CardsbyMarianne is a blog that is not only about cards but also scrapbooking, papercrafts, mini albums and trash to treasure projects. I love to work with dies, patterned paper, embossing folders and various punches. In short, I love crafting and I can't wait to share it all with you. Thanks for visiting and for leaving me a comment!
I'm just finishing up my Christmas cards for this year. I will take pictures and post them but for now thought I would post one of my cards from last year because for some reason I didn't post it. My theme for this year seems to 'snowman' because my cards all have different variations of snowmen on them. Even my decorating this year seems to be centering around snowmen. Enjoy the card and I will post more later.
The next challenge is up at Lia Stampz and the theme is Use Your Scraps. This card used a few of my scraps but believe me when I say that I could've made hundreds of cards for this challenge if I wanted to use them all up. I don't know where they come from. I have a theory that they multiply overnight when no one is watching. LOL Ok on with the card. The card I made uses a stamp called "Christmas Cookies" from Lia Stampz. Here is the link if you'd like to play along. Lia Stampz
Here is the link if you'd like to purchase the stamp: Christmas Cookies at Whimsy Stamps
I've been practicing adding extra layers to cards. I just love the look of layers of luscious goodness on a card. Lace and frills and flowers. I've tried making CAS (clean and simple) cards and I just can't do it. They look so 'nekkid' to me and I want to add more clothing and accessories to them. LOL I'm happy with this latest card that I've made. Happy enough that I will put it up for sale in my Etsy shop. Here's what it took to make the card;
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 white cardstock.
4 x 5 1/4 blue cardstock.
3 1/4 x 3 3/4 white cardstock.
2 1/4 x 3 1/2 blue cardstock
2 x 3 1/4 white cardstock
K & Co Susan Winget Birdcage
Wild Orchid Crafts 30mm Wild Roses (PM-00124)
Wild Orchid Crafts 10mm Pink Tone Roses Set A (EX-00014)
White Organza Ribbon from stash
Pink Satin Ribbon from stash
White Gathered Lace from stash
White Half back Pearls Dollar Store
Green Patterned Paper for Leaves
Martha Stewart Scallop Punch
Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
As always your comments are welcomed and appreciated. I am entering this card in the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge #89 Ribbons and Lace. Wild Orchid Challenge
I'm also entering this card in the Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge #73 Anything Vintage Goes Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge