Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Honeybearz Designs 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 10

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Diana's blog  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:

I have used my Cricut again, this time I went back to one of my first cartridges, Wild Card.  This card is actually the Mother's Day card.  I thought it hand an elegant~ness to it.  I thought I was pretty handy with my Cricut but this card was a mess.  I ruined 4 pieces of Bazzil Capers paper!  Ugh!  I won't make that mistake again!  So I went to Michael's and bought more, it was on clearance.  It is such a good green.  It was also one of the matching cardstock for the My Mind's Eye Festive and Frost which I used as the liner.  I also used another sheet of that paper stack in the Spellbinder's Label Four diecut underneath the stamped image.  My reindeer is a Stampin Up from 2002, not sure what set it was in as I purchased this with some random used stamps.  The inside sentiment is also a random used stamp.  I cut this at 5.25" as to fit 4 on a 12x12 sheet.  The cartridge has a matching envelope so size is not a problem.

I made 12 total.

I stamped this with American Craft pigment ink Brown Sugar and embossed it with Stamp n Stuff Kaleidoscope Transparent.  I inked the edges as well.  You can also see in this image where I used a Gelly roll pen in Clear Star to enhance the swirls.

Inside, I will write on the white.  The inside image is stamped with the same Brown Sugar but not embossed.  I should have done that!

I also tried a different paper Die Cuts with a View metallic green.  This one did not cut as well.  It was a very heavy cardstock and the layers separated when pulling it off the cutting mat.  I did use a brand new mat so it was pretty sticky.  Again, I am feeling like a failure with my Cricut!

Close up.

I would not say these were a total failure, but I sure wasted a lot of good paper!  In the end, I feel I came pretty close to my initial idea.  I wish I had some oval Spellbinders instead I cut my oval with the Creative Memories custom cutting system.  Layering the oval stamped image would have been nice. Thanks for hopping by and sharing my mistakes as well as my successes.  

Next up 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

The complete list:

1. Lisa Pontious ~
2. Pam -
3. Sheila - ...
4. Teresa-
5. Scrappin Madge
6. Miranda -
7. Robin Lane -
8.Mindi Palmer (Midge)
9. Deb Rodgerson
10.Theresa -
11. Sandy-
12. Diana -
13. Alicia
14. Lucy ~
15. Lori ~
16. Beth~
17. Shawnee~
18. Thia~
19. Inga
20. Heather~
21. Denise
22. Kathy -
23. Daphne -
24. Anna -
25. Jessica -


  1. I think your cards turned out gorgeous! Spellbinders are some of my favorite crafting tools (along with embossing folders), they cut so easily and beautifully!

  2. Love the cards, beautiful. TFS as always, hugs and kisses!

  3. I hate it when my Cricut machine goes haywire -you did a wonderful job on the cards however and I am happy you got some more of the clearance cardstock - a bargain is always a good thing you know - TFS - thanks for the hop and have a crafty day! Gail
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  4. Wow... I love those.... they are different which makes them so beautiful :)

  5. Alicia, it's not "you" ---- it's the Cricut or the mat. I don't know why it has to be so finicky but it is. It doesn't like intricate designs and match that up w/ a super sticky mat and then there's trouble. You'd think it would work better but the Cricut has a mind of its own!

    Your cards are gorgeous! Love how you took a card base one wouldn't normally think to use as a Christmas card. I love discovering these things. TFS! :-)

  6. Alicia- I am with momma bug, It takes time to figure out what the Cricut needs LOL sometimes it makes me so mad i want to throw the dang thing!! LOL but no really when designing for Provo Craft and using the Cricut it takes some time to figure out the Cricuts little tricks paper usually has alot to do with it! Keep your head up I love your cards they are great!! In Fact I love love them and I have this cart myself but have NOT tried this image as of yet! Great Idea!! loves-Scrappin Madge

  7. Beautiful cards - sorry you had so much trouble cutting the paper. I love my Cricut but the intricate designs are tricky.
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  8. Your card is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  9. Pretty oval card; the darker one looks like a stained glass.


  10. OOOoooooo! I love the colors and the non-traditional shape. The fact that you re-purposed the "mothers day" themed cricut card is genius :)
    Midge :)

  11. Love your elegant cards and all the many beautiful details!

  12. I love how you thought outside the box, or in this case, the card! They are so beautiful! Glad you were able to get more paper!