Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Kicking Off Christmas Blog Hop


Welcome to Day 1 of the kicking off Christmas Blog Hop! If you've come from Amber's Blog, you're on the right track. If not, bop back to Amy's Blog because you're not going to want to miss the fabulous creations and wonderful prizes you can win so be sure to comment on each and every post to increase your chances and hop to the end because Samantha has a giveaway too. We're featuring products from Chomas Creations, iCopic, and the SP& Company Stamp line so I hope you're inspired.

My favorite way to use Amy's mini gel pen holder is to outline a Cricut cut and then color it with Copic markers and that's just what I've done here. I've used Tink from Tinker Bell and Friends and the poinsettias from the Christmas Solutions cartridge. I have to say I never use the Tinker Bell cartridge until Amy clued me about using the Gel pens with Copics. The cuts were far too intimidating. On one page in DS were the regular cuts for outlining, and on a second page were the shadows (with the exception of the poinsettia layers which didn't have shadows so I cut them with the regular cut) for the cutting. If you have questions how to do this, I have a tutorial HERE that explains the method (although the tut is for the Cricut markers, the method is the same).
The "Believe" sentiment (also from the Tink cart) was done with the embossing tip on vellum. I love the effect and it would have been impossible to make this cut on the Cricut so small. The window was cut with my Nesties Mega Ovals Large and outlined with peel-off stickers.
Then it was just a matter of popping the layers with dimensionals, glittering her wings with Stickles, and adding some adhesive beads and pom poms to her slippers and you have a magical Disney Christmas card. I so love the special effects you can do with the Chomas Creations holders and tip. The possibilities are endless! Next stop is the iCopic Blog and if you get lost, here's a list of the hop destinations. Be sure to come back tomorrow for more ideas. Enjoy!
Donna Mundinger You are HERE!




100 comments:

  1. Great card Donna, love the Tink and poinsettias. Hugs

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  2. This is a great card. It looks so complicated. Thanks for sharing.

    Trisha
    patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

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  3. Oh my goodness Donna this is amazing. I am on the hop to see all the creations and to meet everyone.
    Nice to meet you.
    Linda SP&Company DT

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  4. OMG - GASP!! Love this! Tink in her come hither pose is adorable on your card. Great use of the products.

    xx Susan

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  5. I love Tink!! My daughter would adore this card. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Love the card & really love learning more new crafty techniques & ideas. Thank you.

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  7. what a fabulous idea donna and she looks awesome too. hugs Lou xxx

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  8. Your card is so pretty! Really like the embossing you did on teh vellum. Love all of the ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I love your card!! Great Job. I need to get me this embossing tool!! Thank you for sharing.
    pattig161@yahoo.com

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  10. Love the new technique, I have cut a tink and you are right that it is a pita! I will be doing this, I have done it with digi stamps but it never occured to me to do Cricut cart images!
    tammy

    P.S. the card is fabulous! My little cousin would LOVE it.

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  11. thanks for sharing... very cute!!!

    Lisa
    lamerlisa@hotmail.com
    http://www.lisakelly110803.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing! DianainNM

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  13. Wonderful card. thanks for the tip on using the pens and copics.
    bettylarryn at yahoo dot com

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  14. Thanks for a chance to win all these great prizes!!

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  15. Great card. very pretty-thanks millierose651@aol.com

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  16. What an adorable card. I do not use my Disney carts a lot because of all the pieces but drawing then coloring them in sounds like a great idea. I will have to try this. TFS

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  17. Love your christmas tinkerbell!
    cricutdiaries@yahoo.com

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  18. Beautiful card, my grandaughter is in love with tink, just great.
    jman4@comcast.net

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  19. I love that card! How clever to combine tinkerbell with Christmas! Great Job!!
    Carmen

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  20. I love Tink and that card, so cute, and although I don;t have a cricut yet, I really appreciate the tutorial!

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  21. SO talented. This is my FIRST blog hop of any kind and I'm so enjoying it,
    Susie

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  22. I love your Tinkerbell and Stickles are a wonderful accent! TFS!
    Mama LoveBug @LoveBug Creations
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

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  23. Wow, so creative. I also have the cricut pens and never use them, now I need to go see your tutorial. I' sure I will get great tips. Thank you for sharing.
    cornerstone.cs(at)cox.net

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  24. My daughter would love this one! So pretty with all the copic colors!

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  25. I love your card, thanks for sharing.

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  26. Tink is soooo cute! I'm making my way around the hop - wasn't this fun to participate in?! Love your project!

    Lori - SP Color Diva

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  27. I have this cart, but I've only made one Tinkerbell - way too small cuts! I love the idea of gel pens and copics - I have not heard of this before!

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  28. Cute card, I have not used markers in my cricut yet. TFS

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  29. Beautiful work! Lovin' the little window with the engraved "believe". What a fabulous idea!!

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  30. This card is adorable! The colors are perfect!!!

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  31. Wow! SO much inspiration. This is my first time to your blog. Guess I'll be looking around for a bit. Love it!

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  32. Hi Donna! Wonderful Tinkerbell! I never thought of using her for a Christmas project! I will have to go back and revisit that cart myself! I'm also following your blog now. Wonderful Blog Hop!

    BTW.. I love you diamond fold card.. I just did one of those the other day and they are fun to do!

