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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy World Cardmaking day!

Hello, crafty friends! I'm delighted to have you come visit on this most special of holidays for paper craft lovers like you and me. I'll be spending the day making my Christmas cards with some lovely ladies.
I'm delighted to be a part of the Operation Write Hop bloghop. OWH is a worthwhile organization that sends care packages filled with hundreds of handmade cards to the military so they can send beautiful cards to their loved ones back home."
The theme of the hop is winter. I have two cards for you today that both use my favorite Christmas dies, Spellbinders' Sweet Folk Art. For my first card, I followed Sketch #110. I interpreted the trio of hearts as banners on my card. The angel body, wings were inked on the edges.
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The banners and letters are by The Craft's Meow, It's a Banner Day stamp set, which coordinates with Spellbinders Banner Basics Two. I adorned the angel and star with Want2Scrap bling.
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For my second card, I followed Sketch #127. I die cut the patchwork tree from Spellbinders' Sweet Folk Art 3times. Each layer of the tree is die cut almost across by the die. It took a little snip of the scissors to separate them to create this quilted look. I'll be sharing the other two cards I created later this week.
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I inked the edges of the Kraft tag, which was die cut with Spellbinders Labels Four, with white pigment. The sentiment is from SRM Stickers SBD Christmas.
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I hope you'll have a great day today celebrating World Cardmaking Day!
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90 comments:

  1. wonderful cards. i especially love the second one. what a clever way to make the tree. and not your typical "Christmas colors" but it works great

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  2. Love both your cards, especially the banner on your angel card! I need to check out the folk art die set!

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  3. I like the non Christmas colors on both cards, cheery.

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  4. You certainly have a way with layering lots of elements! Beautiful card ... What a refreshing color combo!

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  5. What fun cards. I love Spellbinders and will definitely have to keep an eye out for the sweet folk art set.

    I love your color combinations too.

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  6. I am so glad you said you interpreted the hearts for the banner, I needed that reminder so that I don't feel like I always need to do the exact shape. Thank you!

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  7. Gorgeous cards! I love all the beautiful details!

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  8. The piercing and stitching on your cards is wonderful. Impressive!

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  9. Beautiful Cards! I love the bright papers and your take on the sketch. TFS AJ-

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  10. Ohhhh.. These are beautiful. I love all the layers. Thanks for the inspiration. ~ Pam

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  11. Nina, I love the folksy angel card!!! What a tremendous amount of detail you'e added and yet it's all so balanced. The colors are rich and warm and your card just makes me feel cozy!

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  12. Really sweet cards, I like the use of the doily behind your angel, such a sweet vintage touch. The tree cars is my favorite. Great design.

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  13. What beautiful cards! The Christmas tree is my favorite, but I love the patterned paper you choose for the angel wings on the first card. Very striking. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. These are both beautiful! It's hard to choose which on I like most, but that vintage-y angel is really gorgeous!

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  15. You're first!! Gorgeous cards - so vintage and awesome!

    Happy Hopping!

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  16. Both cards are very "homey" feeling, to me. I'm a real sucker for banners, so that one caught my eye immediately!

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  17. Awww...love these, Nina! Especially that first card with the angel. You are amazing, dear girl!!! Hugs...

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  18. Happy Cardmaking Day

    very cute cards thanks for joining OWH on this special holiday for cardmakers

    Barb Housner

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  19. Both are very lovely 'vintage' feel on the angel and I love the stitching!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    http://deliteful-alpha-sets.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  20. Beautiful cards I love the bright pattern papers you used and love your inking. :)

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  21. Your cards are different from what I do, but I like the angel card! I especially liked the doily framing the angel.

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  22. WOW!! The mix of patterned papers is so stunning! I love them both Happy WCMD!

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  23. I love the tag card. Great colors and stitched detailing.

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  24. I really like the sewing you've done on both of your cards. I bought a machine, but living in a small apartment, I haven't found space to keep it out. I also like the trees made out of triangles, clever.

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  25. Very beautiful colorful cards. Mary L Schreiber

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  26. I love the cheery colors, and probably my favorite detail is the tree top with the button and twine that mimic the candy on the PP. So cute!

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  27. LOVE your cards today, Nina - you are such an inspiration to me!

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  28. Gorgeous cards, absolutely gorgeous!! I too love using die cuts. Love the use of the banner on your angel card and such fun papers for the patchwork tree! So fabulous.

    Linda

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  29. Nina - your work is just amazing! I love the card you made for our post today on the Crafters Home blog - blog.craftershome.com - stunning!

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  30. Beautiful cards Nina! Hope all is well with you. Hugs!

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  31. I just love those banners - both cards are gorgeous!
    Happy World Cardmaking Day!
    Sandy, OWH President

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  32. Oh wow!!!! I LOVE your cards!!! Especially that first one! Fabulous work ! :)

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  33. Nina, your cards are terrific!! You incorporated so many details to enhance your images. I really need to dust off my sewing machine. Love your zigzags! Thanks for hopping with OWH!

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  34. These are both such beautiful cards--great ideas, too.

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  35. Stunning cards! Love those banners! Thank you for your support of OWH!

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  36. WOW--love the cards and the colors you chose

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  37. Love them both! Super way to use patterned papers and dies. The inking and little buttons make them special.

