14 July 2014

Merry Christmas Banner {2 ways}

Hey all!
So today I was working on some more Christmas cards! I warned ya you might be seeing a lot of them in the future, hehe ;) I found some Christmas card challenge blogs and got a bit of inspiration from them!




Card 1 was inspired by the July challenge over at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown. I chose one of their recipes to work from, and boy, let me tell you, it ended up stumping me! Well really it was the square card that got me. I had the perfect vintage image in mind originally, but it didn't fit on the card base! Whoops! Hehe... details.

So to get the "vintage" part, I settled on muted colors, a vintage-y background paper, and a sentiment from the original vintage Christmas set I'd had in mind. I got partway through making my first iteration of this card and quit, I disliked it THAT much! I was going to work a negative diecut and image into this card originally, but it just was NOT working. I finally settled on the banner and then things finally fell into place :)

Perhaps not the MOST vintage card ever, but I think it works alright! :) I actually ended up making a whole set of these cards!






Card 2 was created because I accidentally made an extra banner from the first card set! I knew I wanted to play along with Merry Monday Christmas Challenge, so sequins it was! This card (unlike the last one!) came about very quickly. I love simple one-layer (minus the sentiment!) cards... definitely where I feel most comfortable. I might make a similar card set tomorrow actually! Digging this layout :)


14 comments:

  1. I do like the card you've created from the recipe. Love the sparkles on the second card too. Thanks so much for playing along with our 52CCT Christmas Blog Hop!

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  2. Very pretty cards! I love the one with the blues sequins. Don't you just love this flourish stamp? Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  3. I love those big blue sequins! Very pretty card. :)

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  4. These are both fabulous! LOVE the fabulous use of embellishments! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

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  5. Both cards are beautiful! Love the blue one with the pretty flourishes and sparkly sequins! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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  6. Two great cards! Love the clean, classic style of the MMCC card with the perfect addition of those fab sequins. Cx

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  7. Love those pretty flourishes, the banner and of course, the sequins! Thanks, Shauna, for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  8. Nice cards. I especially love the blue one. So elegant.

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  9. Two wonderful cards! I especially love the first one with the slanted sentiment and terrific DSP. Thanks so much for joining us for Christmas in July at 52CCT!

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  10. I enjoy seeing non traditional colours used on Christmas cards and love that the stamp set can be so versatile.

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  11. I love them both, Shauna! :)

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  12. Love the tone on tone with the blue paper and sequins, pretty card.

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  13. A great CAS vintage Christmas card Shauna, so glad you persevered as it turned out beautifully! I love the blue sequin card too - so elegant!
    Thanks so much for joining us at 52 {C}CT for our blog hop! Ruth x

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  14. Lovely cards, Sauna. LOVE the vintage vibe on both. Thanks for joining our July Blog Hop at 52 {C}CT. Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog along the way. There are special prizes to be won and you don’t want to miss out. Good luck!
    hugs, Asha

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God bless- Shauna