    Dana
    http://www.svgmtcfiles.blogspot.com/

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  33. Donna your Tinkerbell is soooo super cute!! Luv it! :)

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  34. OMGoodness! I am loving this Tinker Bell card!!!! So pretty!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  35. Beautiful! Love Tink and the window!

    crazey_05@hotmail.com

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  36. Great card!
    avrawill@wideopenwest dot com

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  37. Nice projects! TFS
    cwalderin@gmail.com

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  38. I love Tink...Great card..
    eadesmarjorie@yahoo.com

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  39. That is some serious cuteness...love it, way to go, thanks for sharing this with us!

    Leanne

    northernlan@gmail.com

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  40. Your cards are beautiful, I love both of them.

    diannamal@gmail.com

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  41. Love the card. Thanks for sharing

    cmumom@comcast.net

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  42. Donna this is gorgeous. Love Tink and the pointsettias. Nice to be visiting your blog again!
    Cindy:)

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  43. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I LOVE the Tinkerbell Christmas card!!! Everything about it...it's so elegant but fun!!! Pretty pretty pretty!!!! Hope you have a very blessed Thanksgiving!!!

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  44. Such a cute card. Tink looks cute sitting on the poinsettias and love the balls on her shoes.

    Sharon
    rsmobley85@gmail.com

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  45. I LOVE your card it is so cute and I like the poinsettias
    Annel
    http://annelsblog.blogspot.com
    pud22164@yahoo.com

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  46. I love your Tinkerbell card. My grand daughter will love it...

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  47. I just love Tink...I might be an adult but boy she is cute! The whole layout of your card is awesome and your coloring is wonder. Thanks for being part of the hop..it is lovely to see your blog.

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  48. Very Very cute. I am definitely bookmarking the tutorial. Thanks.

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  49. This is a very charming fairy card! I love this idea!! Thank you for being part of the blog hop!

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  50. What a great idea to outline the cut then color it with copics! Great card.

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  51. I can't believe after seeing Copics on the market for several years & deciding they weren't for me that your post has changed my mind! But it has. Did you use a mini gel pen for your outline? Thanks! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

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  52. This is cute. I think I might buy the Tink cartridge now. Thanks.

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  53. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Nov. 23, 2010. Thanks again.

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  54. I absolutely love what you did with tinkerbell and the poinsettas.
    thank you for sharing your talents with us.

    patriciagrier@netscape.net

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  55. Fabulous card Donna! I love Tink and the pens from Amy are so fantastic!

    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

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  56. Your card is beautiful and I ahve to tell you that your babies are totally adorable as well! I have a kitty that is my little baby! Thanks for sharing!
    Contact Info: arebori0204@gmail.com...just incase I get the privalage to win your candy give-a-way!Happy Holiday's!

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  57. What an adorable Tink card! smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

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  58. Hi DOnna

    I love your card! Very pretty and love all the detail and time put into it.
    I am already a follower of you clog, cant wait to see more amazing projects.
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

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  59. Ooolala... Tinkerbell is looking very pretty on top of those Poinsettias. Very nice work. I love how you combined all those cheerful colors.
    TFS...
    Sweet Creations...
    www.sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com

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  60. Gotta love tinkerbell. I like the stamp on the vellum.

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  61. Wonderful little card! I've not used this cartridge yet, just might need to take a look at it! Thanks for sharing.

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  62. Wow! That Tink is so pretty. I didn't think I'd ever want that cartridge, but after seeing what you have done with it using inks, I may rethink that...
    Beautiful!

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  63. I am a big fan of Tink. Thanks for the inspiration.--Ryansmaama
    gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

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  64. I <3 Tink. Super cute card. Hey, I am using this blog background on my blog too. :) hehe

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  65. What a PRECIOUS Card, Donna..LOVE it!

    Thinks Blog Hop is FUN...THANKS!

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  66. This card is adorable and I love Tinkerbell! Sweet.

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  67. I love tinkerbell. Your card is so cute.

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  68. I just love this card, it is adorable.
    Cherylann (prinkles)
    prinkles@woh.rr.com

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  69. This is an amazing card... I love the embossed believe!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  70. Wowzers!! This card is spectacular! I am a Disney freak and absolutely LOVE Tink. I will have to start buying some Disney coloured copics and use my cart more often now. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  71. love the Tinkerbell cuts. i always forget that technique. thanks for the reminder :)

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  72. Tinkerbell is so cute. You did a great job on her. I am having lots of fun on this blog hop. I just love all the new ideas I get.

    sherri_braun@hotmail.com

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  73. Great job. I love everyone's entries for this blog hop.

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  74. Love Tinkerbell! Great project1 TFS

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  75. Love this card and everything about it!

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  76. I just love Tink. You color beautifully.

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  77. Beeeeeautiful card! Thanks for sharing your talents. Good luck, everyone.

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  78. That card looks like a ton of work, it is so pretty.

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  79. Your card is so original. I love it.
    simplybren at hotmail dot com

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  80. Very cute card!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  81. cute idea. Would be great for some little girl this season.

    clemmensen2007 @ att dot net

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  82. Awesome job on the card!! I love Tink!!! TFS!!!Thanks for the chance!!
    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    Rexann

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  83. Tink in a Christmas card -- what imagination! It turned out great.

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  84. Great card and creativity on your part Donna, as always!
    Gaby
    gabycreates.com

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  85. Amazing and beautiful card. Thanks for sharing :)

    Cheers
    Sharon

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  86. Love Tink and the card is just awesome!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  87. Tinkerbell never looked so festive! Love the way to layered and popped her on the Poinsettias!

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  88. I love this I think I need to get me some gel pens ASAP!

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