Cardz TV Stamp Challenge #1

Today's an exciting day!  Mary is having the first CardzTV Stamp Challenge here.  We were asked to make a card "In Our Style".  I'm featuring Mary's stamp set called "Classic Christmas" which is a beautiful set of wonderful sentiments in scripted letters and lots of swirls!
My style is:
More than anything about card making, I love to change smooth and flat paper into a card with texture and dimension.  I usually try to stay in three colors and I like to add bling!  So here's my entry, a Christmas easel card featuring a snowflake cut from When It's Cold Outside.

Here's the side view.
Products Used:
Stamps: CardzTV Stamps "Classic Christmas"

Ink: StazOn Black
Paper: Recollections White, Black
Embossing: Versamark Stamp Pad, Gold Ultra Fine Embossing Powder
Bling: Recollections ruby gems, HOTP Dazzles (Stacking Hearts)
Cricut Cartridge: When It's Cold Outside cut at 5.25" both main cut and shadow 3rd row 2nd image
Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to stop by the first CardzTV Stamp Challenge here to check out all the other projects.  I promise you will be glad you did!


Christmas Tag Card

I watched this Paper Wishes Webisode on making a small mini from die cut labels.  I didn't really want to make a mini, but decided to make a card using the same idea.  I have a friend who loves the images of Christmas so much she displays them throughout her house all year long.  I thought she would get a kick out of this card.  It is so easy to make.  I still have to cover the front of the card, and now that my stamps have arrived I can get to that part.  But in the meantime I wanted to share the inside.  
You start with 6 1/8" by 12" piece of card, I used Recollections White Card.  You score along the 12" side at 4" and 8".  Between the 4 and 8 inch score lines you score every 1/2 inch.  
These 1/2" scores are folded mountain/valley then are glued to form four tabs.  These tabs become the spines for the pages.

You need 4 tags or shaped images (2 of each must be cut so you have a front and a back that match for each page).  I used labels from Preserves cartridge to make my pages.  You decorate the pages before you put them onto the spines.

I didn't add too many layers to the pages, so the card would be flat.  Most of the elements were stickers and rub ons I had in my stash from last Christmas sales.  I only inked all over the first page.  I thought I would like it, but it seemed a bit over powering when I got done.  Much of the bling is from Dazzles gems since they are flat but the holographic images are beautiful.

So here are the pages I made:
Page 1.

Pages 2 and 3

Pages 4 and 5

Pages 6 and 7

Page 8

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