Friday, December 3, 2010

Scrap-Mart Holiday Blog Hop


Welcome to the First Annual Blog Hop! If you are just joining in, please go to the Scrap-Mart blog to start from the beginning. If you are hopping in order, you should have come from
Bev's  and your next stop will be Clare. There are 31 blogs participating in the hop, and you will find some great prizes along the way. You must comment on THAT blog post to be eligible to win that prize.

There are also some Grand Prizes posted on the Scrap-Mart blog. You must comment on EVERY blog throughout the hop to be eligible for the Grand Prizes. Comments will remain open until midnight CST on Sunday, December 5th.  Winners will be chosen at random for each individual prize and will be announced on the Scrap-Mart blog on Friday, December 10th. You may only win once.

Scrap-Mart would like to thank these sponsors for generously donating all the prizes for this hop:  Making Memories, Spellbinders, JustRite Stampers, Sizzix, Heartfelt Creations, Lifestyle Crafts, The Stamps of Life, Boss Kut, Unity Stamps, October Afternoon, Copic, Silhouette America.

Each year I try to make Christmas cards for my mom and dad to send out to family and friends. This year I managed to squeeze in some time to make some personalized ones for them. They need about 40 cards and I'm not a big fan of mass production, though in the interest of time, I came up with a simple design, used some different patterned papers and made 4 different varieties.

To make the custom label, I used some of my favorite JustRite Stampers. I started by stamping Merry Christmas (from JustRite Stampers Celebrations Demi Phrases) - the entire phrase read "Wishing You a Merry Christmas". I then wrote out my parents' names (Ben and Terrie) using the Times Roman 15 pt Font Set. For the center images, I used Holiday Cheer Borders & Centers. In the card above, I stamped the holly and leaves and colored with Copic markers and a couple of Spica glitter pens. In the card below, I simply embossed the snowflake with white embossing powder and added a crystal twinkle in the center.

All patterned papers are from Making Memories, Tinsel. I also used a few different embossing folders and colors of Divine Twine.

Here's the entire hop list.. Happy Hopping!

Stephanie Kraft (you are here)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
JustRite Stampers: JB-09770 Holiday Cheer Borders & Centers, JB-08400 Wood Stamper 1 3/16", JB-08710 Celebrations Demi Phrases, JB-09505 2" Round Clear Stamper, JB-08105 Times Roman 15 pt Font Set
Dies & Punches: 1", 1 1/8", 1 3/4" circle punch, 2" scalloped circle punch (EK Success), Border punches: Traditional Scallop, Double Scallop, Cornice, Woodland Branches (Martha Stewart)
Paper: Tinsel (Making Memories), White cardstock base (Prism), Classic Crest Solar White (Neenah), Other cardstock (CTMH)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark Watermark (Tsukineko)
Copic Markers: 0, C2, YG13, YG17, Lipstick, Pitch Black Spica glitter pen
Accessories: Embossing folders: Candy Cane Stripe, Snowflakes, Holly Ribbons (Provo Craft); Divine Twine, Crystal Twinkles (Taylored Expressions), White embossing powder, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.