Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Inspired By Stamping December Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inspired By Stamping December Blog Hop!  Each of our Design Team members have some projects to share with you today, and there's a chance to win blog candy.  Yum.  ;)  If you came from Joanna's blog, you're on the right track!  Today, I am showcasing the sets Festive Frames, Delicate Doilies II and Elegant Christmas Sentiments.

One of my fave IBS sets revolves around doilies.  There are actually two doily sets in the IBS store, and I love both!   Here, I created chocolate snowflakes from Delicate Doilies II as a background to my chipboard snowman.  Smaller snowflakes from Elegant Christmas Sentiments are sprinkled there, too.


The sentiment is from Festive Frames, set on a die cut tag and tied with twine.


I added crystal glitter to the snowman, as well as on the doily beneath him.  Can you see it?


White cards hold a certain allure for me.  I kept this card's color palette reeeaalllly soft and neutral, with lots of white.  Once again, I used Delicate Doilies II and Elegant Christmas Sentiments to create my snowy backdrop.


The sentiment is from Festive Frames, with more crystal glitter making an appearance.


After a couple of non-traditional Christmas color combos on the two cards above, I went for the customary red and green on this card:


I ripped a page of ledger paper out of a K & Co. paper pad and liked the effect so much, I went with it!  The pretty frame, stamped in cocoa, and sentiment, too, are both from Festive Frames.  Love the mix-n-match-ability of that set!  Plenty of sentiments and different frames to choose from.  It can even go beyond the Christmas holidays.


The snow-white seam binding and Victorian cream crochet lace are from IBS, too.  They pair quite nicely together!  I topped the bow with a red corduroy brad and shabbed it up a little with some Frayed Burlap ink.


More beauty awaits you!  Your next stop on the Blog Hop is Deb Hickman.  That girl can do shabby chic and vintage SO beautifully!  She's also got a talent  for knitting/crocheting beautiful things, too.  Wish *I* did!  ;-)

If you'd like to start the Blog Hop from the beginning, here's our line-up:

Colleen Dietrich  (You are here!)

One lucky blog hop commenter will win a $25 gift card!  Be sure to leave some love at each blog for your chance to win.  There's also free shipping for a full 24 hours, from 4am Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday December 11th  to 4am EST Wednesday December 12th . Use the code freeshipping when you check out at the store.   

Thank you all for coming today!

(On a personal note, I am entering my snowman card at Red Carpet Studio challenges:  Frosty the Snowman.)



Snowman Card:
Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Delicate Doilies II, Festive Frames - IBS
Paper: Baja Breeze, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke - SU; white - PTI; pattern - Winter Wonderland - My Mind's Eye
Ink: Soft Suede - SU; Antique Linen - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: twine - SU
Other: snowman chipboard die cut - Winter Wonderland - My Mind's Eye; white button - DeNami; pearl; doily - Wilton; Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart; Classic Tags label die - Memory Box; Dotted Scallop Rock Fern punches - EK Success; ruby gemstone - Recollections

Happy Holidays White Card:
Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Delicate Doilies II, Festive Frames, Elegant Christmas Sentiments - IBS
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: London Fog Memento - Tsukineko; Crumb Cake - SU
Fibers: white seam binding - The Zipper Stop; white thread
Other: Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart; pearls; Labels 25 die - Spellbinders; Vintage Wallpaper embossing - SU; button

Happy Holidays Red & Green Card:
Dimensions: 4" x 5.5"
Stamps: Festive Frames - IBS
Paper: Very Vanilla - SU; stripe - Christmas Combo - DCWV; ledger - Flora & Fauna Ledger - K & Co.; dots - SU
Ink: Frayed Burlap - Ranger; Close to Cocoa - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: White Seam Binding, Victorian Crochet Lace - IBS
Other: red corduroy brad - SU; twine - Creative Impressions; green pearls - Queen & Co.; gold glitter bracket die cut - K & Co.

33 comments:

Deb Hickman said...

Aww, thanks Colleen, your cards are amazing and I just love what you do with the doily stamps, love all the little details, so pretty. Deb x

Liz Weber said...

Such beautiful work Colleen, that snowman card is darling and your white card is DEVINE, I must remember that design with the doilies stamp. Your traditional card is perfectly festive!

Sindhu said...

Oh my so elegant! Awesome...I love the white card of all...

Hussena said...

These are such beautiful cards Colleen ...love the Traditional color combo one the best ...such beautiful layering and textures in each of them !!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are soooooooooo GORGEOUS!!! WOW WOW WOW!! I am in LOVE!! That snowman on the first one is ADORABLE!!

KC Inspired said...

I saw you on Moxie fab & had to check you out! I love your clean & classy style as Catherine puts it.

I'm #250 follower for you!

Congrats & Merry Christmas!

Mary said...

Beautiful cards,love your work...

Debbie said...

Beautiful cards! Great inspiration!

~ Kendra ~ said...

WOW, what beautiful cards!! Love the design of the second one, how fun!! Great cards!

Martha H. said...

LOVE, LOVE your cards, Colleen!
Your attention to detail is amazing.

lisa808 said...

Three gorgeous cards! Love the doilies for snowflakes.

Lisa said...

What a perfect trio of cards Colleen. Love your red & green festive one, the white is stunning and the snowman card is over the top adorable. Chocolate snowflakes...I'm there!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

So much beauty, Col! I adore that sweet snowman!

Annette said...

so much beauty... love each and everyone of them..

Ashley said...

All of your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Your snowman card would make a great submission for this week's snowman card challenge at Red Carpet Studio. :)

Ashley
http://redcarpetstudiochallenge.blogspot.com

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! I really love how you showcased the doilies. Those first two cards are my favorites, but the look and feel is totally different, yet same set. Great work!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

these are so stunning I love that delicate doily 2 stamp set it is just what it says it is... delicate! beautiful work and thanks so much for sharing your favs!

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Paper Profusion said...

These are gorgeous Colleen. The white one is super elegant. You make very classy cards. Nicola x

Audrey Ann said...

You are amazing my friend!! I love all these fabulous creations - each so different from the other, and each oh so beautiful!!!!!! Hugs

Lisa S. said...

Wow Colleen, these are all stunning! I love the detail on each card. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Tracey said...

LOVE times 3!!! Col these are all so amazing....you moxie fab you:)

Char Kochensparger said...

love these cards! the first is prob my favorite, but it's a close race!

Sue Lelli said...

PRETTY< PRETTY< PRETTY! LOVE them ALL! LOVE the snowball in the snowman's hand and LOVE the doily background!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Look at this! Wow what a fabulous showcase ~~ love that white card!

Ann Marie Governale said...

All your cards are so very pretty... love each unique design! xxx Ann Marie

Marlena M. said...

Fantastic cards Colleen! I love that snowman~he's so cute!
I saw your name drawn at WOW -congratulations!

Maria said...

Wow! Lots of eye candy with these fabulous Christmas cards! All so very different yet so stunning and elegant!

Karen Letchworth said...

Colleen: You were one of this week's lucky winners at Word Art Wednesday. Can you please email me at karen dot mycuprunnethover at gmail dot com so that I can get your mailing address and send you a winner's badge for your blog.
I really hope that you will link up with us again this week.
Thanks,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Leslie Miller said...

Three very different but equally outstanding cards! Love them all!

inspiredbystampin.com said...

So beautiful Col! Every one of these is a work of art! You are so talented! I love them all! Hugs, J

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful collection, Colleen! I especially love the silver and white one!

Emily Keaton said...

What a great collection of festive Christmas cards, Colleen! LOVE how you used the glitter on that snowman. All of these are inspired perfection!

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