Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Home for the Holidays

Good morning everyone!

Today's theme at Card-a-Day is "Home for Christmas".  When I think of going home for Christmas when I was growing up, it was all about decorating the house for the holidays.  I just loved putting the tree up and picking out the ornaments.  That was the inspiration for my card today:


As you can see this is an A2 size card - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"/  I did emboss part of the background and then edged it with Cranberry ink to have it "pop" off the back a little bit.  I used my Cuttlebug and the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.

For more details about how I made this card, please visit my blog at Love 2 Create.

What are you creating for the holidays?



Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Just wanted to send out prayers for those in the path of Hurricane Sandy. I am in central New Jersey. We are as prepared as we know how. I worry about those folks who are not prepared or who do not take this lightly. I am also sending out prayers for government and first responders, utility workers, fire, first aid, police, all those folks we take for granted until we need them..... Keep safe everyone!


Hi it's Justlaury (Laury) back again with a new card. Today's card is my take on Home For the Holidays. We love cutting our own trees. There is nothing like the scent of a freshly cut Blue Spruce. The needles will get you but the smell is devine!

 For this card I used scratch foam to make a plate to print from. I inked the foam plate using Ranger Distress ink pads. I then spritzed the plate with water and place the paper down on top of the inked plate. Here is the result.

The design for this plate is a traditional silhouette pattern. If you like this effect, please check out my recent blog. You will find additional examples and a youtube video showing how to do this.

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for more inspiration.
Until Next time,

Monday, October 29, 2012

Wreath Card

Home for Christmas at the Card A Day Blog and something that sticks out for me during the holidays are all the different wreaths and how they are tailored to so many tastes and just warm up the home. This Wreath Card created by Pam just makes me smile with its classic and simple elegance. I love it. Find out more about here. 

Chris Durnan
Visual Designs by Chris

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Home for Christmas

'Cause no matter how far away you roam
If you want to be happy in a million ways
For the holidays you can't beat home, sweet home!

Hello all, it's Vicki from Paper Squirrel.  I know it seems a little early for carols, but in our busy worlds, it's never too early to start on your handmade Christmas cards.  We are kicking off Christmas cards with this week's theme...yep, you guessed it...
Home for Christmas!  

Yet again, I was inspired by a wonderful vintage image found online.  I think it was the quaint, fairy tale nature of the house and the starry night sky.  It also has a 1970's-ish color scheme which was a fun challenge in itself.  Come visit me at PAPER SQUIRREL for all the details, more photos, and of course, the source of that cute vintage image!  

Be sure to check back tomorrow to see what Home for Christmas means to designer Chris Durnan and don't forget to enter our challenge.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Give Thanks

Hello, Patricia here.  Today is the last day for Thanksgiving-US, and I have a simple one that both adults and children alike can make this card.   The card is in honor to let everyone know to give thanks for what we have and do not have.   Sometimes is hard to do both.
This card consists of a card blank, two mats, a card front, stamps, and ink (markers and an ink pad).  Ribbon is optional.  You can see how to make this card over at my blog, MDN Creates.

In the meantime, check out everyone's else's card over on their blogs listed to the side. come back tomorrow for a new theme, Home for Christmas, and see what Vicki has for you.
Have a great day, and see you later.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi everyone, Jill here with my entry for this week, following the theme, Thanksgiving. Here is the card I created.

If you would like to see how I put it all together, please click on over to my blog, Created By Jill, and check it out. Don't forget to come back tomorrow, and see what Patricia Logan has created for her post. Please make sure to check out our monthly challenge for a chance at a great prize!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

ScareCrow Easel Card

Hello Card Makers
 This is Terri, From Ramblings Of A Texas Craft Room. I am your designer  for the day. I have made a Thanksgiving Easel  Card with the cutest Scarecrow. He was so easy to make.

 I'd love to share how I made him with you. Drop over at my Blog where you will find all the directions. Thank you for stopping by today.

Happy Crafting in 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi everyone, it's Cindy from Cindy's Creations today with another Thanksgiving Card for you.

I hope this inspires you to create a Thanksgiving card.  We normally stay close to home as the rest of the family is a ways away, so I'll be mailing this one out.  Hop on over to my blog to see how I created this card.  Tomorrow Terri Wright is the Designer of the day, so stop back to see her inspiration for you.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Harvest Memories

Hello Everyone!

