Saturday, December 18, 2010

Homemade Christmas Blog Hop!

Merry Christmas and welcome! I'm sure you enjoyed Elsa's project, isn't she fabulous?!

Thank you for joining me today - I hope you like what I have to show you! These are my Christmas cards for this year. I made 2 sets of 10 different cards for a total of 20 handmade Christmas cards - whew!! :)



I used the same basic layout for all the cards - a mat of green cardstock with a white mat on top that I Cuttlebug-ed. I used the Snowflake, Distressed Stripe, Argyle, Swiss Dots, Polka Dots, and Script embossing folders by Cuttlebug and the Large Dots embossing folder by Quickutz. I use red Organdy ribbon from Joanns. Oh, a note about this ribbon - YUCK! I thought because it was sheer it would be easy to manipulate - boy, was I wrong! I would have picked a softer sheer ribbon if I had to do it again, this one was really stiff.
The Santa is cut from A Childs Year. The trees, mouse, baby Jesus, and presents are from Winter Frolic. The gingerbread man is from Just Because Cards. The Snowpeople and reindeer are from Winter Woodland. The angel and teddy bear are from Christmas Solutions, while the present the bear is leaning up against is from Sweethearts and stretched on my Gypsy. Wow was that lots of info!!!
It's hard to tell but I used Stickles or some kind of bling on each card - take a peek at some closer pictures to see if you can find it! LOL




The stamps are from Scrappy Moms Winter Wishes and The Charmed Life stamp sets. :)
I hope you enjoyed my cards! For blog candy I a giving away your choice of a Scrappy Moms Stamp set! Just leave me a comment for an chance to win - of course, if you like what you see here I'd love to have you join in and follow me. :)
Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Amanda from My Scrap Obsession! Enjoy!
Yuletide {{{ HUGS }}}




92 comments:

CricutLvr!! said...

Wow, Melanie these are just GORGEOUS!!! I love all the different cuts and the embossing is just fabulous!!

Elaine said...

Melanie your cards are great!
Thanks so much for sharing & for the chance to win.
I look forward to coming back to see more of your great artwork.

Elainer@cinci.rr.com
ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

Trisha said...

Melanie I love your cards! The simplicity is wonderful and I think maybe I will need to scraplift some of them for next year. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

I love your cards! I really like how they are all basically the same, but with different cuts and sentiments! So, so, so pretty!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Lauren B. said...

WOW! You have been super busy! I love all of your cards - each one has such beautiful details! TFS!

kathlee said...

Beautiful cards! I just love homemade cards, especially for the Holidays,that's what it's all about-gifts from the heart!
Merry Christmas to you and Yours!
kathlee154@gmail.com
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Amanda Villarreal said...

These are so cute Mel! :)

Nadia's Beautiful Mess said...

I love seeing more and more varieties and options of cards with your stamps on it!
Happy Holidays!

Jenny said...

I love these cards! Such a cute idea & cute gift! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Jenny
jennykingham@att.net

Kitty said...

Very cute! Great job
Happy Holidays
Kitty
casandra.styles@gmail.com

SpantastiKreations said...

Both of these sets are just beautiful. Anyone would LOVE to receive them I'm sure.

TFS,
Erin
spantastikreations@yahoo.com

Minta's Creations said...

Your cards are just beautiful! Love them...
Just became a follower..Would Love it if you could check out my blog.
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

DORCAS said...

Mel! I love this set of cards! I can understand your frustration on "yucky" ribbon! But this turned out fabulous even though the ribbon was a headache!

HUGS!!

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

MEl this cards are adorable... love them...

Ivette

LadybugCarrie said...

Beautiful cards! I might have to scraplift some of them! Thank you for sharing! :-)

Lawyers Scrap Too! said...

I love your cards, they are simple but so fun!

craftymom205 said...

Love your cards. So simple.

Debc06 said...

Love all of your cards. will be following from now on.

Lauren said...

Wow! You did a great job with these cards, they are adorable!
Lauren

Nikki T said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Nikki
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

Carrie's Corner said...

Great job on your card set. They are fantastic! TFS

Tanya said...

Awesome job on the set! Love them :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Lesley from WI said...

