Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Friendship's Garden Challenge Blog: Anything Goes Christmas or New Year Theme Challenge!

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This week's challenge over at Friendship's Garden Challenge Blog is:  Anything Goes with a Christmas, New Year, or Winter theme!  For this challenge, I made a 6 x 6 card using patterned paper from Bo Bunny's Blitzen line.  I love the vintage-y feel of this paper.  I decided to try something different and incorporate blue and green in this card, using the patterned paper as inspiration.  Often, when I buy patterned paper, I try to find the exact match in cardstock while I'm in the store.  It's just so much easier to do it that way, even if I don't plan to use the patterned paper on a project right away.  I just store the cardstock with the patterned paper for later use.

I knew that I wanted a large vintage Santa image to use on this card, one that was more of a bust or headshot.  I found the perfect one HERE.  There were a variety of Santa images to choose from.  I added ribbon, twine, and a charm I got from Etsy.  The final touches were the sentiments.  The North Pole ticket sentiment came from an awesome site I recently discovered.  She has a lot of awesome free printable sets, including ticket sets!  Check out the site HERE.  I used the North Pole ticket from one of the Christmas ticket sets.  I also took one that said "Merry Christmas", but cut out just the words instead of using the entire ticket image.

As you can see, you can put a card together using printables for the image and sentiments -- and without paying for any of them!  Hope you enjoyed your visit today.  Don't forget to check out Challenge 6 over at Friendship's Garden Challenge Blog.  Have a great day!

19 comments:

  1. Wow... Gorgeous Card!!! I love the vintage Santa that you added to it!!! Have a wonderful rest of the week!!!

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  2. Hey Dena~
    Pretty vintage Santa card! love your bg paper's too.... Such a fab card....

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  3. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing the links to the websites. And your tip re: matching cardstock to patterned paper. I read that and thought, "Why didn't I think of that?!". Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Such pretty card! I love the vintage look! Great use of the charm! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  5. Gorgeous card! I love everything about it, and great use of my tickets! ♥ Thanks so much for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year!
    Hugs Linda aka Miss Cutiepie

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  6. Very cute card. Love the BB paper, Blitzen has to be one of the best.

    Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  7. Love love love the vintage Santa!!! Wish I could make such pretty cards!!

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  8. What a fantastic Santa! Love that image, it makes the perfect card!

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  9. Love the vintage Santa image! He's so jolly and happy. Awesome card!

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  10. What a pretty card! I have never thought of using a printable for one of my cards. Thanks for the ideas and for the links! :)

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  11. omigosh dena, that is so stinkin cute! and a printable! what the what!? lol, you've totally opened up a new thing in the world of card making for me!

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  12. Such a beautiful card. Love the vintage look and that paper.

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  13. Beautiful card Dena! I'm loving the vintage look!
    Merry Christmas!

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  14. thanks for the well wishes, dena! :) just dropping by to say HI! hope your christmas is going beautifully!

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  15. Nice card, I like such classic style without adding modern features, i remember new year in old style, it is my favourite way to celebrate it.

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  16. Wow, what a nice vintage christmas card. It is just so nice creation ^0^ Love it.

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  17. Fantastic Santa - I love these vintage images :)

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