Sunday, December 19, 2010

Papercraft Star Tags (and more) Christmas Blog Hop

     Merry Christmas everyone and welcome to the Papercraft Star Tags (and more) of Christmas Blog Hop sponsored by Catherine Pooler. We are so glad you could join us for this very special holiday event!
     If you arrived at my blog from Angi, you're hopping along just fine.  If that is not where you arrived from, then please join us at Papercraft Star to start the hop from the beginning so you don't miss a thing! You must be a follower of Papercraft Star, visit all the blogs and comment in order to be entered to win our fantastic Grand Prize!
     Creativity just abounds this time of year and we hope that you'll find some inspiration among the beautiful projects our Designers have created especially for you! To add to the fun, we've got fabulous prizes along the way at many of our Designer's blogs and you'll be entered to win a full months subscription to Club InBox by our generous sponsor Catherine Pooler, if you visit every blog and leave a comment with all of our Designers! You have until midnight (Eastern Time) on Saturday December 25, 2010 to leave all your comments and be entered to win the Grand Prize. We'll draw the winners of the prizes and announce them beginning Sunday December 26, 2010.
     For my project I created a gate fold card using some gorgeous Stampin' Up papers supplied by our sponsor, Catherine Pooler. 

Here are the construction details for my card which measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".

1.  Cut cardstock for base of card at 5 1/2" x 11"
2.  Score at 2 3/4" and 8 1/4".
3.  Cut mats and designer paper for front panels.  I used Early Espresso and the pretty holly paper for my card front.  I cut my mats just slightly smaller (about 1/8") than the base card panel, but you could cut them the same dimensions or have a larger border.  I then cut the designer paper slightly smaller (also about 1/8")than the mat and layered them.
4.  My image is a digital stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil that was colored with Copic markers.  There's also a little Glossy Accents on her snowglobe and some stickles on her dress and the edge of the circle.  The circle was cut out with a Nestabilities die and then matted on a piece of Cherry Cobbler also cut from a Nestabilities die.
5.  The image was attached onto the left hand panel with Sookwang adhesive.
6.  The Holiday Wishes tag was cut with a Nestabilities die and mounted on foam tape and slightly overlaps the image to work as a closure for the card.  The tag is made of Early Espresso and Crumb Cake papers.
7.  For embellishments I added some beautiful Cherry Cobbler seam binding and some handmade roses with microbead centers.  The flowers were cut from Cherry Cobbler and my leaves were punched from Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake papers and inked with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.
8.  All mat and designer papers were inked on the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress ink.

9.  For the inside of my card I cut panels of Deck the Halls Designer paper for the sides and covered the center panel with Always Artichoke and a band of Early Espresso and some of the Designer paper.  The journaling spot was cut with a Nestabilities die.

     Now I've already told you about the blog hop grand prize you can win, but I'm also offering a little candy here myself.  I'll make it really simple this time.  All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and of course leave a comment.
     Here's what I've got up for grabs:

     Some yummy Tim Holtz goodness!  There's a package of Hinge Clips, a package of Memo Pins and a Santa Letter cling stamp.
     I hope you all have a wonderful holiday time with you friends and loved ones.  Thanks so much for taking some time out of your busy life to join us for the Papercraft Star Tags (and more) of Christmas Blog Hop, your next stop on the hop is my very talented teamie, Regan.  I know she'll have something fabulous to share with you.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Stampin for the Weekend--Christmas
Crafty Emma--anything goes

Happy Hopping and Merry Christmas!

Sponsor Supplies

Papers:  Stampin' Up  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, and Deck the Halls Designer paper collection
Miscellaneous:  Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding

Other Supplies
Paper:  Recollections cream cardstock
Stamp:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Christmas Fairy Holly"
Inks+:  Copics B41, C0, C2, E00, E04, E07, E21, E31, E35, E51, E57, G29, G85, R20, R59, Y17, YG11; Frayed Burlap Distress ink
Tools:  Nestabilities Standard Circles large (S4-114), Classic Scalloped Circles Large (S4-124), Labels One (S4-161), and Labels Eight (S5-019); EK Success medium Retro Flower punch, Martha Stewart Branch punch and Rose Leaf punch, Fiskars Paper Edgers decorative scissors
Miscellaneous: Diamond Stickles, Glossy Accents, Recollections eyeleet, Martha Stewart Florentine Gold microbeads


  1. Tracy, this is a beautiful card! I mean BEAUTIFUL! I am always so happy after visiting your blog, such beautiful inspiration is always found here...thank you for sharing your talents with us by being a member of our Papercraft Star team!!