Don't you just love this time of year?  Today is a rainy overcast day here in Southern California and it has really gotten me in the mood for the holidays.  My card today celebrates Thanksgiving.  I just love making these kinds of cards because of the fall colors I get to use.

Here's my card:

For my details on how I created my card, please stop on by my blog Love 2 CreateDon't forget to come on back tomorrow for another wonderful Thanksgiving creation by Cindy!



Monday, October 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

As the leaves are turning and there begins to be a bit of a chill in the air, those of us in the USA (and from the USA) will soon be making our plans for that very special holiday which we celebrate with a glorious feast.  Yes, of course, it's Thanksgiving.  And we, here at the CADB, are beginning our celebration by getting our cards ready.  I hope you enjoy the card I have for you today.  It's a very reproducible design, so you can make some like it to send to all your friends and family who might not be able to celebrate with you in person.

Please join me at my blog, Creative Genie-ous, for a few details on this card.  And come back tomorrow for another creation from Lucy.

You still have time to get in on our challenge prize for this month --- better get busy!
See you again soon,

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Thanksgiving in the U.S.

Good Morning Everyone!

Today at Card-a-Day, we are celebrating Thanksgiving in the U.S.A.  Now I know that Thanksgiving isn't for another month but it's time to start getting your cards ready my friends.  It will be here before you know it.

Here's a card I made (well, I actually made 8 of them) for my mother-in-law.  She asked me to make her a set of Thanksgiving cards for her.  She had found a stamp set that she liked and asked me to design some cards around it. 

Here's my card:

For details on how I made this card and a picture of the entire set of the cards, stop on by my blog at Love 2 Create.

Are you making cards for Thanksgiving this year?

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 19, 2012

A Scandinavian Christmas Card

Scandinavian Folk Art is Bold colors, simple designs, repetitive patterns, flourishes, symmetry, flowers, birds. This card was made from that basis.

Hi, I'm Tina from Tina's Scrap Corner your designer today. I chose Scandinavian theme for my card cause the designs are so beautiful. It reminds of some of the Dutch art that you'll find in Pennsylvania. This card shows that style of design. To find out more about this card stop by my blog.

Stop by tomorrow and see what Chris Durnan has for you.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Christmas Around the World - Alaska

Today my card is from an Alaska tradition where the children carry brightly colored stars on sticks from house to house singing Christmas carols.

Hi, it's I, Shirley Ross from Mom 'n Me Scrap, missing my little grands, who live in Alaska right now.

I created a card that my grandchildren could create with me, based on the above Alaskan tradition.

I hope you enjoy my simple little card and continue to enjoy the Christmas Around the World theme by coming back to see what Tina has in store for us tomorrow.

Please share your Christmas creation with us.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sretan Bojic!

Good Morning!

Our theme today is "Christmas Around the World".  I chose a country close to my heart  -  "Croatia".  Why you ask?  Well that's where my family comes from!

Christmas Day is traditionally spent with family or at church.  Traditionally, Croatians also decorate wreaths and trees and they use hand-decorated cookies to do it!

So for my card I used the colors of the Croatian flag - red, white, and blue and then added some "hand-decorated" cookies to the bottom of the card.  The sentiment (and title of this blog post) is "Sretan Bojic" which means "Merry Christmas".  Here's a picture of my card:

For more information about how I made this card, come on over to my blog - Love 2 Create.

Thanks so much for stopping by - don't forget to stop by tomorrow for another fantastic creation.  Can't wait to see what you are making for the holidays!



Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Christmas Around the World Costa Rica

Hi, it is me, Shirley Ross from Mom 'n Me Scrap, here with another Around the World Christmas creation.

Today I am taking you to Costa Rica and you may ask, why snow. In my research, I read that floats in the Festival de la Luz are decorated in fluffy white o emulate snow. This is because of the fascination with snow as Costa Rica it does not snow there.

Costa Rica, as Italy, ends there Navidad celebration on January 6th.

I have enjoyed learning about Christmas around the World and look forward to sharing with you again this week.

I used a graduating stamping technique to create the snowy black sections of this card. If you wish to learn more, please join me at Mom 'n Me Scrap.

Now to wait to see what Lucy has in store for us tomorrow.

