Saturday, December 3, 2011

I Believe

Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner and The Christmas Card Blog Hop!  I'm so excited today because I am a part of the Christmas Cards Blog Hop over at Creations With Becka . We have an exciting line up of ladies who have all created Christmas cards to give you ideas of homemade cards you can make to send to your friends and family this holiday season. So to start off, if you came from Beckie at Just Be Creative Crazy, than you are in the right place. If you just stopped by to say Hi, and would like to start at the beginning, just hop over to Creations With Becka. Make sure you go through the whole hop and comment on each blog so you are eligible for the grand prize blog candy Becka is giving away.

I don't know about you, but I love to give and receive handmade cards, especially Christmas cards.  There is just something about a handmade card that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!  This is my second Christmas to send out only handmade cards.   I hope that everyone who receives a card from me will know that they while they may not be perfect, my cards were made with love. 

Ok, so let's get started!  For today's hop, I created a fun Christmas card and gift tag set....

For this cute little set, I used the Cricut cartridge 'Tis The Season.  I am really enjoying this cartridge, it has so many wonderful images!  Here's a close up of my card....

*  I started out with a black, pre-made card and layered it with a piece of red cardstock.
* The Santa belt was created with the 'Tis The Season cartridge.  I cut the belt at 2.5 inches.
* To get the look of leather, I embossed the black portion of the belt with the Cuttlebug folder Animal Prints.  Then, I covered the black cut with Versa Mark Ink and clear embossing powder.  I used my heat gun to set it and then repeated the process to get a really nice shine.
* The silver portions of the cut were covered with Martha Stewart glitter in Sterling.
Here's a close up of the belt, I hope you can see the embossing and shine a bit better...
* Just a note * - The belt on 'Tis The Season does not have the portion to the left of the buckle.  The cut begins with the buckle and has the end of the belt to the right.  However, I wanted the buckle to be centered on my card so that it would look like Santa's suit.  So, I cut an extra strip of black and extra strip of the dark gray and just added them onto the left side of the buckle.  This put Santa's belt in the center of my card.
* I added the "fur" trim to the bottom of Santa's suit and added 3 white buttons threaded with twine to the center of my card.

And, here's the inside...

* For the inside, I cut a layer of the dark gray cardstock and a smaller layer of white. I used my corner rounder on all the corners and inked up the edges with red ink.
* I added some of that cute red twine and used the stamp set Old Time Christmas from Pink By Design.
And, here's a photo of the gift tag...

* For my tag, I used 'Tis The Season again, cutting the tag at 5 inches.
* A bit of "fur" around the bottom and on the pom-pom gives a festive look!
*  I also used 'Tis The Season for that cute little twig of holly. The holly is cut at 2 inches and I added red Stickles to the berries.
* I punched a hole along the top and added some Maraschino twine from The Twinery to attach the tag to the handle of the bag.

And, that's my project for you today!  I'm so happy that you stopped by and I hope you have enjoyed your visit.  I do have a bit of blog candy to share with one lucky follower....

Just a few, fun embellishments for your Christmas cards!
All you have to do for a chance to win is:
1. Be a follower of my blog.
2. Leave a comment on this post.
That's it!  I'll choose a winner and post the winning name on Tuesday, December 6th.

Now, it's time for you to get hopping again!  Your next stop along the way is the very talented Melissa at Created By Missie.  I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!
Until next time,


  1. I absolutely love that Santa card. So creative! Thanks for the chance to win some Christmas goodies ;) I'm a follwer!

  2. Beautiful card and gift bag!

  3. OH MY!!!! These projects are wonderful!!! Some of your very best creations! That fur is just perfect. I'm very impressed!! :)

  4. oh wow! This is amazing. The card idea alone is cool, but the embellishments are awesome! Love the belt! I have some paper like that, I should be using for my purse card...might have to restart on this one...stay tuned!

  5. Love it all Tanya. I just got some furry trim to try to make a card sort of like yours. Love the belt buckle. So awesome. Great job as always.

  6. wow!!!!! this is so super cute!! i will be going to the local craft store today to get the right products to make this card I absolutely LOVE IT!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    Lisa G

  7. This is THE BEST Santa belly card I've seen. Great job, love the tag too. Very cute.


  8. As my 15yo DD would say: "it's so fluffy and sparkly...." This is an adorable set! Love it!

    (new follower)

  9. Super cute! I love it!

  10. omg this is soo cute. Love the card and gift bag

  11. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! You did a great job. I'll be scraplifting this one. ;) Adorable tag to.

  12. AWESOME! I super love both projects. The card is great. I love the fluff on both projects. And I'm loving the pose by the tree...really sets the mood. ;0)

    Already a follower...

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  13. What a darling card, I cannot believe how real the belt looks! Just to cute! TFS

  14. Oh how cute I especially love the belt
    Great job on the belt and the bag
    Now a follower

  15. I really, really, really love your card -- so cute!! The sparkle and 'fluff' make it perfect!! I am a new follower...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  16. OMG...that is FABULOUS! I love all your details!

  17. Oh how cute! I love the santa card and especially the tag. The fur adds so much to the finished project. Great job!!!

    plese.cathy@yahoo dot com

  18. love your card and bag its probably my fav card on the whole hop you did such a great job thanks for sharing :)

  19. Tanya
    OMG! I love love love your card. That is so adorable! I am going to have to check to see if I have this cartridge.
    Thank you for being in the hop.
    Creations With Becka

  20. So creative! Great idea on the Santa card. PS, I love the twine!

  21. Awesome project!!

  22. What a cute set. Love them both! I sure do like that white fur you added.

    Hope you will stop by when you get a chance to see my new cards.
    Carson's Creations

  23. These are fantastic!!! I so love how you did Santa's belt! Love this set! :)

  24. What a cute Santa set! Very creative!
    I'm already a follower:)

  25. Awesome set! I love the fur on them!
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

  26. Very cute card and tag!

  27. LOVE this card! It's one of my favorite of the season so far!
    Great job!

  28. Adorable project!! I love the fur you added:) You did an amazing job my friend!
    Sherrie K

  29. That has to be one of my favorite all time cards...Ever! I love the sentiment inside because I do think one must always BELIEVE! Thanks so much. I love all your creations!

  30. I love your card and your gift tag. Such a cute idea. I am now a follower.

  31. They are both adorable. I love the card. Great attention to detail.

  32. So glad to be following you now. Your work is amazing. Love your Santa suite card. What a great picture too. Your tree in the background looks gorgeous.

  33. This is so seriously cute! I gonna have to go out an buy some feather boas to scraplift it! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

  34. oh your card and tag are just adorable!! great job!
    Im a new follower from

  35. i am a follower,This sooooooooooo cute!!!! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  36. This is seriously the cutest santa suit card I've ever seen. I love that belt...can't get over your fabulous process to make it so leather-like...and I love that you added buttons instead of some creative and cute. Love the gift bag too..that's where the feathers should be....I hope they didn't make too much of a mess for ya..that is always the worst part...they scatter like dandelion seeds. ;) Love this gift set, Tanya. Just precious!

  37. Oh WOW! I'm not here to win anything.... I just HAD to comment on your project! I LOVE.... LOVE..... this! The card looks AWESOME! The belt looks sooo real and the fluff just adds soooo much to it! The tag looks like FUN! More of the fluffy stuff! LOL Wayyy to cute my friend! :o)

  38. Love Love Love this! That card is so clever!!!


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