Friday, December 7, 2012

3 Fun Cards to Share

Good Morning friends!  Today I have 3 cards to share with you.  (I know, don't faint!)  I will start with my favorite card first.  It took me quite some time to think of how I wanted to showcase this CottageCutz Holly Jolly Legs die.  Once I thought of a clothesline nothing else would do.  So I went to my trusty google to search for clothespin images.  I should back up a little.  First I cut the legs from different colored papers, assembled, colored and inked them to add dimension.  Then I found the perfect snowy sky paper for my background.  Now here is when I searched google for clothespin images.  I found the ones I liked, printed and cut them out.  I made the snowy hills by cutting some white cardstock and adding lots of glitter.  I finished the card with a red bow and a silver bell.  Hope you like it! Oops!  I just realized I forgot to add the buckles to Santa's boots.  I think it still looks fine.
My next card I used the CottageCutz Red Bird Wreath die.  My son brought home some adhesive copper that was being tossed so I decided to try it out.  It was a little difficult to work with, but I kind of like how it turned out!  It is very different than what I am used to but I think it is good to step outside your box and try something new.
Finally I used CottageCutz Mistletoe and Holly die to make my third card.  I used a couple shades of green cardstock to cut the image from as well as from white.  I inked the greens, colored the red berries and assembled the die cut.  Next I choose my papers.  Sometimes this takes me a very long time, trying several options until I am satisfied.  I am embarrassed to say that I might spend a couple of hours searching for the right mix.  Some people choose their papers first and then design the card.  I color my images first and then choose the papers.  I am sure I would save myself a lot of time if I chose my papers first, but I prefer to color my images the way I want without having color restraints from the papers.  How about you?  Do you color first or choose papers first?  Well sorry to be so chatty today and take up so much of your time.  Here is my final card.
Have a great day!
Hugs and smiles,


  1. Well, you just keep on delivering doncha lady! These are the bee's knees! LOVE the legs all dangling on the washing line! It's me very favourite , but I do love the others. What you did with the copper stuff, is amazing and who doesn't love holly and mistletoe! You are SO clever!
    Love you my friend! xxx

  2. I love each and every one, but i would have to say the legs have it:)))

  3. All 3 are fabulous...but that first one is my fav!! Lee-Ann :)


  5. All of your cards are Fun & Fabulous!!
    Have a Fabulous weekend,

  6. Janice ~ OMG!! Look at what you have been up too! Alright 1st card ~ I ADORE! It is so CUTE!! I LOVE that you have them hanging on a clothes line! Totally put a HUGE smile on my face! Your copper card ~ OMG!! Seriously I LOVE this card! I can't even imagine working with that material but let me say ~ your card is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the color combination! Your wreath card is BEUATIFUL as well! The papers are so PERFECT ( LOVE the gingham ~ LOL) But those dies with the holly and mistle toe ~ OH my I need them! The jingle bells are way too CUTE with you GORGEOUS ribbon/bow!! Well my friend I LOVE stopping over! You have such a wonderful variety of cards here!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Such wonderful cards, Janice. You are very creative, and I had a lot of fun browsing through your sweet blog.
    Hope you will come by and play along with us at Word Art Wednesday. We have TWO awesome sponsors this week and we'd LOVE to have you play along with us!

  8. WOW all your card are BEAUTIFUL Janice!SUPER job with them all,I LOVE LOVE LOVE the first one too CUTE and sooo FUN!!!Have a great day my friend!!!:)

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