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Nov 13, 2008

Season's Sweetings








Isn't that a cute sentiment and a cute image? I used my new Taylored Expressions stamps to make this card.
The image was stamped in Memento black and colored with Copic markers. I added some shimmer using my Spica glitter pens (clear and silver). The ornaments are Swarovski crystals (3 mm).
Again, the sketch I used is by Jen and you can check it out HERE.

After stamping this card I decided it was time to start Christmas shopping. I don't like to stress out at the last minute, so my hubby and I went and got a head start today (actually this is our 2nd trip, but who's counting?)! :) I am SO excited about the things I got them and can't wait for Christmas day! Nothing makes me happier than their smiling faces! It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside! :)
Jody Rules:
  • When adhering crystals, use a TINY dab of liquid glue (I use crystal effects) and if any squishes out, wipe it off with your paper piercer or something.
  • If after taping ribbon to the back of your card, it is bulky, attach your base mat to your card base with dimensional boosters to prevent the layer from pulling from the card base.
  • When using a repetitive patterned paper (like the one I used today), trim the piece you need deliberately, making sure to keep it symmetrical.
Stamps: TE stamps
Ink: Memento black
Paper: BG, PTI kraft, white, artichoke
Accessories: Heidi Swapp clear ghost shape star, silver brads, ric rac velvet May Arts ribbon, Janome sewing machine, Swarovski crystals, Copic markers, small oval punch, Spica glitter pens, black dimensional boosters
Have a wonderful day!

16 comments:

  1. Jody This card is so Cute. I think it has such a sweet looking card. Love the print you chose with the velvet zig zag ribbon.. I can't get over how the kraft paper looks like a leather when you stitch it like you did and the photography I guess. It just always looks like a soft leather. Tooo Cooool...Thanks for the Sweet Inspiration!

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  2. Colleen Kramer11/13/2008 7:18 AM

    A little piece of perfection! Thanks for more Jody rules...going to add those to my list!

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  3. This is such a cute card! I love the colors/papers, the crystals, the sewing, and the red velvet ric rac..just beautiful! I can't believe your shopping this early! You should at least wait for the day after Thanksgiving sales! LOL!

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  4. Very cute, I love all the crystals and the zigzag ribbon is a nice touch.

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  5. Loving these colours together! That ric rac is gorgeous!!! Aren't these images so fun to colour?!

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  6. This is so super cute!! Love those little cupcakes!!

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  7. This is so stinkin' adorable!! Love your *rules*!!

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  8. Crafty Math Chick11/13/2008 3:45 PM

    Soooooooo pretty... You are such an artist Jody.

    ~Meredith

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  9. Awwww, another super Christmas-y cupcake!! Love it and your paper choice!

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  10. Just Darling! Love the paper and that rickrack ribbon is fabulous.

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  11. Jody, I'm loving your Taylor Cuppy cards--fabulous details!

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  12. wow this is sooooooooooooooooo pretty! I love the vintage looking colors...which are my personal favorite :) Everything is done so beautifully!!!

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  13. Oh these Christmas greeting cards are so beautiful. The colors used are so nice and bold.

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  14. Totally adorable! Love the little ornaments and your sewing!

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  15. Another yummy cupcake! The velvet ric rac is scrumptious and I love the patterned paper you used!

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