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  38. Love the cards, thanks for giving me more ideas... :)

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  39. I really like both of your cards--the tag with the tree really caught my eye. It was fun to see your take on Winter and Sketch! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  40. I like your use of colors other then the traditional red and green.
    Pat bpyenoratyahoodotcom

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  41. Such beautiful cards! I love the angel and the doily and the buttons…actually everything! The second card is just adorable with the Christmas tree and the papers you used!

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  42. Beautiful Love your colors , attention to detail, and layouts!

    Pat K.

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  43. I love that "joy" banner and your adoorable Christmas tree!

    Amy
    insomniacstamper.blogspot.com

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    1. Oops...typing with one hand while my infant sleeps on me and I mistyped "adorable".

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  44. Lovely colors and patterns on your cards!

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  45. Great cards! i love the banner with the buttons in the first one and the papers in the second are so pretty. Very clever the way the kraft tag frames the tree to separate it from the background. Thanks for hopping with us today!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  46. First, thanks for hopping from way over there; so nice to have you join us!!
    I like your cards, esp. the lace 'aura' behind the angel and how you interpreted the banner. On the second one, I really like the ribbons and banner! TFS!

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  47. Two wonderful cards, Nina! Love the colors, layers and that charming folk art style! I am not familiar with that Spellbinders set and can't wait to check it out! Have fun on the hop!

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  48. Beautiful cards as usual Nina! Love what you did and what a great way to start the hop!

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  49. Very unique interpretation of the sketch. Love the tree!

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  50. beautiful card. Love the details: sowing, paperpiecing and little pinpricks!

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  51. WOW these are just beautiful!! I love the designs and all of your gorgeous papers! Fabulous banner and buttons!

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  52. Beautiful cards Nina. What a great start to the Hop. I love to see how everyone interprets the sketches! I love your second card especially the combination of colors. Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

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  53. super cute cards
    I like the patchwork Christmas tree
    thanks for sharing!

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  54. How beautiful! I love the doily and the cute angel. I'll have to keep an eye out for those dies. Happy card making day! I'm so glad that you joined us! :)

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  55. I love that angel card. Thanks for blogging with OWH

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  56. Your card are amazing...especially loving the angel and the colors you chose! How special that OWH has contributors so far from home :)

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  57. Your cards are beautiful! I love the angel and your Christmas tree.

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  58. these are beautiful cards. I like the stitching you did and the piercing

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  59. Love your cards, the choice of paper, and especially the treet.

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  60. Love your cards, the choice of paper, and especially the treet.

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  61. Great cards, you have a wonderful eye for color and pattern.

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  62. I love the lace doily behind your angel. I love the candy paper on your Christmas tree card.

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  63. Beautiful cards! The banners on the angel card are fantastic! I also love the zigzag stitching on the 2nd card!

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  64. Nina your cards are beautiful I love the angel card . It was guardian angel day last week .

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  65. Wonderful cards & for such a good cause!

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  66. Really cute cards - the colors give such a fresh look and the Spellbinder dies are fabulous.

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  67. Beautiful cards and blog!

    ~Melissa
    www.mywatermelonmoon.com

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  68. Both cards look amazing, Nina!
    Hugs and smiles

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  69. Oh WOW! I love the layering on the gorgeous first card and the stitching and bling. The paper, angel and doily give it such a vintage feel. The second one is beautiful with the unique tree.

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  70. Croatia! My goodness! Love the detail on your cards. The buttons between the banners on the first card is a beautiful addition. I love your paper choices too...

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  71. Love your cards - thanks for introducing me to the Spellbinders' Sweet Folk Art dies. They seem very versatile for holiday cards. I can imagine that just changing the papers would give cards with the same die a completely different feel. Thanks for the link to the products!

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  72. Your cards are beautiful with amazing attention to detail! The lettering on the first card is so cute with the banner element.

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  73. So very pretty! I love the piercing and stitching around the edges and what's not to love about Spellbinders dies?? Great job on both Nina ~

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  74. Such pretty cards. Love your interpration of the sketches. Thanks for sharing.

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  75. Beautiful cards! Can't say really which is my favorite, they are both wonderful. Love the angel with the doily and that paper Christmas tree!
    ~sandy
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

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  76. Such beautiful cards. I love the triangles of the tree in the second card. So clever!

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  77. Nicely done with the Kraft tag mixed with the cheerful bright patterns. Totally cool that you are in Croatia-stay safe and warm. God bless you!

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  78. Wow! What beautiful cards! I love them both! All the different elements go together so well!

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  79. Very cute cards! I like your color combo and that tree is so cute!

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  80. Marvelous cards! I especially liked the 2nd card color combo and that you could make the tree from scraps.

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  81. I'm looking forward to seeing your next two creations later this week. The first two are sooooooo lovely in every way =)

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  82. Adorable cards, Nina! I just love the way you framed the angel with the doily in the first card, so sweet! Thanks for being part of our hop! ~ Julie, OWH Blog Team :)

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  83. Very sweet cards. The "non-traditional" colors are fun, and give a very "active" look to the card. TFS

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  84. Stunning beautiful card. Ilove the mix of patterns and the beautiful angel image!

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  85. Great card...the second one is my fav...love those papers! tfs!!!

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