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Monday, December 5, 2011

Snowflake Mojo

I have been making snowflakes like there is no tomorrow.  Correction...my Cricut has been making snowflakes.  I think it worked for almost 4 hours cutting and cutting and cutting.  I'll show you why in a bit, but first my card for Mojo Monday #218.


Sentiment is from CTMH Snowflakes. The snowflakes were cut using CTMH's Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. Embossing folder from Stampin' Up! And I used my red Copic marker to color a silver sparkle.  Ribbon was purchased from Michaels because, as you know, I NEED more ribbon. LOL!
To create the snowflake background. I used a direct to paper technique through the piece leftover once I had cut all the red snowflakes.
Just to show you what I spent all day Saturday working on, here's the box heading to my ladies Bible study to decorate a table for a teacher appreciation luncheon tomorrow.  See the baggies of snowflake confetti?  What was I thinking???


I am particularly proud of myself for coming up with this idea for the napkins.  The ribbon and snowflake are attached with waxy flax. I curled the leftovers around my scissors.  Not sure where that idea came from, but it certainly wasn't mine originally.

And this is what my carpet looks like.  Yes...LOOKS.  My vacuum cleaner is very heavy, so I'm waiting for my DH to bring it down the stairs for me.  Yeah...that's as good an excuse as any!  (Update: My DH came home early from work, and while I got him medication for his cold and made him an eggnog latte, he not only brought the vacuum cleaner downstairs, he ran it.  Love that man!)
Once the luncheon is over, I plan to use the snowflakes to finish up my personal Christmas cards.  Has anyone else already received some from people who are WAY too organized?

Until next time,
Becca

P.S.  OWH Challenge on December 7 was to make your own background paper.  I think this qualifies!

13 comments:

  1. My you have been busy! :) Love the red felt ribbon - and no you can never have too much of those extra touches!

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  2. Cute card!! I just got my cards mailed out today!! :)

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  3. Great Mojo card, Becca! And I love what you've done for your Bible study class :o)

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  4. Becca -- your card is beautiful. I love your snowflake and how you layered the red on the white -- very nice. I love the colors of the card too. I like what you did for the napkins -- very clever! You have been a busy lady -- it is very nice what you've done for your luncheon. You are certainly a very thoughtful person.

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  5. This card is super pretty and what a great way to make background paper. Thank you for letting us know how it was done. I will be casing that idea for sure.

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  6. Gorgeous. I have that ribbon in red and ivory. TFS!!!

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  7. Love the card and all the items for your luncheon. Great idea for the background paper.

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  8. Your cards and entire project are just fabulous Becca, I love how you've made your patterned paper. As I was reading I was wondering and I was right (: Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!

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  9. Love this idea, and I have that red felt ribbon and love how you used it.

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  10. red and kraft...can't go wrong! looks great!

    Visiting from Mojo Monday
    xo, Kristina
    Please stop by and say hello!
    www.pearlgateway.com

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  11. Love your card especially that ribbon! Great idea to use the cutouts as a stencil it looks terrific.

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  12. Ooooowwww, love the card! The background is great, and the texture and colors--well, what's not to like? Like your napkins rings, too. Mind if I borrow the idea?

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