Friday, December 02, 2011

PSA Essentials & Cottage Cuz Holiday Card Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the PSA Essentials & Cottage Cuz Holiday Card Blog Hop!  If you found your way to me from Janice Wilson’s blog then you are on the right track.  If not, you’ll want to visit Kay Norman and hop along so you don’t miss a thing! And now, onto my holiday card:

This card is pretty clean and simple; perfect for mass producing for Christmas.  I started with a burgundy colored card base and added three snowflakes at the top, stamping them in white pigment ink.  These are from the PSA Essentials Fancy Flakes Peel & Stick Pack and they are some of my favorite stamps to use right now!  I drew the lines with a white gel pen and ruler so they appear to hang down from the top of the card.

My little cat is from the Smirk Happy Holidays Peel & Stick Pack and was stamped onto white cardstock using gray ink.  I prefer gray over black when I want a slightly softer look.  I then colored the cat using Copic markers then created some texture on his hat with a white gel pen to make it look soft and fuzzy:

The sentiment was added along the bottom before I punched it out with a circle punch and adhered it to a slightly larger circle of gray cardstock.  Wouldn't this be a perfect card for the cat lover on your holiday list?!

Now this hop is great for holiday inspiration, but it’s even better since there are prizes involved!  Here are the details:

Readers who hop to each of the blogs, comment at each, and are a follower of PSA Stamp Camp will be entered to win the “Holiday Card” prize.  This prize contains 3 Peel & Stick stamp sets, 1 stamper, 1 black ink & 1-2 color ink from PSA Essentials.   The winner will also receive a $50 gift certificate to The Scrapping Cottage for the grand prize.   There are also 9 opportunities to win a 3 x 3 die from The Scrapping Cottage!  So make sure you complete the hop.  Here is the complete link list in case you missed anyone:

Kay Norman
Angie Holden
Lorie Souther
Kim Schofield
Pearl Liu
Vera Yates
Janice Wilson
Jennifer Holmes (you’re here!)
Lori Leng
Jeanne Streiff
Gini Cagle  
Kim Moreno
Erika Taylor  
Meylssa Connolley
Angelica Suarez
Cheryl Walker  
Mae Armstrong
The Scrapping Cottage
PSA Essentials

Thanks for visiting me today on the hop!  Next stop is Lori Leng who is sure to have something fabulous for you to see!


tina said...

Such a cute card. Love your snowflakes.


April said...

What a perfect card to easily reproduce! Great idea about using grey for a softer outline!

convert vob to wmv said...

Really great way to reproduce a perfect card. Nice concept of using grey for a softer outline. Thanks!

pruttybird said...

Love this card. It's sooo cute :)

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Kim said...

Swoon...this is so darling, love it!

Annette said...

very cute...Love that little kitten...
thanks for sharing..

Lisa said...

Jennifer, I love the card! it is simple but so cute! I love how you made the snowflakes apprear to be hanging! TFS I'm a new follower!

Lisa G

Karen Diebolt said...

I like your card for 2 reasons. I like the simplicity of it and I love kitty cats. Nice job.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Clean and simple, one of my favorite types of cards!

Karen C. said...

Sweet, Sweet card! The kitty looks like he could be purring!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Love a card this cute that can be re-produced quickly.
Adorable design

Amy said...

I love how beautiful and simple this card is :)

Ria said...

Thos snowflakes are gorgeouss :) hugs Ria

sharon g said...

I LOVE your kitty card!!!

Michelle said...

This is a great card for making multiples of and, it's not a card with alot of extra items on it so it will also be able to put in the mailbox as well. I'm also your newest follower. I would love it if you had time if you would also stop by my blog and follow me.
Thanks for the chance to win some really cute/cool products,
mpetrovich23 (at) yahoo (dot) com

ann marie said...

love the little kitten, like the color u used

Totally Twisted Cards said...

Oh my, that little kitty is sooooooo cute! Awesome job. These dies and stamps look awesome. Thanks for the inspiration and blog hop. I'm a new follower.

stacy at TotallyTwistedCards dot com

Emily said...

Just love that color!

rush said...

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KayB said...

love the snowflakes! so pretty!

Jeannie from said...

What an adorable card! Love the clean design! Your blog header is soo darn cute!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

What a cute card and this design would be great to mass produce. Thanks for the idea.

jessica said...

such an adorable card! love that kitty :)

Janice W. said...

Cute and simple with so much impact! Great card!

Lisa M. Zepponi said...

Love the snowflakes! Cute card!


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