Monday, October 15, 2012

A Red & White Star

I’m so happy to be back designing at the Card a Day Blog after a short break! My card design for the Christmas Around the world is based on a traditional Norwegian cards made with just red and white. I hope you visit my blog at Gardens Crafts ‘n More to see the inside poem I wrote for it too!
oct 15 around the world front
Make sure to come back tomorrow and be inspired with a card from Shirley Ross!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Buon Natale - Merry Christmas

This week we start the theme of Christmas around the World. Buon Natale or Merry Christmas in Italian from Shirley Ross of Mom 'n Me Scrap.

It was interesting researching Christmas around the World and my favorite country, Italy, had such a pretty greeting.

There are so many different was to celebrate Christmas in Italy. Celebrations start as early as 8 days before Christmas running through January 6th. The one thing that caught my eye was the many photos of beautifully lit Christmas trees and thus my card is a traditional red, white, and green (colors of Italy's flag) and adorned with a Christmas tree.

Hop on over to my blog, Mom 'n Me Scrap, to see more of my card and don't forget to share your great Christmas creation.

Now to see what Shelley has in store for us tomorrow.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Merry Christmas Reindeer

Hi everyone, it's Jill Figley here again with my entry to finish off this week's theme, Christmas Animals. Here is the card I made using a cute little reindeer digistamp.

If you would like to see how I made my card, please click on over to my blog, Created By Jill, and check it out, then tomorrow, come back and see what Shirley Ross has posted to start off next week's theme, Christmas Around The World. Don't forget to enter our monthly challenge for a chance to win a terrific prize!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Christmas Birds

WHAT is a transparent Card?  It's an easy to do card style, made from a transparency film!


You can click on the image to get a larger view!  It's a really easy technique, and works great on those smaller stamps, or a great way to use up a small flourish to make your backgroun!

And...just to make it easier....I have done a VIDEO tutorial for you, so you can see, step by step, how I accomplished this look!  So scroll to the END of this message for a look at the tutorial!


PAPERS:  Georgia Pacific used for white stamp base, Petallic Paper 
INKS:  Memento Black, Copics, Stampin' Up Craft White for snowflakes, Memento Desert Sand for Distressing.

DIECUTS:  Nestabilities Labels 2

STAMPS:  Gillian Roberts: Robins

ADHESIVE:  Sticky Thumb tape runner

MISC:  Transparency Film sheet, stampendeous glitter

Alrighty, so that's my recipe on what supplies I used!  Now it's up to you to WATCH the video, then go make one of your own projects!


Michelle Hessler

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Christmas Birds and a Swivel Card

Welcome back!

I have been working on a new card format. I am not sure what to call it so for now I am calling it a swivel card. When the card is closed, you see one image in the center. The card is opened by pulling the top to the left and the bottom to the right. The center image swivels to a new image! The card can be displayed either open or closed.

Today's focus for the card a day blog is Christmas Animals. One of my favorite Christmas animals are birds. I love to feed them in the winter.

Here is the inside of the card after it has been opened

The center image comes from This is a great site for old images that are out of copyright. She has done a wonderful job of collecting old images, scanning them and in some cases cleaning them up.

Check out my blog to see more images of the card as it is opened. 

I hope I inspired you to try something new. Don't forget to stop back tomorrow for a new card.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Christmas Animal Card

Hello Card Makers!
I'm Terri, from Rambling Of Texas Craft Room. I will be your guest designer today.
 Im so glad you stopped by to see the new card I made. The theme today is Christmas Animals. Of course the first Christmas animal I thought of was our red nose friend, Rudolph.
Last week I bought my first Imagine cartridge, even though I do not own an Imagine machine. With my Cricut Expression, I can cut the images that are on the Imagine cartridges. I just cant print any of them. 
When I was at Hobby Lobby last week they had 5 Imagine cards marked down to $10. So I got 2 of them.  The others looked to be pattern paper Carts. I would not be able to use any cuts from those carts. So i passed them up.
The cute little Reindeer I made for the front of my card came from that cartridge.
The reindeer and the blanket  were cut at  3 inches. The bird I thought was to small at 3 inches. So I recut it at 3.5. The back ground paper came from last years  UNDER THE TREE Premium Scrapbook kit papers. The sentiment came from that 12x12 stack too.
I know you wont be able to tell by this picture but the deer and bird are popped up with foam tape. The bird was cut with some glitter paper.  I used 2 red wooden buttons from my stash for the sentiment. the bling for his eye and nose was a pearl I recolored with my Bic markers. The blanket was to be cut with some fringe. However it cut so small my cricut kept ripping it. So I trimmed off the fringe and glued the blanket to some white card stock.I cut around the blanket (slightly bigger than the blanket) and re cut the fringe. I know it hard to see in the picture.

