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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Mistletoe and Bells {Scrapy Land #9}

Hi, Everyone! I made two "flat" cards! Yippee! (and I said it could not be done)

Welcome to my project for the 9th Scrapy Land Challenge!
and to new follower Karen

The Challenge is open until January 18. 
The theme is "ANYTHING GOES using any die manufacturer which Scrapy Land sells" (electronic die cuts do not qualify)Scrapy Land sells over 40 brands of dies, including overseas products, and most are at a great discount.
  plus free shipping over $45!

My cards feature the Impression Obsession Mistletoe and Bells die cut available at Scrapy Land.
Below, using gold glossy cardstock and accented with gold glitter:
A very simple flat card made with a distress panel and other die cuts and punches for interest:

Below is a triple panel version using old, old coordinating KandCompany designer papers.
This card will cost only one stamp to mail:
The gold glossy cardstock is so pretty, and looks great with the Sparkle N Sprinkle Celestial Glitter G1031 (another virginal product bites the dust! giggle)
I hope you have enjoyed my two flat cards! Now let's see what you come up with for the "ANYTHING GOES using any die manufacturer which Scrapy Land sellsChallenge!

Products Used:

Scrapy Land - Impression Obsession Mistletoe and Bells
Spellbinders Scalloped Oval - Small Petite S4-141
Spellbinders Oval - Small Petite S4-140
Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangles (LG) S4-142
Spellbinders Long Classic Scalloped Rect. (LG) Sr-143
Martha Stewart Holly Leaves PAP
KandCompany Papers (years old!)
Sparkle N Sprinkle Celestial Glitter G1031 (never before used - so pretty!)

Fun Challenges I'm playing in:

  1. Die Cut Divas (Jan 1) - Anything Goes with Die Cuts - P1 M (please see list of die cuts above)
  2. Crafty Catz Challenges #260 - Anything Goes - 1/7
  3. WagsnWhiskers Rubber Stamps Challenge #144 Merry Christmas 1/8
  4. Winter Wonderland (Jan 2) Favorite Color Combination - My favorite Christmas color combination is more traditional - red, green and gold. 1/8
  5. Clear It Out Stash -(Jan 6) Anything Goes (using old, old cardstock, and 2 old die sets) 1/13
  6. ABC Christmas -(Jan 7) Anything Christmas (1/20)
  7. Christmas Cards All Year (Jan) Anything Christmas P1 M
  8. Completely Christmas #1 Anything Christmas with NY resolution - my promise to myself is to keep the previous 4 years promises AND to have my Christmas cards completed by November. I've been afraid of saying this out loud in the past for fear of failure - so thank you, Sue, for making sure I have to do it now LOL 1/9
  9. Paper Take Weekly (Jan 6) Anything Goes 1/12
  10. Party Time Tuesdays #194 Anything Goes - 1st Tuesday

Stamping Hugs,


Paula said...

Hi Donna my friend, I really like both of these cards, but the card with the 3 panels is my favorite.::wink::wink::

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Donna, I love Mistletoe and Bells die you have used. The colours and your designs are beautiful.
hugs Sue xx

Olga said...

As always...Gorgeous!!!!

Lori Kobular said...

Donna ~ I absolutely LOVE your flat cards, they are beautiful! I love the glitter you added to the bells, great touch!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous 'flat' cards Donna! Love the festive papers and that bell die is fantastic! Traditional red and green is my fav for holiday cards! Love them! hugs and smiles :)

Donna said...

And who said flat cards can't be beautiful? This is just lovely especially the little distressing around the edges. Love this Donna.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two really beautiful FLAT creations sweetie.


Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous Donna. Really loving that little bell die. The distressing and the papers you've used give it a Victorian feel.

brenda said...

Like you I find one layer cards difficult unless they are inky ones, but both of these look great and lush rich colours on both.

B x

Shirley Chillman said...

Love, love these cards Donna but how can you do this to me ... CHRISTMAS CARDS ... no no no. I am sure I will freak if I have to make a Christmas card again before November this year lol. Beautiful sweets.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Anne Temple said...

These look amazing. Great paper choices and I love how you accented the bells with glitter - so creative!

Michelle N. said...

Lovely papers, great die cuts, and glitter-how could it not be perfect? Thanks for joining Die Cut Diva's Anything Goes challenge this month.

Lisa said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, Donna!! You did an amazing job adding beauty and details while keeping them flat!! I love those pretty bells accented with glitter!! They look fabulous!! Stunning cards!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Sue said...

Such pretty cards.

Hope you have hads a good day. Sue

jimlynn said...

Flat, beautiful, and very easy to mail now. Oh, and also STUNNING!!! Love them both! The bell die is so pretty and it looks perfect on your cards. Just gorgeous.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both are gorgeous, love the colours and the papers. The gold is very elegant. I hope you are doing well, take good care. Hugs, Shirleyxx

Mad Moose said...

Two lovely cards. Thanks for sharing them with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are just gorgeous, Donna! They may be flat but they're awesome! Love the fabulous die cuts and papers you used! Wishing you a wonderful day, my friend!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Those are fantastic! I love them and even though flat they are very majestic looking. Beautiful dies used too!

