Wednesday, November 3, 2010

To Bling or Not to Bling? - Mojo Monday

Thank goodness we have more than just a day to participate in MojoMonday Sketch Challenge.   This is contest week so head on over and give it a try!  You never know you might WIN!!  

Also, I found a fun challenge over on Cricut Cardz Challenge!  They post a new challenge every Wednesday "for those who love to make cards with their cricut"!  That's ME!!!   This week's challenge is to make a Christmas card using a cut starting with the letter "S".  Although my stockings are not a cricut cut my SCALLOPED rectangle is!  WOOHOO!

Back to Christmas cards!  YEAH!!!    I couldn't decide if I wanted to bling out the top of my stockings or not, but ended up not.  Can you believe it?  What do you think?  Did I make the right choice?  I can always go back and add it!!  These were pretty quick and easy and I might have to make more, like 10-12. 

Here is what I came up.  

The scallop rectangle was cut using my Gypsy and Winter Woodland Cartridge.
I set the size (REAL DIAL) to 4.75" X 3.25".   I know the scallops are stretched, and I probably could have found a better scalloped rectable but I kindof like it. 
Card Base: SU  Garden Green 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Cherry Cobbler 4" X 5 1/4"  
Other Cardstock / Paper:  White
Ink: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Stamps:  SU Teeny Tiny Wishes, All in a Row, PTI Stocking Prints
Accessories:  Cuttlebug & Checkerboard Embossing Folder, PTI Stocking die, dimensionals (of course),  Cricut & Winter Woodland Cartridge, SU Word Window Punch, Fancy Pants All Fall Ribbon (I got a really good deal on a BIG spool of this so you will probably see more of it!!)

Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room!

Have a great crafting day!


  1. I love the stockings the way they are. I always debate about adding extras to my projects too! :)

    Thanks for sharing, Cheryl @

  2. Laurie this is DARLING!!! I like it this way too.. but am sure BLING would look FABULOUS too! (see how much HELP I am! HA!)
    Have a GREAT day!

  3. This is just lovely! Love the festive colors, and the stockings are adorable!

  4. Super cute card! I love the stockings. TFS

  5. Love your stockings for our "S" challenge at CCC. Thanks so much for joining us.

  6. So cute!! I love the stockings such pretty colors! Thanks for joining us at CCC:)

  7. Such a great card. Bling or no bling, they are definitely worth repeating 10-12 more times :-)

    Thanks for playing along @ CCC.

  8. Great stockings. I think you really can't go wrong either way, but sometimes it's nice to just play it simple. Whatever you think is best though!

  9. Those stockings are just adorable. I love it! I think there perfect without bling!!! Wonderful job!

    Thanks for joining us at CCC.

  10. Great card! The stockings are adorable just the way they are! I do like the scalloped rectangle all stretched like that! It adds character!

  11. Love this card, I just love hanging stockings. I think it looks great as is, but bling would look good too.

  12. This is really nice, love all the little stockings!! Thanks so much for joining with us at CCC.

  13. This is so cute. I love the stocking images.

  14. I really like how your Stocking card came out... I really like the scallop rectangle background... Great Card! Thanks for playing along with us over at CCC! :o)
    Theresa (DT#2)

  15. Very cute! I always have the same debate with myself. I think they look cute like this but, then again, a little bling never hurts. :)

  16. hummmm...It's funny but every time I'm face with the question: "to bling or not to bling" I always go for the bling...I think it's the girl in us :)
    Your christmas is fab, love the stockings!!!
    Is this your first Cricut cardz challenge?
    You got to come back and play :)

  17. Great holiday card! Love that checkerboard folder and those cute stockings. I almost always go for the bling, if it's an option, haha! I need to learn how to go without occasionally! :)

  18. You know I have this set and then I bought the die to match but haven't used it yet! LOVE the stockings and I think they look great non-blinged!

  19. I think the card looks just fine...I actually didn't notice the scallops were stretched until you mentioned it....still looks WONDERFUL!! :)

  20. Isn't Cherry Cobbler just perfect for Christmas!??! I'm always for adding bling when I'm making a 'one of a kind' card. When mass producing, I always tend to go the easy route and hoard my stash!


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