September 30, 2011

Paper Crafts magazine Presents: 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the Paper Crafts Magazine 12 days of Christmas Blog hop! 




You can order a copy of this issue HERE!!


This issue is one of my favorite issues they put out.  I love all the fun gift ideas, and the amazing cards and tags.  It's full of inspiration that can be used year round.   The most challenging part of working on this call for me is the holiday decor.  I always struggle with decor, especially since my style is usually pretty clean and simple.  I love quick and easy cards for the holidays since they are still handmade, but easily mass produced.  ;) 

For my card today, I used Basic Grey's Nordic Holiday line, Spellbinders Labels Twenty Two, and Avocado Arts new October set Ho Ho's and Holiday Blessings.

1- Round corners or white card base and green patterned paper.  Adhere green layer to card front.
2 - Cut strips from patterned paper and adhere to card front.
3 - Die cut and emboss red frame, and white layer using Spellbinders die templates.  
4 - Stamp Santa coat image, color in and attach to card front with foam squares.
5 - Stamp sentiment and adhere rhinestones.


Make sure to check out the rest of the designers blogs for more inspiration!!


 And for a chance to win THIS PRIZE PACK, leave a comment on the Paper Crafts Connection Blog.


And, for a chance to win a copy of your own of Holiday Cards & More Vol 6, leave a comment here by 2 am EST Sunday October 2.
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    184 comments:

    Sandie said...

    So, so cute!!!!! Love it!!!! Well done. Luv Sandie

    rush said...

    nice card. thank you for sharing.

    Karen said...

    very cute....so festive...

    richardbreaks said...

    AJ, you always do such a great job! Love that labels 22. (Always something else to buy...)
    Keeping you in my thoughts.
    (I just (stupidly) said that over at Lorena's blog too. OMG, I am dumb...)

    Hussena said...

    ohhh the santa's coat looks adorable really loved your card thanks for this inspiration.

    Donelda said...

    this is so cute - perfect die cut shape to put that santa coat in!! And a great use of holiday patterned paper.

    Cyndie said...

    Thanks for the quick card idea--I'd better take inventory if my Christmas paper stash!

    Kelly Massman said...

    how darling!

    Jen W. said...

    Love the strips of patterned paper and that cute Santa jacket!

    Hester said...

    Beautiful card, love how you used the nestabilities on this card.

    Lousette said...

    So cute. Love the strips of paper!

    Renee VanEpps said...

    Adorable card, love the stamp!

    Crazy8farm said...

    Love the Santa's coat!! Pretty Card!!

    Maria Stanley said...

    that suit makes me giggle. I love the silver belt and I'm totally in love with BG's Nordic Holiday. Very cool card!

    Annette said...

    aww I love that little santa's jacket... so so cute..
    thanks for sharing..

    Houses Built of Cards said...

    So cute!!! LOVE it!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

    Agata said...

    That's really cute!

    Detra said...

    Great card... I can't wait to try out some of the tips I'm getting in this blog hop!!

    Lindzie said...

    Cute cute Santa outfit! :) Thanks for sharing!

    Scrapycandy said...

    So cute! and clever too, how you used the new dies. Thank you.

    Evette K. said...

    Go Santa...love the papers. great job. thanks for the chance to win this great new magazine. ekciampo@yahoo.com

    Marie / Legojenta said...

    Such wonderful Christmas-y colors on this card! TFS =)

    Pam said...

    What a great way to use up those scraps that we all hoard...(I know I'm not alone!)

    Miriam Prantner said...

    Love the diecuts, such a cute card

    DonnaSue said...

    What great cards everyone has! Nice Santa!

    Donna C said...

    I am a sucker for all things Santa. Adorable card; I especially love the colors of the DP.

    Jessica said...

    this is so super cute! love the stamps, the bits of patterned paper and the fun dies! :)

    Cathy Fong said...

    REALLY REALLY ADORABLE love the fun dies!

