A House of Cards

Monday, December 8, 2008

More Christmas projects...

to share. :)

I was recently asked to be a guest designer for Cut Card Stock this month. They sent me a box filled with some gorgeous metallic cardstock and cards. These products were very easy to use, and they cut and embossed beautifully with my Cricut Expression and Cuttlebug machines.

For my first project, I decorated a mini album in a tin. This could be sent to a loved one as a card and then used as a holiday decoration. For this project, I used the Amythest Stardream Metallic, Morphing Mauve Curious Iridescent, Plasma Blue Curious Iridescent, and Cyber Grey Curious Iridescent for the backgrounds, the Malachite Stardream Metallic for the background letters, the Anthracite Stardream Metallic for the snowman background, and the Cryogen White Curious Iridescent cardstock for the snowman and snowflakes.



For my next project, I created a holiday card and matching gift box. For this, I use the Anthracite Stardream Metallic for the card base and box, the Ruby Stardream Metallic for the hearts, the Emerald Stardream Metallic for the holly leaves, and the Cryogen White Curious Iridescent for the card background.


I made one more Cut Cardstock project, but I will be back to share that one later in the month.


Be sure to check out the Cut Card Stock blog too. You can find more wonderful projects by Norma Kennedy and December guest designer Linda Beeson.


Lastly, I wanted to share a little toot. :) This month, my cards are featured on the cover of the December issue of Cards magazine. I just love this magazine, so I was very excited when Alisha Gordon emailed me to ask if they could use my cards on the cover. Such a dream come true.



Thanks so much for sharing my excitement and for stopping by. Hugs!


18 comments:

jackiestamps4fun said...

Beautiful projects and congrats on your cards making the cover of CARDS! Woohoo! They are both wonderful!

*Beatriz Jennings* said...

I just love your projects girl!!! Congrats for the cover of cards :)!!!

Danielle Holsapple said...

Wahoooooo for your cover!!!! Your work is always amazing! I am loving that accordian book in the tin! And that fat striped ribbon - yum!

Teresa said...

Beautiful work Roree. Well deserved cover - now you're a cover girl!

Leigh said...

Hey cover girl!!
That's so cool!
Great projects-- my dd is looking at your blog with me and thinks your snowman is "so cute!"

Lucy Edson said...

Wow! Congrats on the cover!! Beautiful cards! Love the little glittery snowman! Too cute!

Julie O. said...

Oh, Roree!! I was just in my lss about an hour ago. It was my first glimps at this issue of CARDS. I haven't gotten when in a while because of a 'dry pub' spell. When I saw this issue I almost bought it because I was drawn to the cards on the cover. They are just to die for. Then, to come to your blog and find out they're yours!! I shouldn't have been suprised!! HUGE CONGRATS to you!!

Love all your other projects you shared as well. You rocked the purple!

peata said...

love looking at you're projects. the color combos are so unusual yet they work.
making mini albums
mini album blog

janet said...

Congratulations!!!

Juliana said...

I am ashamed to admit this, but this is my first time coming to your blog Roree! No excuses! But after coming here I am not sure why I don't have you on my list!!! I can assure you that you have been officially added! I love all of the projects in all your most recent posts! And congrats on the being featured on the Cards cover! So well deserved!!!

Babydoll said...

CUTE STUFF!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, Roree! The cover! That is SO cool! Your cards totally deserve the cover, but how freaking fun is that? Love your Cut Card Stock projects, too. Just beautiful. I am challenged by cardstock! ;)

Laura Davis said...

Stunning creations Roree! I adore your work:)
Congrats on making the cover of Cards!!!
Laura

Joann said...

Hey Roree! Congrats on getting the cover.........to the best mag EVER! I love that publication! Sidenote - So I just starting blogging and getting into paper crafts (started last month). Hubby has looked over my shoulder once or twice, but listened to your music playlist this one time (songs before you Xmas list) and would log on to your site on his own! HA! LOL. Then he told me you had a new Xmas music playlist. Wow...who knew. Your blog bringing me (crafting) and hubby (music) together! Hee!

kim_sonksen said...

I am so loving your projects!

Kandis Smith said...

Congrats girl--I knew it was you the moment I laid eyes on it!! So awesome!

Crayola58 said...

Roree, sincere congrats on the cover tribute for your wonderful cards. Your creativity shines....and this is a great recognition of that.

Charlene Austin said...

And it's one of my favorite issues!! So exciting to find your blog since I have admired your work in the mags for so long!! Congrats on the cover!!