Sunday, September 2, 2012

OWH VCMP: Christmas is for Kids

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Snowmen and Christmas trees...   It must be time to make holiday cards!

The theme of this stop is "Christmas is for Kids -- Big and Small". The challenge is to make two Christmas cards -- an Any Hero Christmas card and a Christmas card for one of our heroes to send to a child.

So, I have two cards to share with you. While the cards are very different, they have a couple of things in common. Each card was inspired by a fellow card-maker/designer. Each card was made from stash 6-by-6 designer paper that I've had for awhile. And, each card was made using one of my favorite techniques, heat embossing with clear powder.

For a Child: Frosty's Lil Friend

Frosty's Lil Friend was inspired by Kathryn's adorable Santa card and by the all of the cute "shape" cards in one of my favorite craft books of all time. Thanks, Kathryn, and thanks, Leisure Arts!

Paper: s.e.i. Kris Kringle collection; AC Christmas collection cardstock; garage sale fiber, buttons "dressed" with DMC floss

For a Hero: Three Times the Greenery

Three Times the Pine was inspired by Ashley's September scrapbook layout design. Thanks, Ashley! 

Bo Bunny Father Christmas collection, stash cardstock; Hampton Arts stamp; heat embossing with clear powder; various "cutting" tools

Blog Candy
By Stampendous!

Is there blog candy you ask? Yes, there is!

I stopped by to see Terri at Scrapbook Art in Lewis Center, OH. I was hoping to find some cute kid-Christmas-card-related item to offer and picked up the stamp set shown at the right. Bet one lucky card maker is gonna make some adorable kid cards with this stamp set!

 To qualify for the random drawing, link at least one Christmas card for a hero or a child by 11:00 A.M. EST, Sunday, September 9. Followers who link a card will receive an extra e-ticket in this raffle.



Parting Thoughts

Can't wait to see all the holiday cards for our heroes and the little ones in their lives. :)  In a couple of days, I'll post details (techniques used, decisions made) about the cards shown above.

Special thanks to Allison for organizing this year's Birthday Bash VCMP!

Finally, merry card-makin' to all and to all a good time!

23 comments:

AllisonG said...

Sybrina, thank you so much for hostessing this challenge for the VCMP! I love how you included kids and heroes in the challenge - what a great idea. Your blog candy stamp set is really cute - who makes it? If I don't win it, I may want to buy it! :-) Love the snowman card. That would be another great challenge - make an image built from other shapes. I've never tried it myself, but the ones I see are so cute!

Allison G in TX

Paula S. said...

The shaped snowman is such a fun card! Some heroes kid will love that. Thanks for hosting a challenge on this weekend's VCMP!

Robin said...

thanks for the challenge .. I just used a new snowman stamp that would work for kids on another challenge, I'll have to make another card for this one too!

Donna Hanley said...

Wonderful cards Sybrina. I love the snowman and so will the recipients, I'm sure. Those Christmas trees are just lovely.
Great work all the way around.

Donna Hanley said...

As usual from you, two winners. Great job. Thanks for hosting.

Cindy's Card Co said...

Love your cards! The snownan is adorable.

Sherry Butcher said...

Love the shape card, I'll do one of them first! Thanks for hosting and the blog candy.

ladybug said...

Such a cute card, love the shape cuts!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Thanks for the fun challenge! Both of your samples are wonderful! Thanks so much for hosting this weekend! God bless!

Carol L said...

What a great challenge you hosted today! Your cards are so cute too! The snowman is lots of fun and I just love those scribble tree images too! NJ on both!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

another wonderfully fun challenge for this virtual card making party! Thanks for hosting :-)

Jen said...

This is such a great challenge! I'm on it. :)

karey2005 said...

Thanks for the challenge! I'm all linked up and ready for Christmas! And I'm a new follower too!

Linda said...

Great challenge!!! Both you cards are great...cannot wait to see if there will be a tutorial on the snowman. Thanks for hosting!!!!

Beth L. said...

Thanks for doing the challenge! I love your snowman card.

Kathy A. said...

Made two cards- one AnyHero, one for kids. Fun challenge!

Kathryn said...

Sybrina, thanks for hosting this challenge. The snowman card you made is adorable and I'm so tickled that my Santa card inspired you! :)

Donna Nuce said...

Thank you Sybrina for hosting this challenge. I appreciate the chance to win blog candy too! Thanks for your support of OWH!

Valerie said...

Great idea for this challenge. Very cute cards you have made. Now I'm going to get busy and make mine!

Dolores A. said...

Looking forward to details on the cute snowman card. Thanks for sharing these, and for hosting the challenge too.

Laughing Sunshine Creations said...

Christmas, Christmas, Christmas!!! I love making Christmas cards! Thanks for giving us this challenge. Your cards are adorable!! You ladies are doing a fabulous job!!!

Crafty Khandy said...

Thanks for hosting - my poor cricut didn't know what hit it today!

Lynn said...

Christmas is for big and little kids to be sure! Thanks for hosting a wonderful challenge and sharing your great cards!