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!

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40 comments:

Jennifer Rzasa said...

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!

Sherry Eckblad said...

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.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

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! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Karen B. said...

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

Vera Rhuhay said...

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

jessica said...

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

Ryann Salamon said...

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

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

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

Jaclyn Miller said...

oh my, this is just gorgeous!

MicheleV said...

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

Laurel said...

Beautiful!

Brandi said...

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!

Jingle said...

Very pretty card!

liz at liz's paper loft said...

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

Tammy said...

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

Annette said...

lovely card...

cnelson said...

Ohhhhhh WOW!! Seriously FABULOUS!! LOOOOOOOOOVE!!

cnelson said...

**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!

Chunyuan said...

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

Sylvia said...

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!

Angi Barrs said...

Gorgeous! Love that banner! :)

Tyggereye said...

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

Lisa said...

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

claudia shadler said...

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

Hugs,
C :)

Joy said...

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

lauren bergold said...

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!) :)

Jen W. said...

Love that banner!

Thanh Vo said...

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

BAM! For sure.

Lynnda Hosni said...

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

alexandra s.m. said...

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

TFS~

yyam said...

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

Dora said...

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

jen said...

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

Audrey Pettit said...

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

Rose said...

CAS perfection girlfriend :)

xiumaiyuki said...

OMG!! Love this a lottttttt!!

Trinh said...

Ooh this is beautiful!

alienanessa said...

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

Lisa Arana said...

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

Jocelyn Olson said...

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