Friday, October 18, 2013

IBS & WorldWin Christmas Blog Hop

Hello!  Thank you for joining us in this Holiday blog hop. Inspired By Stamping and WorldWin Papers has teamed up to offer you over 15 inspiring Christmas projects to jump start your holiday season. We hope that you’ll find just the right inspiration for your next Christmas themed project.

Christmas season is all about gift giving, and this hop is no exception. We have planned a very sweet giveaway for a lucky winner:

GIVEAWAY PRIZE: $50 Gift certificate from Inspired By Stamping and $50 WorldWin Paper Pack  

To be eligible for the giveaway, please visit each blog in the list, grabbing the “letter” code as you go. Once you’ve landed on our last blog, which is the Inspired by Stamping blog, you will leave a comment with the secret phrase created by putting together all of those letters that you collect from each blog.

My letter is "I".

Winners of the giveaway will be announced on October 23rd on both the WorldWin Papers and Inspired by Stamping blogs. The designers have worked hard to produce all of these fantastic creations, and we would like to invite you to leave some comments on their individual blogs as well.

So what are you waiting for…let the hopping begin!

You should have arrived here from Gloria's blog.  If you'd like to begin 
at the beginning of the hop, head over to WorldWin's blog.

WorldWin was very generous to us, sending so many different papers to try.  One of the first things that caught my eye is this Kromekote® Brushed Silver Foil Mirror Finish cardstock.  It became the fabulous base for my Christmas card, decorated to look like a present.  It positively gleams!  I have never used anything so all-out glamorous (paper-wise) before.


The gift "tag" on this faux Christmas was made with December 25th Labels from Inspired By Stamping.  I stamped it twice:  first on a piece of Petallics® Wine Cup Smooth & Sparkly Cardstock.  What a pretty color, like a glass of claret-colored wine.  And the sparkle is AMAZING!  Then I stamped it once again on a piece of Worldwin® Cardstock in White, colored it and paper-pieced it.  I used some shimmery Smooch inks to amp up the sparkle.


I love blue and silver paired with snowflakes.  On the next card, the base is Original Colormates® Deep Belgium Blue, topped with a piece of  Petallics® Silver Ore.


I heat-embossed a label from December 25th Labels onto Original Colormates® Dark Spring Green and used a Copic marker to color in the ornaments so they'd match my blue base.


The snowflakes were punched using Petallics® Snow Willow, and the glittery Silver Metallic Tape adds more sparkle.  Sparkle is key where snowflakes are involved!


The next card is perhaps my fave of this trio.


I stamped a zigzag pattern from Background Basics II on a piece of Worldwin® Cardstock Packs Kraft cardstock and layered it onto a Worldwin® Cardstock Packs Ivory base.  I added a strip of Gold Glitter Tape on top of that.


The medallion was made from a strip of Original Colormates® Deep Berry Red the old-fashioned way, scoring every 1/4" and then folding.  I punched a circle of Petallics® Wine Cup to secure on top with craft glue.  The sentiment from Elegant Christmas Sentiments was trimmed and added, along with holly leaves punched from Original Colormates® Deep Emerald Isle and a few red gem 'berries'.  The banners from Whimsical Banners received a touch of gold glitter glue along their tops.


A HUGE thank you to everyone at WorldWin for sharing their amazing products and talents with us for this blog hop.

Your next stop is Grace Tolman's blog.  Good luck on the hop...I hope you win some goodies!!  Thanks for coming by.  :-)

54 comments:

Calypso's Crafts said...

WOW!!! I really hope I am on your Christmas list this year!! These are stunning!! Your first card is stunning!! Looks like a beautiful silver Christmas box and I love how you colored the sentiment tag too. Your second card is just as beautiful!!! Love the colors and extra snowflakes. Third card is also my favorite!! Love the stamped background, rosette and banner.

Shani Thomas said...

Beautiful cards, Colleen!!! Hope your foot is doing better, by the way.

marcelle b said...

Beautiful!

JennyH said...

Great cards, love the present with the big bow : )

~amy~ said...

LOVE them Colleen!

Sathya said...

Pretty cards as always!!

Lisa said...

A lovely trio of holiday cards Colleen! TFS and have a great day ;)

Benzi said...

