Saturday, December 1, 2012

On the first day of Christmas . . .

Welcome to Day One of's 3rd Annual 25 Days of Crafting Showcase!  There are 25+ Design Team members who have been as busy as Santa's elves creating wonderful things to share with you!  Each day, from December 1st through December 25th, there will be a different theme.  And each day there will be a free digi stamp and cutting file as well as a chance to win some great prizes.  

Our theme for Day One is Ornaments and here is what I created . . .

The ornament featured on my card is the free digi stamp being given away today at  I used the Cricut "Just Because" Cards cartridge to create my shaped card and the scalloped band in the center.

Here are the details:
  • Shaped card cut at 7" w x 10"h. (Deep red paper by Recollections.)
  • Scalloped border cut at 1/2" h x 7 1/4" w.  ("Guacamole" by Bazzill.)
  • The plaid paper is "Christmas Plaid" by Recollections.
  • The fuzzy green fibers are by EK Success.
  • The "Merry Christmas" stamp is by Anna Griffin and was embossed with detail gold embossing powder (Ranger).
  • The ornament was printed out and then I used an embossing pen to "color" in the details and then embossed them with detail gold.  The bow was colored with a red marker and then embossed with a clear ultra thick embossing powder (Suze Weinberg).
  • I also covered the inside flap of my envelope with the Christmas plaid paper.
This card will be joining some others I have made for my teammate Madison's "I Feel the Love" Project.  IFTL is collecting handmade cards for children who will be at the Children's Hospital Central California through the holidays.  For more information on how you can help, please see Madison's website.

Now I hope you'll head on over to and check out what the other Designer's have created.  And make sure to mark your calendars and check back in with us each and every day through Christmas for tons of inspiration, freebies and weekly giveaways!

~ Jen


Melinda Beltran said...

Okay, that ornament is the BOMB!!! I was so inspired by your embossing that I attempted my own. Thank you my dear friend! For sharing in the love and! You are priceless!

cass said...

Prettry card, the oprnament looks great

pam said...

thanks for sharing

Patty said...

Such a pretty card!! I have that cartridge also..that's why I love hopping on everyone's site & seeing how they use their own supplies! Love it!

Unknown said...

Awesome ornament. i think i'll need to try something with it, after seeing your inspiration. Thanks for sharing.


PashaCou said...

What a delightful card! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
Merry Christmas.

Brenda said...

Love the shape of this card! The ornament looks awesome, love the embossing-give such a rich feel to the ornament!!

scrapBugz said...

Very lovely


Jody said...

REALLY like this card!! The unique shape makes it look so much more christmasey (is that a word?). Very Pretty!

Suzanne said...

Love the shape of this and the embossed ornament is gorgeous. Beautiful combination.

Sandy Palmer said...

I always love shaped cards! Great job on it!

Anonymous said...

I love all the heat embossing. I bought all the supplies and equipment to do this, but haven't had the courage to try it yet. You have inspired me once again!

Madison said...

Jen, this is so pretty. You are so talented!! Thank you for being such a big part of the I Feel the Love Project. Your continued support means the world to me.

Hattie said...

Jen - love the shaped card and embossed ornament.