Hope you are enjoying your "hop along!" You should have come from Julie's blog! I am thrilled to be part of the Scrapbook Steals December Blog Hop! I frequently take advantage of their daily scrapbook deals but I am also a regular in their mid week mojo challenges. Check out their blog every Wednesday for weekly inspiration!
Since we all seem to be in the hustle and bustle of Christmas, I created a set of cards using the American Crafts glitter ribbon. Honestly, who doesn't love sparkle and shine on a card? This ribbon is super easy to use. It's bendable and the glitter does not fly off. The key to my cards is that they need to be quick and simple!! I don't have much time with a newborn and a toddler. Because this ribbon is stunning, it helps make "quick and easy" look FAB!
When I got the ribbon in the mail, I quickly took out my Christmas stash and headed straight for my American Crafts 'Hollyday' collection. I fell in love with the snowman - don't you just love him? The red ribbon is the perfect accent popping right off the page!
I loved the snowman so much that I wanted to do a 4x4" card just for him. I played around a little bit and decided to give the snowman a glittery scarf. I also gave this card a bit more pizzazz by embossing the background with the 'perfect polka dots' embossing folder from Stampin' Up, making it look like it is snowing!
My mind started to wonder on the third card thinking about all the glitter and sparkle. This card shows the simplicity of a quick stamped image (Stampin' Up's Evergreen stamp set). It also showcases the versatility of this ribbon!
With a long to do list and packages arriving daily, I thought about the many presents that needed to be wrapped and how I refuse to leave it last minute this year!!! This was the inspiration for this simple yet pretty card. Enjoy!
I still had a little bit of ribbon left and I didn't want to stop there. I grabbed my kraft paper, tulle, AC jute and wrapped a couple presents. I topped it off with some American Crafts glitter ribbon to give it the pop it needs. Don't you love how they turned out?
Keep hopping along - up next is Stephanie!! If you were dropping into the Cat Cave and wanted to join in on the fun - see the information below!
RAK ALERT - Follow my blog and make a comment on this post to enter. Already follow? You are eligible too - leave a comment and let me know! I will draw for the prize on Sunday, December 16th. Come back and check out if you are a winner!
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Visit each of the designers’ blogs and leave a comment every stop along the way (including this post). This month’s random winner will be one lucky person who left a comment on one of the blogs! So, without further delay, here’s the line up:
1. Scrapbook Steals
2. Julie Evers
3. Cathy Caines (You are here - leave a comment!)
You have until 11:59MST on Friday, December 14th to make your comment. Have a great time hopping! Good luck and enjoy!