Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Honeybearz Designs 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 3! You should have arrived here from Diana's  This hop will take place November 25th through December 6th and the new postings each day will be posted by 8 am eastern standard time. This hop will be full of wonderful ideas and inspiration to get you well on your way of creating all of those beautiful Christmas project. This is an awesome way to get a lot of your Christmas cards, and scrapbook layouts finished, home decorations completed and maybe even be inspired to create something using a new technique that you have never tried. There will be a new project posted each and every day by all the wonderful amazing ladies in this hop. Also each day we will have a guest designer or two for you to visit. Lisa our hostess will be giving away some wonderful blog candy each day of the hop from the amazing sponsors that we have for this hop. Lisa will be posting all the winners from this hop on December 10th. Every one has a chance to win including the ladies participating in the hop and even the guest designers and the sponsors. At the end of each post we will have a list of all the sponsors who are sponsoring this hop all you need to do is click on their name to go to their sites and check out all the wonderful sites. We want to thank each and everyone of the sponsors for their generosity. It has been greatly appreciated.

Today's project is also for a card swap this month.  We were to do a gatefold card.

Here's a couple of cards:  the one on the left is chalked and the one on the right is not.  I don't know if you can see how much it adds to the cards to chalk with white but it makes the paper look velvety!

The first few I used a regular hole punch and fancy corner rounder.  Subsequently, I found a snowflake corner rounder that added so much to the design!

 Open card:

 Back of the card:

I used a typical A2 size card but instead of a half fold, I created the gatefold.  It is scored at approximately 2 1/4" from one end and 3 1/4" from the other end.  The centerpiece inside the card is 5 1/4" x 4".  I used TPC Brushed Cotton Navy paper, embossing ink and Ranger embossing tinsel bridal.  The stamps are TPC Christmas Glamour and Hampton Art Snowflake Horizon.  I chalked the edges of the inside paper with Versamagic Night Sky and the outside with Creative Memories white chalk.  The inside sentiment is stamped with Adirondack Denim ink on white cardstock.  I also later used a Fiskars snowflake corner punch.

I hope you have enjoyed today's card.  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance at my blog candy and Lisa's!

Thanks for hopping!  Your next stop is Lucy ~

Here is a complete list of the sponsors:

Honeybearz Designs - Yummy Crafting Candy

Teresa Russell - $10.00 Gift Card from
her facebook group Scrapping For Less

Pazzles - Two digital download gift cards for a Cutting Collection of choice.

Kathy's Cozies - A custom Cozy for an Expression, Expression 2, Cricut Create,
Cricut Mini, or Silhouette Cameo. Whoever wins can pick their own fabric.

Paper Sweeties - $10.00 Gift Card

ScrappyDew - $20.00 Gift Card

My Creative Time - Stamp Set

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs - $20.00 Gift Voucher

Paper Creations by Mindy - $15.00 Gift Certidicate

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons - $15.00 Gift Certificate

Xyron - 2 Teresa Collins Adhesive Kits

Joys Life - "Oh Christmas Puns" stamps

Timeless Twine -$15.00 Gift Certificate

Too Cute by Jessica - $25.00 Giftcard

Designs on Cloud 9 - $20.00 Gift Certificate

LoveBug Creations - $15.00 Gift Certificate

The Paper Parade - $40.00 Gift Certificate

The Paper Nest Dolls - $25.00 Gift Certificate

Jessica Douglass Wilson -$10.00 to her Close To My Heart store

Lettering Delights -a gift valued at $10.00

Scrapping Bug Designs - $50.00 gift certificate the gift
certificate excludes sale prices.

3 Girl Jam - $10.00 Gift Certificate

SVG Attic - $25.00 Gift Certificate

Pinque Peacock $10.00 Gift Certificate

SVG Cuts - $20.00 Gift Certificate

Blue Moon Creations - 12 digital images

Sherri Baldy Stamps - $15.00 Gift Certificate for digi stamps

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1. Lisa Pontious ~
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3. Sheila - ...
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5. Scrappin Madge
6. Miranda -
7. Robin Lane -
8.Mindi Palmer (Midge)
9. Deb Rodgerson
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12. Diana -
13. Alicia
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16. Beth~
17. Shawnee~
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20. Heather~
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  1. What a pretty card! Love the snowflakes!

  2. Love the chalking and the corner punch - pretty cards.
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  3. OMG, it totally does look like velvet!!! TFS that technique. Love how you embossed the back of the card, too! Just gorgeous!!!! :-)

  4. Beautiful snowflakes. I think I need that snowflake corner punch!


  5. Very pretty cards... and it does soften up the card,, you can see a difference :)

  6. These are very pretty cards. I love the papers and inks you used.

  7. Pretty card. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Barbara OHanlon

  8. Both your cards are gorgeous. I love the snowflake punch. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  9. Your cards are great... I love how you used the chalk, and I love how you used the snowflake punch! Great Job!! Loves Scrappin Madge

  10. Very elegant card and thank you for the explanation of how you made this - I think it looks velvety too!

  11. Gorgeous card! I love the colors!


  12. Beautiful card! I love the blue and silver!

  13. Love your beautiful cards and how the silver embossing is stunning with the blue!

  14. Great idea for the gate fold! And the embossing is my fave!
    Midge :)