Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WIN! and 10 More Great Cards from the 20 Card Challenge

Have you started the 20 card challenge?  Think of how you'll be able to make real headway in your Christmas card production if you could knock out 20 cards in 3 hours! 

Yesterday, I introduced the challenge -- and showed you the first ten of my 20 cards I made on Monday in less than 3 hours, using Close To My Heart's new "Sparkle & Shine" paper pack. Below, I'll post the second half of my cards. But wait, before you go, I have blog candy!!

YES, for one lucky follower*, if you leave a comment here not later than Friday, October 25 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, you could WIN a Close To My Heart "Sparkle & Shine" paper pack yourself! (MSRP $9.95).   In your comment, tell me whether you have started making your cards for this holiday season, how many handmade cards you typically make each year AND leave me your e-mail address. (*Also tell me how you follow this CardMonkey blog.)   PLEASE leave the e-address a "safe" way so that spammers don't get ahold of it ... it doesn't happen often, but it can. For example, I'd leave my e-mail this way: cardmonkey at Comcast dot net. 

Here are the cards you could be making with this beautiful new paper:











If you missed the first 10 cards of the 20 I made from the single paper pack, please do scroll down to yesterday's post.  Also, if you would like to SHOP for a paper pack, embellishments, stamp sets, ink pads etc., please visit my Close To My Heart website at http://cardmonkey.ctmh.com. 


DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,

14 comments:

Meredith said...

I am still working on my Halloween cards! I send about 30 cards a season. Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

Christine Kiehl said...

Ellen, I haven't made any handmade Christmas cards in two+ years. It's not that I do not have the supplies, it's that time always runs out! In the past I had made 25cards; and it was always with crafting company as that seemed to encourage me to start card making earlier!! Crafting with friends and/or family is so much better sometimes than going it alone! Esp. if there is FOOD and Cookies involved! Thank you for sharing your card challenge and for giving one lucky winner a chance to win some great paper to get the jump start on this years card crafting! jellybeankahler@yahoo.com

Christine Kiehl said...

Ellen, I haven't made any handmade Christmas cards in two+ years. It's not that I do not have the supplies, it's that time always runs out! In the past I had made 25cards; and it was always with crafting company as that seemed to encourage me to start card making earlier!! Crafting with friends and/or family is so much better sometimes than going it alone! Esp. if there is FOOD and Cookies involved! Thank you for sharing your card challenge and for giving one lucky winner a chance to win some great paper to get the jump start on this years card crafting! jellybeankahler@yahoo.com

Freya said...

I love these cards!! I usually make about 40 cards. I have so far done the frosted cardmaking kit, and a few here and there, but I think I will try this workshop as well!! I follow you on google friend connect. I was going to follow you on Pinterest as well, but the link wouldn't/didn't work for me!! :( My email address is goddessdunbar at Hotmail dot com.

D- said...

Wow LOVE these cards. Wonderfully done. TFS.
I have been making Christmas cards off and on but still have more to make.
I usually give out 30-50 cards each year.
I follow you by email (but am also a Google follower)
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
dmcardmaker at AOL dot com

Vickie said...

Hi Ellen First let me say that I follow you from emails. I just love all your cards.

I didn't get a chance to make cards last year because my husband was very sick because of cancer. With his passing in April i will be going back to making my Christmas cards. This challenge and what you have done gives me the idea to do this. I don't have the stamps, but I can use my cricut and the 3 colors that you used. Thanks for the insoiration
vickiesscrappings.blogspot.com

Sue D said...

Thanks for the inspiration to get started on my Christmas cards. I usually am so busy I am doing them at the last minute and it stresses me out!
I follow with GFC as Sue D
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Michelle said...

Hey Ellen! Blog candy = yum!! I follow you using Blog Lovin. I haven't started by Christmas cards yet, but that doesn't mean I haven't been thinking of them. Thank you for the chance to win the pack ( I didn't order it ) and for the wonderful inspiration you share every post you make. Love and hugs, Michelle
Wanderingscissors at gmail.com

Dawn Carlyle said...

Wow - these cards are fabulous!!!! Sad to say - I haven't sent out christmas cards in a couple years. You have inspired me!

Donna said...

I just love our cards! Did you follow a recipe or just start cutting paper in random ways? I like one sheet wonders. It would such fun to see a map of how you cut each sheet. I have started my Christmas cards for this year. I usually make 50 of my own and 25 for my MIL. I am just about finished wiht my MIL's cards. I follow with BlogLovin but I am going to check to see if you have an email option. That works best for me. Thans for the wonderful ideas! drinckel at yahoo dot com.

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Fabulous Christmas Cards Ellen! Thank you so much for sharing these. They are just gorgeous! I haven't been able to start mine yet; but you have given me the motivation. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Gloria

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

I forgot to leave my email. Purpleglo at socal dot rr dot com. Thanks. Hugs, Gloria

Shawnee Eirich said...

I love these fun ideas. I hope to make handmade cards this year and get them in the mail by Thanksgiving. Usually I'm lucky if it's by Valentines Day.

Great job!

Lissa Marie said...

beautiful cards