Monday, August 1, 2011

Christmas Cards All Year Round - DT Card #1

Can you believe it's August 1, 2011???  Only 4 months left to get your Christmas cards all done and what better way to get motived than playing in Christmas card challenges.  I know it sure gets me going because I don't have to figure out what I'm going to do, it's all right there to pick and choose.

The challenge this month at Christmas Cards All Year Round gives you so many wonderful options of things to choose to put on your card that the possibilities are endless:
Chipboard
Hand Stitching
Ribbon
Inking
Stamping
Textured paper (embossed is good)
Metal embellishments
Alphabet stickers or rub-ons for the sentiment
Stripes
Pick 4 items from the above list for each card you plan to make, of course you can use more if you like and embellish until your hearts content. For me too much is never enough......

Card Deets:
  • My first attempt at a tent card and I loved making it
  • DP is from Meg's Garden in Australia and the stripped paper on the inside I made by using CM Cranberry, strips of Score Tape and red glitter
  • The image is from Whimsy Stamps titled "Trimming the Tree" and colored with Copics. It was cut out so it could be used as an ornament and hung a with silver chain (metal)
  • The sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs, printed out and added to thin chipboard then cut again and enhanced with Copics
EDITED:  I've been asked about a tutorial for the tent card and I sincerely apologize for not putting it here to begin with  http://justmagnolia.blogspot.com/2010/03/special-monthly-challenge-tent-card.html

If you can get five cards made in August and post them via the CCAYR Mr. Linky you will be eligible to win the monthly prize.  They can all be the same as long as you submit a picture showing all five cards or you can submit them one at a time and number each one when  you post it.  If life gets in the way, as it sometimes does, at least you'll still be a card ahead of the game even if you don't get all 5 done.  Best part, you can also play in other challenges and submit that card for 1 out of 5.  I'm so looking forward to seeing some of  your wonderful creations at CCAYR and hope you will join us.  I'll be back next Monday and each Monday in August with another card to share, but if  you can't wait, three are posted on the CCAYR blog right now.  Be sure you stop by to see what wonderful creations have been made by my DT sisters.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I sure hope you have the time to leave me a comment so I'll be sure and stop by to visit and see what's new with you.
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)

24 comments:

Chrissy said...

Hi! Carol...love your tent fold card,gorgeous image,and that bow is beautiful.Five cards eh!!!
Well, just might give it a bash..I'll try anyway.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Cheryl said...

oh this is brilliant hun,love that image and those papers are gorgeous,time does creep up on us hun,gosh must not get behind this year,was really bad last year hugs cheryl xxx

Georgei said...

very pretty card Carol
like alot that image that is very cute and the color of the paper is so so pretty
OK christmas card well we will see
I am on vacation this week do not know if I will have time
and thank you for your nice comment on my blog you are so sweet
Have a good day
HUGS

clare said...

that is fab and love that great big bow. i'm looking forward to seeing what everyone creates this month. x

Ciska said...

Great card! I'd never heard of a tent card before, but the result is really beautiful! Love the ribbon!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

nope. cannot believe it's august! my granddaughter will be starting kindergarten in 3 wks - first time school for her. how excited she is too.

before ya know xmas will be here too and look.... you've got a head start on your cards! this one is gorgeous. i love the scalloped cut out and that ribbon! very festive.

thank you so much carol, for your kind words. believe me, i DO feel your hugs and i'm hugging you right back.

:)

Olga said...

I love the Christmas card!!!! You are so creative and clever!!!

Ciska said...

Hi Carol, I'd love the tent fold card tutorial, thanks! :)

The Other Patti Sue said...

Wowzers,Wowzers, Wowzers... SOOOOO pretty!

Pat said...

Beautiful Christmas card Carol, and super tent card, not tried one of these yet but love yours.

Pat xx

Sassy Scrapper said...

Hi ya honey, Your tent card is just delightful. Such a sweet image. A true inspiration I havn't tried a tend card..YET. But, I have started on my Christmas cards. There were so many challenges with the theme Christmas in July that I just had to join.
Hugs Bonnie

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous card Carol - love the tent design and the beautiful traditional colour scheme. I really must try and make an early start this year - the weeks fly past so quickly and before we know it, Santa will be here!!
Hope all is well with you and yours my friend - hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Patti P. said...

Hey there Carol, love your card. I have never done a tent card, need to check that out. Love your handmade dp, just perfect as a bg and the ornament you've created is lovely, cute image. I am trying to get some Christmas cards made ahead, will try and check out the challenge site. Hope you are well,
Patti

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card Carol!! I just love that Whimsy image illustrated by Crissy!! Great dp you created!! Beautiful design!
hugs,
Chris

Angelica said...

Fantastic take on the tent card, beautiful christmas card Carol. Regarding your question on my bird-day card, yes I did cut the grass with the cricut, both the grass and bird images are from the same cartridge. Have a wonderful week.

otomys said...

Beautiful card, Carol. Wow, the bow, image and DP are fabulous. I haven't tried a tend card. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. Have a wonderful week.
Amelia x

*Vicki* said...

Oh wowzer Carol!!! Just gorgeous details here!! LOVE your tent card and thanks for sharing the link too!! What a darling image that is and yummy design!! :) Enjoy the week friend!

Michele said...

This is such a gorgeous. I love the colours you've used and the image also. Hugs Michele x

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Wow I so love this card!! I shall be getting on with all those Christmas cards shortly!! going to check out that Tut..
Hugs
Tamara

Eulanda said...

Hey!!! You did such a fabulous job on this xmas card. I love seeing them when it's not Christmas time. hee hee And don't ya just luv those tent cards?!! They're so easy to end up with something different. Very very pretty papers and burgundy and gold - my FAVORITE xmas color combo! Hugs!

Chelsea said...

Hi Carol, such a cute card you have made. I need to start on my Christmas card as well...only 4 months left? Oh my...time flies.

Hugs and Love.

Fotf said...

Hi Carol, sorry for the delay in stopping by and saying hi. Cute Card and i look forward to seeing your others. Great to get ahead of the game before the bedlam kicks in :)

Tracey said...

Another beautiful Christmas card Carol & a great design :)
I love visiting your blog your creations are always an inspiration.
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Sue W said...

Fabulous!