Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sending Christmas Cheer


Anyone else would think I was crazy, but I know you understand the whole Christmas card making in the summer thing!  I think non-card makers think we just whip these things out one blustery day in December.  To be honest, I am new to card making (big scrapbooker) so I haven't had this pressure before.  I have also decided not to make our cards this year as we send out way over 100.  I am, however, very excited to make the gift card holders and tags, etc.  Here's my first project, and I was inspired by the very sweet and amazing Alice Wertz who made this wonderful wine tag.  Now that's one talented lady!  Okay, I hear you all saying, "this doesn't look anything like hers!"  True, but I was inspired.










The sentiment came with the LOTV stamp and the papers were all from my scraps.  I cut the circle with my Creative Memories circle cutter and then placed it behind the kids.  The snowflakes were a freebie digi cut from the Silhouette online store.

This wine tag was inspired by the lovely and talented Alice Wertz and by the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies Challenge:  Christmas In July (We all know it's August, but they're just so behind right now what with the Queen's Jubilee and now the Olympics, we're cutting them some slack).

LOTV's Ideas to Inspire:  Anything but a Card  Frankly, I would've tried to come up with something more clever for this one, but we're leaving to go camping, and I didn't want to miss out on the fun!

Thanks so much to those of you that chose to follow my blog!  Thanks to everyone for stopping by!  I hope you have a great week, and I'll catch up with you next week when I get back (don't have too much fun out there without me).


39 comments:

  1. Wow wow wow, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love your colouring of this beautiful image and such a fabulous project!

    Hugs,
    Elise

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  2. Love it Kara. Beautifully coloured and such a bright cheerful background. Have a great week away.
    Eileen x

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  3. Adorable bottle tag, its gorgeous.
    luv
    Debby

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  4. Wow - the tag itself is a true gift - such a labor of love! Amazing coloring and details. I just can't do Christmas in August.....but, maybe Halloween.

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  5. Kara Lynne, that is one adorable tag! It has such charm! I hope you know how talented you are!

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  6. So intricate and darling, Kara! And did you know you've won the PC Shape card challenge!? YAY! Congrats!!!!!!

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  7. Love this tag, Kara. Its colored to perfection! Did you hand cut the image? So sweet !

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  8. This is just gorgeous. I love all the detail and the little carol singer image is just gorgeous. (ps you've linked up to the Lili's little fairy challenge with the wrong post, but I found this by looking for a more recent post). I'm so glad I found it too, cos it is stunning. I love your colouring.

    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for Lili’s Little Fairies.
    xx

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  9. Wowzy, Kara Lynne, this is extraordinary! I never would have believed that was handmade if I didn't know you with my own eyes!! Shut up, it's that good!! See you in a week. We won't forget you! Hope the camping is tons of fun and the weather is perfection!

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  10. Fa-la-la-lovely! How adorable are those carolers?? I didn't know you were a scrapper! I'd love to see some of your layouts some time :)

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  11. I just love your tag! Those carolers are so adorable! Love how you colored them and the fab snowflakes! I didn't know you scrapbooked too. I have been doing a little bit of mini book making and pulled some stuff out for a page the other night but couldn't get myself to work on it yet...it seems to be harder for me to make pages since I lost Stuart but I am working up to it again...someday...

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  12. so happy that you tried this, Kara! I think yours looks amazing. love how you colored the darling image and the fuzzy cutting!!! girl! i can't believe you cut them out. and it's never too early to start holiday projects! =) love love your beautiful tag. also, congrats on your win over at PC July Gallery Challenge! that's an amazing card. you are amazingly talented, Kara! hope you have a wonderful weekend! =)

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  13. What a great tag and that image is stunning!! BEAUTIFUL!!

    But ohgosh, I have so many projects going right now that need to be finished this summer that I just can't think about Christmas yet, YIKES!!

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    1. oh and that fussy cutting of yours is unbelievable!!! WOW!!

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  14. What a beautiful wine tag! Very sweet boy and girl images! Love those beautiful snowflakes, too! Thank you for your sweet comments and support on my blog! Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!

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  15. Oh my! This is so beautiful!
    You're attention to details is absolutely amazing!

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  16. WOW!! This is the sweetest wine tag I've ever seen - sooo pretty! LOVE it!
    Have a great week-end, hugs, Karin

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  17. This is superb Kara-Lynne - love the cute image and gorgeous colouring. Thank you so much for sharing the link to the tutorial. (I made one of these a couple of years ago, but not as nice as yours)!
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

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  18. what a totally delightful tag Kara Lynne. I love the stamp and may just have to go visit LOTV and do some ordering!

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  19. First, I'd like to say congratulations on your Paper Craft's win with your adorable carousal card! Second, this tag is just cute and fun, and your coloring is perfect!

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  20. Wowzers Kara Lynne! This is just stunning! I love these colours together - the rich burgundy with the blue - just yummy! Your colouring is fabulous and this would make the most amazing gift! Gorgeous! Hugs, Jayne xx

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  21. Gorgeous tag and the image is sooo beautiful,fab work:):)
    Hugs Merethe

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  22. Oh, Kara!! Your image is so cute!! Gorgeous work!

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  23. How on earth do you cut such intricate designs to perfection?! AMAZING!!! Superb coloring and love the dotted paper!!!

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  24. ho, ho, holy details, Kara Lynne! Amazing!

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  25. What a great tag and that image is so so cute

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  26. This is darling Kara Lynne! Some many wonderful little details and your coloring is fabulous. I completely adore that you used non-traditional Christmas colors too. Beautiful work :)

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  27. Gorgeous wine tag, Kara! I love the image and your fussy cutting always amazes me! This would make wonderful last minute gifts to have on hand!

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  28. What a great idea! Love this Kara - thanks for entering our 'anything but a card' competition - good luck! x

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  29. This is ever so sweet! LOVE that maroon and sky blue combo and that darling image! Such a great, gift idea! I don't make our Christmas cards, either! Gosh, I think that I'd lose my love for papercrafting overnight, if I did. Don't beat yourself up. It's totally okay to say, "NO". We ALL give you permission ;)! Hugs!

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  30. This is just so festive...I love the light blue with the dark red, so stunning. The perfect addition to the bottle of wine too.

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  31. Hope you are having fun camping! This is absolutely adorable and for sure full of Christmas Cheer!

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  32. thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog, Kara! hope you are having a wonderful time! =)

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  33. Hi Kara,
    Just popped by to say hello...
    :) Jill

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  34. Kara this is so pretty and so colourful well done hugs Elaine

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