9/21/2012

Paper Crafts Magazine Presents: Holiday Cards & More 12 Blogs of Christmas

Welcome to another blog hop presented by Paper Crafts Magazine! Today, we are celebrating the new, most popular special issue Holiday Cards & More (Vol. 7) with inspiring Christmas cards on blogs of 12 designers. We all used the sentiments that are available to download for free here. And you will get the chance to win wonderful prizes along the hop! For your chance to win this fabulous issue...

Willkommen zu einem weiteren Bloghop präsentiert vom Paper Crafts Magazin! Heute feiern wir die neue, sehr beliebte Spezialausgabe Holiday Cards & More (Vol. 7) mit inspirierenden Weihnachtskarten auf den Blogs von 12 Designern. Wir haben alle die Sprüche verwendet, die man hier kostenlos herunterladen kann. Und Ihr habt die Chance, wundervolle Preise bei diesem Bloghop zu gewinnen! Um eine Chance auf dieses tolle Magazin zu haben...



...leave a comment on my post before Tuesday, September 25th 12 pm. And on the others' posts, too! But now, let's look at my card:

...hinterlasst einen Kommentar auf diesem Post vor Dienstag, 25. September, Mitternacht. Und auf denen der Anderen! Aber jetzt lasst uns mal meine Karte ansehen:






Mailable is my motto for christmas. One year, I made pretty cards with lots of embellishments. A button here, a button there and some lace and big bows and then? I wasn't able to send them all. It was just too expensive to send big and bulky envelopes to everybody. So now I try to create cards that are flat. And not too heavy. This one is at the limit. But I wanted it to be very pretty for you :) Sewing these little banners is so much fun. I just die-cut small pieces from patterned paper (Echo Park's Very Merry Christmas collection) and sewed them together. Easy. The sentiment is printed directly onto the card base. I changed the color of the sentiment in Photoshop first.
So, this was my contribution for today. I hope it inspired you! Time to hop on to the next designer. You will find the list below. And be sure to stop by the Paper Crafts Connection blog! Thanks for visiting and good luck!

Verschickbar ist mein Motto an Weihnachten. In einem Jahr hatte ich mal hübsche Karten mit vielen Verzierungen gemacht. Ein Knopf hier, ein Knopf da und ein wenig Spitze, eine dicke Schleife und dann? Ich konnte sie nicht alle verschicken. Es war einfach zu teuer, dicke, ausladende Umschläge an alle zu schicken. Also versuche ich jetzt Karten zu machen, die flach sind. Und nicht zuu schwer. Die hier ist an der Grenze. Aber ich wollte sie extra hübsch für Euch machen :)
Diese kleinen Banner zu nähen macht mir viel Spass. Ich habe einfach kleine Teilchen aus Designpapier ausgeschnitten (Echo Parks Very Merry Christmas Linie) und sie dann zusammengenäht. Einfach. Der Spruch ist direkt auf die Karte gedruckt. Ich hab vorher die Farbe in Photoshop verändert.
So, das war mein Beitrag für heute. Ich hoffe ich hab Euch inspiriert! Zeit zum nächsten Designer zu hüpfen. Ihr findet die Liste unten. Und hüpft auch zum Paper Crafts Connections blog! Danke fürs Besuchen und viel Glück!


1.       Chan Vuong
2.       Angeline Yong Jeet Leen
3.       Heather Campbell
4.       Kalyn Kepner
5.       Lorena Cantó Lavería
6.       Cristina Kowalczyk
7.       Amy Wanford
9.       Latisha Yoast
10.   Jocelyn Olson
12.   Clare Prezzia

supplies/Material:
patterned paper/Designpapier: Echo Park Paper
dies/Stanzen: Sizzix
sentiment/Spruch: Paper Crafts
cardstock/Papier: PTI
rhinestones/Steinchen: MME

95 comments:

Die Cut Lady said...

Oh so clever! I like it when people think outside the box. Wonderful card!

Kelly Jean said...

Ohmygosh that banner! I am so in love with this card!

Lee said...

Your card is very inspiring! I love that sweet banner and I am going to try and sew a little banner up too! thanks!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Elise C. said...

Wow, your banner is so cute! :)

Diane said...

Love your card and your banner. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa Draper said...

Very cute! I would worry about the banner getting bent in the mail.

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

I totally agree flat cards are much better and they also don't run the risk off getting destroyed by the post office! Love the banner you have sewed to your card, fabulous!

Kasha said...

Super cute garland!

krAm said...

I love your version of the christmas greeting card:-)

Heather Maria said...

Wow what a fabulous card, Vanessa! Your banners look amazing - love the mix of pps and your embellishing!

~amy~ said...

i.love.it.
You know how much I love patterned paper and with all that white space too...how perfect is this magnificent card?! LOVE.

Sandy said...

I love all the layering you have here for your banner. Very nice!

Renee said...

Wow, gorgeous little banner and love the sequins!!!!

Beastybunny said...

What a lovely card! I love the colorful garland. Fantastic!

Virginia L. said...

This is so beautiful and so mail-able!! Love love the design Vanessa! VERY happy to see your name on the hop! You do amazing work (as always)!

me35 said...

I LOVE the garland on this - so pretty !

Thanks for the opportunity !

Margaret C

Tracey McNeely said...

That banner is so cool!

Mary said...

Wow! What a fun, whimsical feel to your card--I love the creativity shown!! Thanks so much!!

fishydesign said...

Super adorable garland!

Jingle said...

Your garland is so much fun!

Diana N. said...

I love the banner made of traditional Christmas shapes and traditional banner shapes! Love that it's flat enough to mail too!

maria f. said...

What a great bunch of gals on this hop. Love the garland. And the sequins - been seeing more of them pop up all over. Perfect for the holidays.

