Friday, 21 September 2012

Hoppin' for the Holidays...


Hey!

TGI Friday! Today is super exciting on here on the blogeroo as I'm totally honoured to be a part of a special Paper Crafts blog hop to celebrate the release of the special issue: Holiday Cards & More Vol.7!


I'm lucky to have a few projects published in this special issue and I'm pinching myself to be hopping with some awesome talent - here's the list should you get lost:

1.       Chan Vuong
2.       Angeline Yong Jeet Leen
3.       Heather Campbell
4.       Kalyn Kepner
5.       Lorena Cantó Lavería
6.       Cristina Kowalczyk
7.       Amy Wanford (that's me!)
8.       Vanessa Menhorn
9.       Latisha Yoast
10.   Jocelyn Olson
11.   Meredith MacRitchie
12.   Clare Prezzia

So you should have hopped across here from the simply amazing Cristina Kowalczyk. If you haven't, then be sure to start here for the chance to win some amazing goodies!   
For this hop, we were challenged to use the free digital sentiments available as part of the special issue here. Did you know that Paper Crafts always has a fab collection of free, digital art perfect for your paper crafting? (Click on an issue and scroll down to check them out)  Well the freebies with this special issue are holiday themed of course; so I got a head start on my Christmas cards (now that's a first for Aimes the procrastinator!)

Merry Christmas

This card was easy peasy to create, required no Christmas themed products, (apart from the free image) and features a design that would be great for mass production. It simply involves printing the digital sentiment, stamping two leaves from Papertrey Ink's Modern Basics, adding a touch of bling and mounting on to a card base. Super simple, super quick, super flat for postage! *wink*

Tip: if you daren't put card through your printer when it comes to using digital elements, simply print on paper and adhere that paper to a sheet of cardstock for extra stability.

So my first, official card of the season is finished with a design I'll probably reproduce a few times over when I leave my cards to the last possible postal deadline *wink*

Paper Crafts have been super kinda and have given you the chance to win a copy of this special issue. Simply leave a comment on this blog post by Tuesday 25th September 11:59 MDT and I'll randomly select a winner!

Thanks so much for hopping along here today! The next hop is over to my fellow European peep, Vanessa Menhorn so what are you waiting for?!

Catch ya later!







Card Deets
{Merry Christmas}
Stamps: Modern Basics (Papertrey Ink)/Digital Sentiment Stamp from Paper Crafts
Ink: Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, White, Simply Charteuse (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Clear Gems (Stash)/Promarker to colour bling (Letraset)


106 comments:

Lynn said...

Got my issue last night and was oohing and aahing over your gorgeous creations Aimes...and today's is no exception!

Die Cut Lady said...

I need to do some practicing with my printer. This is so cool!

Kelly Jean said...

Really really love your card. It's simple and oh-so-sweet!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Lee said...

Very pretty card! I love the little bling on it!

Elise C. said...

Wow, that does look so easy to mass produce! I really like the leaves and holly that you added!

Diane said...

Your card is so simply but so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa Draper said...

I love the simplicity and the fact that it doesn't require a whole lot of effort!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

lovely Christmas card, very festive

krAm said...

Great classic card. Totally undertand that you will make more of them:-)

Kasha said...

I love the colors!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Gorgeous!

Heather Maria said...

Wonderful CAS card! I love that the sentiment takes centre stage and the way you added the leaves and bling!

~amy~ said...

You are one busy chickie...this is awesome...love the panels and the fun font.

Sandy said...

Oh, I love the simplicity of your card. Its so clean and neat. Just y style. I love the touch of bling to the sentiment as well.

Renee said...

Classic and elegant! Love the tiny red gems!!

Beastybunny said...

Love this card! Simple and clean. I love cards with the sentiment as the focal point!

Virginia L. said...

PERFECTION!! Love this classy design!

Perrie said...

This is a wonderful holiday card!!!

me35 said...

hi Aimes - cute card ! thanks for the opportunity!

Margaret C

Tracey McNeely said...

I love this card, thanks for the inspiration!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

So stunning, Aimes. Love the colours & that beautiful sentiment!

pamela said...

So simple, yet so striking!

Jingle said...

I love this! Classic and fabulous!

paperella said...

Well, I have to say that Aimes the procrastinator outdid herself with her first card of the Season. This is BRILLIANT!!!
xoxo

Diana N. said...

Lovely card!

maria f. said...

I'm all for ease and mailability! You're a woman after my own heart. Love the bling touch to spice it up.

Chunyuan said...

love the modern basic paired with the sentiment.

Tina said...

This is so pretty and I love how simple it was!!

Lynda said...

Wow Amy! Sweet and simple...great example of a easy card to mass-make!!

Judy said...

What a simple yet elegant card for the holidays. I love the different approaches everyone uses. Thanks for sharing.

Keri said...

Ooh, fabulous! Love the font. Great card! :)

janet33234 said...

love love love it! Beautiful card, simple, to the point and very very pretty.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Will try the card through the printer and keep my fingers crossed. Loved your elegant card.

Katherine said...

What a great way to use regular cardstock (instead of Christmas specific) to make a great card.

carpediem said...

love your card! laura j

marylouh said...

Very pretty card and so fast and easy. It would be a good card when you keep procrastinating. thanks for the idea.

cjgusloff57 said...

