Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Christmas Cards (times three!)


I've been spending a bit more time on Pinterest lately and and have been getting inspired by different cards and tried a couple of new recipes. (We won't talk about the fact that I'm not really a great cook).  So, back to crafting.  This month's Verve Diva Dare Challenge is to be inspired by another blogger.  I decided to look through Laurie Schmidlin's cards and was inspired by this gorgeous treat bags here.  My card above used the polka dot paper in place of the notebook paper on her card and I used a similar label along with a touch of glitter.  I made my card a bit more CAS, but I hope you can see the inspiration!

Since I was on a Christmas kick, I decided to continue to be inspired by other bloggers as well.  This card below was inspired by Maureen's card here.  Aren't those trees fabulous?  I love how they turned out.   I'll be sure to do them again as they were fairly easy to figure out.  And this is going to be entered in the Moxie Fab Repetition Challenge.
 
And last but certainly not least, this card was inspired by Aimes card here.  I love using a non-Christmas themed card for inspiration.  I think I'll be creating multiples of this one too!

I'm also entering this card over in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge for Stamptember!

Do you have a favorite?

PS to Brooke (I'll see if she read down this far :))....I don't have the pictures printed out yet...

27 comments:

Hannelie said...

All of them so pretty... but I LOVE the last one!

Brooke said...

Have not idea how to comment. If this works then Yes I read down to bottom and saw your PS to me. I am confused!!!!

Laurel said...

Fabulous cards, LOVE that tree one!

Jinny Newlin said...

These are fantabulous, girl! LOVE the soft palette of the first, and those trees, on the second, are DIVINE! Yummy! And the third has got Wplus9 all over it, so you know I'm lovin' that, and that little clothespin is just precious.

Tracey McNeely said...

Lynn all three of your cards are just gorgeous! The colours and sentiment of the first card is just beautiful. Those Christmas trees are fantastic and oh so CASEable. Love the clothespin on your third.

Barb said...

Love all three, Lynn! If a HAD TO pick a fave, it would be the first one - just love the softness! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow!!! Love all three, but the trees on the second one really pop out.

Anonymous said...

Love all the cards they are fabulous.

Marisa said...

Fabulous set of cards. Just LOVE the one with the trees!! What shape to dyou start with when folding them? Would love to make one myself! Great work on all three :)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Your Christmas cards are just gorgeous, Lynn! :)

Karen Conner said...

Love all your cards today!

I really like a different color theme than red/green.

The Christmas trees are VERY interesting! Really nice.

sandie said...

no 3 my fav however I just love the look of those trees in no 2 but have to say no 3 is just so striking x

Anonymous said...

They are all great, but I LOVE the first one :-)

Julie H in MN

Maureen said...

as lovely as the first 2 are, the last one makes me want to call this one as my Advent Week 1 card!! lOL That banner and the twine under the little peg is adorable!

Cindy C. said...

Love these delightful Christmas cards!

Dana Nelson said...

Every year you are so diligent with your Christmas cards! Way to go, they're fabulous!! I especially love those trees!!

Els said...

Wow! these are awesome cards! Love them all three! The color palettes are gorgeous!

maria f. said...

#2 (those trees with the little jewel and twine topping them) just grab my heart. #3 is such a great layout (softness of the stamp with the crispness of the other elements). Lovely work.

Maureen Merritt said...

Oh Lynn, you have outdone yourself on these cards. Each one is special and beautiful. I love the softness of the first one and the font of the sentiment is incredible! The second one takes a cute technique and turns it into an elegant creation!! (Thanks for the shout out there :) And the third, well, it makes me sigh. CAS at its best. The single image behind your sentiment...I love it!

The Paper Parade said...

Wow, Lynn, you're on a roll! I love the layout of the first one, the clusters of stars and rhinestones look great! The trees on the second one are seriously cool, and I just love the red clothespin on the last :)

Karen B. said...

Wow, Lynn, these are all so beautiful and elegant. What a way to set a soft peaceful mood for the holidays!

kingstonmama said...

I love all three, but if I had to choose I'd say the first one is my favorite. It's so soft and pretty and I love the bling! Love the way you made those trees, too. Ann

Jenny said...

I just love those folded trees, what a great Christmas card idea :0) All three are super cards Lynn.
Jenny x

Lisa Arana said...

they are all so fabulous!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such beautiful cards!

Aimes said...

Thanks for the nudge to get a start on my Christmas cards, Lynn! Each one is so soft and warming :)
I'm honoured that a card of mine inspired that final beauty of yours - the little peg is the sweetest of embellies!
Hugs!
x

Cath said...

Hey Lynn! Thanks for linking this up to the Repetition Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)