12/16/2011

Cardz TV Design Team Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the  Cardz TV Design Team Christmas Blog Hop!  This is our first blog hop and we are all excited!!!!   If you came here from Amanda's blog, you are in the right spot!  If you want to start from the beginning, you need to start with our leader Mary's blog. You don't want to miss anyone's blog because there are great cards, and projects and prizes!
My Christmas card is a 5.5" square card that was made with three basics I consider essential in my paper crafting tools.

1. My Merry Christmas stamp is from CardzTV Stamps  "Classic Christmas".  Not only are these stamps beautiful and easy to use, the sentiments in this collection are a perfect for any variety of Christmas projects.  Both traditional and secular sentiments are included in this versatile set.  The deep etching of the clear stamps make stamping effortless.
2. My elegant layered mats are cut using Cricut Elegant Edges.  I don't have tons of cartridges and I only have the original Cricut that cuts on a 6 by 12 mat, but I would say Elegant Edges should be one of the basic cartridges for your collection.  The combinations of designs and the formats of cuts (including borders, ovals, pages, and shapes) make designing projects very easy and there is an endless amount of combinations.
3. I ran the doily cuts through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder.  This folder is another essential in my collection.  Dotted Swiss fabric has always been a classic for me.  I like it in my wardrobe, my home decorating and definitely in my paper crafting.  It brings a touch of elegance to any paper.                              

I chose not to chalk around the edges of my mats and frames, but I did ever so lightly highlight the dots with chalk ink.

The supplies and measurements for my card are at the bottom of this post.
Next is Karen's gorgeous project.  I know you'll just love it so pop on over.  But first...

There are fantastic gifts for participating in our blog hop:   Mary, from CardzTV, is giving away a Cricut Gingerbread Seasonal Cartridge AND  her CardzTV Holly Jolly Stamp Set. Also, Lynn from bootsandblingtime.blogspot.comhttp://bootsandblingtime.blogspot.com/ is giving away the North Pole Collection paper kit from Crate Paper.  In order to register for these fantastic prizes, you must leave a comment on each blog spot along the hop

Here is the order list for the hop:

Card Products and Measurements:
Paper: Recollections White, Color Bok Navy Blue
          Paper Wishes Blue snowflake metallic
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby narrow silver zig zag  15"         
Ink: Stazon Black for sentiment
       Color Chalk light blue (lightly dusted the white doily pieces)
Stamps: Merry Christmas - CARDZ TV Stamp Set Classic Christmas
Gems: Hobby Lobby bulk bag of silver stars 
Cricut Cuts: Elegant Edges  
         Cuts are Eyelet 1 (page 21 in handbook) 
         Large Doily Shadow navy cut at 5" high
         Large Doily white cut at 5" high
         Doily Frame Shadow navy cut at 3" high
         Doily Frame white cut at 3" high
         Sentiment Circle Shadow navy cut at 1.89" (I used George for the circles)
         Sentiment Circle white cut at 1.89"
Card base 5.5" x 11" folded  at 5.5"
Card top layer (Blue metallic) 5 3/8" square

Thanks for stopping by.  Make sure you leave a comment so you are entered for the prizes.  

109 comments:

  1. Stunning card. I love the shine of the paper. I love the blue and silver combo for a Christmas card. So classy.

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  2. Absolutely beautiful! I love the papers!
    Your DT sister,
    Laura
    queenscardcastle.blogspot.com

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  3. nice......thanks for being in Mary's blog hop

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  4. Sue, I really like the snowflake card. I'm going to have to get that cartridge! Have a Merry Christmas.

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  5. This card is absolutely gorgeous Sue. I LOVE the paper and color choices you used. Thank you so much for giving us a detailed list of the measurements for the card. My Elegant Edges cartridge is under the Christmas tree and I cant wait to play with it!
    Your DT Sister,
    Lynn

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  6. Such an elegant Christmas card!! Thanks for sharing with us. Merry Christmas!!

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  7. Cute, cute, cute! I really like this card and how you detailed how you made the card - I truly appreciate that! Thank you
    bickel at toledotel dot com

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  8. your card is so cute! I am just starting out in scrapbooking and cardmaking and this blog hop is so much fun. thanks for sharing.
    sleejo1@gmail.com

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  9. Your card is very beautiful and elegant. I love the blue, white and silver together. Great job, and Merry Christmas...