A very nice card! This would be easy and great for mass producing of Christmas cards. Thanks!

Agata said...

Wow! Wonderful idea! It's so lovely!

Sandi said...

love the simplicity

Kailash said...

Simple yet beautiful, love the font!!

Lindsey said...

This is a perfect card for making in multiples! Gorgeous.

Dana said...

Awesome card!! Perfect to mass produce!!

karenelr said...

Great clean and simple card--sometimes I think I make all of my cards more difficult than they have to be! Thanks for sharing!

karenelr said...

I think I posted my comment on the wrong post--I love your CAS card--I need to remember to apply this principle more often so my cards don't take so long! Thanks for sharing!

Carla said...

Thanks for sharing your great card!

Carla from Utah

Ange said...

Beautiful! Love the holy at the tip of the letter font. So cute.

Lillian Child said...

SO simple and SO elegant!!!

Pam said...

Fabulous card! Love the CAS design. Beautiful.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love the CAS design of this card with the sentiment as the sole focus! Perfect touch of bling too!
Thanks!
Lisa

DebbieC. said...

Gorgeous card...simple but very elegant.

Cat Craig said...

So sweet, that holly on he BIG sentiment. Love it!

Mom to Deanna said...

I have to copy this! So, so cute!

bzyPTmom said...

Love your cool font card--and using the printer makes it easy and quick to create! Thanks for sharing!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the simple and clean design.

Cheryl B. said...

Simple yet elegant. And great for last minute mass production!

Marie B. said...

That does look super easy to do and do lots of! Great card! :)

Amy Kolling said...

I'm just venturing into digi and it's fun!! Love that this is mass producible!

Joan Figueroa-Jiménez said...

Great card!! Love how you used that sentiment. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win. Hugs, Joan

Amanda Coleman said...

I just adore the extra large sentiment and how it takes center stage on the card!

Dana Nelson said...

Love your signature CAS style!!

Kim H said...

love this cas card, elegant. thank you for sharing.

Sue D said...

Love the simplicity!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Betty said...

Love your card! Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

Lovely simplicity!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Great design that is EZPZ reproducible for procrastinators like me. Mahalo for sharing.

Susan S. said...

This card is simple and lovely. I like it a lot!

Helen F. said...

Thanks for the CAS card idea! This is fabulous and makes mass producing seem easy :)

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, Amy, this is PERFECT!!! I love what you did with the sentiment, and what a beautiful card!!

(and remember to take me out of the draw!! I just wanted to be sure and tell you how beautiful your card is!)

justasiam said...

I love the sheer elegance and simplicity of this card.

Kris in Alaska said...

I totally love this CAS card!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Perfect! A touch of bling is just lovely for this card!

Barb said...

this is stunning! i love the cas design...really allows that gorgeous sentiment to shine :)

Patty Chalas said...

your card is very cute! TFS

calamity jane said...

Amy this is the perfect card for me!! Simple yet elegant!!! I really like the "simple" part!!

jklswife said...

Very lovely---crisp and clean lines with the flourish of script!

bjmartin said...

Lovely card - I like the way you jazzed up the digital sentiment!

Donna G. said...

What a great looking card. And easy to make too!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Ohhh I love this font. Great card.

Emily Leiphart said...

It's so awesome to see you on this hop, Amy! I love this perfect CAS card.

Lisa Norstrom said...

Very sleek looking card and super simple - thanks, now I can make cards for everyone in no time and make it look like I spent all day. (Leaves time for baking and all of the other details)!

Sherry Butcher said...

Very neat and clean - with the words popping off the card. TFS

Katie said...

Beautiful card, love how you incorporated the stamped element! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Indy said...

Great CAS card...not sure if I am ready to begin the holiday card making yet!

Mary Mac said...

Simple but beautiful.

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a cute card!

coco said...

Lovely & elegant... as always!

Cindy H. said...

This card says it all!

teresa said...

This card is so pretty !

Ruth S said...

Lovely design - I like to mix up some CAS ideas with more 'fancy' ones in my Christmas makes, so this idea really appeals! A perfect touch of blong to finish it off ;)
Rx

Denise Bryant said...

Simple but effective! Love the bit of bling!
DeniseB

Barbara said...

Great card and "simply" perfect! I love the idea that you created it without using a single Christmas stamp!

tape said...

What a stylish card!

Karen said...

Oooh! Love the simple elegance of this card!

Karen said...

just a sweet card....great cas...

Amy McCue said...

So clean and simple! very elegant.

hopefulcrafter said...

I love your card, simple yet elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Amber S said...

I love this card. It is just simple enought o mass produce but still has the wow factor!

Jen W. said...

Awesome use of Modern Basics! Those little leaves compliment the sentiment perfectly!

Katie said...

I LOVE your card, simple but very elegant!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful! Love your card.

Chan said...

Ooh, love your CAS card, Aimes! It's gorgeous! The three gems are the perfect finishing touch, too!

DJ said...

Perfect example of a CAS card. The bling is a nice touch.

Isha said...

Superb CAS card. Love it!!!

Sandy Lewis said...

Lovely and elegant card!

Geri said...

...easy peasy is just what I need. Clever idea, amazing results. Thanks for sharing :)

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