Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Christmas Card Hop With May Arts!

Hello and welcome to the May Arts Handmade Christmas Card Hop!!  I'm so happy to have you here in my little corner of blogland :-)

You should have come here via Rhea Weigand's fab blog.  If not, hop on back to May Arts to start at the beginning (and don't forget to comment for a chance to win TWO spools of ribbon from our Christmas Section).

Okay, now on with the show!!

My card was mega-inspired by the quilted tree skirts of holidays past...

I absolutely love the blocked look of a simple, quilted fabric creation---not to mention the fun, homespun feel that applique or topstitching adds.  So, after piecing together some patterned paper, I gave this card a little stitch!!

In silver, of course.

How lovely are those free-form stitched stars???  LOVE!

But, the total star of this show is the yummy silk ribbon bow.  I rigged myself up a bow jig and whipped up a lovely bow to grace the front.  I adore the 1.5 inch Metallic Star Ribbon Banner Ribbon and had to snip off a single star to add a touch more sparkle---'cuz what's a Christmas card without sparkle?!!?

I think the silver sets off this slightly non-traditional Christmas palette, no?

May Arts supplies used:

Other supplies used:
Teresa Collins 6 inch Noel paper pad
Recollections black cardstock
Recollections sticker alphas
Aleene's tacky glue

Ok, guys---that's it for me!!  Now, hop on over to our next stop on this hop and see what Mallika Kejriwal has in store.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

You Rock.


Today, I have a fun tutorial (with a video!) over on the May Arts blog.

Here's a sneaky peek...  

Sooo, if you wanna see how this rockin' card came together, hop on over and check it out!!

Thanks for stoppin' by!!