Saturday, July 19, 2014

Christmas in July and a new winner

Hi everyone!  I don't normally make Christmas cards other than in November and December (no, I do NOT work ahead!), but I was making some cards for my winter Paper Creations article which I can share here since the magazine closed down (sniff sniff).
So it's Christmas in July!
I used a stencil with this card and I really like how it turned out!
For the stencil effect, I used the Stars Five dies and placed a star shape (die #4) onto the stencil and inked around it in 2 different colors, first Red Hot then Moonlit Fog.  I used some washi tape and taped down both the stencil and my paper, just to make sure nothing moved.  See below picture.
 Here's how I made the puffy stars on the card.
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 I also want to announce a new winner for my Blog-a-versary Giveaway!  One of my previous winners was international and I wasn't able to send my package, so Random.org helped me chose another winner:

Martha M, Tiffin Ohio said:
"Congratulations!! 6 Years, Wow!! Thank you for such a great package of goodies!!"

Congrats Martha!  Please contact me at cardsbymichelle@hotmail.com and let me know your address info and I will mail the package off to you right away.  You have until Wednesday the 23rd to contact me.
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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!  Here is a detail picture.
Card Deets: 
Spellbinder dies: S4-092 Stars Five Nestabilities®

Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts, Christmas Antique Labels One set
Paper: Gina K Designs, White cardstock; Lawn Fawn, Peace Love Joy paper pad;
Ink: Gina K Designs, Red Hot, Black Onyx and Moonlit Fog

Embellishments - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Silver mirror cardstock and Clear Rhinestones; Tim Holtz Stripes stencil
Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares 
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
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7 comments:

  1. What? No Paper Creations anymore?!! That's terrible news, and why weren't any subscribers contacted I wonder? Hmmm, still had 2 issues left on mine.
    Love your card by the way!! The stars look awesome!

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  2. Love that card, the stencil looks wonderful. Sad to hear of Paper Creations, sad to keep hearing of places being forced to close because of the economy.

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  3. Michelle, the package just arrived, and I felt like it was Christmas! There were so many different things in that box. I kept going through it many times. Loved everything and can't wait to use the goodies. Thanks again for your generosity.

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  4. Beautiful card! Love the effect with the stencil!!!

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  5. Ok GF, this is awesome!!! I love that stencil and the way you made the star, brilliant!

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  6. I am in love with this card!! Must get that stencil and give this a go! TFS!

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