Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Card Making Day!

And to celebrate, I decided to...surprise!.... make some cards!! What else was I supposed to do??
There is a challenge on Betsy Veldman's blog to find a card in Card Creations Vol.8, and re-create it with a holiday theme.

 I got out my issue and randomly opened it. Oops, it was opened to a page where there already were Holiday cards! After trying again, I opened it to page 8 and 9. I picked a Betsy card! An All Occasion card called Cherry Pocket Smile.
I used a Papertrey vintage cream cardstock with some CUTE paper from the Tinsel collection from Memorybox. I stamped an old Hero Arts ornament on some extra cream cardstock. (I had never used this stamp as it was still in the wrapper. The date on it was 2003!) Then I cut it out and covered it with some Glossy Accents. The Celebrate stamp is from Papertrey and I didn't have any chipboard so I cut a piece from a box in my pantry. I glued the paper to it, cut it with a corner chomper and sanded the edges. I sewed the 2 papers to make the pocket and added  my ornament when it was dry.

Then I flipped the issue open again! This time it landed on pages 128 and 129. I picked a cute Valentine's Day card from Jessica Witty. She used hearts as her focal points and I used trees! I added some sewing to my card and instead of buttons I used bitty star shaped brads. The paper I used was from K& Co and the stamps are from Hero Arts. (again, this one is dated 2002! ) The stamp had 3 trees so I stamped it twice, colored with Copics and cut them out. Then I only inked up the sentiment part of it and put that on the bottom of the card.

These were both so much fun to make! Thank you Betsy for another great challenge!


  1. Two great cards, and I LOVE how you selected each one...great idea!!!

  2. Both cards are so adorable! I especially LOVE the second card! The color combi is just so "merry and bright" ;) Thanks so much for visiting my blog, btw!<3

  3. Wow, these are both so fabulous!!! Creative!!!

  4. What a great take on this challenge - your first card is so much fun! Love the big glossy ornament - and the second has such fun layering - the stitching is fantastic!

  5. both are great, but i really love the second card!

  6. Hi Colleen! These are both fabulous! How fun that you randomly ended up with one of my cards. :-) I love your take on it! And your second card is just FUN! I really like how you did the stitching...that card by Jess always catches my eye when I flip through this issue!

    Thanks for playing along!
    Paper Crafts Go-to Gal
    Betsy Veldman