Friday, September 30, 2011

Paper Crafts magazine Presents: 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

 Stamps - Pinecone Wreath by Hero Arts, Holiday Sayin by Hero Arts
Paper - Vintage Cream by Papertrey
Ink - Real Red by Stampin' Up!, Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger
Other - Chocolate Chip marker by Stampin' Up!, Cottage Ivy marker by Tsukineko, Stampin' Up! corner rounder, Red ribbon from stash, Pure Poppy button by Papertrey, Natural String by May Arts, Hot glue gun

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! I am so excited to be a part of this hop and I am so glad that you stopped by for a visit!

Today we wanted to celebrate the release of Holiday Cards & More which is always one of my fav issues! Creating for this call is always so much fun! I just love Christmas and since Paper Crafts works six months in advance... I get a little bit of holiday cheer during the summer! If you want to order your own copy of Holiday Cards & More... click HERE!


The other purpose of this fun hop is to give you even more ideas for quick 'n easy holiday cards!

I am all about quick 'n easy! Most of the cards that I create are made in 5 steps or less. I love that! Not only do I save time by keeping my designs simple... I will also actually use the cards. If I make a card with a lot of layers/dimension... I find it difficult to mail. I don't know about you but I don't find that many opportunities to hand deliver cards. I love cards that are easy to slip in the mail.

If you are interested in how to reproduce the card that I am sharing with you today.... here are the steps:

1. Make card base and round bottom corners
2. Ink edges with distress ink
3. Color wreath and stamp onto base
4. Stamp sentiment
5. Tie ribbon with button and twine and adhere with glue gun

Easy Peasy!

Now... lets talk giveaways!

If you go comment on the Paper Crafts Connection today, you will be entered to win this fun prize package!!




If you leave a comment on my blog, you will be entered to win a copy of Holiday Cards & More! Comments must be posted by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, Oct. 2. I will post a winner soon after right here on my blog!

Make sure to visit everyone on the hop to get more great inspiration for quick 'n easy cards! Don't forget to comment all along the hop for even more chances to get your hands on a copy of this fab mag!!

Thank you for visiting!! Keep hopping!!

Julia Stainton
Chan Vuong
Teri Anderson
Kelley Eubanks - You are here
Maile Belles
Vanessa Menhorn
Amber Daigre
Lorena Canto
AJ Otto
Windy Robinson
Betsy Veldman
Dawn Petrick

133 comments:

Isha said...

Beautiful card. Feels like Christmas is just round the corner. TFS

LeAnne said...

Kelley, I LOOOOVE this card...what a sweet stamp and sentiment..clean & simple, just like I like! Hope you're doing well! ♥

rush said...

beautiful card! simple and sweet!

Karen said...

great card...

richard said...

Love this CAS card! Wreaths are my fave...

Kim G said...

simply beautiful!

Hussena said...

beautiful card, loved the CAS stlye .

Cyndie said...

Oh, it's gorgeous! I love the vintagey, muted colors you chose.

Jen W. said...

Love the CASness!

Kelly Massman said...

pretty card!

Crazy8farm said...

I had fun checking out your blog! Such great projects. I love the simplicity of your Christmas card, it's very pretty!!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a wonderful CAS card! TFS =)

Houses Built of Cards said...

STUNNING card!!! Love the color combo and the distress ink on the edge of the card! Thanks for sharing!!!

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Marlena M. said...

I love the simplicity of this (have to have the perfect stamp-this is it)...beautiful! ;)

Marlene V. said...

Nice wreath card, Kelley. Thanks for the ideas!

Scrapycandy said...

Lovely rustic...puts me in the mood. Thank you.

Annette said...

love it Kelley... You always make such beautiful cards..
Thanks for sharing..

Agata said...

Simply the best! 5 steps rock! Your card is beautiful, as always!

Lindzie said...

I love the sentiment you chose. I always like me a good cursive font!

Pam said...

Cute card! So many of us have evergreen stamps - it would be fun to see how different the various cards would look using those different stamps, too.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love your card! It has me in a Christmas kind of mood

Jessica said...

this is so pretty! love the CAS look! :)

Cathy Fong said...

simply beautiful!! very inspiring too!

