Friday, December 24, 2010

Friends with Flair and Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone!  I have a couple cards to share today for Unity's Friends with Flair blog hop.  There is a master list of all the 50 designers participating in the FWF this week, so take a lookie at the Unity Blog for links to everyone playing today.

Both of my cards use Karen's Sweet Sunday sketch #97.  I made the card and then realized that I took a bit of liberty with her "snowflake" and turned it into an image panel -oops!  Anyway, first up is a Christmas card using one of the Unity Co-branded sets with Cosmo Cricket, Mitten Weather Icons.  The lightly dotted/snowflake background on the circle panel is from Bright and Merry Wishes.  I used the matching pattern paper by Cosmo, Mitten Weather, I mean how could I NOT?  The border was made by using Martha Stewart Stars border punch and the rhinestone flourish is from Zva Creative.
Next I have a birthday card.  One of my good stamping friends and fellow Verve Diva, Shannan has her birthday on Christmas!  We all get caught up in the hustle bustle of Christmas and forget there are lots of people with birthdays on Christmas too.  Happy birthday Shannan, this card is on it's way!

My card uses 2 Ippity stamp sets, the sentiment is from Party Hat Wishes and the flowers are from You Deserve (which is currently on sale).  The pattern paper is from Basic Grey, Marjolaine and the branches are from a Martha Stewart punch.
Thanks for stopping by and have a very Merry Christmas!!

Card Deets:
Stamps: Mitten Weather Icons and Bright and Merry Wishes (Unity Stamp Co.),
Paper:
Cream, Ridinghood Red, Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather PP
Ink: Black, wild wasabi, sahara sand
Accessories: baker's twine (Stamp Simply Ribbon store), Stars border punch by Martha Stewart, copic markers, circle nesties, 


Card Deets:
Stamps: Party Hat Wishes and You Deserve (Ippity)
Paper:
White, chocolate chip and Basic Grey Marjolaine  PP 
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: baker's twine (Stamp Simply Ribbon store), branch punch by Martha Stewart, Scallop edge border punch (SU!), copic markers, circle nesties, flowers from craft supply, hat pins from craft supply



P.S.  I still haven't heard from some of the winners from my giveaway.  I know things are crazy with the holidays, so you still have a couple days to get back to me!  Congrats to all 6 winners!



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24 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS cards, Michelle!! After seeing Basic Grey Marjolaine in action.....I NEED IT!!

    Merry Christmas, my friend!

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  2. Beautiful cards! Love how you used the sketch. Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.

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  3. Super cute Christmas cards!! Merry Christmas!

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  4. These are absolutely gorgeous!! Love them both!

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  5. I love how you made 2 stunning cards with one sketch :) Ah, that gorgeous paper!!! Shannan is sure to love her special card :) Have a very Merry Christmas, dear friend...talk to you soon :)

    hugs and Christmas cheer,
    Moe

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  6. I really like your take on the sketch! So fun to do a different sized card and you rocked it!

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  7. Michelle, these are beautiful and I love that sketch!

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  8. Love the cards!! Merry Christmas!

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  9. Beautiful cards! Love the sketch and your lovely embellies. Merry Christmas!

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  10. Love how different the two cards look using the same sketch. Lovely as always. Christmas (((hugs)))!!

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  11. Both cards are great takes on that sketch! Cool.

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  12. Just gorgeous! You really rocked the sketch! Merry Christmas!

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  13. Absolutely wonderful cards!


    Merry Christmas!
    lisa a.

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  14. Hey there, girly!! Great sketch!! Love using pretty paper!! The peppermint popcorn bark turned out great!! Made 2 batches!!

    have a great weekend!!

    Squirrellyshirley

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  15. I love your christmas cards how petty it looks! Merry Christmas!

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  16. both your cards are beautiful -love this layout very effective.
    BTW- if the orizes aren't claimed I'll gladly give them a home.LOL
    Merry Christmas

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  17. Both Beautiful cards and love the sketch desigm.
    Thank U 4 Sharing
    ColleenB.

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  18. LOVE these Michelle!! They are both fabulous, but I'm lovin' those flowers and the little pearly stamen things (whatever the heck they are?) on the 2nd one!!

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  19. lovely cards. nice use of pattern papers. stamping sue

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  20. Love your cards, the shape is unique and fun! and your PP combinations are great!
    I just looked down below at your clean stamping area and WOW! do I have some big time ENVY! Love it!

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