Tuesday, April 19, 2011

DIES with Jingle Belles

Its time for another challenge over at the Jingle Belles blog and this week Stef and Lauren say:

Create a Christmas card to die (cut) for! This week we're featuring *DIECUTS* in our cards. They can be store bought, mechanically made (a la cuttlebug), electronically generated (think cricut or spellbinders), or... if you're feeling ambitious... all of the above?!

**I had to come back and edit my post because I left out a very important part of this weeks challenge, and I have to apoligize for that! I'll blame it on being very tired when I originally posted last night......This week the Jingle Belles blog is having a cross-over with the Betty Bee's Buzz blog. One of their designers, June Houck, did a guest spot for Jingle Belles, and Lauren, 1/2 of the Jingle Belles team, was a guest on Betty Bee's. How cool is that? You can enter your card on BOTH blogs. Doesnt that just make you want to DIE....die cut that is!

I'm not going to lie, this challenge wasnt easy for me. I think it ranks up there with the 'make a funny card' challenge in terms of stumping me. I'm really not into die cuts so I pulled out the main one that I do use, the Sizzix Top Note. I played around with several stamp sets, wasnt satisfied with any of the results and finally ended up with this card.

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Scenic Season
Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Ski Slope DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky
Accessories: Chocolate Chip ribbon, Sizzix Top Note die, Dazzling Diamonds, sponge



  1. Lisa. Okay. 1st off, honey-child, stop being so stinkin' hard on what YOU think you're capable of, because lemme just say... THIS CARD IS GORGEOUS!!

    2nd-ly - Your color combo is delicious. And seriously, you did a fab job with that Top Note die and setting the scene with that Scenic Season stamp!!

    This is beautiful. Feel free to send it to ME!! Orrrr...hand deliver it when you come to CA & visit your husband's family in Concord. ;) (hahha!)

  2. I think it's stunning ... such a peaceful color combination for that grove of holiday trees ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

  3. Oh Lisa, my top note die is the one that receives the most love. This may have been a challenge for you, but you made an absolutely beautiful card and a perfect color combo. I LOVE your card.

  4. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!?!? you're not 100% completely thrilled and totally bursting with pride for this gorgeous card??! SERIOUSLY??! i think maybe we need to take you to the eye doctor, b/c this is AMAZING and utterly beeeeeeeeeeautiful! so THERE!!! ♥♥♥♥♥

    ps: you totally met the diecut requirement w/the top note; in fact if anything using non-holiday products impresses me MORE since it's thrifty AND creative!

    pss: i LOVED your funny card, as well!!! :)

  5. I agree, this color combo is totally yummy! And I LOVE those trees! :)

  6. I love this card - I think this might be my favourite of the week. so clean, so lovely, so pretty, so... gorgeous!

  7. I love this - I think it's my favourite this week. totally gorgeous with that wonderful image and elegant sentiment. I love everything about it!

  8. BEE-U-TI-FUL!!! I love the colors and stamps you chose!!! Hope you also link up with Betty Bee's Buzz!!!

  9. stunning!!! i LOVE your trees :)

  10. WOW! Lisa, this is a stunning card!! The layout is just gorgeous, and then the colors, stitching, and the majesty of the trees are awesome!! Anyone would be over the moon to get this card! Thank you SO much for sharing it with us at BettyBee's Buzz! Please come back and participate in our challenges often!! Happy creating!


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