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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Jingle All The Way Holiday Hop: Day Three!!!

Welcome to Day three of the Colorful Creations Design Team Jingle All The Way Holiday Hop!!! 
(If you missed the first two days, just scroll below this post!!!)

We hope that you are enjoying the fun, challenges, recipes and other holiday inspiration!!!

Looks like I am first on the hopping order for today but if you get lost along the way or need additional information, click here!!!

For the last day of our hop, I decided to share some Christmas Cards to give your creative mojo a boost and get those cards started!!!! Christmas is only 24 days away (unbelievable!) !!!!

"Handmade Happy Holidays Snowman Card"
So I recently purchased a pack of stamps (yes, I really needed them... I'm sure having well over 500 of them just isn't enough!!!) that has this adorable snowman in it.  I knew I wanted to use it to make my holiday card for this day of the hop!!! 

Here's a look at the finished card:

I started by stamping the snowman on Ultra Smooth White Cardstock by Spectrum Noir, then used a few different Spectrum Markers to color him in.  I fussy cut him out and set him aside.  
I made a mask on my Cricut using the new "Edge to Edge" Cartridge and used that  with gesso to create my background.  Once it dried, I went over it with various Blue Distress Inks and wiped off the top with a damp towel so the gesso would still be pretty white!  
I also made a "frame" by cutting out some white cardstock, embossing it with the polka dots folder, then cutting in 1 inch from every side.  I used pop-dots to adhere it to the base.  I took a piece of the left over Spectrum cardstock and inked it up real well with the same blues I used for my background, then spritzed it lightly with a "homemade" white glimmer mist (perfect pearls and a little water!!!) so the ink would blend a little better and it also leaves little "dots" all over the paper (not to mention a little shine!).  The sentiment is by Hero Arts and was stamped with Black Brilliance Ink.  
I finished the card with extra layers and added the snowman to the center using pop-dots for dimension.  Here's a close-up of the "title" (You can see the shimmer and water spots... makes for a lovely effect!): 

And a close-up of the gesso background:

Isn't that little snowman just too stinkin cute?!?!   LOVE IT!!!!! 
Any who... I have also been VERY busy making holiday cards for family, friends, and customers.  There's quite a few here so this should give you plenty of ideas to get yours started!!!!

 I hope these have truly inspired you to start on your holiday cards!!!!!  

Now for the "good stuff"!!!!!
I have a FAB-U-LOUS prize to give away to one lucky 
participant!!! That's right... I have a challenge for you!!!
All you have to do is submit a holiday project that is ANYTHING 
BUT a card or a layout!!!! This can be an altered tag, a gift 
you've made (or are making) for someone, altered jars or gift bags, etc....  GET CREATIVE!!!!!!!!

To be eligible for the prize, complete the above challenge by 
December 5th and upload it to the Colorful Creations Gallery using the tag JBHBRANDI!!!! ALSO
you must become a follower of my blog and leave a comment 
letting me know you're hopping along each day!!! 

Be sure to check each blog every day for more holiday
inspiration. Become a member of all of our
blogs and leave a comment daily for a chance to win a fabulous
Grand Prize of Scrappy Goodies!

Winner of the Grand Prize will be selected from members
that comment daily and complete all of
the challenges by 11:45 pm Thursday December 5, 2013.
Individual prizes will be announced on each member’s 
blog. The Grand Prize winner will be
announced on the Colorful Creations site on Friday December 6, 

To make sure you don't get lost along the way:

Our Hopping order for today is:

Brandi – Lucky Flutterby Creations (You Are Here!!!)

Here's a re-cap of Day 1
Libby - holiday card and recipe for Raspberry Ribbons

Brandi - a wonderful set of holiday drawers

Anne - recipe for Peanut Butter Balls

Janet - online scrappy shopping recommendation

Lainie - beautiful gift box 

Paula - recipe for Slutty Brownies

and Day 2
Lainie - Advent Calendar

Brandi - Holiday Tag

Anne - Say It With Words challenge

Janet - Decorated Holiday Tray

Paula - variety of holiday projects

Libby - Layout Sketch Challenge

Thanks so much for joining us! Watch the site tomorrow for all new December monthly challenges from all of the DT.

Well, gang.... Thanks so much for stopping in and have a LUCKY 

day :-)


  1. What Beautiful cards, love them all, TFS

  2. Super inspirational Christmas cards Brandi..love the 'word' ones...might have to have a go at something like them!!

  3. Your snowman card looks like tons of fun with all the texture and beautiful image and colors! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  4. you have been busy! I FINALLY started my cards and finished two today.....lol. go me!!

  5. Wow, your cards are gorgeous! I just love that snowman. I can't believe you have already made so many. That is spectacular.

  6. Here is the link to my project for your challenge!


  7. Here is the link to my project for your challenge!


  8. Here is the link to my project for your challenge.


  9. and of course what a cute little snowman!