Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Christmas -Day One with guest designer Michele Kovack

Wow!! Wow!! WOW!! What an amazing Christmas Blog Hop!! We have now directly linked each designers Christmas Projects so that you can bookmark the Christmas Blog Hop and find everyone's project when Christmas fits into your design schedule. If you missed the hop ---it is an absolute must you can find it here.

Last week's BLOG CANDY WINNERS -Congratulations Leenda you are the winnner of the JB 08775 Something Sweet Stamp Set with the 2 3/8" Stamper is:

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Timestamp: 2009-08-18 01:22:18 UTC

Leenda said:
do have a custom stamp w/my name but I've never thought about doing my own. That's a great idea! Why didn't I think of it??
August 13, 2009 8:46 PM

The winner of the JB 08780 Merry Little Christmas Set with the 1 5/8" stamper is from Friday's Release post is Stampin Jan :
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StampingJan said...
Yes, actually I recently have been getting my Christmas card mojo into action. I usually make about 80 hand-stamped cards. I came up with the design, now I just have to begin the assembly line process and start stamping.
August 15, 2009 8:49 PM

Ladies please send your full names and shipping information to kellief@justritestampers.com

Just in case you haven't gotten your Chirstmas Mojo yet... Michele Kovack will be guest blogging this week with 5 Days packed full of more Christmas Projects you won't want to miss. Michele is known for her vintage shabby chic designs and today she has used JB 08760 The Christmas Treasures Set to create these oh so Vintage Christmas Cards:

So here is Michele and her fun vintage creations:I love that the images in this set are large and become center stage on the card! I inked the sentiment in blue on a grey piece of Memory Box paper. It has an aged feel to it which I liked! The outer portion was stamped in grey and carefully cut with scissors. I didn't want it to blend in too much with the background so I backed it using my Spellbinder's pinked Nestibility.

I layered it on top of my cute snowman Memory Box paper. I slipped a piece of white tulle underneath image and glued everything down. I tied the tulle into a know and added a crystal beaded snowflake on top of it. Since I love anything that sparkles, I added glitter around the sentiment as well as rhinestones!

The second card was not done in very traditional Christmas colors. I found this piece of creamy snowflake paper which I think is by Basic Grey and kind of used that for inspiration. The image was also from the Christmas Treasure's set. It was stamped in Versamark on chocolate brown paper and then sprinkled with dark brown embossing powder. After heating it up, I cut it into a circle with my Nesties. The outer sentiment was stamped on Kraft cardstock in Versamark and sprinkled with gold powder. To make this pop a bit more I used a new pendant die from Spellbinders to layer the circles on. I rounded the corners of the card and added a simple bow.

Stop back in tomorrow for more Christmas Inspiration.

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Diane said...

Wow just beautiful...love~love that vintage look!

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Debbie Olson said...

Beautiful job, Michele!

kathy s said...

fabulous -love the vintage look- and tulle

brenda a said...

Michele, I am loving the look of these cards,vintage,vintage,vintage.

- - Sheryl - - said...

Love the tulle - adds the right touch!

Gia's Grandma said...

These are absolutely classy!