Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Bundling up the layers

The Jingle Belles' challenge this week has been created by Candy Blake (over at Stampin With Candy) after winning a guest design spot back in May.

I was fascinated to find out that she lives over in Newfoundland (on my list of places to visit one day!) and maybe this is the reason she gave us all the challenge of "All Bundled Up!" or layering at least three layers on our cards.

More difficult than I originally thought....

I started off rummaging through my scraps to find that I am getting down to really small ones now (any ideas for using these up?). I had an idea in my head and saw some stickers that needed using up, coming up with this...

... which I was rather unimpressed with.

So I tried again!

I found a sketch I really liked over at Card Positioning Systems and decided to stick to it pretty faithfully (just for a change!).

Sketch courtesy of CPS Card Sketches

I ended up with something I really like and used up some more older papers in the process which made me feel great. I matted all the patterned paper shapes and raised the top two with some twine making it most certainly more than three layers. 

We are now past the halfway point for this weekly card challenge (well, I can't imagine I'll be up for making cards right up to the middle of December and this was #25)  and I have more than 30 cards. What a great Wednesday feeling!


  1. Thank you for the inspiration, I never think about matting my patterned papers on cards.

  2. These cards are amazing!! you did such a great job with this challenge ... I am awed ... Thanks so much for stopping by my blog too ... I really appreciate it

  3. Anonymous2:10 pm

    both really cute!

  4. both of your cards are cute but I gotta tell ya, the 2nd one is sooooooo stinkin' cute!!!

  5. ok, i have to say, i love the first card, too! it's a great use of those papers and i love the scattering of small doodlebug word stickers! (of which i have MANY so i'm filing that idea away!) :)

    on the other hand, the second card also ♥ROCKS♥ in a big, fabulous, festive, totally adorable...and totally glam way! which seems like a "win-win" to me for sure!!!

    ps: for teeny tiny scraps i like to do a "crazy quilt" patchwork sort of thing... or make inchies... any help??

  6. I have to admit I really like both these cards too! The first is so frosty and wordy , both good things and the 2nd is just adorable! I like how you are all about using your stash up. I have enough "stuff" to last 2 lifetimes!! Good for you!

  7. really sweet cards, I'm impressed with your "pile"

  8. I love both cards, but that bottom one really does rock ... who makes that fun paper on the left side? That monster is just too fun ... wish I had some ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.


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