Thank you for stopping by. Tomorrow Laury has another great card for you.

I was running late late today  getting this post up. So I did not have time to repost this card on my regular Blog. I hope the directions I gave you here will help you make this cute little card. if you have any questions please email me at
Thank you again for stopping by. If you get a chance stop by my blog  I always have cards posted there.
Happy Crafting in 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Christmas Animals...

Hi all sorry today post is late... I thought I was on for Friday!
Here is a great card I did with Creative Kuts files....
I love this dog and this is an acordian fold card...
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Reindeer Resist Card

Greetings!  It's Cindy from THE CREATIVE POINTE here with a card for this week's theme:  Christmas Animals.  When I think of animals for Christmas, I think of reindeer.  So I used this stamp that not only featured the deer, but a few birds as well.  This is a simple card but I used a cool resist technique to create it.  I hope you'll click over to my blog for the "how-to" as well as a tip for making the sentiment banner.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sweet Chickadee

Well, you're back.  I guess you managed to survive all the blog-hopping of World Cardmaking Day.  WHAT, you didn't hop??!!  As a matter of fact, neither did I. Just didn't have the time.  But I did have time to bring you a card today to start off our week of Christmas and Animals.  Hope you enjoy it.  If you're interested in the details come visit me, Christine, over at Creative Genie-ous.  I always love company.

Be sure to join in our challenges this month.  I know we have a great prize waiting for a lucky winner.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

My Snowman Friend!

I had a card class I had to give, and this card was a BIG HIT!

I found the idea at Splitcoast Stampers, and used my die cut machine to create the various parts needed for the design.  I used my copic stamps on the carrot nose, rhinestones for the snowflake and eyes, and I also sprayed a little glimmer mist on the snow flake to add a little shimmer!

It's World Card Making Day, so would be wonderful to see what everyone else is making today!!

Michelle Hessler

Friday, October 5, 2012

A Quick Peek - CHRISTMAS

I love cards and that move and/or pop up! Whenever I see one, I want to take it apart to see how it is made. I love paper puzzles.

For this card I used one of my new files Thru the Window [LV00228]
The card is cut from plain card stock. One sheet of blue and one of creme. The shutters are left open to be seen when the card is closed. The card closes with the fold to the bottom. This way trees can be adhered to the back of the window for a misty far away look if the card is placed against a light source.

I used a metallic gold gel pen to loosely scribble a border on the blue. The loose lines add interest and hopefully bring the whole thing together. I may add some more lines above the window.

A window is also a great way to showcase a photo of an outdoor scene. A view of children building a snowman, or a herd of deer wandering around out back, a garden, the ocean,...... This is where your imagination starts and mine ends.

Thank you for looking and don't forget to give the challenge a go! There are some great prizes lined up!

Visit me on my Blog for more ideas and tutorials

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Christmas Snowman

Hi everyone, this is Jill Figley here with another card continuing with the theme, Christmas.

If you would like to see how I put together my card, please stop by my blog, Created By Jill, and see how I put it together. Please make sure to come back tomorrow, and check out what Patricia Logan has made to give us some more inspiration  Please remember to enter our monthly challenge for a chance to win a fabulous prize.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Dashing Through the Snow

Hi and welcome to Card A Day Blog, I'm Tina from Tina's Scrap Corner your designer today. The theme this week is Christmas. I was at a fair in PA this past weekend and I picked up a few gifts from there for Christmas. So it's never to early to shop and never to early to start those Christmas cards.

Stop by my blog and see how this card was made actually it was pretty easy.
Stop back tomorrow and see what Cindy has for you.
Don't forget to enter our challenge the one for October will be starting soon.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Card A Day - Christmas

October starts a new theme, Christmas. Hi, I am Shirley Ross and I am so excited to share a great elegant Christmas card with you.

Black and white reminds me of a big fancy dress-up event.

I hope you enjoy my creation. Hop on over to Mom 'n Me Scrap for more details on how I created this card.

Oh, what does Tina Campbell have for us tomorrow, don't forget to come back and see.