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December 9, 2010

Happy Birthday and a Christmas Tree!

Hello readers!  So December isn't just the month for Christmas for me, it's also my birthday month!  Since my Christmas cards are just about finished, I decided to make both a Christmas card and a birthday card today!  I've been really getting a lot accomplished at my crafting table this week!  Yay!

Ok, so here's the Christmas Card:
I had SO much fun making this card!  I used one of my border punches to create the tree, curled up the edges, and blinged it out!  =D  I also had fun stamping the snowflakes (lawn fawn) and the sentiment (denami design).  Here are some close up shots:
I'm submitting this card to two challenges:
1. Denami Design Product Challenge 5 - Paper Punches
2. Wee Memories Challenge 34 - Holiday Song Inspiration

Ok, now here's the birthday card:
This card was also very fun to make!  I was influenced by several challenges when making this card!  I stamped the party hats, sentiment, and gift, paper pieced the gift and the hats, and added the embellishments!  I also curled up the end of the ribbon on the gift as well.  Here's a few close up pictures:
This card was inspired by several challenges:
1. OTWC 36 
2. EBTKS 28 - Textures (I used velvet ribbon and twine)
3. Caardvarks - Monochromatic Card
Ok well that's all I have for you today!!!  I hope you enjoyed my cards!

Merry Christmas Tree Card: 
*Neenah and Bazzil Cardstock
Stamps and Ink:
* Lawn Fawn - Frosties
* Denami Design - Sentiment
* Memento - Tuxedo Black
* Versamagic Ink - Sea Breeze
* Pearls, Rhinestones, and Demensional Stickers
* Fiskars Border Punch 
* Star Punch
* Stickles - Crystal

Brown Birthday Card: 
*Recollections and Bazzil Cardstock
Stamps and Ink:
*Lawn Fawn - Hats off to You, Bows and Holly
* Staz On Ink - Timber Brown
* Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen
* Brown Velvet Ribbon
* Brown Twine 
* Brown Leaf Pin


  1. Looks like a party waiting to happen! So fun. Thanks for playing along with this week's challenge at OTWC.

  2. Fabulous tree!! I LOVE the curled layers and I'm such a sucker for pretty bling!! :) Wonderful cards! So glad you played with us at the DeNami Design Punch challenge!!

  3. I loved how you used the color story this week at OTWC. That ribbon looks so wonderful on your card! Thanks for joining in the fun at OTWC and Good Luck!

  4. Oh my goodness, that tree is awesome! It was so creative to create a tree with punches- love the look! Also love how you stamped the sentiment on two lines!

    So glad you were able to join us for the last DeNami challenge of 2010!

  5. Thanks for your lovely comment on my cards, I lived in Wanaka for 4 years, who was your friend, Wanaka is so small. New Zealand is an amazing place to travel, so fortunate to have had the opportunity to explore.

  6. That tree is so creative, Kristy!! Love all the gems. Your OTWC card is so fun with the velvet and the pin. Great job on all of those challenges!

  7. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories!

  8. Such fun cards! Love all those little party hats. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

  9. Cute cards! Thanks for joining us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

  10. I love the tree with the scallop punch. How clever. Thank you for sharing your work.

    Annette Holleger