    Linda S said...

    Lovely card!

    Angela said...

    What a cute Santa Suit Stamp! (Say that 10 times fast!) :) Your card would make anyone happy to receive it!

    Gerri K said...

    Love the Santa Coat!! Such a cute card!

    jengd said...

    Very cute! I really like the frame!

    jo said...

    What a cute card! Love it!

    Betty said...

    Such a cute card! Love that green background!

    Judi said...

    Very cute and simple to do! Thanks for sharing with us!

    Emily Keaton said...

    This is absolutely adorable! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

    Jingle said...

    Absolutely adorable card!

    Rachel W K said...

    what a fantastically adorable santa suit! I wish that size would fit me! lol

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

    Margie said...

    So adorable-love that santa jacket!

    Emily Branch said...

    What a super duper adorable card! TFS!

    cjgusloff57 said...

    Cute card! I am looking for simple and easy. Would sure like to win the new Holiday magazine. Corrine Ann

    Geri said...

    How very cute! And...what a great way to use up those bits & pieces of paper! I love how you used the same color layering your labels. Thanks for inspiring me today!

    Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

    very cute, love Santas little jacket!

    Tricia said...

    Your card is adorable, AJ!

    Lee said...

    Very sweet card! love it! thank you!

    Nikki said...

    Adorable card and a great way to use up scraps :0)

    Diana said...

    Cute card. Thanks so much for sharing

    Jessica K said...

    Too cute, my kids would love this one!

    Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

    So cute! Love it!

    Nancy L. said...

    super cute cARd!!

    SnowflakeDreams1 said...

    Very cute card. Thank you for sharing.

    Amanda said...

    Just adorable! I love the Santa suit!

    diana said...

    Cute card! Thanks for the tips for making easy holiday cards. ;-)

    marymac said...

    First card I have seen with something with santa. This card is so fun.

    Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

    Such a fun card!

    pcm said...

    cute card!

    Elena said...

    very cute card!

    Michelle Looi said...

    I likve the color combination too! Sweet!

    Casey said...

    Very cute!! Great job!

    Sylvia said...

    Cute card, AJ! Love that Santa suit. Have a fun day.

    Created for this... said...

    Fun blog hop and great inspiration for cardmaking! And the great instructions.

    Rae Barthel said...

    what a fantastic card AJ!!
    hope that you are well, I think of you often!! (((hugs)))

    Heather Jane said...

    Great example of a handmade card that can be created over and over for Christmas Card sending!

    Marlena M. said...

    Very unique card...Love it! ;)

    Tammy V said...

    Love the framed santa jacket!

    Tanya said...

    This is adorable, so fun! I love the BG Nordic Holiday!

    Shanon said...

    Really cute card!

    Shanon said...

    Really cute card!

    Sue D said...

    Very cute--I like the strips of paper.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

    Carmen said...

    Cute card!

    Pamela Haskin said...

    Love the way you used the strips in the background. I'm always on the lookout for ways to use my scraps. Thanks!

    Cindy said...

    Cute card!

    pegg said...

    Super cute card - I like using die to speed up card making! Such a nice touch!

    Lin said...

    Love that your card uses strips of paper - we'll get so much mileage out of them this way! Thanks for the great idea!

    Noreen said...

    I like the way you framed Santa's coat!

    Linda said...

    nice card, and a another great way to use leftover paper strips!

    Lillian Child said...

    A.DOR.A.BLE!!!!

    mommakatx6 said...

    Great card, love the papers and the die cuts.

    Barbara said...

    Very cute! Love it! Santa's on his way!

    Pat said...

    Such a cute Santa suit! Love it!

    Laura Evangeline said...

    I love holiday hops! They put me in the crafting mood!!! :-)

    Lori B said...

    Very cute card. Love that label die and stamp! Thanks for sharing!

    Jennifer Rzasa said...

    So cute!

    Kris said...

