Friday, November 18, 2011

Fri. Nov. 18, 2011 CSS Inspiration Hop

As we approach Thanksgiving 2011 (wow, how did that happen so fast?), it's time for the CSS Team to take another Inspiration challenge. If you arrived from Joy's Blog, you are in the right place.  If you'd like to start at the beginning, click HERE.


Here are the challenge details, from Carolina:
Create a card or project based on any of the boxes featured in photo from Better Homes and Gardens. Take inspiration from the colors, the shapes, the prints, etc. - they don't have to necessarily be Christmas cards or projects, feel free to let your creativity and imagination go wild!

*** Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (November 22), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!


Aren't these boxes awesome?  I decided to make a tag, and a card.  I am still needing some for Christmas, so making them for challenges accomplishes both needs. Here is my tag, using the Gnome image from Tami Mayberry's "Gnome one like You" set and a tree from Gina's "Winter Wonderland". I colored this little guy with Copics and used Flower soft for the snow. The background was created with TH Stains.


Now for my card:  I used some punched ornaments, ran two of them through an embossing folder and created the striped one and the diagonal bg with my Scor-Pal. All three were sponged with Distress ink.  The sentiment is from Theresa's "A Very Merry Christmas" set. The card base is Gina K's Pure Luxury 110# cs.

It's time to check out a fabulous creation at Kay's blog.  Thank you for visiting!

60 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

wow - ok I could just squeeze that adorable gnome and I will definitely be CASE-ing your ornament card - stunning!!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful projects, Karen! I love the adorable gnome tag and like Linda, I'm sure I'll CASE your wonderful ornament card, too!

Miesje said...

Oh now I want that gnome! Darn - you always do that to me! These are wonderful Karen. Those ornaments are so perfect on the white background.

Melissa Cash said...

Love your adorable gnome tag and your ornament card is a beauty!

buggin2stamp said...

Wow, that tag is very cool! And I love the layout of your ornament card. Very fun!

Lori said...

Hi Karen!!! Your ornament card is beautiful and the gnome tag is darling!!!

Betty Neville said...

What great projects Karen! Your gnome is so beautifully colored and that background is incredible! Love those hanging ornaments too!

Sharri said...

Karen, I LOVE the gnome tag! He is adorable in the winter scene you created for him. The ornament card is gorgeous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Adorable tag!! That gnome guy is just too cute! Gorgeous 2nd card with the pretty ornaments!

Carolina said...

That gnome tag is just breathtaking and the ornament card is gorgeous!!! Beautiful projects!

Kris said...

Isn't he the cutest thing?! And the ornaments card is going into my save this card folder! Love it!

TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Karen, Love that tag with the gnome, I just might have to steal that idea for some gift tags. That ornament card is gorgeous with the dimention and sponging.

mississaugarobin said...

Karen, Your so talented! Very inspirational too!
mississaugarobin

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi karen! Ooooh!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!! That gnome is just TOO CUTE!! and I love what you did with the ornaments! SO elegant! Have a great wknd!!

Theresa Momber said...

Karen, these are gorgeous! Love the background on the gnome tag and the die cut/embossed ornaments are fabulous!

Cheri said...

Fabulous creations, Karen. I absolutely love that gnome tag and your ornament card is absolutely stunning! You've mastered the CAS for sure.

Kay S said...

Adorable tag! That little gnome is so cute and works perfectly for holiday cards/tags. Love your ornaments -- great textures on all of them, which makes them look like real ornaments.

Vicki Dutcher said...

WTG getting this cute tag into my color challenge!! Thanks for joining in at JUGS! :)

cgl1539 said...

I love that ornament card, wishing I had an embossing machine so I could case it. But I could totally steal your scoring idea lol. Great job with the gnome tag, he is too cute.

pamselinski said...

Oh my goodness how cute is that tag and that ornament card is definitely beautiful\. Thanks for the inspiration

Donna Phelan said...

Okay love the Gnome, he is just my favorite stamp these days! BUT your ornament card is gorgeous, loving all that texture too! Well Done, Karen!

naneruth said...

