Friday, November 18, 2011

Holiday Wishes

Welcome to the Getting Cricky blog hop with K Andrews stamps. I am so excited to be part of this hop. If you are hoppin' along and you came from Kristal's blog and you will be heading to Shawn's blog next. 

AND Kristal is giving away ONE stamp set to someone who comments on this blog! Yep...all you need to do is comment to win. EASY, huh?
Oh and there is MORE.
I have a promo code for you ;)

Enter cricky20 at checkout & all you fabulous hoppers will get 20% off your nentire purchase through Sunday ONLY! Hurry and get yourself an early Christmas Present.

Here are a few reasons why I LOVE LOVE these stamps!
Each of the stamps sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. She donates to TONS of amazing charity.  $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale will go to the charity noted. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help!

ALL of her stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to me. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America.  You can learn even more about these stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting my online store: K Andrew Designs:

The theme of the hop is Holiday Wishes so I have some cards I created just for Christmas using the Fall-o-Ween stamp set (YES, I used a Halloween themed set for these!!!) I love getting creative and using my supplies in as many ways as I can (i.e. getting my money's worth ;)

I used this set for Holiday Cards...You gotta love that kind of versatility.

If you click on the images you can get a look at a larger image and a small slideshow of all of the photos on this post. 

Don't be afraid to use big ribbon on your cards. This silky ribbon is from May Arts and it is 1.5". Patterned paper is Echo Park and Cardstock is Core.

The cute little wings in the Fall-o-Ween set are so fun. I used them here for the corners. 

And then I used a PTI die to create the window. 

The bow is attached to the outside of the window so you can open the card. I just tacked it on with some Glue Arts adhesive squares.

This is a better shot of the ribbon tacked on to the outside of the card.
This is the SOFTEST and SILKIEST ribbon

Have a fun hop! 
Remember you are off to Shawn's blog next. 



Purplepatamus! said...

I love your card! You are very talented!

Charlotte said...

Congratulations on being the guest designer. I love the way you used Kristal's stamps. Isn't it wonderful the way they can all be mixed and matched. The ribbon you used is just beautiful.
I'm a new follower.

scrapinmamaof2 said...

Oh well Ellen this is Beautiful! I love the big ribbon it adds so much color. Thanks for being the guest designer. You did an amazing job!

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Ildi-The craftin mama said...

Welcome and thanks for being our Guest Designer!! Beautiful job on the cards!!
Happy Craftin :)

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Becky Dunham said...

Beautiful cards Ellen! I love how you used the wings for corners on the second card - what a creative idea! I would never have guessed that they were supposed to be wings :) Thanks for sharing.

mamawcindy said...

What a Beautiful Christmas Card! Thanks for Sharing! :0)
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Indy said...

Beautiful work--very elegant!
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Dee Burns said...

Pretty cards. Like the bigger ribbon.

Dee B

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are just gorgeous and so creative! The ribbon is fabulous! Thanks so much for being our guest designer!! I'm a new follower :)

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Congrats on being the Guest Designer!! Love how you used the Fall-o-ween set for a christmas theme card shows how versatile these stamp sets really are!! Great job, love the ribbon!!
Getting Cricky Jr. DTM

Nita said...

I love the way you used your ribbon! I'm sort of ribbon-challenged, so I'm kind of in awe of you. :) Beautiful cards!

Shawn Mosch said...

Love the way you used those "wings" in the corners.

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Miranda said...

Beautiful Card! Love the ribbon! Thanks for joining us!

Miranda - Getting Cricky JR Design Team Member

Amanda said...

OHhhh!! I love this card!!! Great job!

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SarahA said...

Great work!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for joining us today.

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Linda Therrien said...

your projects are just beautiful, love the large red ribbon.

GCDT Jr. member :)

Letillia said...

Ellen your projects are Absoulutely Stunning! Thank you for joining us for the Blog Hop, You Rocked it!

Letillia,Getting Cricky JDT Member

smyiow said...

Both cards are super cute! Thanks for sharing!!

Tracy said...

Great cards! I love how you used a wide ribbon!


PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

I don't know if my comment took for some weird reason it didn't let me know so I am going to post again...beautiful cards and love the ribbon and I am a ribbon lover too! :) TFS

Tonya said...

Very pretty. That ribbon is gorgeous.

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Very pretty card!! Love that ribbon!!
♥ Laura ♥

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the ribbon you used.

Liz said...

these are gorgeous and I just the wide ribbon, have never seen it used before

Val626 said...

Love the card. Making it look like a package is a great idea

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what gorgeous cards. TFS.

Susan said...

Love the idea of using big ribbon on a card, I'm going to give it a try! Your cards turned out beautiful!

I'm a new follower!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooo GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeeee that bow! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Jenscrapstoo said...

This is beautiful.. So inspiring and nice to see wide ribbon so lovely. Cheers Jennie JnrDTM

Creative Diva said...

Truly amazing. Congrats on being Guest Designer.Love your creativity with using her Fall-O-Ween Stamp set. There are so many ways you can use that stamp set. You did a fabulous job.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

Kris said...

I love bows and your projects prove big bows are the bomb! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
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Sherry said...

I love how you did your card, it looks just like a package.

Lynn B. said...

You're cards are lovely. The ribbon is beautiful!

Lynn B.

Anonymous said...

both are very pretty,big ribbon makes a great card Maryat bellsouth dot net

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful Cards. the papers and colors are Great. love the Ribbon thanks for sharing your great job.
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Susan said...

love your cards very creative!

Sandy said...

Nice cards! Love the corners and the gift card holder.

Andrea Amu said...

Like how you used this Fall set for Christmas cards! Awesome, Ellen... the cards look great!

Lady Fair said...

Love your cards with the big bows! My fav is the one that looks like a wrapped present. TFS! lflinesatcomcastdotnet

donna said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Lynda said...

Yay for being this month's guest designer! I really love your card! I've never used big ribbon on my cards, and you've inspired me to give it a try! :) Thanks for sharing!

~Big Hugs
Getting Cricky JrDT Member

scrappinC said...

Love both of your cards and the big ribbons looks awesome!!!
Cindy Lou
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Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL cards!!! TFS :-)

-Samantha :-)

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Cheri said...

Beautiful! I really like the way you used the wings. I didn't think I would ever use the wings, but this is a good idea. Thanks for sharing.
Cheri - Getting Crick JrDt

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty card. Great ideas on how to use the stamps. I never would have thought to use such wide ribbon on a card, but it really is beautiful on yours. TFS!
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jo ( said...

Beautiful project! So fun!

Junior GCDT

Patti Ross said...

Wow! These are just beautiful. I am so glad to be on this hop and DT with you!

Patti Ross
JR. DT Member

Scrappin' Sista said...

I love your card. The big ribbon works!!! Thanks for sharing a great project. Glad to be a part of the team with you. Sister hugs!!!


Debbie said...

your card is so beautiful love the color choices to the bow is awesome wow your are so talented my friend I am so happy to be on this amazing DT with all you lovely and talented ladies Hugs Debbie

callyannc said...

Congrats on being a GD! How fun! I love your card it is soooooo evry pretty and festive! TFS CallyAnn

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Great idea on the card! Very clever!

Sugarlips said...

Congrats on being the Guest Designer. I love how you used the wings in the corners. It is so creative. Great job.

Getting Cricky Jr DT member

Rebecca said...

absolutely stunning cards with perfect stamping and gorgeous trims!