Monday, November 8, 2010

Card Share: Christmas Chestnut Collection

These were the cards I created with some of my scraps from the Jillibean Soup Christmas Chestnut collection.
For the first card, I created a background on the white cardstock with a definition stamp and ink, then softened the edges with a foam sponge and the same ink color.
I hand cut the presents from the pattern paper, then added them to the card with a couple strips of patterns underneath. The green polka dot strip was punched with a scallop border. I punched the same design on the bottom of the white cardstock before adhering it to the card base. Then my sentiment was stamped in that blank area just under the kraft pattern paper.
 I added some stickles glitter to the bows on the presents and glued some stitched buttons in the centers.

Supplies Used:
*Jillibean Soup Christmas Chestnut Collection:
*-Sprig of Parsley
*-White Macaroni
*-Olive Sugar
*-White Sugar
Green and white cardstock
Hero Arts Cling Stamp: Friend Definition
Studio G Stamp: Merry Christmas to You
Ranger Distress Ink pads: Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain
Ranger Stickles: Diamond
Fiskars Border Punch: Scalloped Sentiment
Buttons: Brown, Red, White
White Crochet Thread
* Products received as Design Team member. All other products were purchased personally by me.

For this next card, I used one of the circle die-cuts as the main focal point.
The background was created with some 1 inch strips of three papers from this collection that were glued down to some green cardstock. I tied the green gingham ribbon around the papers, then used the sticker from the collection for my sentiment, and attached my die cut circle with foam tape. Really quick card!

Supplies Used:
*Jillibean Soup Christmas Chestnut Collection
*-White Sugar
*-Sweet Chestnuts
*-Whole Cloves
*-Journaling Sprouts
*-Cardstock Stickers
*Jillibean Soup Bean Stalks: Green/Brown (green gingham ribbon)
Brown and green cardstock
Foam Squares
*Products received as Design Team member. All other products purchased personally by me.

For this last card, I created the background with the same definition stamp on white cardstock.
 Then I layered on some of the papers--the mittens paper first, then the green and red patterns. The red pattern was punched with a scallop punch. The center circle was a plain white circle with the words "celebrate" around the circle, but I wanted it to have some scallops around it. I traced the plain circle onto the printed kraft paper background with a pencil, then used the scallop sticker border and curled the scallops around the circle. Then I glued down the white circle in the center of the scallops and added a poinsettia with a button in the center. The button was tied on with some of the brown twine from my kit.
Supplies Used:
*Jillibean Soup Christmas Chestnut Collection:
*-Turkish Bay Leaf
*-Olive Sugar
*-Red Sugar
*-Cardstock Stickers
*Jillibean Soup Journaling Sprouts: Christmas Chestnut
Hero Arts Cling Stamp: Friend Definition
Ranger Distress Ink pad: Brushed Corduroy
Making Memories: Poinsettia flower
Autumn Leaves: Red Button
*Jillibean Soup Bean Stalks: Green/Brown (brown twine)
Fiskars Border Punch: Scalloped Sentiments
CTMH: White cardstock
*Products received as Design Team member. All other products purchased personally by me.


Steph said...

Great cards! Love the one with the snowmen.

Sharla said...

Gorgeous cards, I love them all! I especially like the glitter/sparkle on the presents..and LOVE the snowmen!

Becky said...

These are fab U lous! Love all three!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

your cards are awesome!

Karen said...

Love your cards. Snowmen are so cute!

Mary said...

Wow..they are all so adorable!! TFS

Jingle said...

These are great cards!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

These are such beautiful cards! So wonderful! Thank you for your comment on my blog!

Tracy said...

Love all your cards. I really like how you did the background paper.