Cute tag and a beautiful card!

Sue said...

Beautiful tag and card. Love the embossing on the ornaments. I'll have to try the ScorPal stipes!TFS Sue

The Vannoy Family said...

Thanks for sharing your projects - always love the CSS Alumni Blog Hops - such inspiration you ladies have! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!! Karen, I love that tag!!! Well love the cardtoo!!! Awesome job!!

Gayle said...

Great tag, Karen! The ornament card is gorgeous.

richardbreaks said...

Terrific projects!!! Really nice....

Susan said...

Loved both the tag and the ornament card. The tag is so beautifully colored love that glitter. Love the use of the ornaments and textures on the card.

Ina said...

Christmas is all about decorations and I love what you have done with your second card and the baubles.I also love your gift tag. It is AWSOME.

Gladys R. said...

Adorable gnome on the tag and great
job coloring. I like how you arranged
the ornaments on the card...love both
the tag and card.
Gladys R.

Donna said...

Both cards are wonderful! Festive, and so pretty and cute. The first tag with the Gnome is adorable and love the blending of colors on the background! And the ornament card is so pretty, and love how you used the embossing as a way of creating your decorating of the ornaments, great idea.
Thanks for sharing
hugs
Donna

Nancy said...

Your tag and card are so pretty! TFS!

Sharon said...

The gnome tag is so cute - great coloring on that! And how neat on the ornaments to emboss - what a pretty card!

Bev Gerard said...

You've been a busy stamper! Great projects for sure ... and that tag is adorable!

~Bev

KonaRose said...

Your gnome makes me smile. I love the distressed sky in the back ground, and the subtle evergreen tree. Your cards are very pretty.

aloha, rosy

Kathryn B said...

Beautiful card with the ornaments and that tag with the little gnome...Fantastic!
Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Valerie said...

Love your tag and the card is fun, another use for the scorepal. Thanks for the tip.

Patti J said...

Karen, I love these! That gnome looks like he could step off the tag, and oh my, the ornament card is beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing...

Jill said...

What a pretty card. Simple and elegant.

Bonita said...

Your tag is absolutely fun, fun, fun. And what a beautiful card. Thanks

dedesu3 said...

Such an uber cute tag, and a beautiful card.
Dee T

CraftyJo said...

That card looks simple and elegant, just gorgeous.

Jan said...

TOTALLY love both these projects. The Gnome is out of this world, but the card is stunning. Great job.

Riette said...

What a stunning ornament card!

cbgeorgia said...

Love that cute Christmas elf or gnome. Thanks for sharing another way to use my scor-pal.

Barbara Colbert said...

Oh that gnome is ADORABLE!!! And the ornaments is a great card!!! Think I might need to CASE that one!!! Would be a great Christmas card to send!

crotnem said...

I love the ornament one best!

MizMaryAnn said...

I'm heading off to CASE your ornament card. It's so stunning. The Gnome tag is adorable.

Elvira said...

The gnome is too cute, great idea. Loved the ornaments!

mermaid fenicia said...

That are very nice items ^_^

Kim said...

Love, love, love the ornament card...I may use that one :)

jazy1m said...

Love both cards so much. The gnome is so darn cute. Thanks for sharing.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Oh wow Love your card. Great ideal of hanging your ornaments. Great tag!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous ornament card & I love the elf tag!

Elizabeth said...

The elf tag made me smile :) Those ornaments - love love love that card!!

joy said...

The gnome tag is darling! These would be so cute on packages under the tree! You have made a beautiful ornament card with the embossing!

Cheryl Wright said...

Love the tag. The card is stunning!!

Elise said...

THERE truly IS no place like Gnome! {!} THAT tag is AAAAAAAA-dorable! HOW amazing are YOU, crafty babe! SUCH splendid, colorful OUTPUT! THANKS, thanks, thank you SO much, for sharing these with Just US GIRLS! Yipeeeeeee!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Love your sweet Tag! Thanks for playing with us at the Touch Twin Challenge!

Jeanne S said...

Wow! You've been busy! Thanks for playing the Touch Twin Challenge!

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