at a craft event but how frustrating not to be able to escape for a little mooch around. However, I think your Kaisercraft stamps were a great purchase so maybe you were best of buying where you were helping anyhow!

    Good to see you in the Playground again!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  3. Great Cards...love the layout! Thanks for playing along at Holly Jolly Christmas!
    Julie

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  4. These are lovely Sandy. I do love Kaisercraft paper and stamps and I would be keeping those Snippets for a later day too. They are lovely.
    Hugs
    xx

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  5. What a beautiful set of cards! Love your papers. Thanks for joining our Deck the Halls challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas.

    Linda

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  6. LOL! The gumballs on my desk are actually the butt ends of all sorts of markers. Great cards and you go for starting your Christmas cards now. I agree with you with the 1" strips but they do make fabulous banners. Sometimes I keep them and sometimes I pitch them.

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  7. This is such a wonderful idea to use up those narrow strips of paper that we cut off our 6x6 papers.
    Great design and great cards.

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