    Cute, cute, cute! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

    LauraAnn said...

    Cute card and a great way to use up scraps, too!

    Marie M. said...

    Simple! Simple! Simple!

    NatQuebec said...

    it's so cute !! I love it :-)

    Chunyuan said...

    cute card. Thanks.

    Dana said...

    Fun and simple!

    jimlynn said...

    Just precious! Love the little Santa outfit too. Very cute card.
    Lynn

    Cheryl said...

    Adorable card!

    marylouh said...

    Cute card. Finally somebody used Santa as part of their card. He's my favorite.

    Mokinita said...

    Hi,

    TFS your creations, I loved the card, especially the stamp, it's so cute.
    Take care,
    Monica

    April said...

    Cute card! Thank you for a chance to win the magazine! :)

    Julia said...

    Love your card, especially since it's so easy and simple. Thanks for the giveaway!

    mcgeechs said...

    So cute, love the pattern paper strips. Thanks for sharing. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

    Meghan said...

    Love the Santa jacket stamp! Great card!

    Carol's Ink Spot said...

    Cute card. I can see using strips of holiday paper to dress up cards quickly from this example.

    Priya Mohan said...

    Beautiful card:)

    Judy1223 said...

    AJ, this is so sweet! This is SO getting me into the holiday mood!

    Savannah O'Gwynn said...

    SUPER fab card design! I LOVE that santa suit! Thanks for the chance to win--sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

    *Alison* said...

    I love how you added the bling :) thanks so much for the chance to win..hugs

    Cris said...

    What a cute card! Love it!

    Stacy H-W said...

    Super cute card! I love that little Santa's Jacket.

    Lake Gaston Virtual Office Assistant said...

    Thanks for the quick and easy card idea! Can't wait to get started on my own holiday cards.

    Lindsey said...

    Totally cute! I love the arrangement of patterned paper strips.

    Cheryl I said...

    I love how the die frames santa's coat. Such a cute card!

    HawaiianLibrarian said...
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    HawaiianLibrarian said...

    Mahalo for sharing such a beautiful card.

    Ange Kelly said...

    what a beautiful card AJ, thanks for sharing with us.

    Samantha Mann said...

    what a great card! it just screams, christmas! thank you so much for sharing! :)

    Diana N. said...

    Cute holiday card!

    Susie Stover said...

    What a very Christmasy card. Thanks for sharing.

    joy said...

    I love this card! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Lisa Young said...

    Love how you used the die cut to frame Santa's coat. Cute card!

    Becky Green said...

    SWEET CARD!!!!!!!!!!!:)

    KathyK said...

    So adorable & festive!

    scrappin_in_AK said...

    great Christmassy card

    Shauna K said...

    nice!! love the strips of patterned paper :)

    Michelle said...

    The santa coat stamp is cute.

    Carol said...

    Love your card project! The colors and design are great!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

    sharon g said...

    I'm not even into santa, but i love this!

    Susan said...

    I just love cards with Santa's clothes on them (kind of like the witch stockings at Hallowe'en that I love too!) Thanks for the directions on making this card!

    Natasha Kara said...

    This is super cute!

    Dawn said...

    What an adorable card :-) I really loved the look

    Lynne said...

    Love your card - so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

    Debbie C. said...

    Such a cute card..love the santa suit.

    Debbie C. said...

    Such a cute card..love the santa suit.

    Jessie said...

    Love the santa. :D so cute!

    POSH said...

    AJ...what a SWEET card!! I luv Santa's jacket...it made me smile and brought back some great Christmas memories.
    Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

    Sandra said...

    cute!
    Sandra ltb

    blupixy said...

    Love the card! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol said...

    I love that santa suit. What a cute card. You guys are rocking when it comes to making cards. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

    Angela NJ said...

    Love the strips of patterned paper on your cute card, and thanks for a chance to win!

    tina said...

    Great card.

    Tina

    Denise said...

