Thursday, December 17, 2009

carpal christmas...

Hello!

Can you believe that Christmas Eve is in 1 week? Oy

Today is my day over on the 365 Cards blog.

The Challenge is Ad Inspired.

I picked this Pottery Barn photo:


I've been having fun this Holiday season making cards with flocked paper. I bought several sheets of this gorgeous red MM paper. I teamed it up with a wool blend felt that I ran through with the Top Note Die. The Top Note panel is on dimensionals.

I recently re-discovered my K&Co Twinkle Type...

Okay, are you wondering about the title of my post for today, carpal christmas? I hand cranked my Janome wheel for all of that glorious stitching...I started to make this card in the early morning hours when the kids were asleep...why do I keep doing that?

The card base is a vanilla...probably Stampin' Up...and I've inked up the edges with Memento Rich Cocoa. I don't typically use white/ivory for my card bases {sheesh, I posted a card just yesterday with a white base}...I'm a kraft girl...or black...but I like how the vanilla makes the felt and flocked paper really pop.

I hope that you join me over at 365 Cards!

36 comments:

  1. I love this! Love the felt with the glittered chipboard!:)

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  2. Gorgeous Amy! Love the felt, sounds like it was a labour of love! Kimx

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  3. Such a great card, I love the colours and the twinkly letters. Your stitching is great, well done hun. x

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  4. Hi Amy,
    What a great card - I love the felt and the glittler letters are fab - Just gorgeous.
    Ju xxx

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  5. This is a gorgeous card, love how you used the felt!!

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  6. I dont know why but I think this is precious it looks so soft so warm, beautiful! You made a card with a real touch...are you wake already?? lol

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  7. What a fun looking card. I like the felt and glitter you used.

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  8. Oh my GOSH, how fabulous is this card. I love it. Can you believe I had that Top Note die and didn't use it once in the 6 months so gave it to a friend.

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  9. Hi Amy!
    First of all, thank you for the lovely comment:).
    And keep up the good work! I love your ideas and hope to be at least as half as good as you guys at 365 Cards! I already posted a java on my site with your logo! Have a wonderful evening ahead,
    Laura

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  10. Amy, absolutely gorgeous! Fun is right, I just love it! Are you entering it in the Moxie Fab challenge?

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  11. Your inspiration card is fabulous, Amy!! Love the felt, flock, and sparkly chipboard letters!

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  12. Aww, do you know what this card is?! FUN! ~♥~

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  13. love your interpretation of the ad!! FAbulous card!

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  14. Lovin' this card Amy! Such fun with the felt top note and flocked paper!

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  15. oh amy this is fantastic! thanks for the much needed smile this morning :)

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  16. LOVE this card! It makes me want to play! I wish I could. I have too much to do, but I enjoyed the peek!
    Hoot, hoot your card is CUTE!
    R

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  17. Such a festive card! Love the glitter letters.

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  18. Love it that you used felt on your card! It gives it a warm, cozy wintery feel. And those are awesome glittery letters!! LOL, your hand cranked comment cracked me up! Too funny!! ♥♥ Kay

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  19. I love it! Love those PB ads and this really nailed it! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Hugs,
    Michelle

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  20. Great card Amy!!!

    Sweet greetings,
    Saskia :)

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  21. Great card, Amy, and thanks for choosing such a fabulous ad!!!

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  22. super `gorgeous` amy theres notghing like crafting in the still of the night ..TFI:)x

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  23. what a great ad pick and even better take on it!
    TGIF tomorrow!
    B

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  24. wow! this is fabulous Amy!! LOVE the felt in it! you ROCK!!

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  25. Love this Amy! That felt is so pretty!

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  26. This is adorable! I love it and the picture!

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  27. Great card,Amy! the colors and the felt are perfect!

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  28. Love this! Just saw this chipboard at the store yesterday and I said "Allison, you cannot buy that!". Guess I need to go back to the store now!

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  29. Wow!! What a nice idea, I really like how the flocked paper looks :)
    Hugs
    Hazel

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  30. love that felt. have tons of it at home that i should use more often on cards & stuff. thanks for reminding me...
    cute paired up w/ that MM flocked paper!

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  31. I'm beginning to notice a trend with texture on your cards....that's one of the things that you are soooo good with! Love this with felt goodness and flocking....all over! wooohoo!

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  32. Gorgeous! Holy moly, I love it!

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Cheers,
~amy~