Monday, January 9, 2012

Magazine Monday

With the head cold working it's way to where ever colds go, I'm back to creating again. I felt so good last night I didn't want to leave the Studio. I created today's card plus cut the base mats and stamped the images for 9 more. Yep 10 more Christmas cards for 2012 will be done by the end of today.

I was inspired with today's card from a member of our Christmas Card Challenge 2012 members. Colleen (Katchoo1 on SCS) showed us her January card using a layout she used back in 2006 in the spring issue of Take Ten. You can see her card HERE. Although I have several back issues of Stampington publications, this was one of only 2 back issues of Take Ten I have in the Studio and am glad it was. WOW!

This LO hits all the marks:

Here's the recipe:
5x6.5 card (I created mat dimensions for both standard card sizes)
DP scraps from DCWV Christmas 2010
SU Pacific Point CS
SU Pacific Point ink & water color crayon
SU Big On Christmas stamp
Black and Red Perma Marker
Blue snowflake (gift wrapping trim - Walmart)

5x6.5 card -
Base Mat - Cut 2- 5 1/8 x 1" + Cut 2- 3 5/8x1"
DP - Cut 2 - 5x7/8 + Cut 2- 3.5x 7.8"
Center Mat- Cut 1- 3 7/8x 2.5" (CS) + 1- 3 3/4x 2 7/8" (white)

4.25x5.5 card-
Base Mat- Cut 2- 4x1" + Cut 2- 2 5/8x1"
DP - Cut 2- 3 7/8x 7/8 + Cut 2- 2.5x7/8
Center Mat- Cut 1- 2 7/8x 1.5" + Cut 1- 2 3/4x 1 3/8

This card also fulfilled the January Challenge for the PBU thread at Splitcoast using the theme 'Let It Snow' direct our creativity.

My next plan is to pull out my scrap drawer, cut the DP strip sizes I need and then match with CS to make several cards for the All Occasion Challenge thread. I already see one in browns and earth tones with Noble Deer featured in the center for guy cards.

I hope your 2012 is off to a creative start!


  1. You are so on a roll with your Christmas cards for this year! I'm so proud & inspired by you....great card & I really like the layout! Awesome job Hun & TFS!!!

  2. sweet card Kelly... but then you know I love snowmen : )
    glad you are feeling good again...

    some times older things are classic, so why change them??

  3. Kelly, thanks for the idea for the Noble Deer stamp. Wish I didn't have to go to work today so I can play.
    aka grammatroll

  4. That's a great idea with the scraps. I love that stamp set. WTG on the challenge also.

  5. Oh Kelly I love it! Great colors!! I marked Colleen's too in Gotta Try that folder! LOL So are you making this the next avatar?