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  10. What a beautiful card -- thanks for sharing!

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  11. Lots of nice texture and shimmer going.
    Love the card
    Dawn RI

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  12. The card is so pretty.
    marg0006@verizon.net

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  13. Such a beautiful card!!
    Merry Christmas!!
    Hugs, Julie
    homespunpixels@yahoo.com

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  14. I agree with you about elegant edges being one of the most important cartidges to have...I just got my cricut on black friday and I only have a few but when I saw how much mary uses elegant edges on her projects, I had to get it...I got the small one as well..didnt know how much I would love it or not...and of course I do...you do beautiful work Sue...its awesome to get a chance to visit different peoples blogs for inspiration....Lori

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  15. Very pretty. I am so glad to be in the hop with you

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  16. Such an elagant card. Very nice. Hugs, Debi

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  17. I agree about Elegant Edges, I watch Mary's video and it was a must have. I absolutely love your card. TFS

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  18. Sue your card is stunning the papers the embossing really a beatuiful elegant card. love it Karen

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  19. Love you card I like the idea about running the doil through the cuttlebug

    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com

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  20. So Cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Great card!! Everything is so beautiful!! Your color choices...geeze just love it all!!

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  22. Pretty, pretty card! So elegant! Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs,
    Robyn
    injoy_stampin@me.com

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  23. Lovely card Sue! I agree that Elegant Edges is a great go to cartridge. I hadn't bought a new cartridge in many months. Until I found EE's at a good price, and I love it! TFS and Merry Christmas!

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  24. Your card is beautiful, after seeing this my next cart must be the Elegant Edges!! Thanks

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  25. Super cute. Thanks for sharing.

    Tammie
    tammieb@charter.net

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  26. Merry Christmas to all!

    Jo-Anne

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  27. beautiful card. You did a wonderful job.
    Sarah
    craftingwithsarah@gmail dot com

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  28. That is STUNNING!
    Merry Christmas!♫♪
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  29. I love the background paper and the embossing. looks very fancy. TFS!

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  30. Your card is gorgeous! Love the colors! Thanks so much for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  31. Wow! What a beautiful card. I haven't used my Elegant Edges cartridge lately, but you've inspired me to get it out and get to work. Thank you!

    TFS!
    Aideen
    amh4143@aol.com

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  32. Such a great way to use Elegant Edges (my fav cart). Love the card! TFS! :)

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  33. Love your projects. Thanks for a chance to win.
    bgalyean2011@aol.com

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  34. I NEVER would have thought to run a doily through my CB. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Merry Christmas!
    graveld@yahoo.com

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  35. Your card is lovely-the more I see that cart used, the more I want it! Thanks for sharing-Raquel @ Raquelsdesigns.blogspot.com

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  36. Beautiful card! I love your use of the embossing folder on both elements. I'm getting so many great ideas! Merry Christmas! Peggie

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  37. Gorgeous card!

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  38. Love it. It screams winter! Tfs 4nikkimay on YT

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  39. Such a pretty card. I love your background paper. TFS.

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  40. another cute idea and pretty card

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  41. Very pretty card. Love your snowflake doilies. TFS!
    SouthernMrs
    at verizon dot net

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  42. This is so pretty! I love the silver zig zag. Thanks for sharing!

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  43. Very elegant card! I love silver tones!! TFS!
    Pam
    P_wiseman at Comcast dot net

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  44. Great card! Love the metalic paper! TFS this great card!

    nbguritz@ymail.com

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  45. I love your card!! Elegant edges is on my Christmas wish list, I sure hope I get it!! Thanks for sharing! Janet (Janber1225@aol.com)

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  46. I've seen so many great creations on this hop, but YOUR card is my favorite!!! I like everything about...it's so simple & elegant!!

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  47. Very elegant card. TFS. Merry Christmas

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  48. extra cute project. Merry Christmas!

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  49. Great job!Thanks for sharing!

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  50. oh how I love this card! So pretty and lacy looking!! Love the embossing too!
    bsl60 at embarqmail dot com

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  51. Very elegant card. I love your projects and your blog. Thanks for your time and talent.

