Saturday, March 26, 2011

Jingle Belles Rock - Week 13

This week's challenge over at Jingle Belles Rock is called Holly & Ivy. In their words, "incorporate holiday foliage into your masterpiece. this could of course be literal holly and/or ivy; but then there's mistletoe, too, and did you know that poinsettias--whether red, white, green or even PINK --are all actually considered leaves and NOT flowers?"

Then we have MY interpretation of "holiday foliage", which I streeeeeeeeeetched to include the greenery that people use to adorn their homes. You know: greens, like evergreens. Mmm-hmmm. Which brought to mind this punch:

I own this punch. I have never used this punch. I used it today and called it "evergreens", which only adorn people's homes during the Christmas season. It totally DOES count. So here's my card:

So I had this idea ... there it is again ... to use punched-out fronds, if you will, to build an evergreen tree. I cut strips of dark brown from a scrap for the tree trunk and branches, then stuck the fronds to it and called it an evergreen tree.

The cloud paper is a piece I, um, may or may not have bought today at my LSS and needed to justify its purchase. The deer is cut from a piece of paper from the Basic Grey eskimo kisses 6x6 pack. I almost used him last week, so he was still in my frontal lobe.

The really fun part of making this card was the collaboration with my tweeps, as this was the second card I made while live-streaming my crafty table today. They suggested the deer in front of the tree as opposed to the right side (where I had him). We also discussed scarf options, well, when they weren't discussing other things amongst themselves. I think I lost control of my chat about 3 or 4 times. And once they yelled at me because I wasn't paying attention to the Chat room. They are a tough crowd.

That's it. That's all I have to say about this card, except that it was fun to make! So if you haven't already done so, check out the Jingle Belle's blog and play along!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Evergreen totally counts in my opinion! But I don't make the rules lol x

  2. I loved the visual image of you losing control in the chat room ... and I would have to agree I love the deer in front of the tree ... and his cute little scarf ... adorable holiday card ... thanks for joining us on our jingle belles journey.

  3. Awwww... that is what I would call a "squee" card!

  4. You can use that punch to make a wreath too, I bet - evergreen or otherwise. Love the tree!

  5. I am only marginally familiar with U-Stream. Does it remain as a video that I could watch now or is it only live?

  6. Oooo, you rocked this one, Leslie! You are on a roll. Destined for top 3 pick at JB, IMHO. And you used the same AC paper I just used on my hot air balloon card...thanks for the inspo. It looks fab with the reindeer and I would only have thought to use it with my hot air balloons (I get stuck that way.)

    You totally justified buying that punch. Your tree is terrific!

    Re: your stamping comment
    I used to look at cards on blogs and think, "But they didn't even use a stamped image!" I thought it was cheating somehow too. I no longer even "see" stamped image/no stamped image. When I sit down to create I don't even think in those terms anymore. I just start with some inspiration: sketch, papers, image, and go wherever it leads me.

  7. I LOVE this card! So super cute! Brilliant idea for your tree! ;)

  8. OMG! that DEEEEEEEEER!!! talk about a "squee spree" missus! and the tree is pretty fab as well...can we legally HAVE a "squee AND tree spree" onna sunday??!?!? well, too late, i'm HAVIN' one and it's allllllllll your fault! ♥♥♥LOVE♥♥♥ it!!!

    (ps: dang! the streaming craft chatroom sounds HILARIOUS...i am not sure how you get anything MADE...but it's gotta be awesome just as entertainment!) :) :) :)

  9. such a cute card - I love your foliage and the deer is just a dear!

  10. Love that tree, its fantastic! Is that a MS punch? Great job on the card!

  11. Well, aren't you the clever one... what a cute idea. Love the deer and the "blowing" scarf.
    Have a Happy Day!

  12. AWESOME! I used that punch, too! (only I made a wreath!) Love it, and love the itty bitty reindeer and your cutesey evergreen tree. Great job!

  13. I don't have this punch and now I want this punch! LOL, the JB contributors are inspiring me too much, it's getting expensive!

    I love the card, and yes, the evergreen is exactly the type of item they were looking for. What a clever idea to make a tree with the punches and I like that the little deer is cozy and warm!

  14. Your punch seems like you can use it for quite a variety of things. I love what you have done here and that little deer is fantastic standing right up front.


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