Saturday, October 22, 2011

...StiCKy chRiStMaS...

I wanted to make a card for this week's Christmas Card Challenge...which was to use stickers...

I thought I'd add a sketch to make things I added this cute sketch from CarDaBiLitIeS...I had never been there before today...LoVe it!! Definitely going back!! :)

I own ToNs of stickers...baskets full...they are stuck in drawers and shelves, in books and loose...I  have even more of them layered in paper holders with their coordinating goodies...but I have this weird theory that using a sticker is I'm somehow not giving it my creative all if I slap a sticker on something...and yet...I KeeP BuYinG more of have some real issues!!

So this week's ChriStmAs CaRd ChaLLenGe made me rethink my sticker phobia...and when I created my little sticker scene...I realized I'm a real MoROn!!

  StiCkErS RocK!!

This whole card took 45 minutes...

I had the sheet of glossy plastic stickers  (epoxy maybe?!?) that went with a line of paper I bought a few years ago...the striped paper is the one that was made to match...I like how they threw in pink and blue with the traditional ChriStMas colors...makes it fun...and my little penguin scene took 3 stickers and about 3 minutes...I popped up the white snow (ground) layer and sponged the top...the base is some PTI blueberry sky cardstock that I embossed and then swiped PTI fresh snow ink onto and then I popped my little guy under the negative space left from the  Mat Stack 1 PTI die cut...some snowflake punches, those epoxy circles were on the sticker sheet too...a few layers and poof...done :)

Here's my little guy up close so you can see how shiny and fun the stickers are...

...and here's a different view so you can see the layers...this card got a little taller than I intended...but it's still flatter than if it had a bow or buttons on it...

hmmmm....not sure what's going on, but this is like the 4th thing in a row I've made with out a bow or buttons or Baker's twine...I'll probably have nightmares tonight about a giant spool of twine chasing me around screaming ~use me...use me~

I mean...I only have every color known to crafting...and there's almost a lifetime supply on each spool...I'm going to be 112 and still putting twine on things! :)

Thanks for looking!
Have a SupeR SatuRdaY!


  1. heheh I have to giggle at the twine comment...I think I have enough buttons to use FOREVER and for some reason I have got out of the habit to use them ! Your little penguin card is just adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges!

  2. I have enough twine to last for generations too!! love your cute cute card. Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities. xxx Steph

  3. This card is stinkin' cute! You did such a great job on this challenge.

  4. Beautiful card! nice image and d/p, Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities Challenge.

  5. WOW!! What a bright card!! Your penguin is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities!!