Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Go-to Gal Designer Challenge... World Card Making Day

Hi all & welcome to the Go-to Gal's Designer Challenge!

On the last Wednesday of the month Paper Crafts Magazine's Go-to Gals take turns picking a manufacturer and then we challenge each other to create something using those products. Its a fun little hop to see how we put some of our favorite goodies to use. There are really no rules... some times we all play, some times we don't.

Today everyone's playing along so you are certain to see some fabulous cards along the way. A little holiday inspiration... because World Card Making Day is just 3 days away... 

...and World Card Making Day is the kick off for the holiday card making season. So put on your favorite holiday music & and enjoy the hop!


Today we are all using Hero Arts - BasicGrey's Nordic Holiday collection of stamps and we all have give-a-ways! Yep, you'll find that we are each giving away a different stamp/set from the Nordic Holiday collection... all you have to do is hop & leave a comment on each blog.


Here's what I've got for you...
To create this card start by making your card from cardstock and cover the face with patterned paper (I used BasicGrey's 6x6 Nordic Collection pad). Stamp image on kraft, cut down to smaller size, mount on cardstock and adhere to face of card with foam tape. Stamp image on kraft (using red ink), cut into tree shape and ink edges & adhere to card with foam tape. Lastly, embellish with ribbon, bells and a sentiment tag.

Ok.. want to win this stamp that I've used on my card today?
And (if that's not enough to get you ready for World Card Making Day) the awesome folks over at Paper Crafts Magazine have thrown in a copy of Holiday Cards & More, Vol. 6.  Can't beat that for holiday paper crafting inspiration! Comments must be received by Thursday evening at 5 PM MDT.
- - - ETA- contest closed. Winner has been notified. - - -


Ok, so what are you waiting for... go visit Betsy, Julie, Jennifer, Kim & Teri:) Have fun!


P.S. If you want more ideas for you WCMD party... Jump over to Paper Crafts Connection & Moxie Fab World because they are celebrating both World Card Making Day & the new issue of Holiday Cards & More all week! 

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charli said...

such a cute idea! love it!

jen said...

such a pretty combo- love the jingle bell!! :)

{VICKI} said...

love your card
thanks for sharing

Karen Letchworth said...

Windy: Your card is just precious. Thanks for this chance to win.
Blessings,
Karen

Catherine said...

I can't get enough of the cross-stitch look of this! I especially love the part that reads "Thankful Heart" - just perfect for Christmas!
The gold ribbon you used is sooooo yummy!

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful holiday card creation. LOVE that stamp!

Jamie said...

Very pretty!

Chunyuan said...

Love the xmas tree created with this stamp. Gorgeous card.

Tini A. said...

Wow - what a beautiful card; very elegant! Thanks for sharing your nice card!

paperpapier said...

never thought of cutting out the stamp image in Xmas tree shape as part of the card design...brilliant idea!

calamityjane said...

This is beautiful!! Love your use of the patterned paper and the bow..well, it's the prettiest topper on a Christmas tree I've seen!

paperella said...

I Love it, Windy! That Christmas tree is SO creative!

Lindsey Wood said...

Oh I love the vintagy feel of this card! Great inspiration!

DonnaSue said...

Love what you did and made the Christmas tree shape with the stamp! The colors are so festive too!

Dawn said...

Lovely card, great stamped images!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and a great ribbon for your bow. Thanks for sharing.

Dorothy C.

maria zelinski said...

thanks for the chance to win. i love your card it is beautiful

Angela said...

The card is fabulous and love the way you finished it off with a ribbon and bells! So creative! Great use of the stamps too!

terisplace said...

I would have never thought to turn that stamp into a tree! So clever, Windy!

Teri

juli (sweetpz) said...

great card! loving the colour combos.
hugs
juli

Shauna K said...

super neat! love the green background with the red tree in front! great contrast :)

Kristen :-) said...

Love love love that bow!!! It "ties" the whole card together! :-)

Anonymous said...

love the card!
Jess Jenkins
blakejenkins@yahoo.com

Kim H said...

Lovely card, love the bow. Thank you for sharing.

Diana N. said...

Lovely card! It sounds so simple to make and looks charming.

Darla said...

Gorgeous card, love the beautiful color combo!

Beastybunny said...

I love how you used the stamp to create a tree. Fantastic.

Virginia L. said...

How stylish and elegant! You truly make the stamps shine!! Love your project, Windy!

naturecoastcrafter said...

I really appreciate the design and color combination of this card. It is lovely.

Geri said...

Okay, so how cute & quick is this card? Amazing results in no time at all. I love your brief, consice instructions!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

I really love the subdued colors you chose for this card. It's really pretty and very classic looking. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

tampatha said...

this is a fabulous card and thank you for the tutorial! I think I am going to try this for my cards this year! A big thank you for the chance to win such a great prize!
Tammy

Jessica K said...

