Friday, March 11, 2011

Cool Yule - Jingle Belles, Week 11

I am sooooooooo excited to be the guest hostess over at Jingle Belles Rock this week! It's Week 11 for the Belles, and today is March 11th. How cool is that?!

I told Lauren I wanted to do something "different", and believe it or not, she wasn't too surprised. ;/ I am a rebel, and I like to mix it up. Ever tried to make a Valentine's card with no pink or red? How about Christmas with no red or green? Hmmm? So I opted to do a color challenge that would give us all non-traditional colors to make this week's card.

I had some ideas in mind, but then I saw this photo from The Lettered Cottage, and I knew I'd found it:

Tan (Kraft), White, and a spot of Pale Blue. Those are really "cool" colors, thus my ever-so-clever title for this week's challenge.

And here is my card*:

I started by cutting some pretty paper with this Tim Holtz die that, not-too-coincidentally, Lauren enabled me to buy. The pattern is so busy, I wanted a plain, yet not too plain background, so I used a piece of paper from my SU stash. This piece of paper actually has a row of birds across the top, but I just wanted the lines so I cut off all the birds**. (I see a bird card in my future ...)

The "snow" is made from three or four pieces of patterned vellum (the scrap fell out of the vellum pile when I was looking for something else). I cut it wavy, and once the layers were stuck down, I edged them with glue and glitter. I added some baker's twine to hide some of my grievous adhesive choice. (Vellum and I still have a few issues to work out.) The "peace" is from an old SU set, and the snowflakes are from ancient stash, and I used that many to fill up the empty sky.

See? It's seasonal, "cool", winter-y, and yet still Christmas-y.

So come on over to Jingle Belles and play along! I've played since Week 1, and it's been a blast. I already have a TON of Christmas cards made, and it's only March! Plus the ladies are all fab-u-lous. Please join us! C'mon, you know you want to. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

* Supply stuff:
Stamps: Glad Tidings (SU)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, and Sweet Pea DSP ( SU); Road Trip - KaiserCraft; Patterned Vellum (don't remember)
Ink: Crumb Cake (SU)
Other: Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Reindeer Flight; Snowflake brads (Making Memories); Baker's Twine - Whisker Graphics; Word Window Punch, 2-way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU)

** No birds were harmed in the paper hacking episode


  1. Yahoooooo...congrats on being JB and woot woot for a fabbie non-traditional color trio...I LOVE it and LOVE your card!

  2. YAY!! Congratulations on being guest hostess, sweetie!! Your card is GOR-JUS!!! Love the deer! Your wavy vellum hills, topped with just a hint of sparkly-glittery "snow" are just beautiful, too. And the stripey background with your snowflakes....ahhhhh! Lovely. So happy for you. :)

  3. It's got Leslie written all over it.
    I was going to bow out this week because of the gazillion swaps I need to make....but since YOU are Guest hostess I just have to play.

  4. LOVE the card you made and LOVE the "cool yule" prompt- genious! Congrats on being guest hostess this week at JB!

    P.S. I'm a new follower... your blog is fab! Come visit me at

  5. Wahoo, Leslie! It's da big time :)

    Your card is amazing...definitely one of my all-time fave Leslie cards. Now I think I need that Tim deer...

    I just read your post, and I was originally going to try to use my jumbo bird and a branch SU punch, then went in another direction. I may see if that bird tickles my brain for another card.

    You did an amazing job as JB guest DT!!!

  6. I just noticed that your blog header matches your cool yule color scheme.

  7. Wow what a gorgeous card & congrats on being a guest DT for Jingle Belles xoxoxoxo

  8. Well done, Leslie! I love everything about this card.

  9. This is my first time participating at JB. I love the non traditional color combo. Thank you for the challenge and your card is just beautiful.

  10. Congratulations on being guest DT member. I do like this card - the ribbon snow looks relly cool.
    Gina R x

  11. Hi Leslie! I LOVE this card and the palette is gorgeous! I actually got to play along this week - hooray! Go, you!

  12. LOVE your card!!! that deer die is calling my name too :)

  13. OOF! hey, guess what?! i am SUCH AN IDIOT! b/c you were our lovely guest star last week and thus didn't submit your card via INLINKZ...duhhhhhhhhhhhhh...i forgot to come visit your blog!!!!!!!!!!!!! arghhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! so very sorry, but i am here NOW and i love this card EVEN MORE and thank you thank you for a GREAT week...when're ya comin' back?!?!?!?! ♥♥♥


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