Monday, November 22, 2010

A Warm & Cozy Christmas...

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Oh, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Okay, okay, it still isn't even Thanksgiving, but can't you feel the excitement? This week 2 Sketches 4 You's Laura came up with such a fabulous sketch, and the Simon Says Challenge is "Sparkle" -- what a perfect combination for some holiday fun! I used some adorable images from JustRite to create a little snowy scene for a sweet snowperson and stamped the pretty snowflakes in the background. A bit of felt for fluffy snowbanks and the "sparkle" of some twinkly gemstones make a row of cocoa-filled mugs that much more cozy! By the way, tune back in this Wednesday, November 24 for a JustRite Christmas Hop, when I'll be sharing a gift idea sure to light up your holidays. Thanks for stopping in today!

SPILLING THE BEANS
  1. Make card from cardstock.
  2. Emboss snowflakes on front panel.
  3. Trim pink cardstock. Tie ribbon and add button. Adhere.
  4. Trim patterned paper. Adhere.
  5. Stamp snowflakes and sentiment on cardstock. Trim and adhere.
  6. Trim felt and adhere.
  7. Stamp snowperson; color with markers. Adhere.
  8. Apply gemstones.
BEAN NOTES
  • Stamps: Sparky & Friends Cling (JustRite Stampers)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
  • Cardstock: Aqua Mist (PTI); Melon Mambo (Stampin' Up!); Solar White (Neenah)
  • Patterned Paper: Jolly By Golly (Cosmo Cricket)
  • Accents: White Felt (generic); Button (generic)
  • Fibers: Ecru Organza Ribbon (Kate's Paperie)
  • Templates: Snowflake Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft)
  • Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)
HAPPY BEANS
  • Accents: Tiny Twinkles (Taylored Expressions)


7 comments:

Pattie said...

So sweet and cute Regina - I love these colors and the little felt snowy hills!

Ann Schach said...

Awww! Your cards are always so sweet! I love the border with the cups!

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

This is sooooooooo cute. I love how you combined the cups with the snowman. So clever! It matches the sentiment perfectly.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh Regina, this is adorable. I love those cups too. Hugs,

Rica said...

Gorgeous card, love the cute snowman and the stunning colours.

So glad you could join us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Joannna Munster said...

Oh this is so adorable!!! I love how you used the felt and the cute cups too.

Susan Mangum said...

This is so Christmas-y and cute. Love how you used the row of mugs and the felt snow is perfect. Great job with the sketch!