Very elegant card, thanks for the chance to win!

JoAnnG said...

Love your creativity! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Heather Jane said...

Great Holiday Card! I love your idea to make the text into the shape of a Christmas Tree! :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how you used the stamp!

Tammy V said...

What a great card. I would have to frame that one it looks so pretty!

Kelly Booth said...

Just ADORE this!!

jusaweecatnap said...

Beautiful cards. Love the soft colors.

Cheri said...

Gorgeous card. The kraft and patterned paper look lovely together. So creative. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Teresa Zuehls said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love that you cut a shape out of the background stamp.

Mlightner said...

Always love seeing kraft cards. Lovely!

Kim said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for posting, and for the chance to win. I love that nordic stamp. Thank you! :)

small t said...

I absolutely love your card!
I’m a Norwegian girl living in Holland, so I absolutely love the Nordic Holiday line! It reminds me of home! :-)

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card!!! LOVE that background set!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Chari M. said...

I love how you made such a rich beautiful card using One stamp! Wow!

disneylisa said...

Love the colors. And now that you've shown me how to use the stamp for something other then a background or cut into ribbons it really is a must have.

Jenny said...

What a truly beautiful and elegant card!! Love to get this in my mailbox! Your bow is beautiful and the jingle bells are the perfect touch!

Jaclyn Miller said...

I always love your giant, gorgeous bows with such pretty finishing touches! Perfect Christmas card.

Nicole Maki said...

Very elegant, I love how classic this is.

Great job.

Jessie said...

So so cute! I love the rustic/old world feel of the card, and I love the tree you created. What a clever idea! :)

Tanya said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love how you added the tag for a nice little touch!

Anita Kejriwal said...

what a lovely way to use this stamp. The holiday spirit is oozing from this card. Thanks for sharing.

Anita Kejriwal said...

what a lovely way to use this stamp. The holiday spirit is oozing from this card. Thanks for sharing.

Diane S. said...

I love your card it is so beautiful. The gold ribbon makes it so special

Elena said...

those jingle bells are such an awesome touch!

Amy said...

Love your card! That background is fabulous!

Becs Attwood said...

Great card - I love this collection. Thanks for sharing.

Isha said...

Love your card and this set asks me to sit near a fire place on a cozy winter evening and have fun with some embroidery.

3s said...

Adorable! I realise now I use kraft paper way too little...thanks for making me aware of that! ;)

marilyn said...

LOVE it! LOVE this stamp!

Amanda said...

I can't get enough of those Nordic stamps! Love the stamped Christmas tree!

Sue D said...

I like how you cut a tree shape after stamping.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Emily Keaton said...

Cool background stamp! I love the Nordic look of your card. What a great design for it!!

Cindy said...

Very cute card! Love the jingle bells!

Moi said...

such a cute card! totally puts me in the spirit

Priya Mohan said...

cute card..loved the tiny bells:)

Pat said...

Love the card! I'd seen this stamp and wondered how I'd use it...thanks for the idea!

Agata said...

Beautiful! Love those subtle colors!

Linda said...

this card is so elegant and has a really nice vintage appeal-well done!

cheiron said...

I love this tree, and the bells are a perfect finishing touch!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I love your card and the stamped background on the tree. Thanks for sharing.

resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

SHartl said...

Wow, love this idea of using a background stamp to make a patterned tree!! So versatile!

Sue McRae said...

Love how you used the stamp twice on the same card.

Beth said...

I really like the use of kraft paper...gives an old-fashioned look.

Cynthia Rose said...

I am going to have to get some jingle bells. Such a great card.

thestampinglady said...

What a cute tree with all the writing. Love that idea of taking a circle stamp and make something else. Thanks for the chance to win.

Karen L said...

Such a warm country feel to your card. Love the beautiful big bow and bell on the top!

Megan A. said...

love how you cut out the tree and used the stamp as a background!

Susie Stover said...

Very pretty card Windy. It looks elegant with the colors you used.

whitneymaryann said...

Such a neat use of the stamp with the tree-shape. Thanks for the creative inspiration.

maryse n. said...

I love how you used the background stamp to make a tree, so smart.

tape said...

Gor-juss! I love it!

Lin said...

I love the way you used this stamp! (that's why YOU are the designer, and I'm not :)) Thanks for the wonderful idea and for the chance to win this set!

4Ucards said...

Windy,

I love your name. What a great card and the perfect stamp to make the perfect tree. My home is filled with Christmas trees during the holidays. My dishes, my pillows, napkins, towels etc. have a Christmas tree motif.

Peggy B said...

Such a beautiful, elegant card. The bells on top of the tree are just the thing!

bbourassa said...

Love your card. It has such a homey feel to it.

Betty said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Ravengirl said...