  2. She's a regular beauty Tracy! And I mean the whole of the card, not just the little fairy! Love how you embellished the inside of your card, too! Hugs, Ira

  3. This is a beautiful card. The paper, ribbon and flowers are gorgeous. A classic card - great job! Have a wonderful holiday Tracy.

  4. Oh Tracy, this card is absolutely beautiful! You have a great talent for sure! I love the image! Fabulous work! Merry Christmas Tracy and wishing you a Blessed New Year! Hugs, Regan

  5. Tracy what a stunning card. Absolutely gorgeous. I love to visit your blog as you are so full of inspiration. Happy Holidays!

  6. Your gatefold card is so beautiful, Tracy!

    Fabulous creation! I just discovered your blog on this fun hop and am now a follower! So nice to meet you!

  7. Gorgeous card. I really want to try and make one of these. And that digital image is adorable.

    Wishing you and yours a Very Blessed Christmas! :)

  8. Beautiful card. And such a sweet little princess there. Love the colors, detail, and bling.

  9. What an absolutely gorgeous card!! Wow! I love it. Thanks for sharing it with us all.

  10. Tracy, your card is just so pretty! I love the gate fold, the beautiful stamp and the gorgeous flowers! Merry Christmas!

  11. Beautiful card! Love the holiday fairy and how you have colored her. So pretty! Happy Holidays!

  12. Tracy, I love your card. I love the colors and the imgage is so delightful. Your work is always so inspirational, TFS. And thanks for the opportunity to win such a wonderful gift. rosar85(at)yahoo(dot)com

  13. GOrgeous card !!! I love the coloring and the layout ! Hugs

  14. This is beautiful, Tracy! I'm really inspired by the way you added the ribbon in different directions on the portions of your card. That looks fantastic! Such lovely, lovely papers too!

  15. Your card is gorgeous, just like you. You have been an amazing and wonderful friend this year, Tracy, I am so glad we met !!

  16. Hi Tracy, your blog is so beautiful dressed in this gorgeous colors. And your card has inspired me to give that fold a go.

    Thank you for your kind words on my art...I love to see that great big blossom in my comments! I am a follower of your blog.

    Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year

  17. New follower her but will be voting for your card. It is absolutely beautiful. I have a blog book that I write every blog in that I want to make sure I revisit and yours has gone in it. Thanks for the inspiration. Merry Christmas.

  18. This is such a pretty card, Tracy! I love the colors and the tri-fold is such a great design! Merry Christmas!!

  19. Tracy, you are just amazing! I know I keep telling you that, but you are! This card is beautiful, the coloring, the flowers, the papers, all of it...beautiful!

  20. OMG! This card is just stunning! I love it, love it love it! Beautiful paper art, TFS!

  21. Wonderful project!!Thanks for an inspiration

  22. Love your card, it is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing.

  23. What an absoloutely beautiful card you created.

  24. I'm already a follower...card is absolutely beautiful...You have a great talent for sure...I love the image...Merry Christmas
    rebecca minor

  25. Wow! What a gorgeous card!! Stunning!

    And what a FAB giveaway!!

    I am already a follower of your lovely blog!

    Happy Holidays!

  26. Your card is beautiful and I just love the stamp you have used.

  27. Lovely job! Thanks for the tutorial. I just signed up to follow your blog. :) Merry Christmas, too!

  28. This is pretty Tracy, the little girl image is so adorable! Have a magical christmas!

  29. Your card is gorgeous. I'm already a follower. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

  30. Beautiful card! Love the design and the image is so sweet! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

  31. Stunning card...those papers are beautiful, I love the rich traditional colours too.. Thanks for taking the time to play along at CES and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas xx

  32. Hi Tracy - I found you through You Tube and just got done drooling over your Valentine Mini Album. What a surprise to see that you're having a giveaway - I'm just getting into making mini albums and would love to win your giveaway! Have a fantastic Christmas!

  33. This is a great card! Thank you for such great instructions! I love the image you chose to use for the card! Merry Christmas! :D


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