    Great card! I love the colors!
    DeniseB

    Krysta said...

    I'm not big into Santa cards, but this is just toooooo cute!

    Amanda M said...

    So cute! I love the santa jacket.

    b.c. Gurl said...

    adorable!!!! love the PP strips.

    Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

    Fabulous card :)

    Brenda said...

    I just love the beautiful papers you used on your caard! And that image of Santa's jacket goes perfectly with the shape of the Nestie die! Gorgeous card!

    Karen N. said...

    Those paper strips make a great background. Such a cheerful way to use up our scraps. Thanks for the idea.

    Sandy said...

    Love the way you used scraps up. I have a lot of Christmas scraps from last year. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Lorraine said...

    Your card is beautiful!

    Mary W. said...

    I enjoy your CAS style. Nice.

    April said...

    Thanks for the great ideas and wonderful card. I too wish that the sports my kids are in would check my crafting schedule to know when I am not available. Ah shucks it doesn't work that way. :( April H. akirb78 at yahoo dot com

    margaeli said...

    way cute card!!! simple, but fun. thanks for the inspiration!!

    Tania said...

    Gorgeous card. Love the offset strips and the way you framed your image.

    Penny said...

    What a cute card! Love the santa suit, adorable!

    sheila said...

    your website is awesome!

    Sandi said...

    love the cards

    Natalie Winterstein said...

    Cute! I love the pp strips - it looks like Washi Tape! :) Thanks for sharing.

    Mumsie said...

    Your cards are so beautiful!

    RAP said...

    I like the use of scraps. We all have some of those around.

    Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

    Great card. love the colors.

    trena p said...

    cool combo of colors and the card are great

    krash1717 said...

    Very cute!!!

    Melissa said...

    Love the Santa suit. It is to cute!!! It is also something different!!!

    Sharon D from Canada said...

    Cute card - I love the Santa coat! And thanks for the chance to win a copy of Holiday Cards!

    Peggy B said...

    What a great way to use up small strips of paper - thanks for the ideas!

    Ravengirl said...

    Cute! Love that darling little santa jacket that you have dolled up!

    Leanne said...

    Very cute indeed!

    Darla said...

    Very nice!!! TFS!

    karahoward said...

    I like how you staggered your pattern paper. I probably would have lined it all up, but this gives it a fun, different look. Thanks!

    newbie said...

    cute card, thanks for the chance to win.

    mitz said...

    ...ho - ho - ho... what a fun card you created.. wtg.. thanks for the opportunity... mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

    donald said...

    pretty - thanks for sharing!!

    Jeanne Kelly

    Mlightner said...

    That stamp of Santa's coat is so cute! Love it!

    Teresa Zuehls said...

    Thanks for sharing your very adorable card. I like the 3 strips of paper. A good way to use up your scraps.

    Leslie Turner said...

    Very, very cute card, AJ!!

    LizArt said...

    Great Cards, are really lovely ... Thanks!

    Katie Ann Brooks said...

    haha, so cute!

    quietjournals said...

    like the stamp...like Santa's outfit...lol...

    Jeni said...

    Nice card! I like the strips of paper in the background.

    Ange said...

    Love your card! The paper strips are a great idea!!

    Marge said...

    I'm with you -- this is one of my FAV PC issues too -- always need some inspiration for our holiday cards!!! LOVE yours!!!

    Lea L. said...

    Cute card!!

    Ronnie said...

    Your cards are adorable! I love the patterned paper strips, and cute Santa coat. Great job!

    Tanya said...

    Cute card!

    Melissa said...

    Cute card!

    Carmen said...

    Cute card! Thanks for the inspiration

    CraftyRia said...

    I like your card! Thanks for the chance to win, too!

    Tina A. said...

    Thanks for getting me in the spirit of the coming season!

    Katie said...

    Awesome card! I love how you grounded the image with the strips of paper! Thanks for sharing!

    Katie B.