Super cute! I love that you made a tree with the block sentiment image!!!

callyannc said...

OOOOOOO! I likey this! TFS CallyAnn

Kelly Massman said...

Very pretty!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Love that you made this into a tree!!

Tricia said...

Great card! I would love to win this stamp set!

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card Windy...thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win this set...

Two Rivers Soap Company said...

cute card!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is SO pretty! I love the colors!

gssfam said...

that is a cute card! :D

Tara said...

What a great card! I love that HA & BG have teamed up!!

rush said...

i love the cross-stitch look of this stamp!

Tona said...

I really like how you used the stamp for both your background & the tree. Great job!!

Diana said...

Love the way you used all those great greetings to make this neat Christmas tree - great card

thanks
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Betty said...

your card is so pretty done in those soft colors. thanks for a chance to win!

Diane said...

Love your cards and the papers you used. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Bobbi-Lynn said...

I love your card, so traditional and elegant!

Kelly Braund said...

Such a great idea for this background stamp! Love it!

Deb Buckminster said...

Your LOVELY CHRISTmas card is worthy of ANY mantle!!

Simply BEAUTIFUL ~

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful/elegant card! I love that gold bow and bell embellishment. ;)

ThePurplePlace said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards! I'm also excited about World Cardmaking Day and would LOVE to spend the entire day in my craft room.

Good Luck to ALL and I hope everyone has a fun weekend!!

Lori B said...

Great card. Love that red on the kraft paper!

Carol said...

Love this card! The colors and design are fabulous!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Alicia said...

Very cool take on the stamps set. Nice work!

Virginia said...

gorgeous card. would love to win the stamps.

Susan said...

Great idea -- love that tree of words. That gorgeous gold bow and the bell just add that extra ooomph to your card!

Lisa Watson said...

Love the xmas tree you created!!! What a wonderful card!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow! What an awesome use of that cool stamp! I love it!

sharon g said...

Love it. I always do.....

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Windy, your card is fab! Love the homespun feeling of your card.

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card, Windy! I love the colors you used! Love the stamps as well.

ostrichs said...

Would be thrilled to win Nordic Holiday! Welcome in cold thoughts here is hot Florida. Good for the soul.

Janet Z said...

Love your card!!

CraftyViolet said...

I make cards several days a week so very likely I'll be making more cards Saturday.

Your card is very nice and thanks for the chance to win that set of stamps.

NIna Chow said...

Love your card, thanks for the chance to win.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty! Love that tree with the images... the paper is gorgeous! :o)

Diana said...

Love your card. It is classy yet simple. Thanks so much for sharing.

Caroline said...

Wow, what a cute card, I especially like how you used the same stamp twice, but it looks so different.

Clyndago said...

Love your elegant card! Wonderful idea for the holidays!

Dana said...

Wow! What a elegant card!! Very cozy!!

Karen said...

Love the gift bag and the stamp set!

Melissa said...

Love your beautiful, vintage-y card!

Helen F. said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card, Windy! The papers and tree with that beautiful bow look like a "Gift" all by itself :)

k2designsnyc said...

GORGEOUS card!!! I love the Christmas Tree!!! You did an AMAZING job!!!!

DeNel said...

Beautiful card, love!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Annette said...

Beautiful card..thanks for sharing..

Denise said...

Beautiful card! Looking forward to WCMD! I hope to stop in at my local store to see what they have going on!
DeniseB

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Your card is so elegant. Mahalo for sharing.

NatQuebec said...

i's a really nice card and it's fun to use the same stamps twice in the card !

buddiegirl said...

Great idea for the Christmas tree and I love the ribbon and bell trim.

cutiephinphin said...

Love the way you did your card... The pattern paper is just gorgeous! Gonna check that out :)

Cheryl I said...

I love the design of your card. The layers and the different colors of ink add so much! Lovely.

Kathy V. said...

Everybody likes to win something! And when it has the word "stamp set" in the giveaway, everybody will catch on!!!

Leah the Orange said...

Windy, this is sooo pretty! that gorgeous bow - divine. and i really like the way you've layered the two different stamped pieces with the different inks. brilliant effect!

Meghan said...

Great Christmas card! Love the gold!

Betty Sue said...

Love the way you made this card. It looks so traditional!

amber said...

oh my! i LOVE your card! it looks like a gift all wrapped up with that amazing ribbon. thanks so much for the beautiful inspiration!

Donna Bowman said...

Lovely card Windy!

Holly Kean said...

So elegant and lovely. That gold ribbon is a perfect holiday touch.

CraftyRia said...

I love those stamps and I love the card you made with them!

Linda E said...

Stunning card, Windy! Thanks for the chance!

Michelle said...

So pretty! It's like a beautifully wrapped present! LOVE IT!!!!

btsoi. said...

