Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Cuttlebug Spot Winter Theme with The Cutting Cafe Inside Greeting


This week at The Cuttlebug Spot were kicking off the holiday season with a winter theme. Although I live in CA now, I grew up outside of Chicago and there was plenty of snow. It was hard to adjust to no beautiful white at Christmas time but I don't miss the scraping of windshields or hazardous driving conditions. I still remember waking up and knowing it had snowed because of how bright my room looked from the reflection outside, even with the curtains closed. Our first Christmas in CA (29 years ago) I woke up with that same feeling of excitement but alas, no flakes were falling. Now we have to drive to it, although at times during the winter we see snow caps on the hills surrounding Livermore. Enough of this trip down memory lane.
Let's get to the card. I'm really proud of this one because it is made from a recycled Christmas mailing from Nordstrom. As soon as I saw the paper (all iridescent with such a lovely winter scene) I knew it was going into a card. It embossed beautifully with one of the new Christmas folders from (whoa, I've bought so many this season, I can't keep them straight) and a new Christmas border on the front. The snowflakes are Jolee's, and the peelie was sent from my dear friend B-Bug from the Cricut mb. Wired ribbon and fiber is from M's.

Inside I used more of the mailer. It's printed oh so subtly with snowflakes and I embossed with a Sizzix folder. The sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe Christmas Card Inside Greetings. It is truly my "go to" this season. I actually am finishing (most) of my cards when I first make them so they'll be ready to mail (WooHoo!) and isn't this one perfect? I changed the color to match my card (easy instructions on the Cafe site) and cut it out and matted it with my Nesties long rectangles. Now be sure to check out the gorgeous frosty creations by my fabulous DT sisters HERE and if you play along you could be the winner of a $2o gift certificate from Custom Crops. If you're looking for the BBTB blog hop scroll down a post. :D

26 comments:

  1. This is just stunning Donna, I had to look and look again, whoever gets this should frame it!
    big hugs
    En xx

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  2. Oh when I first saw it I just went WOW, I have to agree with Enfys, this is just absolutely stunning.

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  3. Yes, Enfys said it all. I am still trying to figure out exactly HOW you made this card. Just beautiful!!

    xx Susan

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  4. Hi Donna,
    This is an elegant card. There is an etherial quality about it. Its fantastic.
    HUgs,
    Fiona x

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  5. So elegant and beautiful! Love this Donna!

    (-: Heidi

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  6. this is so beautiful, what a fabulous way to recycle! recycling never looked so good! I LOVE this!!!!

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  7. Oh Donna this is truly a winter wonderland and you are so right about the embossing I thought at first you had embossed in acetate over the front. Beautiful stunning card!
    Hugs
    Juliexx

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  8. Oh, Donna, this card is just magical!!! I love how shimmery it is. The embossing is just perfect!

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  9. GORGEOUS Donna! I agree with Enfys, whoever gets this should frame it...it is absolutely stunning. Living in Florida, we don't get snow either but I'm from the snowbelt of Ohio and we got more than our share of snow...I'm with you...I don't miss it AT ALL!

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  10. What a picturesque scene Donna. This is truly beautiful!
    Hugs
    Lana x

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  11. Gorgeous...oh my you have really given some inspiration for us...TFS!!

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  12. Oh Donna your card is stunning. It kind of reminds me of some of the wintery, windy scenes from the Rankin Bass Christmas cartoons only with more elegance.

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  13. stunning Donna, I sometimes miss that Chicago snow also. Hugs

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  14. Oh, Donna, this is a beauty! Love the recycled paper. It's a perfect match for the embossing folders that you used. I'm still staring at it because the paper looks so dimensional! The inside is just as beautiful!

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  15. Just beautiful Donna!!!

    Hugs,
    Terry

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  16. Thank you, Donna, for your lovely comment on my blog...I appreciate it even more as it led me to yours. I love my Cuttlebug more than any other die cut system I have including the Cricut and when I saw the absolutely beautiful creations you have displayed I was so excited. I look forward to many return visits and have joined your followers list to that end. I invite you to join me on my followers list as well. Again, your artwork is stunning. Hugs,
    Gayle (in Canada)

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  17. Donna you have blown me away with this! Absolutely amazing!

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  18. WOW DONNA, THIS IS AMAZING GIRL....YOU REALLY REALLY DO NEED TO COME OUT WITH A BOOK ..........OR...TWO...HUGS

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  19. Just a beautiful card!!! And, I love your blog background!!

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  20. Donna, This card is exquisite, I would find it too hard to give this one away. Hugs Jodie from Oz

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  21. Wonderful card Donna. What a great way to recycle (I should do more of that-LOL!). Love the use of the embossing folders - makes it so elegant. Hugs...Kris

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  22. WOW! This is so GORGEOUS! And to think it's recycled! I love it!! hugs!

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  23. Whoa, that is gorgeous. My first thought was a winter wonderland.Very creative with the recycling. Very lucky person to get this one!

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  24. I dont know how this card got by me but Im glad I decided to do a lil blog hoppin today! Donna,this creation is GORGEOUS !!!! Simply breathtaking!
    xoxo Joy

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous card! I love the soft colors!

    (And thank you for your lovely comment on my blog)

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Thanks for making my day!