Gorgeous all around! Wow! I love that Brushed foil paper on your first card and it makes that beautiful red ribbon pop!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwww! These are all gorgeous! I love love love the banner on the last one!!!

frommycraftroom said...

Lovely. TFS.

Karen Hawkins said...

Oh I really love these and I'm definetely in love with that sparkly background paper! Luscious!

the primitive country bug said...

Wow! These are all fabulous! I love the shiny, shimmering papers. They all look so rich. Your cards are stunning.

Reusing with Quilling said...

Fabulous cards !! First one looks like a gift box with the luscious bow n classy base,second one has fantastic colors ,loved the glitter n banner on third one !!

Anna Jernigan said...

OMGosh, stunning cards! Love that shimmer cardstock! I love them all but, like you, that last one is so sweet. Just lovely cards, all of them.
Thanks for sharing, and passing on some inspiration, I need to get started on my own cards! LOL

Judy said...

Oh, the papers you've used are so beautiful! I must see about getting some of them for my cards. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Three gorgeous cards...but the first one is my absolute favorite. So elegant!

Grace Tolman said...

STUNNING! Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Tina said...

Wowsers, each card is more beautiful than the one before it. Lovely!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh wow! These are gorgeous! I love the present look!

lindaplus3 said...

Very very nice,,, a wide variety and all so pretty :)

Rose said...

WOW!!! stunning work girl :)

i am with Calypso with wanting to be on your list ;)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards, the colours you used are beautiful, love that claret red, Cathy x

lisa808 said...

Pretty cards. The first one is especiall striking.

Charlene said...

GOrgeous cards Colleen!!!! I love each and every one of them!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh my - that gorgeous satin ribbon against the silver is stunning!!!

Pammejo said...

Beautiful Cards Colleen, just love all the textures and details.

Hridya said...

I love all of them so pretty!!!

Happy Scrappy said...

Wonderful display of the metalic papers mixed with the stamps. Just lovely!

Kylie said...

The deep red is just stunning. Beautiful cards!! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

Leah said...

Very beautiful, but I'd have to say my favorite is the third on as well! Love that rosette and the banner :)

Kitty said...

All of your cards are beautiful.

Blessings,
Kathleen

jasann said...

Really beautiful cards, thanks for sharing

Ellen said...

Oh my goodness Colleen! All three of these cards are absolutely gorgeous. You are right about the papers! They are beautiful! I'll have to check them out.
Hugs
Ellen

Janice said...

Beautiful cards, love the first one!

Camille Short said...

Awesome projects!

Cindy Sartain said...

Love your cards!

Iris said...

Such beautiful cards.

Tina Doyle said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous

Michelle said...

Very, very pretty!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful set of cards. Love them all, especially the 3rd one.

Shea said...

Beautiful cards, Colleen! Love the sparkly coloring on the first one, that jazzy pop of green on the second and the gorgeous rosette on the third. And the sparkle and shimmer on all of them!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Wow, such lovely cards! Each of them is such a lovely design! Love the package feel of the first one! And the snowflakes on the second one!! The rosette on the third is beautiful!

Gloria Stengel said...

Such pretty cards. Hard to pick a favorite!

Robyn Oliver said...

ALL your cards Colleen are just gorgeous, thanks for your inspiration

Phi said...

Such elegant cards.

scrapclose2theheart said...

All of your projects are gorgeous & SO inspiring. Wow! TFS Hugs~Patti

aileen (mum) said...

Wow, I think that about sums it up. What a beautiful set of cards. Just beautiful, I can see why you liked the look of the silver card stock, ohhhh I so want.

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous set of cards, my favorite is the first one, love the silver and that gorgeous bow!

The Card Shark said...

From all the 3 gorgeous cards, my fav is the second one.

Janis said...

Oh, my...they are gorgeous. That blue one really is an eye-catcher!!!
<3 J

Denise Luscan said...

I love these cards! So beautiful with nice touches of sparkle and shimmer!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I love the first one with the pretty paper and bow! Just lovely!

Irit Shalom said...

Gorgeous work (but it's always this way!)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Colleen your cards are just gorgeous! I love the elegance of them and the shimmer goodness you've added!

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