Saturday, January 28, 2023

Big Celebrate

Happy Saturday, peeps!  I am off to watch another one of Cassidy's basketball games!  She struggled last week so I am hoping she does great today!  I have a Christmas card to share today--a BIG one---this one is 6" square, way larger than I usually make but it fits the Jingle Belles challenge of "Stuck on You" as well as the In(k)spire Me sketch challenge and the TGIF challenge of no stamps:

The "Stuck on You" challenge is to use a sticker, so I went way, way, way back into my stash to find some chipboard stickers I had gotten many years ago! I remember getting them at a stamp store but no idea who the manufacturer is!  Anyway, the Christmas banner appealed to me, so I turned the sketch on its side, cut some Very Vanilla 12x12" cardstock and went to work:

I found a strip of retired DSP that matched some of the colors in the chipboard and cut a strip to back it.  I diecut a zigzag strip of red glimmer paper for accent, and since I was already creating a card with a lot of thickness to it (this will need to be a hand-delivered card for sure!) I added a chipboard "celebrate" from this past holiday mini's Santa Express Cards & More:

I added a chipboard star to the "c" in celebrate, and a little wee sprig of holly to the glimmer paper strip:

This was a fun card to make, definitely out-of-the-box for me, and once I finally picked out my paper, it was a snap to put together!  I added a holiday sentiment on the inside, and created a custom envelope with my Envelope Punch Board (sadly retired) from some spare DSP!  And on another AMAZING note, while searching through my vintage Christmas stuff, I found a photopolymer stamp that I had lost probably TWO YEARS AGO!!!  YAY!!!  It was stuck to a cello bag!  A banner day for sure!

Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.  My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.  Psalm 29:7

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Christmas to Remember (inside sentiment)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Red Glimmer, Coastal Cabana DSP
 Ink Real Red
Accessories Chipboard Celebrate (ret), Chipboard Banner & Embellishments (unknown)
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Finishing Touches Dies (ret)


Wendy said...

Super cute, LeAnne! Love that you used all sorts of bits & pieces from other things to create your card. The colors came together nicely and I love the added holly & berries! It's fun to think outside of the box and create things we normally would not do. Have a great day and good luck to Miss Cassidy!

Kampin' Karen said...

Good luck to Cassidy and team. Your card is delightful with what you found in your "way back" stash. How do you keep track of all the stamps, paper and embellishments that you have accumulated over the years? I use the Evernote program...used to use a spreadsheet but that got too cumbersome. Have a blessed weekend.

Marlene said...

Love this card as it's so different and colorful

I Card Everyone said...

Big on size, and cuteness, LeAnne - truly one you'll want to hand deliver to someone special!

SmilynStef said...

You rocked that sticker banner ... so very glad you got STUCK with us at Jingle Beles.

Linda Callahan said...

I have no idea how you made this card but I love it! And Emma is playing basketball too - 5th grade - and she is a peanut - but the games are great fun to watch!

Lisa Elton said...

What a CUTE banner, love the colors! Hope the game went well for Miss C!

Lorraine said...

That banner is cool and I love the chipboard accent. Great JB card!

lauren bergold said...

What a great find those fun chipboard stickers are and of course you've used them brilliantly! Love this fun and festive card! So pleased you could join our sticker-centric fun at Jingle Belles!

ps: good luck to Cassidy with the Hoops! ♥

BrendaB said...

I just love that chipboard sticker banner! Congrats on being a top pick at Jingle Belles!