Thursday, December 10, 2009

15 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 14

Good Morning! Welcome to day 14, which is also Thursdays with Lindsay and it's also the MyGrafico Challenge blog posting. Whew!!

First off, let me mention that Lindsay is having a buy 2 get 1 free sale at her Shop Handmade Store. When you make your purchase of the two sets, Lindsay will email them to you and get your order for your free set. Pretty easy, eh?

I created a really easy Christmas card by using the Cutttlebug Christmas Tree folder as the main image, but leaving it white and enhancing with Teal pearls. The circle image, the dove is from Lindsay's Christmas Cupcake Wrappers set. I played around in PSE to change the color. I'm sure I didn't do it per any tutorial, but I managed to change the outer dots to a berry color and in the inner dots to a teal color. This card is using the current color challenge from The Color Dare Challenge, which is to use Razzleberry, Taken with Teal and Kraft. I don't have Razzleberry ink but I was able to color match it pretty close for the dots and the ribbon. The card has a base of white and the mats are Kraft and Taken with Teal.

This week MyGrafico Challenge Blog decided to use the recipe set from Lindsays Stamp Stuff and that was fun since I am on both design teams. So I set out to create my friend a recipe box. I took an instant coffee can and covered it with this really fun paper. Her kitchen is sort of multi-colored fiesta hues, so I thought this purple and orange would fit right in. I printed the circle sentiment twice so that I could pop-dot the heart in the center to give it a little dimension.


Then I proceeded to make the cards. Yes, they are folders. I did this by importing the recipe card image into a word document twice and flipping one of the images upside down. Then I butted the images up against one another and cut them out. Using a circle punch I notched out the bottom end which removed the the tab. Some I typed the recipes onto the cards first and then printed them out. Some, I just printed with the lines on them so that my friend can add her own recipes. I'm still not done with the box, there are several other recipes that she requested of me, so I need to get busy typing.

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas card and recipe box. Please be sure to visit Lindsay and the rest of team to see what they have to share with you. And don't forget the challenge at MyGrafico, you could win the entire recipe set.

See you tomorrow for the last day of my Christmas Cards Series.


17 Encouraging Thoughts:

Riley said...

Very pretty! Thanks so much for playing in the Color Dare this week!!!

PaperCrafty said...

Beautiful card Mel!! I love the embossing on white with just a bit of colors!! The pearl ornaments are perfect!!

Mrs. Fence said...

Love both projects! I'm sure your friend will really love her gift!

Tamara Bennett said...

You are so smart! I love it! making little folders was a great idea! I sometimes have a hard time fitting the whole recipe on one tiny card. thanks for the idea!

Cindi said...

your card is beautiful!@! Your friend is going to love that recipe box,it came out fab!:)

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Wow Melissa - the Christmas card is stunning! I so "need" to get that folder! The recipe card set is fabulous too. :)

Diana said...

GorgeouS! I love the card, so simple and yet totally eye catching! And the recipe stuff is super fun too! You go girl!

Cheryl said...

Great projects. I love how the receipe box turned out!

Micki said...

Oh I love your card. It's so elegant (wish I would have gotten that folder, lo) Absolutely love it. And the recipe card holder is awesome....

Margie said...

That tree card is absolutely beautiful!Love your recipe cards, too!

ljurecek said...

First, that card is STUNNING! Now I so want that embossing folder! The pearls are just gorgeous! Second, where do you find the time! Wow! What a neat recipe box!

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful card; an example of how CAS can also be stunning!

Fun recipe set -- awesome gift idea! Even better because you repurposed the container; I love frugal crafting ideas!!

Lindsay Weirich said...

you are blowing me away girls, I find the Christmas card striking and elegant, you have a flair for the less is more approch! The recipe file is wonderful, I love the bright happy colors and making them into folders is genius!

~*Joni said...

Hey - that was my Christmas card last year! Okay, so it was in red and silver...and an A10 size...but I was pressed for time and did the tree image inspired by the Heart Prints gallery lady. :D This is so beautiful with teal Mel! I love the simplicity and elegance!
The recipe box is fabulous, you are so much better than I am. I just email out the recipes. lol! Wonderful job with all of your projects!!

Anita Hovey said...

Melissa,

My gosh...both projects are just fabulous! I would never have thought of doing that with the tree CB folder...not that I own that one LOL Great take on the Color Dare this week...thanks for joining us.

Lori said...

Really pretty! LOVE the embossing. Thanks for playing along at the Color Dare!
Lori
CD DT

Jennifer said...

I love love love this!

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