Thanks for stopping by today for Lori Whitlock's November Blog Hop. Each of the team members have created Christmas cards to share with you in hopes that it will inspire you to get started on yours. Enjoy the hop!
My first card was altered to be a pot of poinsettias. The original file is a regular flower pot but I decided that poinsettias were a better substitute for my card.
These beautiful layered poinsettias dies cuts are available in Lori's SVG store. I cut out 4 sets, inked them with some Brick Red Tim Holtz Distress Ink and then assembled them with a brad from the Echo Park Reflections Christmas collection created by Lori Whitlock. The flowers were cut out from one of the solid papers in that collection as well.
The flower pot card is actually two pieces. The pot and then the card that slips into the pot which is a pocket. I cut the card from white cardstock and then cut a second one using some green solid cardstock in the Reflections collection. I cut off the green card right below where the leaves ended so that I would have a space for a message.
I decorated the card bottom a bit and had a lot of fun with the embellishments on the front of the pot.
My second card is something that I have never made before, the never ending card. Lori has created a file that will make creating these cards a breeze. If you are not sure where to begin, go to YouTube and search for Lori Whitlock never ending card and you will see a video of her assembling one using her file. They are surprisingly simple, yet are so extraordinary and fun to play with.
It was kind of hard to show all of the different sides of the card and capture the fun it is to move it and change it in your hands but if you watch Lori's video, you will get a better idea.
These two pictures are actually the right and left sides of one position of the card.
Here is another position that the card can go into.
You'll have a lot of fun embellishing this card with different papers and stickers. I also thought that it would be a great way to share a family photo or two as well. Just replace one of the larger squared patterened pieces with a photo.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my cards and will be inspired to try something new this year. The order of the blog hop is below. Make sure to stop at each blog along the way.
There are a couple of fun surprises as well for all of our blog hop participants. Take 30% off your entire purchase at the Lori Whitlock shop from November 4-10 using code CARDS.
Lori is also giving away three $10 Gift Cards to a lucky participant. Make sure in your Rafflecopter entry that you answer the question about which gift card you would want, Paper (SVG) or Digital if you were the winner. You can find the link to the rafflecopter giveaway at the end of my blog post.
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