Sunday, October 2, 2011

CADB Christmas Blog Hop! Comfort & Joy

Welcome to the Card A Day Blog Christmas Blog Hop - Day 2!

If you're here from Tina's blog, you're heading in the right direction.  If you're starting here, well there's a whole list of fabulous blogs at the end of this post to go visit when you're done here.

The Christmas card I'm sharing today has a soft and delicate, non-traditional color palette that I just love!  I'm also sharing some blog candy, so be sure to check that out, too!  (Details at the end of this post).

The Details:
  • The card base is Stampin' Up! Bordering Blue.  I cut another piece of Bording Blue smaller than the card base so that there is a 1/4" border all the way around.  Before adhering to my card base, I embossed this smaller piece in a polka dot pattern, distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz paper distresser, and tinted the edges and dots with Old Paper Distress Ink.
  • The pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye.  I used scallop decorative scissors on the vertical edges of the center diamond-ish pattern paper strip.
  • The centerpiece is constructed from a chipboard base layered with My Mind's Eye pattern paper.  The greeting was stamped in the center using Coffee Archival ink.  "Comfort" was colored in with marker and the starburst in "Joy" is accented with Old Paper Distress Stickles.  The entire edge was also accented with Old Paper Distress Stickles for a sparkly vintage feel.
  • The final touches are ivory seam binding, some pearl stickers, and a netting and pearl spray.  Don't forget to shop the bridal aisle for wonderful floral and accent sprays like this one! 

And now for THE CANDY!!
How to win:  It's easy!  Just be a follower of Paper Squirrel and click HERE to leave a comment.  Remember, you can leave one comment each day, so if you commented yesterday, you still have one more entry!

The Hop:
Thanks for stopping by...the link list below will help you on your way.  If you didn't start from Card A Day Blog, then you'll want to continue from the top of the list with Karen's blog.  Also, don't forget to enter the CADB Christmas Blog Hop Challenge for a chance at even MORE prizes.  Each of the designers will be choosing something special and adding it to the grand prize package.

Happy Hopping!

Karin Adamczyk from ScrapperCreations
Adele Robbetze from nogardscreativecave
Christine Patton from Creative Genie-ous
Cindy Foster from Cindy's Creations
Cindy Pointe from The Creative Pointe
Janet White from Stamping At The White House
Kelly George from Sassy Scrapper Studio
Michelle Hessler from Paperthreads
Patricia Logan from MDN Creates
Shelley Bordeleau from Gardens Crafts 'n' More
Tina Campbell from Tina's Scrap Corner
You are Here!  Vicki Schram from Paper Squirrel

Back to the Card a Day Blog to see who won the challenge.

: SU! cardstock ‘Bordering Blue’; My Mind’s Eye The Merry Days of Christmas ‘All Aglow’

Stamps: Inkadinkadoo; SU!
Inks: Archival Ink ‘Coffee’; DI ‘Old Paper’; Martha Stewart craft marker ‘Cornflower Meadow’
Embellishments: Hug Snug seam binding ‘Ivory’; Distress Stickles ‘Old Paper’; pearls; Hobby Lobby bridal pick; Cuttlebug polka dot embossing folder; chipboard frame
Tools: foam tape; Texture Boutique; 3M foam tape; TH paper distresser; glue dots; scallop scissors foam ink blending tool


  1. Beautiful card, Vicki. Love how yu used the stickles, it really makes the sentiment pop out on the card.

  2. Wow Vicki it looks just like a wrapped up present! Fantastic job, I'm so envious just stunning.

  3. Another great great card! Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Beautiful! And thank you for another chance at the candy!

  5. Absolutely beautiful card! Very elegant.

  6. This card is very cute! The gold gives it a very unique style!
    Have a nice day!

  7. Absolutely love your card today, Vicki. It's really elegant!!

    Christine Patton

  8. This card is absolutely gorgeous..many many thanks!
    Diana B
    mogardener47 at gmail dot com

  9. Love how elegant the card is.

  10. Very pretty- I love Bordering Blue- pretty DSp makes for a fantastic card!

  11. What a beautiful card, so elegant. Thank you so much for sharing.