Monday, March 25, 2019

Crafty Elves Countdown to Christmas-March 2019

Welcome to the March edition of Crafty Elves!  My bloggy friend Debra Davison (of Meticulosity) have vowed to create a Christmas Card a week for 2019 so that when Christmas comes, all of our cards are done!  We're sharing our makes on the 25th of each month!

I'll tell you... it's tax season for me and if I can push through this next two months I've got it made!  And I made it this month with the help of some awesome design papers and quick and easy cards!  Here's what I have for you:

So I decided to use the comfy cozy Echo Park/Carta Bella Cabin Fever papers... between the papers and the journal cards, four of these cards went together in about 45 minutes!   And then I wanted to do one really special card for you this month and it just so happens Michele over at CAS-ual Fridays has just released a die set called Huggable Critters and when I saw the journal card with the "Bear Hugs" sentiment on it... I knew right away what I was going to do!

I used some papers from the Cabin Fever paper pack to cut out all of my pieces... including that cool brown sweater pattern I used for my bear and that pretty plaid for my Coffee Cup

 I originally had the handle tucked under the bear's paw, but I wanted it to be like he had his paw inside the handle.  It wouldn't fit, so I cut the handle and sliced his paw a big to have it go into his paw... you know, as if some of his fur was going around the outside of it... I think all in all it looks pretty good and I love that the handle can show!

I mean a bear sized mug would definitely be more like a Bear Hug in a Mug, don't you think??

Now for a quick look at the rest of my cards for this month:

To add a little special to these, I used some dies and embossing folders and I'm really pleased with how they turned out.  In addition to the journal cards, I used some of the stickers from the pack and some popup tape and of course a few sequins on each one!

I LOVE this paper pack!  The papers are heavy and textured and so beautiful!

That woodgrain with the snowflakes... as you can see... is one of my faves!

Not to mention the large quantity of!  And then one more look at my Huggable Critter:

Gosh I LOVE this new die set!  If you haven't checked out the new release inspiration at CAS-ual Fridays, I highly suggest  you head over there after you check out what Debra has created for you today!

Oh!!  And the winner of some Happy Mail from February's post is:

Sue D!

Sue, please email me your snail mail address at bzscrapper66 at g mail dot com so I can send you your Happy Mail!

Thanks everyone for stopping and I'm gonna do it again!  Leave me some love and I'll pick someone to send some mail to and announce it in my April Crafty Elves post!

Check out today's CAS-ual Fridays Release post here!


Crystal O. Minkler said...

Ohhh... another fabulous month of inspiration!! Love your cards, Lisa! I love how you cut the handle on the mug... looks like that sweet bear is enjoying his cuppa!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love that Huggable bear! SUCH GREAT CARDS LISA!!!

Vannessa Osbourn said...

That Bear Hug in a mug us just too cute Lisa! Who knew you could make brown tone Christmas cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Becca Yahrling said...

That huggable bear is so precious and sweet!! And the coffee cup fits perfectly. That paper you used really is gorgeous!! All of your cards are beautiful; I love the 2nd one best. It's really pretty.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are ADORABLE!!!!!!!! I love the colors and loving that bear!!!!!!

Scrapper69 said...

They are ALL so COOL!!! I have that collection and have yet to cut it up!!! I guess Now I'll have to after you inspiring me to do it! hahaha


Sue D said...

Cute cards. Love the bears.
Just saw my name--I will send you an email.