Friday, October 31, 2014

Retro Muse Smooch

I've got a trio of red and green Christmas goodness today! Michele is the guest designer this week over at Muse and she's set us a fabulous challenge to make three cards using one piece of patterned paper.  I have a ton of single sheets of 12x12 papers that I bought during sales over the years.  This challenge was the perfect chance to wipe the dust off the pile and put that paper to use!  

For two of the cards I used sketches from other challenges to help me out.  The above card uses the Designer Draft sketch from Paper Smooches Sparks.

For this card I used the current RetroSketches sketch and a Fresh Squeezed Stamps image.  

This final card is not attached to a challenge but was inspired by this beauty by Lynn from The Mango Boys and Me.  I'd forgotten about this Lil' Inker Stitches and Stripes Cover Up Die but dug it out after seeing Lynn's card.

Card Supplies

Joyful Greetings
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Soft Suede) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  Pebbles
Stamps:  (Tree from All Yule Need, Sentiment from Joyful Greetings) Paper Smooches
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Nesties Standard Circles Large) Spellbinders, (Nesting Stars) Lifestyle Crafts
Gems:  (Ladybug assortment) Doodlebug
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig

Sleigh Parking
Cardstock:  (White) Handy Hippo, (Black) Strathmore
Patterned Paper:  Pebbles
Stamp:  (Sign from Hello December) Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Ink:  (Gumball Green) Stampin' Up
Gems:  Recollections

Christmas Stripes
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Gumball Green) Stampin' Up
Patterned APper:  Pebbles
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Christmas Sampler) Paper Smooches
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Stitches & Stripes Cover Up) Lil' Inker Designs, (Wonderful Words:  Holiday) Papertrey Ink
Gems:  Recollections
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig


Lynn said...

Three absolutely amazing cards and what a nice surprise that you were inspired by my card. Love that die!

Michele Kovack said...

Wonderful Christmas cards!!

I Card Everyone said...

Jen I adore the DP... so glad I could help with the dusting! Thanks so much for playing cards with me this week!
=] Michele

Unknown said...

Wow, 3 fantastic cards! I like the last one with the die best.

Ardyth said...

Way to combine challenges with this fantastic set of cards! I love the little line drawings on the dp and the festive feel of them! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Julia Aston said...

three great designs - all very different looking even with the same patterned paper!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Ummmmm WOW Jen!!!!! Lots of great challenges linked to every one, you are too clever, smart!!! Love the color combo!!!!! Great Muse trio!!!

Jacquie Southas said...

Three great designs, Jen!

lostinpaper said...

Such a fun set Jen, love your the bright cheery vibe!

Lindsey said...

Nicely done! Three great Christmas cards... and all those challenges!

Deepti said...

Fab use of pattern paper !!! Love how unique the cards look even with the same paper :)

Joyce said...

Fantastic cards, all of them. Love the traditional colors, too. You and Lynn have now both reminded me of that stitched striped LID die, and I'm thinking I'd better pull mine out soon.

Melissa said...

Jen, that DP is fantastic! Makes me smile!!! :) Love your three designs! The bold color scheme is too fun!

Jenny said...

Ahhh Jen these are brilliant... love the red patterned paper theme running through the designs :0) Brilliant PS image to use with the paper too and great use of the sketch.
Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week at PS Sparks xx

Kelly Latevola said...

All three of them are adorable Jen! I'm so glad I'm not the only one with dusty patterned paper!!

Deborah Frings said...

Gorgeous! I do like the paper you've used and the bold graphic layouts on them all. Lovely.

I Card Everyone said...

Congratulations, Jen!!
=] Michele

Kim S said...

So festive!! I love the tiny print with the bold sentiments and images.

Michelle said...

Whoa! These are AWESOME!! Great set!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, way to pack it in with these cards, now you've got me thinking about my holiday paper and I know I missed the MUSE window....