Tuesday, November 24, 2009

3 of a kind

Hi bloggy ladies!
I've got one more post before Thanksgiving. There's so much to do before Thursday and on Thursday....it's a little overwhelming but I know everyone else has the same or more going on too.
Thanks to the ladies in my blog group for telling this airhead how to schedule a post. duh....I'm so lame sometimes! I love being able to schedule a post. You can take care of a week's worth of posts in one day (even a month's worth if you're feeling sassy!). I'm trying to post every other day. It feels good to keep my blog updated. :)
So, the title of my post is 3 of a kind. I, as you know if you've been following, am working hard on Christmas cards. I started one of these cards and when I finished, I wondered how this same layout would look with different colors/designed paper. So, here's what I came up with:




1) Elegant Christmas: Grey bazzil c/s, white c/s, black c/s, rhinestone brads, 2 square punches, scalloped oval punch, lg. oval punch, tiny hole punch (the one for brads), fundamental phrases stamp set, sheer grey ribbon, basic black ink.

2) Fun & Modern Christmas: White c/s, real red c/s, snowflake patterned paper, green galore c/s, 2 square punches, scalloped oval punch, lg. oval punch, tiny hole punch, fundamental phrases stamp set, real red ink, green galore ink, sheer grey ribbon


3) Traditional Christmas: Old olive c/s, real red c/s, merry moments DSP, choc. chip c/s, very vanilla c/s, choc. chip ink, 2 square punches, scalloped oval punch, lg. oval punch, tiny hole punch, twine.


This was a great way to get quite a few cards made without having to think of how to lay them out. The sentiment is on with dimensionals. The ribbons and twine are pulled through like you would do a tassel on a bookmark. Sorry, I don't know if that has a proper name.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great Holiday week!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
Until next time...
Blessings...

18 comments:

April said...

Great cards...those layouts are really cute!

Jennifer said...

All 3 are awesome cards! I love the layout of them & may have to try them with some of my DSP I have lying around.

Jenny said...

Oh I LOVE those!! Especially the top one, it's so elegant :)

Colleen said...

Good idea! I think the last one is my favorite!

Michelle Forrest said...

All of these are wonderful!

Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Elizabeth said...

What a great collection of cards. It really shows how one design can look SO different depending on how it is used.

Beautiful. Sending you Happy Thanksgiving wishes from the UK.

marsha said...

Great idea - I love your traditional Christmas card - some of my favorite colors!

Hugs,
Marsha

Amanda said...

These are so great! My favourite is the second one probably because the DSP reminds me of fireworks lol. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nancy said...

I love the card with the bling!! What a wonderful idea!!

Cindy said...

Great cards! I love all of them.

Suzanne said...

What a great idea--doing the same card 3 ways! My fave is the modern one with the bright blue. Fun!

BananaStamper said...

Great cards, fun layout!

Shanna

Vicki said...

Melina, Love your layout on these cards! And the versatility is amazing! I know what you mean about blogging group buddies...they are such joy and inspiration! Hope you and yours have a blessed holiday!

Gina said...

I love seeing things like this...different cards using the same layout, the same stamp or the same papers. It really makes me think and be able to use my resources a little better. Three gret cards here, I love how they are all so very different!

Martha said...

all wonderful.

AnnMarie said...

Awesome layout! Great job! :)

Tracey said...

Very nice, I like how you used the same layout and made several cards. TFS!!

Terria said...

These are really pretty I love doing pages layouts like this I never thought to make a card use this type of layout I love them all great job!