Your cards are wonderful. Simple but gorgeous! Great job

HappyPlaceJen said...

Such cute cards!!!

dreenie said...

love the simplicity of the cards,you did great!! dreenie4atyahoodotcom

Jen said...

You did a fantastic job on all of these!!! I would be thrilled to get one of these in the mail so they will LOVE them.... I saw the bling in the photos...super cute. Great job and thanks so much for sharing your hard work with us all. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome stamps too.
Merry Christmas.
I'm already one of your followers. :)
hugs,jen
jennyscards.blogspot.com
jenniferhogge07@yahoo.com

Glora said...

These are PERFECT. I love them. Great cards. TFS. me(at)glorajean(dot)com.

Jayne said...

Very cute cards!! The people you send them to are going to love them.

jayne.boot@gmail.com

Savahanna said...

Gorgeous. I love all of them.

girlia said...

Melanie your cards are so super cute. Love them

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Your cards are wonderful
Rebecca Minor
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

HappyMom2010 said...

What a great job with all your cards. Sorry about the ribbon and thanks for sharing how "good" it was.

Gina L.
happymom2010learning at gmail dot com

BunnyFreak said...

What a wonderful card set.

Sandy S. said...

Your cards are so cute Mel! TFS your work with us!

Sandy
http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

Jean-Marie said...

Every single one is beautiful! Nice work! Can't wait to try some on my own!

Anita said...

These cards are great. I love your ideas.
Thanks for all your projects.
Anita Cannon
amc35045@bellsouth.net

Marianne said...

OMG, I love every card that you made and each card is so special. Thank you for everything you sharing on your blog.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com
www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com

Vickie said...

I am a follower and these are some cute cards. TFS

Craftyhomemade said...

OMG, They're gorgeous. I know I would love to receive one of them.

Indira
craftyhomemade7atgmaildotcom

Meagan said...

These are gorgeous! I love how they all go together so well but have their own distinct look! (Oh....I found the bling on them!!)

I am a follower and have been! Happy Holidays!

beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com

sherri_braun said...

Wow! So many cards and they are all so cute.

sherri_braun@hotmail.com

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! you've been busy! Beautiful cards

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

These cars are absolutely PRECIOUS!!! I just Love them!!! TFS!!! -Sam :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @hotmail.com

Kathy's-Krafts said...

Great cards...you are very creative. Thanks for sharing them...

GiGi said...

What great cards! You sure were busy! Happy Holidays!
booger1 at tds.net

Liset said...

these cards are great. I love the style, simple but elegant.
TFS,
Liset
hailemnat@gmail.com

Clare D. said...

Thanks for remembering us stampers in the hop! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

My Crafting Time said...

Precious cards! I love how they all have the same look and feel. Simple and elegant. Great job. Thanks for the blog hop.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Hi Mel! Super set of cards!

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

I love your cards, I think I have been over thinking the whole Christmas card thing, Thanks so much for sharing :D


perfectlyunperfectcards@gmail.com

Denise said...

Your cards are beautiful! Love all the different cricut images you used.

jennyplace2 said...

Wonderful cards! Love them all TFS
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Josie0602 said...

I love your card design! How cute!
tracyg398@yahoo.com

Reneeleeak said...

Very cute cards! You did a great job on them. Thanks for sharing!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Cindylu2u said...

Your cards are fabulous, and I love the sentiments on them "Holiday wishes and Gingerbread Kisses" too cute!! Thanks
miller896042atbellsouth.net

Amanda said...

You did such a great job on your cards! Thanks for sharing!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Stephanie said...

Your cards are so cute.I really like them.
stuff@gt.rr.com

Heather said...

Great card set! I love it!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing!
~Saundra
Luvscrappingtogether@gmail.com

Dhilly said...

Your set of cards is fabulous, love them all.

thedhillonz@hotmail.com

Wendy said...

Love ALL the cards, really like the added bling!
Thanks for a chance at your Christmas candy!

wendy dot roos2boys at gmail dot com

Carrie K said...

Great cards!!

Lynlee said...

