Thursday, May 25, 2017

Crafty Christmas Collab


I'm so excited and honored to be Jess's Crafty Christmas Collaboration Guest over at her blog, All The Sparkle. Such a fun thing to do, we exchanged some Christmas crafty goods with each other to get a head start on our Christmas Cards for this year.  Jess has a challenge and giveaway going on as well, you can check out all the details on her blog!


Here are the goodies I was sent, the package included adorable Santas and Reindeer, a sentiment panel and word bubbles, patterned paper and sequins! Below are the following cards I made with them.


For this first card, I created an interactive reindeer that flies through the starry sky. I loosely colored the reindeer with Copics, and added a Nuvo Drop for the nose. I cut apart the sentiment and added a die cut word to finish the card off.


For this next card, I grabbed a reindeer and Santa, colored them with zigs and gave them a nice coating of sparkle. I mounted them onto the dark cardstock panel, added a word bubble and some sequins and then mounted this onto a piece of the patterned paper, which was affixed to a card base.

Here's the goodies that I had sent Jess:


And here's the card I made with the same goodies:


I decided to keep the die cut in one piece, and covered the panel with some Pearl Nuvo Mouse. I also colored and fussy cut the polar bear, and he too, was covered with the mouse. I added a stamped sentiment strip. Simple, but effective I think?

This was such a fun collaboration, and I already have some Christmas cards for my stash in May! Have you ever collaborated and exchanged products with a fellow stamper? Too much fun. It can really get you out of your comfort zone as well, and work with products you normally wouldn't reach for. Thanks, Jess, for having me!

21 comments:

  1. Wonderful collaboration! I love the unique cards you came up with using the same supplies!

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  2. Awesome coloring on your delightful cards! Love the fun reindeer and snowman images! The interactive reindeer card is adorable! Having fun seeing the cards you and Jess created for your collaboration! I'll check back later to see your other card!

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  3. Darling cards and
    the slider reindeer
    is so fun!
    Carla from Utah

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  4. Love both of these. So adorable. I don't have any Christmas cards. Need to get moving!

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  5. Very cute reindeer cards. I like that the first is interactive.

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  6. Very fun cards...I have not exchanged supplies with a fellow crafter but I can see how it can stretch you creatively.

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  7. What a fun idea to get the Christmas card stash going!! These are adorable Karen, love what you've done with your goodies!!

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  8. Darling cards; LOVE that slider reindeer! This collaboration is such an awesome idea. I hope to do this with my 3 Stampin buddies but so far this year, we have had so much on our plates that it didn't happen. Soon, I hope!!

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  9. I love how different your cards and Jessica's cards are. It really helps to see how a stamp could be used in other ways.

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  10. As always you never cease to inspire, your cards all have the WOW factor!

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  11. Karen I'm going to flag this post as I'll want to recreate your flying reindeer! You girls obviously had fun - your cards are darling!
    =]

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  12. Glad I came back to see your other card too! I love the textured background with the snowflake panel and that adorable Polar bear!

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  13. Great cards! Love the interactive reindeer! Such fun cards! Great job.

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  14. This seems like such a fun idea! You both made such cute cards! Love them all.

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  15. Oh my goodness, your cute interactive card with the reindeer is so adorable and fun. Love that you made him fly! Those little sequins add just the perfect extra detail to your Santa card...and this is a great way to get inspired.

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  16. How fun to see how you both use the same stamped images and come up with such different designs. That interactive reindeer is so cute, and your coloring is amazing!

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  17. Awww!!! How cutie!!! Love so much seeing how you use the same images in different cards!!! Beautiful work!!!

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  18. great cards, it is so much fun to see how different the same "ingredients" turn out when handled by different people :)

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  19. These are all awesome! Such a fun idea and definitely a good push to get the Christmas cards going.

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  20. super fun and cute cards!! really love the interactive reindeer card :)

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