Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Christmas with Creative Charms sparkle!

Happy Tuesday!  Today it is my turn to post on the Creative Charms blog.  Please stop over to the Creative Charms blog HERE to see my post and leave a comment - I have another little giveaway for someone who comments here or on the Creative Charms blog (leave a comment in both places to double your chances).

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The giveaway winner from my last Creative Charms post is Diane (well that's an easy name to remember!)

Please send me an email at capadiadesigns@gmail.com with your mailing information.  I'll be sending you this set of Vintage Velvet Poppies.

Let's get back to today's card.   Here you can see the pieces of the design.  The red card base is Martha Stewart card stock and the card size is 5 x 7 inches.

The next layer is cut at 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches and the cardstock is from the Christmas Combo Stack by DCWV.  Since this layer will be hidden by the top layer, I cut out the center to make the card a bit lighter (and I can use the section I cut out for another card - very thrifty!).

The next layer is an American Crafts pearlized cardstock with a nice texture and fabulous sheen cut at 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches.

The tree is cut in two shades of green Core'dinations cardstock.  I cut this tree on my Silhouette SD using the Make the Cut software.  I generally use the Silhouette Studio software to design and cut but I own lots of Lettering Delights files that are quicker to use through the Make the Cut software.

This particular set of files is a freebie for Make the Cut customers of Lettering Delights. Lettering Delights has developed a wide range of cutting files and recently partnered with Make the Cut to allow users to access their Lettering Delights files directly through Make the Cut.

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After I assembled the two layers of the tree, I added lots of gems to make it sparkle.  I used Gradient Gem Stickers, a red Vintage Jewel and some stars from the Seasonal Sparkles Stickers - Winter Words & Bling.  These were all in the July Kit of the Month.

 I used some American Crafts foam circles to raise the tree from the surface of the card.  I used quite a few foam circles due to the size and weight of the tree.

The little present under the tree is from the Christmas Multi-Dimensional Twinkle Stickers.  The entire back is sticky.  I needed to add a couple of foam dots to keep it level with the tree trunk.

This side view shows how it all fits together. 

The "Happy Holidays" sticker is stuck to a gold sparkle netting "yo-yo" that I made from some netting I bought at Hobby Lobby when I visited my sister in Wisconsin.  We don't have Hobby Lobby in my area and I enjoyed the chance to visit (even though there weren't any super sales that week).  If you don't know how to make a "yo-yo," please let me know in a comment and I will do a tutorial sometime soon.

I used a large, dimensional glue dot to stick the "yo-yo" and the sentiment sticker to the card front.  The glue dot raises the sentiment a bit higher than the Christmas tree.

Here is the card with everything but the last finishing touch - three snowflakes from the Seasonal Sparkles Stickers - Winter Words & Bling.

These snowflakes balance the card and add even more sparkle!

The card is very shiny and sparkly - difficult to photograph but fun to see in good lighting.  Whenever you move the card just a bit the light catches on all of the bling.  I used more embellishments on this card than I usually do and I really like the end result - I hope  you do too.

Creative Charms has many items on sale this month - be sure to check out the site HERE for some great deals!

Yesterday was our last birthday celebration for the month - here is our younger son and his "watermelon cake" - it was very tasty!  His hair is back to "normal" - at least for now...

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  1. Great card. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Fabulous card! Love all the bling! I really like that tree. Happy Birthday to your son!

  3. Love this card. I own a Wishblade which is similar to your cutter. Love the little package. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I use to same the same thing about my sons hair.
    I have SCAL and have not used it. I need to learn how to use SVG files.
    I love your card. Very pretty!

  5. I love everything about this card! Also love that watermelon cake. Great idea :)TFS!

  6. I love the bling! Sure makes cards pop! TFS


  7. Nice card. Love all the sprakly. TFS

  8. I like the card a lot. Nice job. Have a great day.

  9. Beautiful card!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Love the card and all the bling. Cake looks yummy, too.

  11. I just received my first shipment of Creative Charms! Shame on you! LOL! You are such an enabler! I'm hooked now!
    MCF's Mimi

  12. Love the card and I thank you for sharing the instructions:-)
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  13. Your card is beautiful, I can't wait for Christmas! Luv it, Luv it! I am going to LD to get that tree!

  14. Great, elegant card, Diane. Thanks for the great directions. Have a wonderful day!

  15. Wow so much bling Diane, not like you but I love it. The tree is stunning and so is the yo yo. A watermelon cake, how fun is that. We don't have a Hobby Lobby either and after visiting the one in San Antonio I'd love to have one here. What is that net called? I orderd several from them just recently but not that color.

  16. Pretty card...love all the embellishments. We're supposed to be getting a Hobby Lobby here in the Sacramento area; I'm so excited. I went to one in Kansas City and really enjoyed myself!

  17. Beautiful card. Love the papers you chose and your use of tulle. TFS

  18. You always make nice cards, Diane, but this one is exceptional!

  19. Love, love, love your card! Thanks for sharing your ideas and talents with us.

    scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

  20. I love all the sparkly bling details and the traditional Christmas colors are the best! TFS!!!

  21. Very pretty Christmas card--I like the pearlized paper too.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  22. Like I said on the Creative Charms blog... who needs electric Christmas lights when you have all that sparkle and bling! Love that card!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  23. Another terrific card. I don't know which I admire more - your creativity or the fantastic tutorials. I have no idea how to make a yo yo and look forward to learning. Thanks so much.

  24. What a pretty card...I love bling!

  25. So beautiful! I love it!

    rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

  26. I am a subscriber & LOVE your blog - it's my handsdown favorite!
    Very pretty card. I really like the sparkly backing on that gift sticker!

    Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com


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