Saturday, September 19, 2015

Christmas and Halloween


This Christmas card is for the SOS and Jingle Belles Bonus challenge to make a Christmas card with something that's at least a year old. Here's the link to the Jingle Belles blog where you can link your card as well. Everything on this card is over a year old. The image is a Hero Arts wired star that was embossed with silver ep on GinaK Blue Raspberry cardstock. The silver brads I've had forever, along with the SU! sentiment. The vertical border was done with a SNSS ribbon die, threaded with silver metallic ribbon, and placed on a MS punched snowflake border. Thanks to fun challenges like this, I have a pretty good Christmas stash already, so I'm prepared! It's great to use my stash to create cards too instead of running out to buy more schtuff!

I'm also going to enter the SOS #219 "Outta this World" challenge to use an "alien" on a card. I don't have anything close to an alien image, so I pulled out my trusty old owl punch and created my own "alien."


I punched the owl from black and green cardstock, trimming down the green portion to look like a costume coverall (sheet?) and added some incognito fussy cut glasses done with a Unity Stamp. I colored the glasses with fluorescent Copics, added glossy accents and finally some googly eyes from SU!. I used a very old retired SU! set to make the candy corn; colored them with Copics, and fussy cut each piece. I placed the owl on a white note tag punch (SU!), then placed it on an orange scalloped tag punch (SU!), adding Halloween ribbon and purple twine. Since the Unity stamp includes 3 images of glasses, I made 2 more tags with the remaining 2 pair. Here's all 3 together:


These will be attached to some Halloween treat bags for the upcoming holiday.

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a great weekend whatever you're doing!

Carol

13 comments:

Stampsnob. said...

Christmas is lovely Halloween is spooky cute ...........Lis

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous CAS with this wired star! And the monster tags are so fun!!!Love your alternative use of the owl punch, you have created "beautiful" monsters with it! :D Perfect for Halloween!
Have a great weekend!

cotnob said...

Such an elegant Christmas card Carol and your Halloween tags are so cute, your 'alien's' are brilliant.
Pauline
x

Donna Hanley said...

That is a very pretty Christmas card, quite elegant. I love it. Those "alien" are cute enough that even I wouldn't be afraid of them if I ran into them on the street. LOL Just precious. Have a wonderful weekend.

jimlynn said...

I'm laughing so hard at that cute little owl I almost forgot about the first card! Love the card and that shiny star of it Carol. The ribbon weaving is great too. Now, on to the owls! OMgoodness!!! Precious plus and so creative! Love those owl-aliens!
Lynn

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Hee hee, your alien owls are so cute. I love your clever idea to join in the challenge. Your Christmas card is quite nice. The layered punched borders really make this card fun.

Jean said...

I love the silver wired star stamp on your Christmas card, it looks great on the blue background.
The spooky owls are fun too, very creative.
Jean x

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW! what a fabulous TWO-fer of a post! i love that gorgeous xmas palette and totally award bonus points for using ALL stash!!! as for the OWL-ien (!!!) that is BRILLIANT!!! oh my goodness, that little penguin is waaaaaaaaaaay too cute! thanks for shopping your stash with us at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥... and individually as well!!!

SmilynStef said...

I love that beautiful star and the delicate ribbon border ... so very glad you shopped your stash with us at Jingle Belles. (and your alien owls rock).

MaryH said...

You've got your bases covered! Clever you to turn your Owl into an 'alien' (I don't have any of this kind of image either.) He worked great as you've dressed him up, and wonderful colors too. Brilliant designing using your 'stash'. Also loving that wired silver star, but what really steals the show, (IMHO) is that pretty border treatment. We have neighborhood dogs too, that bark at every shadow, so when you can be in the swing, have the peace & quiet, and just hear the birds, it's a real treat. Glad you have a place to steal away for some needed relaxation. It got warm here again over the wkend, so hopefully that-s the last of summer's protests. TFS & Hugs

Leslie Hanna said...

Oooof, I have that star stamp and I've never used it. I think you've just helped me design my holiday card. :)

Thanks for playing our joint SOS & JB challenges!

JD/ Jill said...

Your Christmas card is so pretty,

and your "Alien" cards are fun and creative...

I can already imagine seeing this cute owls pinned all over Pinterest!!! smile

Donna said...

Well aren't you a smarty pants using the owl punch to make an alien!! AWESOME!! Thanks so much for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew for our "Outta This World" challenge this week!

Thanks for joining SOS and Jingle Belles for our Stashy Christmas challenge!!