Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Belli Challenge #78 - Christmas with Creative Cuts & More

Welcome to another Creative Belli Challenge! We are once again being sponsored by Creative Cuts & More this week. CC&M just released two new kits - the Treasured Family Recipes 8"x8" Mini Album Kit and the Holiday Treats Apron Recipe Album Kit. As part of the celebration CC&M will be having a great sale. For the next three days, CC&M will offer 20% off the entire store. But act quickly, this sale will end on November 14th. Be sure you enter this code - recipebloghop2009 - during checkout.

The challenge this week is to use Christmas themed embellishments (buttons, ribbon, stickers, whatever). For my project, I started with the Card Portfolio in Emerald Stardream Shimmer. Those of you who have followed my blog for a while know that I have done several card folders before and I have to say that using this card portfolio die cut was a whole lot simpler! I highly recommend it - it comes pre-cut, pre-scored and it even has slits for the ribbon tie cut for you. All you have to do is fold it up, tape the inside pockets and decorate the front!

I covered the front with three strips of Cosmo Cricket's Jolly by Golly paper, and then I added Snowflake #04 Small, cut from Tacky Tape. I stamped my snowman from Papertrey Ink's 2009 Holiday Tag Collection and cut it out using a circle die, then matted it on a scalloped circle cut from Stardreams Stationery, which perfectly matched my card folder. The matted snowman was placed on the snowflake die cut, leaving some of the Tacky Tape exposed so I could dump some Polar White Flower Soft on top (click on the photo to see it larger). The tape is really tacky, just like the name implies, so the Flower Soft sticks to it really well. You could also use glitter or flocking.

The red label is also from Creative Cuts & More and is the Antique label in Mars Stardream Shimmer paper. My sentiment was cut out using a Labels Six Nestabilities die, which fit nicely on top of the Antique label. I added a few rhinestone snowflakes from Memory Box to continue my snowflake theme.



For the inside of the card portfolio. I decorated the pockets with the same papers I used on the front, plus a couple of Stampin' UP felt snowflakes, topped with some more of the rhinestone snowflakes. I've finished two cards to go in it so far, and am planning on making a couple more so I can give it as a Christmas gift.

Be sure to visit the rest of the Creative Belli Design Team members' blogs (links are on the left sidebar) to see which Creative Cuts & More products they used. Play along with us by making a card using a Christmas themed embellishment! Link your project using Mr. Linky on today's Creative Belli Challenge Blog post. If you upload a card to Splitcoast Stampers or Paper Craft Planet, be sure to use CBC78 in the keywords section. The winner of this week's challenge will receive a TREASURED FAMILY RECIPES 8" X 8" MINI ALBUM KIT from Creative Cuts and More!
Thanks for looking! Sorry for the novel!

Today I'm going to have lunch with some very special stamping friends and then we're all going on a shopping spree to Archiver's! Come back later in the week and hopefully I'll have a photo or two to share!!

12 comments:

Sandy Hulsart said...

Beautiful, Robin. You always make such gorgeous card folders and cards. This will be an amazing gift to someone special. I will have to check out this card portfolio, sounds much more my style.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Robin, inside and out!! Love the papers you used. I may have to try one of those card portfolios!! Thanks for the inspiration!
~Chris

Joan Ervin said...

How cool is this!!! What a great card portfolio...I love the gorgeous papers you used and what beautiful embellishments!!! I have got to get some of these for Christmas presents...thanks for the inspiration!!!

Fern said...

Wow, Robin, this is beautiful.. Love all of the embellies you've added on the outside and on the inside. I'm thinking they would make fantastic gifts. I just may have to check 'em out... TFS!!!

Holly said...

Oh Robin, babe......... this is just too gorgeous! I love the way you decorated the front of this portfolio and the cards inside. Those colors are so perfect with this Emerald Stardream cardstock. Ooooohhhhhh you got me writing this down so I can order some! :-)

jdmommy said...

Robin, this is the most beautifu and amazing folder! I just love all the colors you put together for this. Someone special is going to just LOVE this. TFS your project with us!!!

Kathy said...

Love your folder...so beautiful then I saw the inside and fell out of my chair...amazing...love it :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh how TOTALLY gorgeous! Love this!!! WOWWWW!

...hope you and Silke had fun today!

Dani said...

Oh.My.Word. This is fabulous! Feel free to send it my way... *wink*

Silke Ledlow said...

OH - this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I always wanted to make on of these...and your really outdone yourself - GF!!!! Love it!!! Hugs ~S~

Anne said...

This is one seriously fabulous project Robin!! What an awesome portfolio -- wonderful holiday colors!! Beautifully done!!

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