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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Welcome to my "Paper Thing"!

Welcome to my new blog!  This is just so exciting to have my blog all set up just in time for this Udderly Mootastic, Purple Cows Holiday Blog Hop! Here is my project, and I hope you have enjoyed  the "hop". Don't forget to leave a comment below to be entered in our drawing for a little Holiday gift! Please come back for more, I hope to post something at least once a week to share my "paper thing" with you!


My project is just a simple little card.
  • First, I cut out this ornament on my Cricut in two colors, then cut them apart to get the dual colored look.
  • Cut a patterned paper mat (I used Cosmo Cricket's "Jolly by Golly" Silly Chilly paper) that is 1/2" squared smaller than your card base. EX: If your card base is 5"x 7", the cut your mat to 4.5"x 6.5".
  • Using my Purple Cows #1050 Ultimate trimmer with the short wave blade, I cut my mat, then used my "Peace" stamp and stamped on the spot I wanted the "window" to be. Then I cut the window with a craft knife. With the mat in it's proper place (not adhered), I stamped again in the window so that it was on the actual card base. After that step, I stickled the stamped image, and set aside to dry.
  • I added the die cut Christmas bulb, then used a bit of craft wire and added a few seed beads for texture.
  • Then I mounted double sided foam tape to the back of the mat, and leave the backing on, and turned over to add Rock Candy Stickles to the very edge of the window. (Apply it thickly!)
  • While the Stickles was drying, I started dinner and folded the laundry.
  • Once everything was dry, I peeled the foam tape backing off, applied to the card base, and woohoo! A sweet and special card for someone I love! (I did do eight of them assembly line style, and without drying time it took about thirty minutes...)
Happy Crafting, and Merry Christmas!

{Vennita}

51 comments:

  1. So beautiful--I love the pink, and all the glitz! ADOS!!!!!!

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  2. Haha, now that you can see the whole thing...lol! Go me!

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  3. I have to say I am diggin the pink for christmas too XoXo Niki_Ray

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  4. Lovin' the pink for Christmas!

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  5. congrats on your first post and that card is just too cute!

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  6. Ah yes, purple and pink! VERY PRETTY!
    http://justyolie.blogspot.com/

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  7. LOVE that pink V! Great job, cute card!!

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  8. V, I love the name of your new blog and that card is too cute!

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  9. Lovely card - thanks for sharing.

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  10. Great card and I get to use my cricut!! I also do thing aseembly line style.

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  11. Great card! Way to get the laundry, dinner, and some craftin' done:)

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  12. Love how you used the glitter paper. I have a few sheets but didn't have any idea of what to do with it. Thanks for some inspiration.

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  13. Love the texture on this card!! The seed beads and wire worked perfectly.

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  14. cute card! love the pink & purple combo

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  15. gorgeous blingy card - love it :D

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  16. I made it to the finish line, woot! Thank you for the wonderful project idea!

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  17. Those seed beads are just perfect! what a lovely card! :)

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  18. I love the ornament on your card.

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  19. Love it, Vennita! So cute and blingy!

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  20. Oh, this is so sweet! Your colors and "bling" make this just perfect!

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  21. Loving all that pink and glitter... fab card

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  22. that is just the cutest card! love the bulb!

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  23. Fun card! Great projects by all the design team members!!

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  24. the more blogs I see, the more I like this wave blade...love the bling!

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  25. cute cute card! thanks for sharing!

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  26. love all the glitz!!!! and non traditional colors.

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  27. WOW! Congrats on your blog! I just love your creative and inspiring bling bling card. Great tutorial too! I guess this is one way to get your laundry done and play too! LOL I'll have to try it!

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  28. great card - hope you post more!

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  29. very beautiful card, thanks so much for sharing, I really enjoyed the hop!

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  30. love your project and would love to win. Enjoyed the blog hop, thanks so much

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  31. Yea Me! finally found time to do the hop.. Loved all the projects and inspiration..

    Love you too V!! xoxo
    Michelle

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  32. very pretty!!! Thanks for giving such great instructions!!! :-)

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  33. Oh wow, this is fantastic! I love the glitter and all colours =)

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