Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"I Feel the Love" Cards + Some Older Cards

I discovered a blog about a month ago called "Funky Cards". The owner of the blog, Madison, makes beautiful cards, and each month chooses a cause to send cards to. Fellow card makers can join in the fun and send her their cards as well. This month the project is to make a card or cards to be delivered to children who will be spending Christmas in the hospital. To find out more about what is happening check out the blog post here. I am pretty excited about this challenge because I love to make Christmas cards, but with all the other things going on, I usually just make a digital card and print that to send to family and friends. This is a perfect chance for me to get out my Christmas supplies and make some cards!

For this card I used some scraps from the calendar page I was making (for May!). It is amazing how just a couple of themed supplies (in this case some stamps and ribbon) can make non-themed paper look "Christmasy". For the stocking I used dark brown ink and then sprayed the stamp with Brick Glimmer Mist before stamping it. I was surprised by how red the stamped image turned out, but I like it! I also sprayed the background with some Glimmer Mist to give it some sparkle.

As I was cleaning up from making that card, I found the yellow and pink cardstock and decided to make a small card out of it. For the snowflake piece, I cut up some clear plastic packaging, dry embossed it, and then used blue and pearl alcohol inks to color it. I got the idea from one of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas last year.

If you are interested and have time, join in the fun!

I haven't posted in a while because I have been working on Christmas presents (and I don't want to spoil the surprise). I have made several cards over the last month:


  1. Jessica, I am happy that you found my blog:) First, thank you so much for the Christmas card for the "I Feel the Love Project." I really appreciate your support. The card is really pretty and the kids will love it:) Second, I love your cards. I really like the way you framed the flower on your anniversary card. It looks so pretty. And all the sparkles on the baby card look pretty. Have fun working on your Christmas surprises!!

  2. Wow Such cute and pretty cards! I especially love the lady bug it is sooo cute and sparkly:) I am now following your blog, hope you visit mine too.