Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Jingle Belles Pink Christmas

I have to admit that this is one of my favorite Jingle Belles Challenges.  Not just because of the generosity of Lauren and Stephanie who have pledged to donate $4 per card to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, but also because we have to use pink in our Christmas card(s).  And not just a little pink, but as much as we want to.

For my first card I went through my box (ha ha! that would be many boxes) of Christmas ribbon and pulled out those that had pink in them.  I snipped some short lengths of each of them and then played with laying them side-by-side until I found a combination that I liked.  Then, using red line tape, I taped them to some Whisper White CS and used my SU tree punch to punch out my tree.  Punching through ribbon is a little more difficult than just punching cardstock and with the added red line tape, it's even a little harder so you'll have to stand up to use your punch.  Giving your butt a break by standing now and then while crafting is a good thing.   

I found the Recollections Pink Paisley paper at Michael's and used it against a card base of Basic Gray.  I added a doily to the side of the front panel to provide a little "quiet" space for the tree.  The sentiment "Joy" is from the Essentials by Ellen Zipper Panel Die collection and actually the die says "enjoy" but I just use JOY.  That was created with Melon Mambo and layered onto the same in Brushed Silver.  I punched the stars (I hope you can see a little of the ones that I scattered all over the panel) out of silver glitter paper using my new SU star border punch.

(See above post for my second card.)


  1. Your glittery holiday tree is fantastic ... so glad you went PINK for a cause with us at Jingle Belles.

  2. ooh ooh OOOOOOH! i wasn't sure anyone could make a card that was PINKER than mine... but you might just have done it, missus! YOWZA!!! i loveLOVElove that ribbon tree, and the tiny glitter stars, and the way you've added a "drop shadow" to the (trimmed-to-fit "en"joy) sentiment! so much cleverness PLUS lots of sparkly bits... what else could anyone want in a holiday card??!?!?! thank you thank you for helping us "think pink" at JINGLE BELLES in an awesome cause! <3 <3 <3


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