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  52. Awesome card! It's so simple and elegant! Thanks for sharing -0 happy holidays ninadee@sbcglobal.net

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  53. Sue, this is a really beautiful card! I really love it! Thanks so much for the dimensions!!! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

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  54. Nice card. I too use the dotted swiss folder and the elegant edges cartridge on a lot of my cards. Thanks for the inspiration and have a Merry Christmas!
    pjballewatgmaildotcom

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  55. Elegant and beautiful card.

    Indira
    craftyhomemade7atgmaildotcom

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  56. This is beautiful. Thanks.
    Pat
    plweir1969@yahoo.com

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  57. Beautiful card love the star bling!
    janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  58. Beautiful project, and thanks for sharing your list of essentials!

    bborre at hotmail dot com

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  59. Gorgeous Card so Elegant.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  60. What a great idea to emboss the doilies. I love the Swiss Dots, too. It was the first embossing plate I bought. Merry Christmas.
    Rae Ann O.
    http://joyinart.blogspot.com

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  61. I love the doilies, this about cinches it, I'm gonna have to get the Elegant Edges cart, your card is so lovely.

    Thanks for your stop on the blog hop.
    Patti
    northwestlady@gmail.com

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  62. Very elegant card. Thanks for sharing


    fitscrapper@verizon.net

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  63. Awesome card. TFS qtgrams@yahoo.com

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  64. What a simple, elegant card! Thanks for sharing.

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  65. This is beautiful. simple, yet so elegant.

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  66. I think the swiss dot embossing folder is a must have. Really nice card. tfs
    Merry Christmas

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  67. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing...

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  68. What an elegant card.
    Wendy
    handmadebywd@aol.com

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  69. Oh wow this is beautiful. I don't own EE and the more I see Mary use it and now you. I am thinking it is a must have. Wonderful card.

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  70. Love, love , love your card. I'll have to give Elegant Edges a try. Great job.

    Merry Christmas, Anne

    anmatt1@aol.com

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  71. Very Elegant!

    cshowe07@gmail.com

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  72. Your card has an elegant look to it...
    well done
    Merry Christmas
    zullu26@aol.com

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  73. What a stunning card! Love the paper - Good job!

    netter at q dot com

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  74. Owww...very elegant. This card is absolutely beautiful!

    my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
    smmyiow@gmail.com

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  75. Woow! you inspire me with all your beautiful cards.

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  76. Sue,
    Love your card! Great design, very pretty!

    Merry Christmas!

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  77. Very pretty and classical card. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  78. Pretty card! Hope to win some blog candy, indeed! Merry Christmas!

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  79. I like your card I guess I need to to get elegant edges for my collection.
    Great Job
    Thanks for sharing
    karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

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  80. WOWZERS Sue! This is fantasticly beautiful!! I love it! I am so very honored to be on this awesome DT with you!!!! :)

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  81. Very elegant and sophisticated. I'm impressed!

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  82. Your card is simple yet very very elegant. I think it's beautiful!
    Merry Christmas:)
    Pam at
    http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  83. Beautiful card!!! Love it :)

    Jenny
    jennykingham at att dot net

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  84. Love the card. Love the paper. :) <3 your dt sister

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  85. This is such a fun hop. Your card is very pretty. Does it cost more to send a square card?

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  86. Your card is so pretty and cute!!! Thank you for the idea, thank you for caring, and sharing!
    mhalford6 @aol. com

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  87. Beautiful card!!!
    Thank you for sharing your project
    princesshilda2012@yahoo.com

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  88. Very pretty card. I like the classic look

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  89. Gorgeous card!!! I love the cuts used and the embossing!

    plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

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  90. Beautiful card. Love the swiss dot folder it looks great on the card. Thanks for the great hop!! Patti Smith
    scrapmeme54@yahoo.com

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  91. Very cute. Thanks for the ideas! Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    owllet at comcast dot net
    Susan

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  92. WOW! This is amazing! You did a beautiful job on this:) Love being on the team with you:)

    Julie
    Cricut Chick

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  93. Very elegant card, I love the swiss dot folder too.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  94. Beautiful and elegant. I love the Elegant Edges cartridge too.

    Heather
    princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

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  95. This is such a beautiful, elegant card...wow! Smiles to you, Annette annetteahuna@yahoo.com

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  96. Very pretty and elegant card!

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I love to read your messages, thanks!! Sue