Saturday, November 28, 2015

12 Days of Christmas (Day Five)

Cheers to hoping you came out unscathed from the Black Friday Masses! Me? Totally bruise-free. I only went to Home Depot (because I happened to lose my bank card last week and didn't have enough cash to go anywhere else, and with no access to more cash... case closed.), where compared to "normal" BF shopping, it was a breeze! I did wind up with 9 poinsettias (at $.99 each... how could I go wrong???) and a new step-stool mini-ladder for the craftroom. And with that...
Welcome back to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop (Day Five)! This hop will take place  November 24th through December 5th. Each of us will be posting something Christmas related each and every day at 8:00am, Eastern time (so for my Pacific Time Zone peeps... that's 5am... But don't worry, you can sleep in, and we'll all be here waiting for you, too!)... for 12 WHOLE DAYS! Let us inspire you to finish up that layout, make some special Christmas cards, or wrap that gift in a fun and festive way. If you've already started, you probably came from Barbara. She is so awesome, isn't she? Let's continue this 12-day crafting party!

As I've said in Day One, I'm starting my portion of the hop with paper things. Things that are simple and easy to do. As with Day TwoDay Three, and Day Four, I've had a major messup an awesome adventure or two doing something that was supposed to be so simple. Today, I made two cards. There it is, should it be that simple, but it's not... SURPRISE! I did not use a Cricut. I did not use ink. The only materials I used of my own were... A Cuttlebug. Red Tape.

"How?" you ask... Um... I used a kit. I tried my very hardest NOT to use anything else but what came in the kit. You have no flibbering clue how much self-control that took and how hard it really and truly was for me. If you follow me, you might know I recently moved from a small craftroom to a much bigger one. When you move, you find many, many, many, many things you may have forgotten not realize you had. Well, I found a whole lotta lotta lotta stuff! Enter the card kit...
It supposedly has everything you need. Lies! It's alright... just not something I would normally do. But hey... it was in my stash for YEARS! quite a while, and I figured I'd just better use up my stash so I have more room to put the new, incoming stash.
I chose to use a Cuttlebug to emboss both cards, because I thought it a bit too "manufactured" looking. And then... Oh the choices! Either the Spellbinders "Snowflake" or the Cuttlebug "Snowflake"... Hmmm... I choose CB! (only because I haven't fully organized everything and have no clue where I could possibly have put the rubber shim to adapt to the size of the Spellbinders Impression...) It falls a little short on the vertical scale, but it will do...
 Then... I applied the stickers that came with it. I am so not a sticker kinda gal... The glue on them was really weird; some kept coming off, while others had a residue on top, as well. Just remember to burnish stickers with your finger. Rub it really well!!! And make sure your hands are clean, first. No really. Really REALLY make sure your hands are clean, especially when using older stickers, as they tend to be sticky everywhere and will pick up all of the dirt any little spec or tiny bit of oil from your fingers. It came with ribbon... but no glue. So I used "red tape" (it's super strong, so really good for ribbon, and you can get it from various places, called by different names. But it's still got a red coating on it.). Be sure to cut a slit, so you can slide the tape to the inside (and the ribbon too) through, instead of wrapping around to the back of the card. Burnish the tap really well (while the red plastic is still on).
Peel the red tape off, adhere the ribbon (following the line of the tape and wrapping through the slit and towards the inside of the card) and burnish it with your finger. And it is done. Easy peasy. Just not my style. *** Note *** I totally wanted to use washi tape on all of the sides to make up for the empty space. And then I got over it.

This one was much easier to choose the embossing folder. I just wanted to semi-match the frame length. It was a tad hard, so I had to cut and place, cut and place, etc. Until it finally fit. End result... It will do...
Crap! Before you put the stickers on ANTHING and especially before you burnish it be sure your card is facing the position you intend. Hint: Try opening it first. See this? I had to peel it all off ad start over. And it left THIS icky sticky residual. Yuck.

I tried to put the crystals on. But they were just too big. And bulky. And hideous. And I just didn't like them. I think I would've liked them if they were much smaller and if I had an odd number. It was an even four.
The pom poms? Total loss. The colors don't even coordinate or compliment. I gave up on those.. and some of the leftover stickers, too. And I'll just save them all for another project because you know I'm a hoarder.
The final result is in...
 Maybe a little ink? Oh well... all is good, and I only stepped out of the package twice! It's a new world record!

There is more in store for you, so hop along and please comment on each and everybody. 'Cause you know we all love a little love... And BE SURE to check out the "other" Lisa, as she's the one with all the blog candy and sponsor info! Have a great time, and don't forget to come back tomorrow!

And don't forget to support your Mom & Pop stores today for Small Business Saturday. Enjoy online shopping!

Here's the Line Up for Day 5:
  1. Lisa P. - <==== the "other" Lisa!
 ** Haidee - Designer)
 ** Debbie - Designer)
  2. Madge -
  3. Ashley -
  4. Sandy -
  5. Elizabeth -
  6. Angela -
  7. Alicia -
  8. Miranda -
  9. Daphne -
10. Rhonda -
11. Charmagne -
12. Barbara-
13. Lisa F - <=== You are HERE!
14. Sharondalyn - Http:// <=== Next stop!
15. Jessi -
16. Heather - Http://


  1. love coming by your blog.. you crack me up all the time
    Your card is super fab TFS

  2. Well, you totally pooped me out w/ that proj. ;-) TFS! :-)

  3. omg! I just love reading your blog! Your cards are still great because you made them! :)

  4. Not too bad for only using what was in the kit. Except maybe for a few adjustments. LOL

  5. it is so hard to use a kit with no add ons!! I can't do it! I have to add at least bling!


  6. Fun Christmas Card and Fun Colors.

  7. I love to use embossing on my projects. It adds a certain class to them.
    I recently enlarged a closet in my craft room and added shelving.
    It was amazing the duplicates of things that I found. Putting them together
    in one spot means I won't be buying more for awhile.
    thanks for sharing.

  8. Super cute & Totally fun!! I love the embossing & non traditional colors!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  9. Very cute. That pink and blue paper works so well with the embossing, looks awesome

  10. Your blog is the funniest! I love coming to it :)

  11. Love the card and the adorable colors!!!!

  12. I love reading your posts you make me laugh!!! Great Job using up the stash and using and embossing folder to take it from drab to fab!!!! Great Job! Loves- Madge

  13. Great use of the kit!! I love how your cards turned out =)


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