Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Crafty Creations Challenges: Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Crafty Creations Blog Hop and Two-Week Challenge! You should be arriving here from Jaime's blog. If this is your first stop you can always start by going to Claire's blog.
The two week challenge is: A Card or Gift of Gratitude or Thanks. I decided to make one of each: a tag for a hostess gift as well as a card. First, the tag:

This was partly inspired by a bottle of wine friends brought to our house the other evening. It had a promotional tag on it, and I noticed the paper loop hanger at the top. I usually make a tag that ties on with ribbon, but thought it would be fun to try this style. Is this sentiment not perfect for the gift of a festive libation?
And my card:

Green glitter embossing tinsel is hard to beat for Christmas, and I thought it was perfect for this stylized tree. (As always, the shine shows up much better in real life, as does the lettering in the sentiment. Photography's funny that way, sometimes. )
Thanks for stopping by! Remember to enter Crafty Creations two-week challenge for your chance to win one of the many sponsored prizes! Your next stop on the hop is Donelda's blog. If you happen to get lost along the way, come on back here or head over to Crafty Creations for the complete order list.  
1. Claire
2. Deena 
3. Bernie 
4. Dawn 
6. Kaos 
7. Rudlis 
8. Jenni 
9. Donna 
10. Peggy 
11. Jaime 
12. Lindsey 
13. Donelda 
14. Kathleen

Supplies: (tag) manila file folder, white & Stampin' Up real red & old olive cardstock, Amuse Studio wreath stamp, Unity/Jillibean Soup Christmas Eve Chowder stamps, Hero Arts Get Merry! stamp, Brilliance coffee bean ink, Stampin' Up old olive & real red inks, clear & clear glitter embossing powders, Spellbinders nestabilities circle dies, Sizzix holly embossing folder, icicle Stickles, red Liquid Pearls, Fiskars glue dots, pop-dot tape; (card) Stampin' Up very vanilla cardstock, Unity November Kit of the Month (All Seasons) stamps, Versamark ink, Ranger green embossing tinsel, Marvy corner-rounding punch, pop-dot tape
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marilynprestonn said...

How cool you made your cards again Lindsey. Love that trio of trees and the one so very cas also standing alone, but oh so pretty! :)Peggyxo

lindyloo said...

beautiful work hugs lindyloo x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! LOVE that tag for the hostess! LOVE the embossing and the trio of trees! FAB card too! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

Meg said...

Green glitter embossing tinsel?!?! Talk about getting merry!

Two fabulous cards-I love the folk art-y tree, but modernized with the glitter, and I love your clever wine tag. I did notice there was not an available wine bottle to put in the picture...seems like someone may have been getting merry a bit early! ;)

Angela said...

I just read all your posts for December so far -- you've been a busy blogger! I love your inspiration cards, your banner bday card for Virginia, your mischievous elf ;) and all the rest!

Now go find that wine bottle! It's merry time!

Donelda said...

I really like how you used both red and green as mattes on your tag! and that sparkly green ep is awesome!! great cas card!

Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

Such a great tag and sentiment for a bottle/gift! Love the card too Lindsey! Merry Christmas!

Claire Phillips said...

Brill projects and indeed a perfect sentiment! Happy Christmas and wishes for a wonderful New Year love Claire x

Anonymous said...

Lindsey, Lindsey, Linds... super tag and super cas card. I adore them both!!!

catherine said...

So elegant and stylish just lovely. Merry christmas x catherine

Melanie said...

Lovely Creations... and perfect for Christmas,
Have a Merry Christmas!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the bottle tag. Would like to know details as to how you cut the tag to make it fit the bottle (I do not have a bottle tag to look at to know what is needed to make it hang on properly). Like the banner piece added to tag. Not sure if I'm late for the blog hop & will be entering a thank you card tomorrow 12/27.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Emily Leiphart said...

What a gorgeous tag and card set! I love how the wine tag doesn't have the entire hole cut out. The green glittery embossing is fabulous, of course, and totally makes the card!

rudlis said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words. Happy New Year!

krcmasterpiece said...

I see why your on the DT-your work is awesome! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy New Year from

mila said...

Lindsey, I appreciate grateful to show technical cards with beautiful and you're right it is very difficult to photograph the glows as well as demonstrate our feelings, but were beautiful your card and tag, congratulations!
Happy new year and is full of peace, love and prosperity!
Fondly, Mila Cris Creations.

Helen said...

Beautiful - really elegaant!
Helen x

Seafield Jo said...

These are both lovely. Jo x

Jenn Zeeb said...

Loved both of your cards, the first one really inspired me. I want to try the bottle tag, great idea.