Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Holidays!

The last Friday of 2012!  Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope to play along with Friends with Flair every Friday that I can in 2013.  Maybe that should be my new year's resolution?!?  Sounds like a fun one to me!

I have two very similar cards to share with you today.  I used them for Christmas thank you cards.  I used non traditional Christmas papers on them, and my new favorite Unity stamp -- Bernie.  He is soooo adorable.  He makes me smile!


The papers are by Fancy Pants, but were from a Grab Bag so I don't know the specific line. I cut the Neenah Solar White cardstock square with a Spellbinders die, and the scalloped square behind it is also a Spellbinders die.  Bernie was colored with Copic markers, then blinged up with Viva Decor Glitter pens.  The snow on the log was enhanced with a Viva Decor pearl pen (white).  I wrapped some baker's twine from the Ribbon Carousel around the striped paper.

This card is very similar, except I used some ribbon from 3 Girl Jam, found here: http://www.3girljam.com/product/seasons-bundle.  I also used a different Spellbinder die (Label 26) to cut the shape behind the square.  It's difficult to see on the two cards, but I sponged around the owl with Tim Holtz spun sugar ink.

I hope you enjoyed today's cards, and the many other awesome Friends With Flair entries.  There's another great sale at Unity, so check it out!

I'm entering these cards in the Really Reasonable Ribbon's challenge #62 -- anything goes and ribbon, and Ribbon Carousel's Holiday Spirit challenge (#75), 3 Girl Jam's Anything Goes Challenge, Unity's Sketch of the Month challenge, and Unity's non-traditional Christmas colors challenge.

27 comments:

  1. I am in LOVE with this stamp, great cards!

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  2. Don't you LOVE Bernie. I used him on a bunch of cards yesterday. He's good for any winter card. Love love your version, Julie!!

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  3. love Love LOVE them both! too stinkin cute :-)

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  4. Both color versions are so much fun with that great owl image! You just can't go wrong with Bernie :)

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  5. I like both versions. Very lively and cute.

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  6. Such cute cards! Fun and bright.

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  7. The pink and green look great together. Nice job.

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  8. What a great idea! I love the non-traditional colors!

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  9. These are such bright and cheery cards!

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  10. Both cards are very cute!! Can't wait till I get home to play with some of my new SOW stamps, like Bernie here.

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  11. Great cards. I love this stamp!

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  12. Both your cards are so pretty Julie!..Love the pattern papers you have used..! :)

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  13. Lovely cards Julie! :D Happy new yr to u!

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  14. That is just the sweetest stamp! You covered your list of challenges quite nicely! They are both excellent! Happy 2013!

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  15. It's like an industrial production and still unique each one of them... LOL... TFS... and Happy 2013!

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  16. I love how you used this SOTW in this card! So cute!! I just received this stamp yesterday! Can't wait to play with as well!

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  17. Super cute card! Great owl and love the colors and layers! Thanks for joining us over at 3 Girl Jam Challenges! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

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  19. These are super cute. The owl is adorable. Thanks so much for joining in on the 3 Girl JAM "Anything Goes" challenge.

    Cheri - 3 GJ DT Member
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  20. These are adorable! I love your papers and colors!

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  21. Adorable cards!!! LOVE the cute Owl!
    Thanks for sharing and linking up over at the 3 Girl Jam Challenge Blog for our Anything Goes Challenge!
    Jessica
    3GJ~DT

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  22. Fantastic cards, Julie! I love the colors on both. I am with you on the resolution to do all of the FWF in 2013 :)

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  23. I love that owl! And you did such a great job making him so bright and cheerful!

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