Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Card Blog Hop Continues Today!

Good Sunday morning, Friends!

Are you totally exhausted yet from all that Christmas Card Blog Hopping that started yesterday?

Many thanks to Jennifer at Crafty Card Gallery for arranging the hop with more than 30 card makers. It has been so much fun to see what others are making -- it's inspirational to us all!

I totally appreciate all of the warm comments left on yesterday's official post for the Blog Hop ... and I'm delighted to have gained a few "followers" as a result. More than 50 of you have sent e-mails asking for the directions on how to make slider cards, so I have created a "page" here on the blog with those directions. Go up to the top of the right hand column and you'll see "Requested Tutorials" and find the Slider Cards "toot".

The Hop continues today, so scroll down one more message to see the post and the opportunity to win Blog Candy! Yes, a free custom-made cover for your Cricut Expression! The random drawing for that will be on Monday night, so hurry and post your comments.

As a special bonus to all of you gingerbread fans, today I am posting an adorable gingerbread man card made by my darling daughter Emily (still pregnant with my first grandbaby, due momentarily!). Emily used the Cricut "Stretch Your Imagination" cartridge for this gingerbread man, hand-faux stitched using white pen, and stamped the sentiment using a stamp found in the dollar bin at Michael's. She sewed/tied on baby buttons for the embellies using red/white baker's twine. Cute!!

Don't have baker's twine? Leave me a comment here and send me an e-mail with your snail-mail address to cardmonkey@comcast.net and I will send you 5 yards of it totally free! (Ok, if you want to send me a buck back for postage, that would help, but it's not necessary!) Just my way of saying "thanks" for following along and joining in this crazy world of papercrafting. (Note to my best friend, Star, who follows this blog: I'll get your baker's twine out ASAP!!!)

If you haven't yet hopped, please continue to read on and get in on the holiday fun! Make it a wonderful day!

8 comments:

Cindylu2u said...

Very cute card!! Thanks for the slider tutorial going to try that today!!

Liset said...

I love that card, its adorable. thanks for the tut and for the twine. I am a new follower and thanks to the christmas card blog hop.

yay!!!!
Liset
hailemnat@gmail.com

Angela R said...

Adorable card! Thank you for in the inspiration! I'm excited not only to become a follower because your very talented, but for the twine and for the fact that not I can make something using your card because the "Stretch your Imagination" is one of the few cartiages I do have!
Contact Info: incase I get a chance to win that amazing blog candy! Happy Hoilday's! arebori0204@gmail.com

helloholley said...

awww...this is adorable!! Congrats on your new grandbaby!!! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!!!;)

Laura Lee said...

i love this card.. i am going to use this gingerbread guy for some cards.. so cute...
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Jamie said...

what a cute card! Thank you fr the tutorial! I will be emailing you for some twine. It looks super fun!

How exciting that you will have a new grandbaby to snuggle anytime now! :)

Thanks
Jamie
bamiester(at)gmail(dot)com
jamieisacraftymomma.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Such a cute card! I am going to send you an email!

Lori said...

Cute card. Best wishes to Emily and the new baby. Thanks for the twine. Lori

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