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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

3 Months Until Christmas Blog Hop

Back again with a couple of Christmas cards I made for our monthly blog hop! Christmas is slowly getting closer and closer. It amazes me how fast each month flies by...going to need to start shopping soon!

I am so glad you are here for our monthly Christmas Blog hop that we do on the 25th of every month. A few of us do this hop to get a head start on our Christmas cards as November and beyond are just so busy with all the prep.

If you arrived here from creative Heather's blog then you are in the right place. If you happened to stumble upon me, please start at crafty Shari's blog and hop along to see everyone's creations. I will post the blog hop order at the bottom of my post.

Our theme this month was "Santa, reindeer or elves" and I had a lot of fun creating these two. I hope you enjoy my cards and let me know what you think.

I have taken some extra pictures this month for my first card as it is a "never-ending card", so much fun to make and flip through as it never ends! There are tutorials on how to do this on YouTube.

Card 1

 
opens up to the following...
 
 
opens up again to the following
 
 
opens up again to the following then starts back at the beginning!
 

 
Materials Used:
-High Hopes Stackable Santa stamp
-Paper Pad by Fancy Pants Designs "Saint Nick"
-Copic colours used R89, R39, R37, R35, C9, C7, C5, Y28, Y23, YR23
 

Card 2
 
 
and for the inside...
 
 
Materials Used:
-Kraftin Kimmie Stamp
-Paper pack by My Minds Eye "Merry Little Christmas"
-Copic colours used E000, E00, E11, R21, R22, E04, R56, R85, R83, R81, YG61, YG63, YG67, E79, E47, E57, E29, E27, E25, E23
-I paper pieced the present and the skirt.
 
Blog Hope Order
 
Mary (that's Me)
 
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have found some inspiration to start some of your own Christmas cards or at least enjoy seeing our creations.
 
Hugs,
Mary
 


 
 
 


4 comments:

Sandy Smith said...

Good Morning Mary!!!
These are both beautiful and clever!
Your first card is amazing, the design rocks!
The colouring on the Santa is great!
The second card is beautiful,I love the colours on the KK stamp.
She is one of my favourite images.
Hope that you have a great day!
Hugs
Sandy

Shari said...

Mary, amazing job this month! I LOVE the neverending card (and loved seeing it in person and flipping it all around to see you awesome colouring too!) YOur Elf card is so darn cute! Great colouring and wonderful papers!

Hugs;
Shari

Sara said...

Wow Mary great cards love the first one and the second is so cute :)

Heather said...

These are both so great. I like the never ending card and would like to try one of these sometime. Hugs!

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