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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Here We Come a Caroling with a Design Team Tryout!






Welcome to the Here We Come A Caroling Blog Hop! This hop is being sponsored by Theresa The Scrapbooking Queen. And along with the blog hop, I am trying out for The Robin's Nest Design Team. The design team tryout had very specific requirements about when to post, so I'm combining my tryout with the blog hop for a beautiful project for your family Christmas cards! All products are made by The Robin's Nest, unless specified otherwise.
I started my page with the decadent Red Paisley card stock for the background. I then used the White Snow Glitter Card stock for the large sheet music page. To get the snowflakes to pop and still show once I printed my sheet music on top, I FIRST inked it with Close to My Heart Dutch Blue ink using some daubers and sponges. After the blue ink was added, I trimmed the sheet to 8 1/2" x 11" and ran it through my printer with some free sheet music off the Internet. If you use this technique after you print on the computer, your ink will smear. so sponge ink, then printer ink. I sewed the White Snow Glitter Card stock onto the Red Paisley Card stock with green thread. If you sew on your page, pull the loose ends to the back and tie knots. I then distressed the edges with my fingernails.

The golden wreath is cut with the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cakes, in Distressed Honeycomb paper. I added Yellow Stickles to the cut and added Abracadabra Dew Drops in yellow to the center of the snowflakes for a bit more sparkle!
Yellow poinsettias were created with Sunset Diamond Dew Drops, and a bit of Xmas Red Stickles for the center. Around the yellow die cut, I sprinkled some flower sequins from Michaels with Dew Drops in the centers. I used Abracadabra for the yellow centers in the red flowers, and Pointsetta Dew Drops for the Red centers in the green flowers. The journaling block is Glitter Red Journaling block. I matted it on green side of the Glitter Black and White Pinetree paper.
To celebrate this blog hop, I am offering Blog Candy: $10.00 gift certificate and free shipping to either of my Etsy stores. Just leave a comment below about what item in my shop caught your eye and why. Please leave a method to contact you in a safe manner. For example, ssmith07 at hotmail dot com will help prevent spam! You can find my Scrapguild store HERE, and my Scrappincovers store HERE. And I must confess that with my current design team commitments my inventory is slim, so custom orders will be allowed for any prize winners! Winner will be drawn on the day after the hop: December 5, 2011.
On on to the next stop on the hop: Bug Lover Cards!


25 comments:

  1. very pretty!! thanks for the tip with the printer!
    Kristan
    Getting Cricky Jr. DTM
    sierrababy08.blogspot.com

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  2. This is an absolutely gorgeous layout. I just love all of the details. Good luck on the design team. I am honoured to be a part of this blog hop with you. (P.S. Please skip this comment for the blog candy.)

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  3. Very cute!! I love all the dews! And papers!!

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  4. omg this is so cute i <3<3<3 it...TFS!!!


    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  5. Gorgeous Clare!!!
    All the best for the DT, happy to be hopping with you!

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  6. Really pretty LO!! Love all the little details. Great yellow die cut!!

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  7. Nice layout! Love the circle on the page too. Great job! :) Janis

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  8. wow, wonderful layout. thanks for your submission for the robin nest dt.

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  9. Beautiful layout. I really like the journaling tag.

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  10. I really like this layout.

    Jan
    bearycreativecrafts@gmail.com

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  11. really pretty... i like your beaded ivory swirls and butterfly... :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  12. This is really a beautiful a layout!

    Julie
    Cricut Chick

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  13. Very nice layout. Good luck on your DT attempt and thanks for a great hop,

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  14. I hope that your DT hopes come true. You would be an accent to any team. Your LO is outstanding. Love the wreath it really sets off the page. I looked in your shop and I like it all but the butterfly and the flowers really caught my eye. The covers would be nice but my cricut usually doesn't sit very long with out being used. But they are beautiful.

    lebpab21408atyahoodotcom
    pattispaperfun.blogspot.com

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  15. WOW!! This is breathtakingly beautiful!!!
    Good luck with the DT tryout. :)

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  16. Beautiful LO!! Good Luck!!

    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  17. very pretty layout looks fabulous
    I like the beaded butterfly
    olivervlatyahoodotcom

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  18. I agree with Julie, this is super beautiful layout ...good luck!

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  19. Great job.I like the music paper you used on it.
    marg0006@verizon.net

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  20. Beautiful layout! Good luck with the DT call! :)

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  21. Very pretty. Love all the bling. Good luck with the DT.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  22. What a lovely layout. Love your etsy store. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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