Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Whimsical Christmas and New Year's Blog Hop Dec. 28th and 29th

Welcome to the Whimsical Christmas and New Year’s Blog Hop!  You should have come from Jessica’s blog.  If you are starting here and wish to hop from the beginning of the hop, please visit Jessica’s blog. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy this blog hop that will include projects that are not the traditional holiday colors, but instead the beautiful colors that are another option. There were so many items that were such an inspiration for this hop at the stores this year.  Since this was a Seattle card and it is the emerald city, I should have used green, but I didn't have the same choices of papers in green, so I chose to use pink. I love the way this card turned out. It is beautiful in person.

I used two Impress Rubber stamps for this card. I stamped and embossed the Seattle skyline image, then for the colors I used various Copics and completed it with stickles. The corners were punched with an EK success corner punch.  I then placed it on top of the pink sparkle paper, which is Braun + Company glitter gift wrap, from Paper Source.  It is beautiful paper that I bought on a roll. It came in various colors and I had to get them all. LOL.  The sentiment stamp was stamped in pink and embossed. I distressed the edge with pink ink and placed it on the same pink glitter paper. The background paper is from a Recollection’s Christmas pack.  I used my distress tool for the edges. My BFF loved this tool, so I bought her one for Christmas. She was ecstatic about the gift. It is so fun to use, but a bit noisy. The ribbon is Celebrations from Michaels. It is all mounted on a piece of pink card stock.

The inside had to be done too. I used piece of the same paper for the top part of the card.  I added a piece of bright green card stock, and then added the same ribbon as on the front.  I punched snowflakes out of the same Recollections paper pack, with a Martha Stewart snowflake punch, but only used the center of the snowflake. I used an EK punch out of the pink glitter paper. The Happy Holiday and Ho Ho Ho are both K & Company. 

Your next stop on the hop is Barbara’s blog.   

I am offering blog candy of a set of Inkadinkado 15 circle and dots clear stamps, but you must participate with a comment for both days of the hop.  Don’t forget to come back again tomorrow for the New Year’s project.

A GPS map in case you get lost along the way.

1. Jessica 
2. Tami 
4. Zenita 
5. Jackie
6. Alina
7. Ellen

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

I have entered this card in the "Anything Goes" challenge at Little Scrap Pieces


  1. What a beautiful card. Love the colors you used. I am a new follower. TFS
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  2. Hi Tami! I had to laugh about your comment that the distressing tool is a bit noisy -- because I AGREE!! I thought *I* was the only one who thought so. Such a weird scratchy noise is an invasion in my serene little world in the Paper Jungle! Your Seattle card is bright and fun -- thank you for sharing!

    Happy Christmas and Blessings in the New Year to you and yours!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  3. Hi Tami, Love love your beautiful PINK card!! So pretty with all the glitter!


  4. Tami,
    I love your card! It is so pretty! Great hopping with you! Can't wait to see your creation tomorrow!

    Barbara B

  5. Great little cityscape and I love the sparkly pink background.

  6. I LOVE the colors on these cards! Great job! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for the chance to win!


  7. beautiful cards.

    sharynknox @

  8. Great card and I love the colors!

  9. cute layout!!

  10. Beautiful. I love the colors of your card. TFS


  11. Very pretty card! love the glittery stars.

    myfootahead at gmail dot com

  12. Very beauty!!! letters cute and nice

  13. Love the Seattle skyline!! Great use of Copics and stickles (two of my favorites)!!!