What a great way to use that stamp! Thanks for the chance to win.

Michele said...

You always have the most elegant cards and the best bows I've ever seen! I can't ever get mine to look that good. Thank you for sharing!

ida said...

i could really use this set both for personal use and for my classroom. thanks for sharing

Stephenie said...

LOVE this idea...I was wondering how versatile this stamp would be, but your card opens up so many more ideas than I can believe. Thank you! Thanks for the giveaway, also!!

Nita K. said...

The muted colors in your card are great. Love the way you used the stamp on the tree.

Cindy J said...

Beautiful card, such rich colors you decided to use! Wonderful job.

see mary stamp said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the way you utilized the print of this stamp and layered the tree shape over the background. Gorgeous.

Natasha Kara said...

So beautiful! Love the colors you used :)

Bonnie said...

Love what you did with the stamp! So clever using different colors on the tree and background.

Scrapacat said...

This will make such wonderful heirloom cards. I love how you used kraft to give it that old-time feel. Then there's the beautiful ribbon with the bells - Gorgeous!

Amy s K. said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Laurie Chilton said...

Very pretty card! I am reallly looking foward to seeing the new Holiday Cards magazine and all of the wonderful ideas that it is sure to hold. Thanks so much for a chance to win. :)

Carol Prentice said...

This stamp set is really great. The ideas I have seem endless, I can't wait to get it and try it out. What a great idea. Thanks.

Deb said...

Love the tree card...colors are great!

Deb

Patricia Folchert said...

Wow that is gorgeous, so lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

What a pretty present. I love the use of this stamp. And thanks for a chance to win this great stamp set. Would love to own and use it for my Christmas cards.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Gorgeous card--love the vintage feel of those colors and your stamping!

di said...

Love the way you put this together. It looks great. Loving that stamp.

Carrie R. said...

I love this background stamp. I love how you used it on the tree. I would love to win it, thanks for the chance.

Natalie Winterstein said...

Adorable! I love your card - such a clever and creative way to use the stamp set!!! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

RedGem said...

What a beautiful card and a creative use of this stamp. I would just love to own it! I saw it before just couldn't figure out how to use it!

Marie B. said...

Why have I NOT stamped onto kraft yet??? It looks so awesome, especially for Christmas cards! And yours is FAB!! :)

cathy said...

I like your elegant and vintage Christmas card. Thanks for the chance to win.

Debbie said...

Clever us of this stamp! Love it.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the vintage colors.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, just when I thought I loved the Holiday set - you come up with this rich, gorgeous card! This is just so pretty and elegant. Thanks for sharing it with us and thanks for a chance to win this set.

Chris R. from Iowa

Scrappin4kim said...

Love your card and love this stamp!
Thanks for the chance to win!

louann said...

Beautiful card. thanks

Debbie C. said...

Oh my what a gorgeous card...very regal looking with the gold ribbon. I like how you used the stamps as a background and cut the tree shape from it.

gRiSeL™ said...

How awesome!!! :D I LOVE Christmas--it's my favorite holiday--and I LOVE giveaways! Thanks for the chance to win and for all the creative ideas you share with us!!! Blessings (:

Jessica said...

this is just GORGEOUS!!! the stamp goes so well with the vintage feel of this card! and the ribbon and bell, LOVE!! :)

Rona said...

Love this card! Very festive!

Noreen said...

I like the way you layered the tree, and the bells on the top!

Unknown said...

beautiful! put that on a gift and it will stand out!

Mandi said...

Beautiful card.

aliinvan said...

What a pretty card. I love the ribbon you used!

SherylH said...

Wonderful colour combination -- really like the red and green on kraft and it matches the patterned paper perfectly.

Jennie said...

Love the patterned paper you used and this set!! Sweet card Windy :)

Jennybean said...

I love the bells and ribbon on your card!

Angie said...

What a clever idea! Can't get enough of the kraft paper ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia B. said...

This card is adorable! Love how you stamped on the kraft and then layered it. The jingle bell is the perfect topper!

Shelly said...

That background stamp is great.

Michele said...

What an amazing job. You have inspired me. Thank you

NanaBeth said...

Your card is stunning!Using the background stamp to make a tree is genius!

Mary W. said...

I like that stamped tree. Great idea.

April said...

Love your amazing card!

StampNK said...

I love the way you used that stamp to make patterned paper for the tree. Never would have thought to stamp it out and then cut into shapes! So pretty!

Katie said...

Wow, so creative! I love how you made the tree, and I love the bells as an added touch! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Ujjwal said...

Thats a super beautiful card! I love the earthy tones and the ribbon is just gorgeous!

bzyPTmom said...

Beautiful card--and what a neat bunch of stamps--love Basic grey and their stamps!

Kris said...

Wow, you make it sound so simple and your card is so lovely! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

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