Monday, September 5, 2011

Jingle Belles Rock # 36 - Love's Labor Day Lost

If you're looking for the Fall Fun Blog Hop, please scroll down to the next post. :)

This week those Jingle Belles pulled a fast one on us. In honor of Labor Day here in the USofA, we were asked to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit ... really? I thought it was Copy And Steal Share Everything ... hmph) someone else's card from the vast submissions lists of weeks past, even one of our own.

I had planned to spend days perusing the Jingle Belles' archives, and I did - in fact, I did NOTHING all day Sunday but blurf and make a horrible mess at the Captain's Table - but I kept coming back to this one:

These are by Lisa H of Recklinghausen Musings, and were in my Top 3 from last week's Midas challenge. I loved how her cards were mostly all white or cream, with just an accent of gold or silver. So using them as my inspiration, I made this:

In making my mess yesterday, I had stumbled upon a 12x12 sheet of that bling-y paper and pulled it out in case I got inspired. Fortunately, those bling-y bits are evenly placed so all I had to do was line up my paper cutter between the rows. I'll call it "snow" for the purpose of this card.

I die-cut a remnant of the paper from my own Midas card for the deer. He is leaping at an awkward angle because of where I had to place the teeny tiny strips of dimensionals between the rows of bling. I did the best I could. ;/

I reached into my box of Miscellaneous ribbons and pulled out that piece of ruffled white and a spool of skinny gold. Poifect! Naturally, I thought the deer's neck looked nekkid, so I used a piece of the gold ribbon to make him a bow.

The sentiment is (poorly) embossed with gold embossing powder. Maybe the person looking at this card in November or December will be blinded by the bling and not notice. A girl can dream.

I still have 3.5 cards to make for next weekend's Stamp Camps, so it's back to work for me!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oooh! Your card is so pretty! I love that prancing reindeer, very elegant, great CASE:)

  2. oooooooooooooooooh!!!!!!!!!! how ♥GORGEOUS♥ is this??! every single thing from the fabulous golden deer to the blingy snow to that unbelievably posh pleated ribbon is just totally DIVINE, missus!!! i also love that, like the amazing lisa h. herself, you've done yet another "riff" on her basic recipe that is equally AWESOME! ♥♥♥

  3. of course I LOVE this! Why wouldn't I??!?? No really, I'm thrilled you liked my card/s enough to CASE them - and honoured - and your gold on bling is just wonderful. I love the angle he's prancing at - makes it look like he's just lifting off and the ribbon is gorgeous. I agree with Lauren that it's AWESOME!

  4. Ooooo, this is gorgeous! I love it! :)

  5. I don't think he's awkwardly angled at all ... just looks like he's playing a few reindeer games ... lovely card ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

  6. Brilliantly CASED ... I love the reindeer ... this one must be Prancer? He looks like he is prancing ... very proudly!

  7. Beautiful CASE of the challenge YOU set (Midas) and Lisa totally rocked with inspirational cards. I love your card :)

  8. Love this card, Leslie! Your sentiment looks *perfectly* embossed from the picture! I know I have said it at least a dozen times: "I must have that reindeer die!!"

    I featured YOU on my blog today! ;)


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