Bananastamper said...

Beautiful card Kelley!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Love this! That wreath stamp is amazing!

Angela said...

This card is a great take on a classic Christmas. The colors are perfect and I love that the edges are inked too. Thanks for sharing!

jengd said...

Great card! LOVE the simplicity of it!

Betty said...

So beautiful!

KathyK said...

What a lovely card! And an easy card to mass produce. perfect!

Laura Isham said...

I just love your style! Another gorgeous and simple card!

Emily Keaton said...

This card is fabulous! I love quick and easy, too. :)

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So chic!

Lynn (toomanycrayons) said...

Nice explanation of how to create pretty cards for the holidays.

Emily Branch said...

Such an elegant and lovely card! TFS

Rachel W K said...

very pretty, I love the stamping you've done. What an elegant card!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Lindsay said...

Love your card Kelley! That wreath is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Love this card and especially love how you gave us the steps to make it...thanks for the great tips...

Tricia said...

I love the simplicity of your card, Kelley!

Jingle said...

This is just so pretty!

Diana said...

Love your card. It is simply, yet elegantly stated and is so Christmas.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Love your sweet & traditional style card, Kelley!

Jessica K said...

Beautiful, elegant card!

Amanda said...

LOVE the card! I have got to get my hands on that Hero Arts stamp set! I am so inspired!

diana said...

Great holiday card, simple yet traditional! TFS ;-)

pcm said...

So classic!

Elena said...

very pretty!

Casey said...

Such a pretty card!

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Kelly! Have a fun day.

Created for this... said...

Fun blog hop and great inspiration for cardmaking!

Rae Barthel said...

stunning card kelley!! i absolutely love it!!

Heather Jane said...

I love this simple wreath with a pop of red satin ribbon! Very nicely done!

Tammy V said...

I love the wreath on this wondeful card!

Shelly said...

A beautiful card! It feels very warm and 'homey' too me :)

Tanya said...

Fabulous card! I am going CAS on my cards this year, no layers for me. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue D said...

Really like the simplicity of your card--gorgeous.
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Jessica M**** said...

This looks like an easy card to make in mass!

Noreen said...

Simple - but beautiful! The inked edges really give it a nice finished look.

Lin said...

What IS it about wreaths that we all are drawn to? I ADORE your card, and I think you've made a sale for Hero Arts :)) Thanks for the inspiration!

pegg said...

Ahh I was going to buy this stamp but then hesitated! Love this card!

mommakatx6 said...

Love your card, simple yet lovely.

Lillian Child said...

Your holiday wreath card is delightful!

Sneha said...

your card is really elegant & simple. Loved it.

Pat said...

I love simple yet elegant cards! This is my style of card...

Laura Evangeline said...

I love holiday hops! They put me in the crafting mood!!! :-)

Lori B said...

Very cute! I have never seen that wreath stamp before. Off to find it...I love it's simple design. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

That bow looks so pretty on your simple and beautiful card!

Mlightner said...

So simple and so elegant!

Kris said...

My favorite card yet! I love wreaths and pinecones and you gave such simple steps too! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
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Chunyuan said...

Lovely CAS holiday card. Thanks!

krash1717 said...

Nice card!

jimlynn said...

Simply GORGEOUS!
Lynn

marylouh said...

Christmas isn't that far away and making Christmas cards need to start now. thanks for the idea.

Dana said...

Perfect mass-producible card! Love!

Cheryl said...

Love that pinecone wreath! Beautiful card!

Peggy B said...

What a wonderful way to present this great stamp. Thanks!

Lindsey said...

Perfect! I like that it's easy to mail, too.

Julia said...

Love the simplicity of your card especially since I'm a newbie to stamping and card making. Thanks for the giveaway!

April said...

Pretty card and so sophisticated!

Carole said...

lovely

Debbie said...

I love the wreath and the sentiment! Beautiful card! :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Simple yet elegant card.

Judy1223 said...

Kelley, this is my favorite kind of card -- a clean and simple one layer beauty with Hero Arts stamps! LOVE it!

Priya Mohan said...

