Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December "Sentiments" Blog Hop

Happy Wednesday, and Happy December!
A few weeks ago, Shannon from Shannons Sentiments invited me to be her guest designer for the month of December. Of course, I said yes! I love Shannon's images and sentiments, and was very excited to work with them.
To showcase Shannon's new releases, today, we are having a Sentiments Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Cindy Groh's blog. If you started here, you can return to the Sentiments Storefront to start the hop - you don't want to miss a thing! After you finish the hop, be sure to check out the store!
Shannon is offering a 20% discount that is good until December 8th.
The code for the special is: SSDEC2Special20.
Next up on the hop is Shannon Hawkins!
The set that I chose to work with is Shannon's new Ornaments images. I could not decide on one image, so I created an A2 card box, and four cards using several images in the set.
Here is the gift box, closed, with the cards tucked neatly inside...
I paper pieced and cut out a few ornaments, folded them in half, and adhered them to each other for a 3-D ornament. The edges were gold Stickled.

For this card, I stamped and heat embossed in white, some snowflakes and a sentiment. I used a Versamark Pen and also heat embossed the ornament with white. Next, I sponged with some blue chalk ink, and used a silver Spica Glitter Pen for details.

This ornament was colored with pencils and LOMS. The top section was a cuttlebug snowflake folder, and the ornament was embellished with black Stickles.

Red, gold, and green stickles were used to adorn these ornaments. The strip on the right is Martha Stewart tape on a roll.

This last card was colored with Spica blue and green glitter pens, and embellished with silver stickles. A gemstone was added to the center of each snowflake.

Here is the box with the lid off.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Please proceed to Shannon's blog!

Hugs and Blessings!

Patti J.



I'm first! Love, love this collection of cards! Don't think I could pick a favorite, they are all so beautiful! I must say I do like the first card. I love dimensional cards and the ornament could be flatten to mail and then pop up when opened. Thanks for such great ideas and here I thought I had decided on the Christmas card design to make for this year...sigh...

craftieodmae said...

I love all of these, the middle one is my favorite!!! Have a fantastic day!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards Patti and the box is fabulous!
Hugs xx

Jessie said...

Wonderful cards Patti!

Glittered Paws said...

I am so lucky - I got to see these IRL and they are just beautiful. Love the box with the 3-D ornament on top - love all the color combinations and the glitz is great.

Anonymous said...

Amazing cards!!!!! I love how you used these images....and the box too. You rock!!!!!

Dana said...

Patti!! These are amazing!! I think I am "borrowing" your canopy from the blue polka dot card! That looks amazing!! Great project and what a great gift!!

Dawnll said...

Wow Patti- each card is just so beautiful. You have out done yourself. Congrats on the guest appearance.

Danni said...

These are all so wonderful!!

Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous cards. You rocked these images.

Lynne in NI said...

Wow Patti, you've been busy! These are all fabulous, the little baubles are so pretty. Congrats on your GDT!

Maria Matter said...

Wowza Patti, these are amazing, gorgeous, creative and beautiful!!! well done!
I'm going to have to check out Shannon!!
Thanks for sharing!
Happy December!
hugs & blessings!

Stacy said...

A fellow Missourian, cool! And lovin' your music favorites!!! LOL, anyway, this is an amazing project! The box is just stunning, and the cards, wow! I could never pick a favorite! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog for the "Jesus is the Reason" blog hop! Good luck on the prizes, I wish everyone could win!

Iris said...

You got a lot of cards done! Love each and every one! Love your technique! Love love love it!

A Consuming Passion said...

OMGoodness Patti these are all beautiful projects!