Stampsnob. said...

Kissy kissy beautiful card Donna Did you get under the mistletoe over the holiday????Lis

pam said...

Hi Donna, love your traditional colours
What a beautiful die, looks perfect on your oval shapes.
Fantastic flat cards for posting.
Hugs Pam x

Tammy said...

Beautiful cards and pretty die cuts! Love the papers, just gorgeous!

Leslie Miller said...

Well, first of all, I love the Mistletoe and Bells die -- so pretty! Now, gorgeous papers and layouts for your FLAT (yippee!) cards! They can be such a challenge, but these want for nothing. Love the distressing on the one card, and I always love a three panel layout. Don't know what it is about it, but they really appeal to me. The gold glitter on the gold bells is a beautiful touch!

nwilliams6 said...

I love the layers and textures and colors and it is terrific that they are flat and still look so fabulous. Hugz

Patricia Chalas said...

Pretty cards!!!

Linda said...

They are gorgeous, you are so talented.

Jean Bullock said...
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Jean Bullock said...

I love the card with the three panels. I want to make one like that. Well done. You flat out did it! Great job.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I struggle to do flat cards, Donna - always want to pop everything on foam dots LOL!!!! - but you have really done a great job with keeping these two cards flat!!!! I love the pretty mistletoe and bells die and with the added glitter it is even more stunning!!!! Love the idea of the three panels on the first card and the distressing on the other!!! So beautiful and festive, Donna!!!!

Karen said...

Donna, your cards are so beautiful! Flat cards are scary to make, but the elegance you achieved is quite spectacular! The Mistletoe and Bells die is stunning.. I especially love the shiny gold with the sparkly accents. :o) Gorgeous papers and beautiful designs for each. Lovely work, my new friend! I'm excited to see what you have for us next. :o) Have a wonderful day!

Hugs and blessings,

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Beautiful cards Donna. Love the vintage look and lovely papers.

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas card Donna, love the pretty dies. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again. Anet DTx

Jane Savage said...

How beautiful, Donna! Gorgeous papers and dies! xxx

NanaConnie said...

I love all the layers on your "flat" cards, Donna! Terrific paper choices on both of them and the "Bells" die is wonderful. I received anopther order of dies from Scrapy Land and plan to play with them this weekend. I'm sure I'll get something done for the challenge. :-D

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

deine Karten gefallen mir sehr gut. Die kleinen gestanzten Glöckchen gefallen mir sehr gut. Ach die Innenseite mit den gestanzten Ilexblättern sind wunderschön. Ich wünsche dir von Herzen alles Liebe und Gute für das neue Jahr. Fühl dich geknuddelt und herzlich gegrüßt von Silvi

Becky said...

You always make such beautiful cards, and your die collection makes me drool! Two beautiful winners!

maria's knutselplezier said...

I love your flat cards Donna, they are very beautiful , and very easy to send to somebody. When I started with my hobby about 4 years ago , I wanted to make scrapcards with flowers, they were very pretty, very expensive and impossible to get on there destination without damage, therefore I now make flat cards, or olmost flat cards all the time, and people like them more!!!


Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card, love the dies.
Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland.
Lorraine x

Teresa Kline said...

sweet cards, luv the papers and design....hope your weekend is FAB!

add a little glimmer to your life....sparkle & shine *~*

April said...

Your cards are beautiful! Yes, flat is hard to do and I have been trying to make mine flatter so I can mail them better. You did a great job! xo

crafty-stamper said...

two beautiful cards love the papers and distressing and even though flat the layering looks great
Carol x

NGCARDS said...

These are fantastic creations! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

MaryH said...

Yay for you having created a one stamp card, that is still so pretty & has such visual impact. I saw the die you used, and said "Why didn't I think to do something like this?". I have that die (NBUS) and you've shown it to tremendous impact on both cards. I really liked the scallop glitter frame around the diecut as you did this. TFS & Big hugs. Happy weekend. Off to see the earlier post that I missed.

Patricia St Martin said...

Fabulous Donna, this card is just amazing. I love what you did with the die cut. A triple panel card is so creative and the inside sentiment is just beautiful. I love all the layers of designer papers. The gold and a nice touch and really set off.
Hugs, Pat/♥

Arlene said...

Loved your versatility on using the bells. Delightful cards.

So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

Sue said...

How in the world did I miss this beauty. Love everything about this Christmas card, the bells, and your wonderful mix of papers and sparkle. First Christmas card for 2015....check and it's a beauty.


Monica said...

Your flat cards are BEAUTIFUL.

Hillary Harris said...

Very pretty! Love the colors and and sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

Raechelle Bellus said...

These cards are beautiful! I, too, struggle with flat, but your added details are perfect!

Helen said...

Awesome Christmas cards!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge! We hope you'll join us throughout the year!
Helen x

cotnob said...

Two gorgeous 'flat' cards Donna, fabulous die cut details and lovely traditional Christmas colours.


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