Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hearts Come Home (JustRite 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop #6)...

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I was so thrilled and honored when JustRite Stampers invited me to be a part of their 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop. They have put together an incredible line-up of designers who, over twelve Wednesdays until Thanksgiving, will showcase some of the most creative Christmas ideas and projects out there using the JRS Christmas Collection of stamps. This week features most of the Copic design team and Certification Instructors! Lucky me, I get to be a part of it this week, too,  and I wanted to make a special card.
I love it when an idea I have in my head turns out exactly as I envisioned. When I saw the images in the Christmas Nested Frames & Occasions set, I wondered to myself whether or not I could use them to create a cozy holiday scene. I pulled out the stamps, along with a couple other fab holiday sets, and got to work. Before I "spill the beans" on how I created this card, I just want to point out that the garland on the fireplace is actually one of the border images! I simply inked it in on three sides. I then drew the mantle and fireplace around it. I was tickled to see that one of the smallest of the nested sentiments (my favorite) was the perfect size to make for a pretty framed picture above the fireplace. When I was finished, I really did feel that hearts do come home for the holidays.

SPILLING THE BEANS
  1. Make card from card stock.
  2. Trim patterned paper and adhere.
  3. Trim gray card stock and adhere.
  4. Trim white card stock and score; adhere. Trim card stock strip and adhere.
  5. Stamp three sides of holly border on card stock and color. Draw mantle and fireplace. Fussy cut and adhere with foam tape.
  6. Stamp border and sentiment on white card stock, color and adhere with foam tape.
  7. Stamp mini tree and wreathe. Fussy cut and adhere.
  8. Stamp stockings and color. Fussy cut and adhere with foam tape/glue.
  9. Border punch black card stock. Trim and adhere with glue.
BEAN NOTES
  • Stamps: Christmas Nested Frames & Occasions, Old Fashioned Christmas, and From Our House (JustRite Stampers)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Pure Poppy Hybrid (Papertrey Ink)
  • Card Stock: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze (Stampin' Up!); Classic Solar White (Neenah)
  • Patterned Paper: Thrift Shop Collection (October Afternoon)
  • Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic); Glitter Pen (Sakura); Metallic Pens (Sakura)
HAPPY BEANS
I hope you enjoyed my JustRite hop project. Now, for more holiday inspiration, visit the lovely Jennie's blog and, if you hop off for a bit, just hop back on using the list of links below!
JustRite Inspiration Blog
Sharon Harnist
Debbie Olson
Kellie Fortin
Becca Feeken
Marianne Walker
Kathy Jones
Barb Schram
Lori Craig
Stephanie Kraft
Jenn Balcer
Angela Barkhouse
Sherrie Siemens
Sankari Wegman
Colleen Schaan
Regina Mangum
Jennie Black
Kazan Clark
Sally Lynn MacDonald
Michele Kovack

24 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

Oh my gosh is this card ever cool! I love all the images and detail! :)

Amy said...

Love, love, love your card! So fun to see all of the JustRite sets you used.

Jenn Balcer said...

wOWZA, is this ever adorable?!

distinctivetouches.com said...

This is sooooo cool! A ton of work in this beautiful card. Gorgeous scene!!!

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Awww I really like this great job Regina !!

Sherrie said...

What a fantastic little scene....love what you created and the colors are beautiful!

Ann Schach said...

Aw...super cute, Regina! I think that you are the Queen of Cute!

Mary Fish said...

Seriously clever. Hugs, M

Lori Craig said...

WoW! This is darling! You drew the mantle? Seriously? Love this, Regina.

Suzie said...

Oh my goodness, Regina, this is amazing. You are SO PROLIFIC! Do you design/stamp in your sleep? :D

Sharon Harnist said...

A-mazing, Regina -- WOW! I love this holiday scene you created -- every last detail is just perfect!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a warm and inviting scene, Regina! LOVE it!

Auntie Em said...

Love your fireplace card and the picket fence is so imaginative! Very festive!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Eva said...

Regina...you ARE AMAZING....I just love all your creations and this is one GORGEOUS designed card!

Luv 2 Create said...

Very clever Regina. Love the fireplace scene with the stockings hanging and all the detail. Just too cute!!!
Marcie

Sally Lynn MacDonald-inkyheart said...

I love your composition! What a cute card.

Monique said...

What a cute Holiday card.. So creative and inspirational :)

Creative Mish said...

Great card. It looks so warm and cozy. Love the stockings handing on the mantle.

Susan Mangum said...

This is such a lovely holiday scene--using the border as a garland is such a fantastic idea. Every detail is perfect!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

OMGosh - my jaw literally dropped when I saw this amazing creation!!! It's absolutely incredible Regina!!! The design, the detailing, the colouring - it's all amazing!!!!

Oma said...

Neat! Love the mantle you've created on this card!

Sankari W. said...

Regina, please please please can I grow up and be YOU!!!!
Girl this creation ROCKS!!! Do you ever sleep? HOW do you do it? What's your secret mojo power - cause I would LOVE a cup or 10 !!!! AMAZING!!!
You are my hero girlfriend!!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Carla Bazhenow said...

What an awesome card, I love the mantel and all those terrific details. Fabulous! Hugs,

Maria_G said...

Great card, very clever indeed even with the little grate at the bottom of fire place cheers M