Friday, August 17, 2012

Soooo in a Christmas frame of mind!


                 


I always hate it when I think the retailers are pushing the seasons in too fast and I know we are not even close to Christmas yet and I know that I have been posting lots of Christmas cards, but I just had to make these cards, lol! Hope you will all forgive me .....

I wanted to enter the challenge this week at Joan's Gardens . Her criteria intrigued me as I am not sure that I have made an all white card or if I have I don't remember it. Here are the requested items:


  • Make a Christmas Card
  • Use all white 
  • Use something from nature (deer, bear, bird etc)
  • Use glitter or stickles


I used Papertrey Ink products from the paper to the dies and the stamped sentiment inside which are part of their "In the Meadow" sets. Love the clean way the dies cut. I also used 3 different embossing folders. the one I used on the tree is actually a full embossed tree in itself, I simply slipped my die cut tree into the folder where I wanted it to be and ran it through the Bigshot. The swiss dot and divine swirls where used for the background and my snow. I used mica glitter on the swirls to create my snow. I just love the deer in this set. I added some white pearls from Want2Scrap where we all picked up some bling on our last shopping trip.

Now to my second holiday card, I am showing you another of the beautiful sets that Laurie released this month at Doodle Pantry featuring this gorgeous color French Horn. This is a previously released set which she brought back in color form for August along with a card kit, if you have not seen those yet.....please check out this month's releases which you can find here .



This is a great card to mass produce using whatever background paper you desire as there are several color variations in this set. I used some of my fave retired SU papers along with cherry cobbler and black card stock. Choose your favorite die and layer for a quick card.


I used the same die to cut my sentiment (which comes in the new "Holly Stag" set and one that I want to use soon) and a black layer....call it done.

There are still specials going on at Doodle Pantry and our challenge is still going on at the DP Challenge Blog until the 24th of August, so be sure and take a look.

I may just have my cards ready this year, wouldn't that be great!!

Hope you will come back soon to visit.
Thanks for stopping by!




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19 comments:

Theresa said...

Great card....love the all white design. Beautiful!!

Patti J said...

Wowza, girl! What a gorgeous Christmas card you have created for Joan's challenge. Oh. My. Goodness! Love everything about it. Your Doodle Pantry card is beautiful as well. I saw that digi, and thought it was SO pretty! Well done on both projects, my friend!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Your cards are fabulous Patti and I LOVE what you did with the white-on-white ... amazing scene you have created! Well done!
Darlene
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Betty Benton said...

This white Christmas card just knocks me out!! So much beautiful texture -- it is absolutely stunning!

Glenda Atkins said...

Your white Christmas card is stunning Patti and the French Horn card is so lovely. Two very wonderful creations!

Olga said...

well you aced Joan's for sure, it's gorgeous!!! Love the second one too!! Have a good weekend!

Meggymay said...

Both cards are beauties, I think the white on white is stunning, love the embossing.
Yvonne x

Elizabeth Hart said...

Wow - beautiful holiday cards and that white one is gorgeous.

Gail said...

I like your idea for Joan's challenge - I could not THINK of what to do - but did a few - I really like your idea however!

Mihaela said...

Gorgeous card!!!

Linda Anderson said...

Oh my goodness Patti, these two cards are absolutely stunning!! Now you've got me in a Christmas frame of mind!!! It's never too early to start those holiday cards, that's for sure.

Linda

Mrs. Swandog said...

Oh my gosh...your card is beautiful!

Selma said...

This is a gorgeous all white Christmas card. I love the placement of the deer. Thanks for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

Joan Fricker said...

Patti, wow!!! I love your card with all the demension and elegance. Great job!

Thanks so much for joining us at Joans Gardens for our weekly challege.
Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Rita said...

Absolutely Stunning Patti. All the textures make for a beautiful card. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Colleen said...

Patti,
OMGosh! Your white on white is beautiful, love the deer. You and Mary Anne, really did get into this one. Love the second one too!

Lyse said...

I LOVE your Christmas trees and the way you've placed the deers in the snow, it's gorgiousss.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I adore both your cards. I saw the Joan's challenge, but just didn't have the time to join in. Yours is stunning! I also love the french horn card. I was glad to have made many Christmas cards in July for a design team I was on, for it wasn't long that the season was upon us and I was short of time. Thank heavens for the cards I did in July and August.

Holly Young said...

oh my goodness, I am drooling over that white card! I so love how you've used texture and pop ups for dimension!!!! so gorgeous!