Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Seriously. Everywhere you go. I love this time of year... the best time to get crafty. And, if you've got a Sam's Club within driving distance, you're in luck! Sam's Club? What? Stay with me, I'm actually going somewhere with this. This holiday season, Chatterbox has come out with a holiday crafting kit exclusive to Sam's Club! It's full of gorgeous goodies to get your Christmas craft on with. For more information on kit prices and contents, check out this entry on Melody's blog.

Now, for the good stuff! I've created several cute holiday cards from the goodies in my kit:


For the "Joy" card, I used one of the large cardstock die-cuts, a felt flower, one of the jeweled brads, a button and some patterned paper from the kit. I also added some ribbon from the "artsylicious" line. And, of course, I can't make cards without my trusty pop-dots and Stickles!


Another one of the cardstock die-cuts was used to make the "Happy Holidays" card. I cut out the bird from the wreath, and added some Garnet Stickles to the edges. Then, I added the bird back to the wreath on top of a felt flower, and some holly leaves that I traced (using the Doodle Genie from the kit) onto some patterned paper, cut out, and embellished with, yes, MORE Stickles! The wreath itself was also outlined in Lime Stickles, and "berried" with some red jeweled brads, and regular little red brads... all from the kit. Those cute little letter stickers... also part of the kit. Finally, everything was layered onto the card using various thicknesses of pop-dots, and the edges of the card were distressed with some "Old Paper" Tim Holtz distress ink.


The trees here are another cardstock die-cut (apparently, these are great for card-making... lol!) again, lined with Stickles. They are layered onto a piece of patterned paper and a strip of cardstock sticker borders has been added to the bottom. The little trees were finished off with some jewels on top. And, I added a little bow of ribbon from the kit along the spine of the card.


And, a bonus quickie project:


Some little gift tags all made by tracing various designs from the Doodle Genie onto patterned papers included in the kit. Each tag is finished off with assorted bits of embellishments from the kit, and with a To:/From: Stamp (part of a rolling stamp with several designs).

Hope you enjoyed the projects! Be sure to check out The Chatterblog for more inspiring projects using this exclusive kit.

And, be sure to check back here in the next couple of days for some Label Tulip sneaks... including our FIRST EVER project kit that I have nearly completed working with. I promise you will LOVE it! See you back here soon!

17 comments:

Callista said...

cute stuff Holly... once again thanks for the eye candy.

Melonie said...

Oh how I love when you get your Christmas craft on!!! Love the cards and so glad everyone is feeling better.

Mel G said...

Thanks for sharing the cards Holly!! So do you like own every color that Stickles makes? hehe. I love it!! Keep em coming girl!

Shirley said...

Yes, I too have started my shopping for Christmas & also have selected some of beautiful designs of Christmas cards at Vista Print.

Ginajam said...

Lovin all of your Christmas creations...gotta get over to Sam's now!!

laverneboese said...

Love the cards Holly!!!!! I can't believe Christmas is right around the corner. Sorry I failed to get a wooden tree for you. I've been waiting and waiting for my LSS to get them in and she still doesn't have them....grr...Can't wait to see your Label Tulip project!

Jocelyn said...

I love the CARDS! Wow, they are stunning! I have a Sam's close to us, so now I am going to have to run over and check it out! Have a great day!

Dana said...

oh these christmas cards are stunning.. it makes me want to dig out some nat king cole and start the christmas tunes up!!!

Anne-Marie said...

Gorgeous gorgeous cards, Holly! I don't know what else to say! LOL! Thanks for sharing! :)

Zoe said...

uggg!!!! christmas already!!!!!!!!!!!

euphoria said...

Geez, you are so crafty Ms. Craft Diva! Love the cards!

Jill Deiling said...

your new cards and tags are so cute! I looove the christmas season too! I will definitely have to check for the holiday line next time im in sams!

Boriquaz said...

Great cards, I've missed scrapbooking. Maybe i'll do some tonight (cross fingers). Have a great Holiday season since i've been so MIA it's hard to keep up with everyone!

Beth Perry said...

SIMPLY GORGEOUS!!

Michelle said...

How did you outline with stickles so perfectly? Mine wouldn't look like a nice line like that.

Gigi said...

ok...seriously you should be getting a kick back from stickles b/c i'm SO buying some now thanks to you :)

happy holidays! lol!!

oxoxo

g

~just me said...

cute christmas cards chickie! i was just telling a co-worker about your cute cards the other day!
~k