Monday, February 25, 2013

10 months to Christmas Blog Hop

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Happy Monday! Did you know that today is the 25th? That means only 10 more months until Christmas. Are you counting down yet?  I am so honored to be asked to be a Guest Designer for this month's blog hop my friend, Heather, does each month with our Countdown to Christmas.  The theme for February's hop is to use Red, White and One other color. Now I have to admit. One of the cards I made had an additional color sneak in there and I didn't even realize it until it was time to get this post set up. So please forgive me. I'm the new girl. :)
 Here's my first card:

  • A2 size card 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Background "snow" paper from Recollections "Bright and Basic" 180 stack. 
  • Washi tape used instead of ribbon
    • Present p. 43 cut @ 4"
    • Green present embossed using "Kassie's Brocade" Cuttlebug folder
    • Ribbon embossed using "Swiss Dots" Cuttlebug folder and then inked with Studio G white ink
    • Tag on present from Stampin Up Window Punch and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink
  • Cardz TV Stamps:
    • "Tiny Tidings" stamp set used for tag sentiment and inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Present adhered with foam tape for dimension
Here's my second card:
  • A2 size card 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Background cloud paper from my friend, Sharon. I have no idea the name of it.
  • I hand cut the bottom for the snowy ground at an angle and inked around the edges with Colorbox Sky Blue ink
  • The snowflakes and village houses are all stickers from the Echo Park "Jolly & Bright" Collection pack. (I love Echo Park and their Collection Packs.)
  • Cardz TV Stamps:
    • "Tiny Tidings" stamp set used for tag sentiment and inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Thanks for stopping by today! I'm last on the hop list, so I really appreciate you hopping all the way through and stopping by and leaving me a comment. Have a fabulous weekend! :) Janis

P.S.  If you want to go back and visit the hop list again, here's the other ladies on the hop with me:


  1. Great cards....great use of different elements....and who cares if there is a little blue....I didn't see blue did you? Love your talent, girl!

  2. Both cards are adorable. My fav is the second one.

    Have a great day.
    Hugs Nana
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  3. Great cards Janis, love the big present on he first and the second one is great. Don't worry about sneaking another colour :). I added a touch of another colour on my second card too :) hopefully no one will notice...
    Glad you could join our hop.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  4. Great cards Janis. Love the way you embossed your present. Your second card makes me want to go home for Christmas this year. Cute houses and great scenery. ~Tami

  5. Great cards. And blue....what blue??? I also added a sneak of blue on one of my cards ~ a cardinal needs to have a sky. Thank you so much for being our guest designer this month. Big hugs!!!

  6. Beautiful cards Janis! I didn't notice an extra colour...hehehe :) Love the present and the embossing you did on it and the second card's sentiment is just so warm and fuzzy and I am sure touches lots of people. Was great that you could join our hop this month :)


  7. Janis; We were so happy to have you this month as our Guest Designer and your cards are wonderful! I only saw 3 colours on both cards, isnt blue a nuetral LOL. Love the embossing on the present and loved the scene you set on the second.

    Thanks so much for joining our little hop!

  8. Super cute cards! Thanks for joining us this month!

  9. These are both sweet cards love how bright they are for xmas :)
    hugs Nikki

  10. Great cards Janis! Thanks for joining us this month with our blog hop!

  11. Both cards are wonderful!!!I LOVE the present one,Is that where my christmas gift is going to be in?...LOL
    Have a wonderful day,

  12. 10 month till Christmas..10 months till Disney Word!!!! Great cute cards

  13. Great cards :) thank you for joining us this month. its never to soon to start on your Christmas card stash.