Wednesday, February 8, 2012

another banner day...



I'm back with a winter card...I decided to not add a sentiment to this...although it may imply the holidays....I like that it can just be a "Happy Winter" kind of a card.


The patterned paper is ala Martha Stewart {thanks cali Ivy!}....I had to do some creative cropping in order for it to fit on my intended standard card base.  I'm trying to be good about USPS friendly cards for this year:)  Can you believe it is relatively bumpy free too?

I was inspired by the Jingle Belles challenge:


we're making holiday cards inspired by any aspect of our new 2012 blog header that appeals to you, whether that's the color scheme, the funky retro styling, or any of the individual elements, such as the glorious glitter or the fun and festive bells... or all of the above!


I decided to focus on the colors and the banner....love how the zig zagging gives it a extra smidge of BAM.

Paper Crafters UNITE!

Okay, ginormous shout outs to the peeps that have already linked up for Sebastian!!!!!



I could not be more thrilled....you gals ROCK....I encourage YOU to read my post about Sebastian...a sweet boy that would love to receive a card from YOU!

To sweeten the experience...I mean really, it will feel fab to pop one of your EXcellent cards out in the snail mail to Sebastian....but I also have a

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40 comments:

  1. Amy, I just love this card- the print of the banner looks awesome with those red birds on the paper you used. And the zig zag stitching just rocks!

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  2. That card is stunning. I love the banners and the little bit of zigzag you added.
    I am sending Sebastian a card, but not posting link as I am sending a card that I made a week ago.

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  3. Love love love love your card!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee that banner!!! And I was supposed to make a card last night... but if you make it to my bloggy today... you will see why I didn't :( I will be making one HOPEFULLY tonight! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  4. Ooh Amy what a beautiful winter card, the colors are so yummy.

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  5. Cutest winter card,Amy!I love the banner too!

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  6. Awesome card Amy!! Love your stitching and the beautiful designer paper!

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  7. What a lovely winter card. Great job on the placement - it looks fab!!

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  8. What a Wonderful wintercard Amy! I LOVE it!
    Have a great winter day, hugs, Karin

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  9. Love your winter card - I'm sendina a Sebastian card and will post it for you tonight!

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  10. Amy,
    Oh my goodness girl this is one of my favorite cards of yours ever. I love the colors and the sweet winter image. Great job!

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  11. your banner card is AMAZING!!! love how the red just pops!!!

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  12. Beautiful card! Love the colors and the red banner is fantastic!

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  13. Ohhhhhh WOW!! Seriously FABULOUS!! LOOOOOOOOOVE!!

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  14. **ohhhhh my goodness...I just realized how many posts I had missed of yours...my blog has not been updating me on your posts...bad blogger! I'm not sure why and I am grumpy I missed so much FABULOUSNESS!

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  15. love the paper you used for banners. and stitching is fab.

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  16. What a wonderful winter card, Amy! Love the scene, especially the red birds. Have a wonderful day, it is indeed winter here today, cool and gray!

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  17. oh my gosh that card is amazing! I love it. I want a big framed pic just like it. Gorgeous!!

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  18. *sigh* what a gorgeous card. I will have to remember the zig zag stitched banner - just lovely

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  19. lovely card Amy, the pp is beautiful! banners it is!

    Hugs,
    C :)

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  20. what a "cool" card! love that you are starting really early! hope all is well with you! take care :)

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  21. ohhhhhhhhhhhhh how i ♥♥♥love♥♥♥ this card!!! ok, ok, i love ALL amy cards, and especially all your holiday ones... but this one might be my all-time fave! just the absolute perfect combination of papers and elements and you know i don't think it needs to be bigger or bumpier or more aANYTHING since it is utterly perfect RIGHT NOW! ♥♥♥

    (off to read about sebastian!) :)

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  22. AMY-zing card!!! ;) Seriously... I rarely make card with no lumps and bumps and this card is SO fab.

    BAM! For sure.

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  23. Love your card Sista!!!...I love the banners and the little bit of zigzag stitches you added!! Awesome...Hugs...xoxo

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  24. I love your card!
    It's wonderful with that touch of red ;-))

    TFS~

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  25. What an amazing card! Just love the bright red banner! :)

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  26. I need to make a banner because I love yours!! Gorgeous work!

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  27. this color combo is so pretty- love that you've got a ton of dimension & it's still USPS friendly! :)

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  28. Ooh, what a fabulous card, Amy! Love that serene scene on the paper, and the addition of the banner is just show-stopping!

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  29. CAS perfection girlfriend :)

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  30. For being non-bumpy this card sure does rock!!! Love the sewn banner!!

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  31. oh boy... really LOVE this one. like really. ha.

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  32. Stunning, just stunning! The red banners pop and I love that pp!

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Cheers,
~amy~