Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas at Home...

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I haven't had a chance to play with a Mojo Monday sketch in a couple weeks, and it's so nice to get back into the groove of a terrific sketch. For my card today, I had an itch to make a nesting bird, and I used the latest fun color combination from the Pals Paper Arts Challenge and decided to create a non-traditional Christmas card.

SPILLING THE BEANS
  1. Make card from cardstock.
  2. Trim patterned paper and adhere.
  3. Stamp sentiment on cardstock. Emboss with folder, double mat and adhere.
  4. Punch circle, mat to punched scallop. Thread ribbon, tie bow, and adhere.
  5. Die-cut bird/wing. Adhere.
  6. Punch branches and adhere in layers to form next.
  7. Apply stickles.
BEAN NOTES
  • Stamps: Seasons of Love (Waltzing Mouse Stamps)
  • Cardstock: Early Expresso, Very Vanilla, Pear Pizazz (Stampin' Up!); Petunia Textured (Bazzil)
  • Ink: Early Espresso Classic Dye (SU!)
  • Patterned Paper: Jolly Holiday (SU!)
  • Tools: Scallop Circle and Circle Punches (EK Success)
  • Accents: Espresso Pearls (Kaiser); Fruit Punch Stickles (Ranger Ink)
  • Fibers: Hibiscus Burst Satin Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)
  • Template: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft)
HAPPY BEANS
  • Tools: Pine Branch Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts)
  • Dies: Birds & Blossoms Sizzlet (Sizzix)


34 comments:

ANewYear said...

Oh my this is a lovely card!! I really like how your created the nest.

Mary J said...

Gorgeous Regina!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Super Cute I love the bird in the wreath nest!

Tanya said...

This is adorable, love the little bird

Cathee said...

I love the holly bows you made for the nest. What great detail!

Сузана Илић said...

Lovely card.
Suzana

Pattie said...

This is beautiful Regina! I love the embossing and the colors! What a sweet little nest!

Tiya-B said...

wow, what a stunning entry, great colors, background the bird image with nest.

Kathy Martin said...

Very pretty card! :)

Christine Blain said...

Regina, this is gorgeous! I (like many other commenters!) love the little nest you've created for the bird. Love the use of pink ribbon. All round a beautiful card.

perennial-mommy said...

This card is precious! I love your punches and embossing. TFS!

Linda Callahan said...

Absolutely fantastic - love the bird in the nest!

Sara I. said...

Saw your card entered for the current Mojo Monday challenge and just wanted to tell you how fabulous this card is - everything is gorgeous: your nest, the ribbon, the sentiment!

Pam~ said...

Lovin' this non-traditional Christmas card! What a great idea on your bird nest...birdie cute! I like the DSP you used and didn't realize it was Jolly Holly. I have that already ... yeah!

Mrs. Miles said...

This is simply BEAUTIFUL - so nice to see pinks and greens instead of reds and greens, my eyes getting a little bah humbug of all the reds and greens, including my own!

The foliage is soooo pretty.

Thanks for sharing

~ Barb

Stampin' Diva said...

Beautiful card!! Love how the bird is just nestled. Thanks for playing along with us at Pals Paper Arts!!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Regina! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts! You made the challenge look so easy!

lotte chew said...

wow..!! this is so beautiful!!

Mary Fish said...

so clever to pop the bird in a "nest." love your interpretation of the mojo challenge. hugs, m

Mary Jo said...

Regina this is a beautiful card.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just fabulous! Love that little punched nest! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Angie said...

What a beautiful card, Regina! The second I saw it, I knew you would be picked as a PPA winner! Your layout was gorgeous and the nest you created was fantastic!

Ann Schach said...

Congrats on your PPA win!

Carla Bazhenow said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love that wreath and that bird, how sweet. Hugs,

Mary Fish said...

The sweet bird and nest deserved all this attention. Congrats on being a PPA Pick! Hugs, Mary

Melissa said...

THis is gorgeous, I love your card TFS!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

This card is so cute with the bird nesting in the circle. Very pretty!

Ruth said...

This is sooo pretty! and professional looking! Ruth x

Rose said...

Congrats on being a PPA Pick this week, girlie!! ;)

hugs,
Rose

bristowmom said...

What a beautiful card!

My Creative Side said...

I love it!!!! TFS!

Lori Pilla said...

Beautiful card! Gotta love that fruit punch stickles.

Marisa said...

Love the "nest" you made for the bird! Congrats on your Verve win :)

Debbie Carriere said...

I absolutely love that nest! Fantastic job - Congrats on the Mojo win :)