Loved the simplicity of this card

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful card! LOVE your stamping! LOVE your new blog look--It's been at least a week since I've been by! SO SORRY I missed it! Thanks for the chance to win--sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

*Alison* said...

this is stunning.. I love the vintage yet CAS feel of your card.. thanks so much for the chance to win..hugs

Cris said...

Your card is beautiful! And so elegant! Thanks for the chance to win!

Stacy H-W said...

Love your card Kelley!! I'm all about Clean and Simple!! You really made a lovely card that anyone would love to get for Christmas.

Samantha Mann said...

what a beautiful holiday card! i am loving all of the different styles of cards on this blog hop! you're distressing is just perfect too! thanks for sharing your talent!!

Ange Kelly said...

Your designs may be quick and easy Kelley, but they are also gorgeous!

Shauna K said...

such a lovely CAS card! that wreath stamp is fantastic :)

scrappin_in_AK said...

wonderfully festive card

Michelle said...

I think this card is simple and elegant

Lisa Young said...

I love wreath images and this is beautiful with the pinecones and red bow. Beautiful card!

sharon g said...

LOVE the stamp you chose for the wreath! NICE

Dawn said...

this is so elegant looking Kelley. Such a pretty wreath.

Lynne said...

Love the card and also how easy it is. Thanks for sharing.

POSH said...

What a great card...thanks for sharing the EASY-PEASY steps with us!!

Jessie said...

so so pretty. so simple yet so elegant! anyone would love to receive this. :)

tina said...

Beautiful!

Tina

Sandra said...

love your style!
Sandra ltb

Denise said...

Love this card! Great wreath stamp!
DeniseB

Krysta said...

So simple, but so elegant!

Amanda M said...

Wow, is that card ever cool! Beautiful and easy to make.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous, I can smell the wreath from here.

Mary W. said...

Thank you for making your design mail-able. So many are not, or require special packaging and postage, which gets crazy for Christmas cards.

Sandy said...

I adore that image and you did a fantastic job with it. Love the card!

Karen N. said...

Love the way the bow balances the sentiment and actually becomes part of the stamped image instead of just being a bow tacked on the card somewhere because we like bows.

Tara said...

your card may be 'quick and easy' but it's very cute!

margaeli said...

LOVE this card!!! What a great example of clean & simple, but beautiful!!! This says to me: I can get some cards done for Christmas, too!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

sheila said...

love it and can't wait to get a copy

Laurie said...

Love simple easy to do cards. This one is great! TFS

Natalie Winterstein said...

I LOVE this card - seriosuly, deeply love it! Lol. It's total perfection in my book! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win. :)

Karen B. said...

Congratulations Kelley, so well deserved!

Mumsie said...

Your card is so beautiful!

kat78 said...

Love your card! (((;

Darla said...

Great card!!! Beautiful CAS

RAP said...

I like the simplicity and beauty of this card.

Melissa in Cali! said...

Love the card!! The wreath is so pretty. Thanks for sharing!!

Sharon D from Canada said...

Very pretty! Your wreath is lovely! And thanks for the chance to win a copy of Holiday Cards!

Leanne said...

Beautiful though simple!

karahoward said...

Usually not an inked edges person, but yours is making me think about perhaps trying it. Thanks!

donald said...

Great stamp - love what you did with it!

Jeanne Kelly

quietjournals said...

I love simple....thank you!

Anonymous said...

Great card! The red bow really makes it pop.

Marge said...

I love wreaths for the holidays & your card is beyond sweet & simple -- the best combo for Christmas cards!!!

Ange said...

Love your card! The distressed edges are perfect!!

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty, Kelley! I just love that beautiful pine wreath, and the antiqued edges look wonderful with it!!

Melissa said...

Pretty card!

Carmen said...

I love your card! Thanks for the inspiration!

CraftyRia said...

That's a pretty card! Thanks for the ideas and for the chance to win.

Tina A. said...

With that card, you've conquered something I still fear: white space. Awesome! :)

Katie said...

Fabulous wreath, great card! Thanks for sharing!

Katie B.

Mahmood Ali said...

Red Ribbon and overall designing looking so gorgeously i really like it...
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