Our Jingle Belle challenge this week is based on the song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and little is the operative word as we are to use inchies or twinchies on our cards this week.
Technically speaking, inchies are 1" pieces of art, twinchies would be 2" pieces. I've never specifically done anything with inchies before although they have intrigued me. I went a little outside the box (literally) with this one and made my inchies 1" circles using one of the stamps from Bingo Bits. But I did also stamp my sentiment onto a 1" square so I think this would qualify.
Like I said, the stamped image is from Bingo Bits - love that little cardinal. I tried so hard yesterday to get a good picture of the cardinal that was visiting our bird feeder while it was snowing but they're very wary. I think they can detect the light reflected in the camera lens because it seems as soon as I move the camera they fly off.
The background paper is SU's Dasher (ret.). I used my MS pine bough border punch on some Old Olive cs and then went over the punched motifs with my VersaMark pen to darken them just a little more so they would show up better. The sentiment is hung on the Real Red corduroy button using some silver stretch cord.
I took the lead from a couple of the other Jingle Belles participants and while I was working with these papers and things made two cards instead of one. Since I hung the sentiment on the button, if I don't decide to send both of these as Christmas cards, one of them can be a thank you. In fact, I'm thinking I might use this layout again with some of the other Bingo Bits stamps as thank you's.
Don't forget to stop by the Jingle Belles blog to take a look at all the other linked cards. These ladies are awesome card makers.