Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday Card Week – Day 1 (BLOG CANDY!)


We've devoted an entire week to great ideas for handmade holiday cards. Even if you don't have time to make cards for everyone on your list, maybe you'll find time to create a few for special occasions or special people. Melissa Phillips who was on our design team last year designed these three shabby chic cards for us this season. Melissa's style tends to be layered, she uses multiple papers, colors, and patterns, often uses ribbons, embellishments, and layers of stamps. Check these out.



In this card, she's stamped the bells from PSA Vintage Snowman and Merry Christmas sentiment from PSA North Pole. She stamped "2" and "5" from PSA Archive Peel & Stick sets. 


There's so much going on in the next card – I'll just point out a few things. She's layered a doily, ribbon (both pink and white lattice), red gingham paper, a snowman embellishment, scalloped paper, star embellishment and button onto cardstock. She's stitched around the edge of the card, right into the cardstock, which is a beautiful detail and extra step. Melissa has stamped the candy cane from PSA North Pole in holiday red ink with her PSA Essentials stamper. There is so much going on in this card, so it's impressive that it's not busy.


More layers on this card. Melissa has stamped "JOY" from PSA Archive Peel & Stick, she's also stamped the holly around the "O" (a beautiful effect) from PSA Vintage Snowman. I love the Santa embellishment, it really brings such character to the card. This seems to be a new trend in card making – making a card look like a post card. She's added a postage stamp to the upper right corner. 

It's fun to see different styles of cards on our blog. Up tomorrow, you will see some clean and simple cards and later in the week, some whimsical ones!



BLOG CANDY ALERT!  Comment once per day all week long to win the Peel & Stick pack of your choice!   Each comment (5 entries maximum) will enter you to win!  Must be a follower or email subscriber to win.   Good Luck! Of all three, what's your favorite?



54 comments:

  1. Your cards turned out so pretty. love them
    marial302003@yahoo.com

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  2. What beautiful cards!! TFS :)
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
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  3. all great cards, but my favorite is the first one. i'm already a follower. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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  4. Such beautiful cards with so many pretty layers! Thanks for sharing!
    akwilliams76 at gmail dot com

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  5. I think I like the third one the best, although all three are beautiful! A follower!

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  6. All three are stunning, absolutely love the crinkle ribbon, so lovely, but #1 is my fav, it is just perfect and love the vintage look, tfs!!
    lotsa luv

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  7. Beautiful card! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  8. I just love the old fashioned Santa card. The whole feel is amazing.

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  9. These are so beautiful...love them

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  10. Beautiful cards but my fav is the third one.

    Hugs, Uta

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  11. beautiful cards! i like the first one best :)

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  12. love all three but the last one is my fave---who could resist that sweet santa face!

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  13. They all turned out great. My favorite was the 2nd one. I'm such a sucker for snowmen.

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  14. I love that Santa! so sweet! thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Each of them are wonderful in their own/different way. I can't choose. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. Oh I knew from the cards and the background that these were Melissa's, totally gorgeous!!

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  17. woohoo! Thank you for the chance to win! Fabulous cards - my favorite is the first one. Love the tags with the date on it!!!

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  18. These are beautiful! So much detail on each of them, amazing! Thanks so much!
    Lisa

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  19. How can one choose? They are all so gorgeous, but I do love the last one with Santa. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  20. Tough choice because I love them all, but I will chose the 1st card because I really like the deep, rich colors and the vintage style! Simply gorgeous! I am already a follower and email subscriber1

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  21. Each of these cards are amazing, There is no way I could choose a favorite one!
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  22. Gorgeous cards.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  23. They are all so cute. I love the papers you used, and the stamped images. Nice job.

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  24. These cards are so adorable! Love them!

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  25. Hi, Oh wow they are all beautiful i couldn't choose one l would have to say they are all stunning:) Sandra H

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  26. Lovely cards. My favorite is the JOY one! (I guess because my favorite guy is on it too!)

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  27. Well, all three cards are just awesome, but I think I like the wonderful color combination on the first one the best.

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  28. The first one is my favorite. They are all beautiful!

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  29. Wow! All 3 are so creative but my favorite is the first one.

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  30. WOW!! These cards are absolutely stunning!!

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  31. All three cards are gorgeous! Love the mail stamp on the first, and it's so elegant with all the layered papers. TFS!

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  32. Charo Munoz (charola99@gmail.com)
    Great cards Melissa! I love the combination of modern and vintage!

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  34. i like the second card best, although melissa is one of my favorite artist! i am an email follower!

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  35. All the three cards are artistically made and the designs are awesome.
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  36. All the cards are stunning, but third card really stands out.

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  37. These are all fabulous but I really like the second card because it's so cheerful and sweet. It just made me smile!

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  38. These are just gorgeous. really beautiful work.

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  39. Beautiful cards! Love the use of the stamps!
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  40. Beautiful cards! my fave is the 2nd card. I want have different colors for Christmas, not just red and green. Already a follower.

    Luanne
    myfootahead at gmail dot com
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  41. The cards are all wonderful and I love the layered look, my fav is number 1, love the greens and really all the neat things on this card. I am a follower.
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  42. Love all the layering of these cards. I think the first one is my favorite!

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  43. Love the vintage look of these. And my favorite is the first one. Love the tags - 25.

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  44. Oh Wow all of you cards are fantastic.... I think the first one is my most favorite of the bunch. Thanks for the chance to win. I've never used any of your products would be a good opportunity for me to try them as see how they are.... they look adorable.
    I'm a long time follower of your blog and I also subscribe to your post via email.
    Michelle
    mpetrovich23 AT yahoo dot com
    http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

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  45. love the archive! beautiful letters!

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  46. Also very beautiful cards, very inlike the clean and simple ones made days after. Like the special ribbon thet I can not remember the name of... the one that you can easily dye!

    La Vikinga

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  47. All these cards are stunning and Each of these cards are amazing.




    plastic cards
    plastic card printing

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