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Daring Cardmakers: Christmas Tag Cards

Over on Daring Cardmakers , the designers asked us to adorn our work this week with Tags, Toppers and Labels. Christmas tags are some of my favorite things to make during the holidays, but rather than just make a bunch of tags, I decided to turn those tags into cards. So here were the two cards I ended up making: I used a basic three square sketch that is quite popular and staggered the tags with 3D dot adhesives for a little dimension. And here's the second card I made: In the same sketch pad I used to made the tag cards, I also made these next cards. They're unrelated to the challenge, but I figured they were worth the post nevertheless. First up, a little vintage Santa: And then a Merry Home card: Anyway, if you like what you see, be sure to hit the SUBSCRIBE button at the top to see new posts. And be sure to follow me on Instagram  @DannysCards For various Christmas Cards, check out the following posts: Inkspirational Challenge #228: Snow Cards Festive Friday Challenge 0074

Try Stampin' Challenge #486: Smash the Patriarchy Cards

Over on the Try Stampin' On Tuesday blog , they offered a beautiful sketch where I couldn't just help but take a stab at it. After an abundance of Christmas and holiday cards, I really needed a break from all the festiveness to make cards with no real holiday in mind. Today at Michael's, I hit the motherload of clearance Hot Buy pads and stickers, which basically governed what I made today. Here was the sketch Try Stampin' showcased: I knew immediately I was going to use my circle punches and 3D dots to give it some dimension. I always look at these sketches and tend to follow them a little too closely. So I mixed it up by removing the white circle entirely and using the stickers I found at Michael's as my inspiration. These stickers come c/o This is Us Paper House Productions . Here was the first card I made: And here is the card at an angle so you can see all the dimension of the card. My second color followed the same color scheme, just in reverse. And here's

Inkspirational Challenge #228: Snow Cards

Over on the Inkspirational Blog , their was one word on their mind. Anyone here on the East Coast waiting for the first Nor'easter with up to two feet possible this Wednesday and Thursday know what that word is: Recently, I ordered these Mini Holiday Frame Dies from Anna Griffin and got right to work with this challenge in mind. Armed with brand new stickers from the Recollections collection, I knew exactly what I wanted to create. Here was the first card of the bunch: The white snow flakes stayed front and center. I used my cardinal embellishments to give it just another layer. And here's the card from another angle: The center phrase says, "Let Heaven and Nature Sing.... Let Earth Receive Her King." Sticking with the red theme, my second card was a little more secular: As for the next two cards, I went with a more woodland theme: I used a gold shimmer background to give the snowflakes another level of pop, and then spruced up the card with evergreen trees. My final

Festive Friday Challenge 0074: O Christmas Tree

Recently I've been searching for a reason to pull out my Anna Griffin Christmas Tree Pop Up Cards . Anyone who knows anything about pop up cards knows, they take approximately forever to make. While by no means the longest I've spent, these dies are definitely show-stopping wow cards that take a fair amount of time to make (anywhere from 1 to 2 hours). Over on the Festive Friday Challenge blog , they asked makers to use three or more items from a list. The list was as follows: For me, this was easy. red, ornaments, ribbon and evergreen trees were the highlight. So here's the card in question: Now you might say, but Danny, that's not really an evergreen tree. And that's because it's not. The surprise is when you open the card and this pops out: And here's the card in action: And because I can never make one of anything, here's the green version of the same card. While time consuming, this is definitely a card type I will return to again next holiday seaso

Time Out Challenge #176: Angel Jacket Card

I think there's something to be said for a religious card. While I personally am not religious, I always admire those with faith and a close relationship with God. This card comes courtesy of TIME OUT Challenges which asked to make cards inspired by the following quote: For a couple weeks I've waited for the perfect challenge to finally pull out my Anna Griffin Angel Jacket Card Dies . In the past, I loved how jacket card dies look, but I often find them too time consuming to really pull out more than a handful of times. That said, I'm happy to report that these Angel Jacket Cards took a little less than the hour mark, which means they will definitely be pulled out again. I created two variations of the same card using the dies: I used Recollections card stock I had to create the card. I also used Cricut brand glitter card stock for the wings and dress and put washi tape on the side to give it an extra layer. Additionally, I added a white ribbon and a little saying that de

CAS[E] this Sketch! Challenge #399 Entry: Holly and Christmas Truck Cards

This week over on the CAS[E] this Sketch! Blog  they offered a clean and simple sketch that was a pure delight. As those around here know, CAS cards are not really my specialty. I spend much more time with layers upon layers; nevertheless, this allowed me to go to the basics and get some simple Christmas Cards done. The sketch was as follows: I really wanted to stay true to the blocking of the sketch. Ultimately, I created four variations on the sketch design. My first card leaned into the sketch as shown. I used some holiday scraps to give the design a little pop. My second card used the same scraps, but with a different stamp sentiment. This is the second time this week I've used this Truck Recollections stamp, but I really can't get enough of it. Something about the truck and plaid played really nicely together. I then went for the green variations: Really the exact same set up in green. And here was the fourth variation: In the background you can see my gorgeous new rainbo