Tina said...

I love how pretty this card is, and the sentiment is perfect for this card! :)

Lynda said...

Love the garland and the mailability, Vanessa! Great card!!

Judy said...

What a cute idea, putting a banner on your card. Very original. Thanks for sharing a sweet card.

Keri said...

Cute banner! Great layout.

janet33234 said...

Love it. Very cute banner. Great idea very original. Thanks for the inspiration.

Beatrice Lawson said...

So gorgeous! Love the banner!

Katherine said...

I really love the idea of creating the banner and attaching to the card. Lovely! (I've also learned my lesson about thick, ultra embellished holiday cards!)

carpediem said...

time to get my sewing machine out! love the garland! laura j

marylouh said...

I haven't tried sewing on paper yet. This would be a fun project to try sewing. You could make a long streamer and just keep cutting off what you need for each card. You don't have to do a lot of individual decorating. Great idea. Thanks.

cjgusloff57 said...

Cute and interesting card. I did wonder about the mailing part of it. I too have learned my lesson on bulky embellishments.

cjgusloff57 said...

Cute and interesting card. I did wonder about the mailing part of it. I too have learned my lesson on bulky embellishments.

Sandi said...

cute idea!

Agata said...

So lovely! Great idea of sewing this banner!

Kailash said...

Cool design with the banner, love it!!

Lindsey said...

This is beautiful! I love the stitched banners with the sequins.

Dana said...

Lovely card!! Love the banner!!

karenelr said...

Beautiful images and paper choices! Thanks for sharing!

Carla said...

Nice flow to the die cuts you used on this cute card.

Carla from Utah

Ange said...

What a fun idea. Love that garland!

Lillian Child said...

Love the wonton randomness - creates such interest!!

Pam said...

This is fabulous! Love that banner.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love this card! I love how it looks like a Christmas banner flowing across your card! THanks!
Lisa

Cat Craig said...

Your card is a celebration!😀

Mom to Deanna said...

So cute and simple!

bzyPTmom said...

Great card and banner--love it! I agree with "flat" for mailing--I've had that trouble too!

Marie B. said...

That banner is stinkin' cute! :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Good idea to create a flat card for mailing. Love the stitched look.

Joan Figueroa-Jiménez said...

Great garland!! Love how you incorporated the sentiment in the card. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win. Hugs, Joan

Amanda Coleman said...

That is the coolest garland I have ever seen! So much texture!

Bethany said...

Wonderful card! What a great idea!

Kim H said...

Fun card, love th stitching on all the banner pieces, well done. thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Scull said...

just love your stitched banner! so fun! :)

Dawn said...

fabulous Vanessa. Congrats on making it into the mag. Great card

Sue D said...

Very pretty with the banner!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Victorianrose said...

Inspiring, love the colors and use of pennants!

Betty said...

Love your card! That banner is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

Fun technique with garland, it would be pretty easy to do a whole bunch of these!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Excellent card that meets mailing budgets and looks tally time consuming. Mahalo for sharing.

Helen F. said...

This is just about the prettiest banner card I've seen, Vanessa! Great job, TFS!

m said...

Love your card! This is so festive!

justasiam said...

This card looks like a lot of fun to make and would be a good way to use our little scraps too!

Kris in Alaska said...

What a fun card! Love the two rounded corners too!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

I know that feeling when you cant post a gorgeous card you've made for someone. Your banner card is perfect!

Barb said...

so whimsical! i love the muted reds and greens...and that sentiment!

Patty Chalas said...

Clever idea!!! love those tree.... Wao! TFS

calamity jane said...

Super cute!! Love the idea of garland of little die-cuts. Thanks for sharing!!

jklswife said...

Wow---your decorations look like the are flowing in the breeze

Aimes said...

Awesome use of DP, Vanessa!
It's been a pleasure to be a part of this fantastic hop with you!
Hugs!
Aimes
x

bjmartin said...

I love the banner! Just the right amount of bling too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Donna G. said...

What a pretty Christmas card!

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

I love that banner.. so adorable.

Emily Leiphart said...

Awesome card, Vanessa! I absolutely adore how you punched and stitched your banners from all those lovely shapes.

Sherry Butcher said...

great idea here. I only do a few cards to mail that I embelish because I send lots of cards to Operation Write Home and postage is a big concern. TFS you very useful idea!

Katie said...

Love your garland with the cutouts and the sequins. Great card! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Mary Mac said...

This one is so much fun. Love it.

Мария Доричева Maria Doricheva said...

Vanessa! Love your card and your fresh style. It is very inspiring!

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a cute card!

Cindy H. said...

Oh, what a darling idea!

teresa said...

That banner is awesome !

Denise Bryant said...

Very fun card! I love the stitching, the sequins and bling, and all those cute shapes! Love it! Easy to mail also... that's a big plus!
DeniseB

Barbara said...

This is such a great card! Absolutely loove it!

tape said...

And very pretty it is, love it!

Karen said...

I agree with you that mailable is the way to go! Made that mistake myself once and they were sent back. Ha! Great card!

Amy McCue said...

I love the banner!

hopefulcrafter said...

I love how you brought the banner around again and not just leaving it in a straight line. Great card. Thanks for sharing.

Amber S said...

Very cute banner!

Jen W. said...

Love love love your banner! It's so fun and the sequins are the perfect touch!

Lindsey said...

Your banner is so fun...love it. Great card!

DJ said...

Cards that can be mailed are a priority for me too. I love the banners you made - very festive!

Isha said...

Superb card Vanessa. Love the stitched Banner :) TFS

Sandy Lewis said...

I love your little banner - it's SO cute! Great idea and wonderful card.

Geri said...

Love the stitching! Such a practical solution for the perfect card to mail :)