Sunday, December 16, 2012

Piling on the Embellishments

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Our theme at the Pile It On! Challenge for the month of December is "Pile On The Embellishments," so I used a bunch of long-hoarded embellishments to make this very shiny and fairly heavy card. I cut the matching envelope on my Cricut.

The big tag is an actual gift tag that I saved from last year (it reads, "Nice List... You made it!"), complete with pretty ribbon. The mauve-and-gold Santa ribbon is from my mom's stash.

As I plan to give this card to a family member, I decorated the inside with photos of my dogs in the little plush antlers Mom gave me. The antlers on Percy (our Iguana) and on me were PhotoShopped on! You can see another photo of Allen in his antlers on my post for the OSAAT blog hop.

  1. ATCs and Cards with Attitude - Always Anything Goes
  2. Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything goes with seasonal sentiment
  3. Card Crafter's Circle - Red, White and Green
  4. CCEE Stampers - Santa Claus is coming to town
  5. Crafting for all Seasons - Green, red, and glitter/sparkle
  6. Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Blingtastic
  7. Crafty Ribbons - Tag/label big or small
  8. Jellypark Challenges - Tag it
  9. Pixie Dust Studio - Christmas Traditional Colours
  10. Use It Tuesdays - All About Christmas/Hannukah (the tag came with a gift from "Santa" last year, and I've been hoarding the light bulbs & Santa hat brads forever!)

In the "small world" category, on my way home from visiting my parents last week, I sat next to the nicest woman, who ended up being CAKath from Splitcoast Stampers! I told her that I seem to be meeting crafters everywhere, so there must be a lot of us... She replied that there might not so many of us, but we tend to find each other. Isn't that too true! 

This story ties in to Pile It On because we started talking about BCA cards and it ends up that she also made & sent a card to Jennifer Scull from our Design Team! Jennifer has been such an inspiration during the past year, and I'm so pleased that she's going to be coming back as a regular DT member in January. 

Hope you'll join us this month at Pile It OnThank you for visiting,


  1. Fabulous card. Love how you've personalised it.

  2. Super card and nice touch with the photo's, I'm loving the antlers lol. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week

  3. Fabulous bright colours - so eye-catching!
    Alison x

  4. super creation, thanks for playing along with CR x carol

  5. Fab fun card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons :)

  6. Love how you put the pictures inside. Thanks for playing along with UIT!

  7. Lovely card, nice tag and LO, thanks for joining our challenge at Jellypark, Gaynor xx

  8. Thank-you for sharing your fabulous project with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :)

  9. A fabulous card, and such a great idea to have it so personal. Thanks for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!


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