Monday, November 17, 2014

Jingle Bells for a White Christmas {MM135}

Wow, where did last week go?  My oh my, the weeks are zipping by aren't they?!  I'm pleased to bring you another Christmas card for Merry Monday.  Love working with these gals--they are so sweet and talented!  This week, Sue is our hostess for a challenge to use Christmas Bells.

I must say, this was quite a challenge for me!  I don't own a single bell stamp (gasp!) and while I could have downloaded something from the Silhouette store, I challenged myself to use Stampin' Up products.   What do you think?
 This White Christmas stamp set is so stinkin' cute!  Love the little polar bear, the treescape and the darling bitty banner!  On the focal piece, I stamped all the images with Memento black ink and used my Smoky Slate (light) Blendabilities marker to color the trees.  I stamped the treescape a second time on Whisper White cardstock and trimmed it down to the treeline to make my snowy forest.
The polar bear was fussy-cut and given some glitz with Dazzling Diamonds.  I gave the bitty banner some depth by coloring it with the lightest Coastal Cabana Blendabilities marker.  It's just slightly darker than the Pool Party cardstock in the background and helps the banner stand out. 
I used the only Christmas bells I had....mini jingle bells!  While these are retired SU, I am certain they can be found at any craft store.  I tied them onto my banner with some Cherry Cobbler ribbon and a glue dot.
This card is a different fold--opening just slightly off center.  I scored the 4.25" x 11" piece of SMoky Slate cardstock at 3" and 8.5" to get the unique gate opening.  One side is covered with a Smoky Slate pattern from the All is Calm DSP.
Of course, you know I couldn't stop there and did a little more stamping on the inside.  Love that more and more of SU's sets are coming with coordinating sentiments for the front and inside of our cards. 

I hope you'll join us over at Merry Monday!  Be sure to stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team and their amazing work!  Thanks for stopping by today, friends!

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15 comments:

Prima McLatchey said...

Sooooooo beautiful!

Mary Hines said...

I love your card and your use of bells is so cute. The more I see of this set, the more I wish I had bought it. Great job!

Linda Callahan said...

This is so intricate and beautifully detailed! Love the opening, the oval, the glitz, the inside and that oh so sweet banner with bells and twine!

Debbie Henderson said...

Pretty card Nance. I too did not have any bell stamps! Hope you are feeling better!

Kristie Goulet said...

Such a cute image, Nance!!! Love your jingle bells tied to the twine. :) Hope you have a great week and are feeling better. Hugs!

Susan Joyce said...

So glad you played my challenge Nance. Your card is delightful love the different fold and all the little details you included.

Katie Melhus said...

This is totally sweet, Nance. Love your scene, especially against the blue background!

Bonnie said...

I love this fancy fold and the sparkly polar bear! You little jingle bells are perfect and I'll bet they jingle when you move the card around. Hope you're all better now and have a wonderful week!

Notes by Nina said...

Adorable card Nance, this is such a cute wintery scene.

Karren said...

This is such a clever take on the sketch - I just love those little bells on this gorgeous scene.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Oh it's perfect Nance!!!

Deanne :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

What a darling winter scene you created, Nance! Love the little bell!

Becca Cruger said...

It's like a bonus card within a card! I love this design and I'm sure whoever gets it is going to be one happy camper!

Anita Liedtke said...

It is my favorite stampset for christmas from SU this year ! Wow, the bear looks so real - a great idea with the dazzling diamond - I think I need to buy it ...Thank you for the wonderful inspiration !

Wendy said...

Such a darling card, Nance! Love this adorable image and the added jingle bells work SO well!!! Great job in using what was in our stash! :)