Sunday, February 24, 2013

Jingle Belles before the last minute?

Really? Before the last minute? Like, while other people might see my post & have time to go play?

Don't get used to it, folks ;)

The current challenge at jingle belles is to make a Christmas card following the sketch by Brenda:

I had great fun playing around in my sleep-deprived state yesterday morning...and almost as much fun sleeping for about 15 hours after lunchtime. Here's one of the dozen or so cards I made in the wee hours:

Supplies: papers from Fancy Pants (from Jen!); deer die-cut from K&Co; Basic Grey buttons; Wilton doily; standard small circle Nesties; sticker sentiment from Bo Bunny; Timeless Twine; Bow Easy

Oooh, sparkly pink antlers! 

I tied the multi-loop bow using Emily's fabulous tutorial (seen here), like I always do! To keep it aligned the way I wanted, I tied the bow first, and then stitched it on while stitching the buttons on to the striped piece of paper. To keep the inside of the card clean, I stitched the buttons to the strip before adhering it to the card. It took a careful tension, though, because that thin little strip REALLY wanted to fold up! 

The linky for this sketch challenge at jingle belles will be open until Wednesday, so you have lots of time to play. I still might be back with a second card - I had more than one idea :) 



lostinpaper said...

Such a sweet colour combo for Christmas and the triple bow on your button... I'm heading to check out the tutorial, thanks for the link!

~Tammy~ said...

Ok, so so so so cute!!!! Love the papers! What sweet friends you have! Love the sparkly antlers and the sweet little deer image! L O V E

Lindsey said...

This just might be the cutest reindeer I've ever seen! The distressing of the patterned paper you used just highlights everything so nicely.

Brenda said...

Adorable card! Love the color scheme and those buttons! Thanks for using my sketch!

SmilynStef said...

Doily ... twine ... pink reindeer antlers ... you gotta whole-lotta-cute going on here ... obviously the early morning crafting hours are good to you ... fabulous holiday card ... so very glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

Emily Keaton said...

I spied {my name}!!! Such a sweet card, Jessi! Love pink and green for Christmas, and the sparkly antlers do take the cake :-)

Unknown said...

ummm...too cute for words? i think it is!

Jen W. said...

The pink sparkly antlers ROCK and go so perfectly with the paper! And nice job on the stitching. If I'd tried that I would have ended up with an accordion!

lauren bergold said...

well, DO NOT deride the "last minute" card (or the last minute ANYTHING, for that matter) b/c that's BY FAR my most productive time, missus! plus, i am happy to see a miss jessi card AT ANY TIME, in any place, and this one certainly is a corker! pink sparkly antlers??!?!?! ♥♥♥♥♥yes, please!!!♥♥♥♥♥ and then the doily, that FAB bow, the cool buttons... well, clearly sleep deprivation WORKS for you, and that's for sure! love this!!! ♥