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Friday, December 16, 2011

Come Join In On Our Very 1st CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop!

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to CardMaker Magazine blog's very 1st blog hop!

I can't tell you how exciting it is to be on the CardMaker team along with the amazing ladies that I have the honor to be working with!
I can't wait for you to see what everyone has created!

Our theme for today is "Last Minute Christmas Cards".
I made mine just about as quick and easy as possible by using my "Paper Christmas Trees" digi stamp set.

Here are my cards.

I simply placed 4 trees and sentiments on a page in MS Word, printed, cut them into (4) 4"x51/4" pieces, scored the edges, added a bow made from seam binding that I color dyed to match, attached it to an A2 card base...and voila...four cards in about 30 minutes! :)

I used Brilliant White from Discount Card Stock.
The bows were made with White Seam Binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon that I color died with some Ranger Ink distress inks.

This is what my "Paper Christmas Trees" digi set looks like.
You can download it instantly from Clear Dollar Stamps for just $4.00 and still have time to create some Christmas cards! :)

If you haven't signed up for a chance to win my "Coloring Techniques for Card Makers" book blog candy, it's not too late.

OK now on with the hop and the amazing projects by the rest of the girls!
Trudy Sjolander ~ You are here!  :)

Don't forget to hop back to the CardMaker Magazine blog to have a peek at Brooke's adorable card, and let us know what you think about the hop! :)

Thanks for hopping by! :)


Debc06 said...

Great Images True. TFS.
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Carolyn King said...

love how you kept the design the same but altered the tree a bit in each! Great cards girl!

Cheryl said...

These are great!

Katie said...

Really LOVE these cards! And how easy was that to make them?! TFS!

Karen Taylor said...

PERFECT.....100% perfect for a last minute card and STUNNING!!

Kimberly Crawford said...

Seriously cute projects!!! LOVE this idea!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Betty Benton said...

For last minute cards, this is a super duper idea! As a matter of fact, it's a fantastic idea even for make ahead cards!

Ruby Taylor said...

Love the cards...beautifully done!

B. Poteraj said...

I guess it doesn't HAVE to take forever!

Brooke said...

Pretty cards, Trudy!

Melanie said...

Very cute set Trudy!

debb said...

great cards True! off to check out the hop....

Cheri said...

You can't beat this for easy peasy and quick! Thanks for this great idea.

Lisa Lara said...

These are perfect True! That was a great bloghop!

Chris said...


Patti J said...

You have no idea how many times I have used this set! LOVE these trees!!! Great card, True, as always - you rock! Hugs...

Kathi said...

What a fabulous set! I really love the fluffy bow!

Colleen Schaan said...

Love this idea! You go girl... adorable cards! (and yes... I STILL haven't made my Christmas cards yet! LOL)