Love the cards! Bless your heart on all that ribbon and bows!
lynlee4@gmail.com

- - Sheryl - - said...

adorable simple layout cards - but love your details elements!

great blog hop thus far

luv2scrap44 at yahoo dot com

joeygirl86 said...

OMG Mel!! Your cards are so cute! i should have done something easy like this, it would have made my life a lot easier! lol great job! ;)

A Scrap Above said...

HI Mel

I love your cards, very pretty
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
divascraps(at)aol(dot)com

Angela said...

Great cards. I like how you used the same layout & cut different images. I have been making so many Christmas cards, so I know the work you put in them. I would love to win your stamps.

Angela
Simple Creations
simplecreations @ live.com

Debican said...

I really like your christmas cards. So here's the thing with making our own cards. You have to put extra postage on them. Now these cards look easy enough and nice enough if there flat and don't wiegh alot with the card stock...well you might get away with reg. postage. Hugs, Debi

scrapperbecka said...

WOW those cards are awesome! Great job

craftaholic said...

Your cards are awesome!! Love how you used the same base and different images!! Great job!!
New follower her and come and check out my blog sometime!! TFS!!!

ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
Rexann

Brenda said...

Great cards. I love the idea of same layout with different images

Burffrau @ aol dot com

Kerry--Momma K said...

Your cards are simply adorable. I have been meaning to make some sets to give as gifts and just haven't got around to it. TFS.
Kerry

mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

Jamiecrafts said...

i love these cards mel, especially that one with the outline of Santa and the kid :) great job!

stefeni said...

What beautiful card sets! Great job.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Kim. said...

A gorgeous array of cards, really lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.
Merry Christmas
kimthompson68(at)sky(dot)com
Kim xXx

Dawnica said...

These are adorable Melanie. I love the colors and all the cuts are awesome!
www.dawnicakorner.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

All of your cards are great! Love the extra touch of the embossing with Cuttlebug. Thanks for sharing!
ksolis281 at comcast dot net
Kim

MEMORIAS EN PAPEL said...

I love your cards are simple and beautiful congratulations

Anonymous said...

Your cards are simple but elegant, love them and adore scrappy mom's stamps. Thank you for the chance to win.
jman4@comcast.net

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially like the embossing. Oh, and I can see the Stickles!!

joni said...

Oh Melanie...those are so awesome!!!! I love the designs and I love that I have a few of those carts!!! Your recipients will be thrilled to receive them! Thanks for sharing!
hugs,
joni

Mary said...

Beautiful blog, I became a follower, this blog hop has let me see some great work by talented scrappers! I love your stamp sets too!

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

what a wonderful set of cards! those are great! thanks for sharing your talent! i'm following now too!

Juicy Creations said...

awesome christmas card set.. love it.. tfs..
theresa
http://juicycricutcards.blogspot.com/

Live Love and Scrap said...

OH MY GOODNESS Mel...I LOVE these cards!!! Each one is just as cute as the next!!!!! My favorites are ALL from Winter Frolic...dang it! I need that cartridge LOL!!!

hugs,
Sarah

JD said...

Beautiful cards... love how you kept the same layout, but the cuts / embossing to make each one unique.

~ JD ~
jdscricuteering{at}gmail{dot}com

Scrappin' Sista said...

What a great set of cards. I like how you used a simple plan to create several cards. Great job! TFS and the chance to win!

Christel
onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
christel(at)majesticdesigns(dot)net

Denise G said...

I love your card set. You are amazing. They all look wonderful.

http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Wow!!! Love the simplicity of the cards!!! Just beautiful!!!

Jennifer said...

Mel,

Your Christmas cards are beautiful!!! :) I am always amazed at how people can come up with so many different designs! I make 110+ cards, but it takes me forever just to come up with the one design (& then I do it assembly line style)-lol!

I would love, love, love to win your blog candy!!!!!!!!!!! Your Scrappy Mom Stamps are the best and I was finally caught up (had bought them all!) and now there have been two new sets released: Designer's Choice and Everyday Greetings! If I'm lucky enough to win, I probably can't choose just one: I'll have to buy the other! ;)

Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Dana said...

My, you've been busy making 20 cards! Wow! They turned out beautiful too!

dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. Happy New Year!!

karen_staten@hotmail.com

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