Thursday, December 1, 2016

Tangled Up for House of Cards End of Term Blog Hop

** 12/9/16 Featured Creation at Scrapping4fun Challenges! **

Hello, once again, crafty friends! I'm back with my final post today - and it's a F-U-N one! It's the end of the term at House of Cards and several of our designers are leaving and several are staying, so our lovely blog owner has organized an End of Term Blog Hop to bid those leaving a fond farewell and to say thanks to those staying. How awesome is that?! The hop will begin on December 1st at 6:00 AM and run through December 15th at noon CST.

You should have arrived here from sweet Katy's blog! If not, then you'll definitely want to head over to the HOC Blog to start from the beginning. Trust me, you don't want to miss a thing! Our DT has been busy creating some pretty awesome projects for your hopping pleasure! Be sure to leave comments at all the stops because there are hidden prizes and random drawings will be done from the blogs where prizes are hidden! And after you complete the hop, link up a project using this fabulous inspiration photo for an extra chance to win! Woot-woot! All prizes will be announced December 20th. Can't wait to see how this gorgeous photo inspires you!

We have some pretty amazing sponsors! 

Prize: 1 stamp set or 3 single images
Visit My Online Store
Prize: 3 single images
Cute As A Button Designs

Great Impressions
Prize: Prize Package

Prize: Any three products of your choice!

Okay, I'm going to get side-tracked here for a moment to share my DT inspiration project. I saw primarily red with green as the secondary color in the inspiration photo so that's the angle I took with this adorable peek-a-boo gate fold. This was my first attempt at this particular fun fold and I liked it so much that it turned into this year's Christmas card prototype! I'll be making 40 more, lol! ;)

I absolutely love the 'Decorated Moose' stamp from Great Impressions which was so fun to color. I used Glossy Accents on the Christmas lights and clear Wink of Stella to make the snow sparkle. After cutting the image down, I layered it on a SB Square Swatches die that serves as the flap hiding the matching sentiment.

The stamped sentiment on the left is the subject of the 'peek-a-boo' on this card. The stamped sentiment on the right - that hides beneath the flap - is the coordinating 'Tangled Up' stamp from Great Impressions. Isn't this just adorable?!

And yep, it lays flat for mailing! Well... there's a magnet closure on this one... but I'm not using magnets on the other 40! :D

Your next stop on the hop will be the lovely Linda's blog! Remember to leave comments as you hop because there are lots of prizes up for grabs!

Would love to enter this fun card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory and Cherry Red cardstock, Stampin' Up! Trim The Tree DSP
  • Stamps: Great Impressions 'Decorated Moose' and 'Tangled Up' rubber stamps
  • Ink: Spectrum Noir- GB8, GB10, TN1, TN2,  IB3, CR11, BP3, CG4; Copic Black Multi-Liner pen; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Square Swatches die
  • Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, small round magnet

I hope you've enjoyed today's project. Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs as you stop to get in on the chance to be a random winner of a hidden prize! And get another chance at a sponsor prize by linking up a project using the inspiration photo! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Oh what a lovely image, beautiful card!!

  2. wowww! I love your card. The idea, the coloring and the sentiment

  3. Such a fun card! It's been an honor working with you at HOC and I look forward to more of the same in 2017!

  4. such a fun and festive image and i love the plaid paper! 40?! for this year? :) they'll be well received.
    HOC teamie

  5. Oh how cute is this!! Love the hidden sentiment!
    Hugs, Rosi

  6. What a great image to use with the sentiment! Your card is so clever and I love the plaid paper!

  7. Leslie, I love your adorable Christmas moose! He's so cute! It's been a real pleasure working with you on House of Cars this season! Have a wonderful year ahead!
    Holiday Hugs!

  8. Love this design.
    Something different and so nice.
    Great card.
    thanks for sharing.

  9. How cool is that? Cute image, great design, and I love the plaid paper! :o)

  10. Oh, I like so many things about this card! The moose is cute, the design of the card and also this pattern makes it so cozy! Kind regards from stempelfrida

  11. Leslie, this is SO cute! I adore the fun fold--and that plaid looks fabulous with this image! Beautiful coloring, too! Wonderful creation, friend! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  12. Oh love this fun fold - and this image is so much fun especially with the sentiment. Totally enjoyed. Shirley H. Teammie

  13. Love your card! That moose is awesome! And I love how part of your sentiment peeks out. Very cool! Hugs! Katy House of Cards Teammate :)

  14. Beautiful card, lovely design and papers, brilliant image. Thank you for joining us at Fab N Funky this week.

  15. oh dear, this poor reindeer has got into a tangle! Such a sweet card and what an adorable image

    thank you for joining us at Christmas with the Cuties xx

  16. Great card, lovely image and super colours, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Pat xx

  17. What a great card - the moose really made me chuckle - isn't he lovely!! Thank you so much for entering the Christmas Cards All Year Round (Anything Christmas/Holiday) Challenge this month, lots of luck and I hope we see you again very soon. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

  18. Love, love this! Cute design and image. I have never seen a fold like this...really like it though.

  19. This is such a fun image and it is coloured very well. Loving the card style too!

    Very inspired by this creation,
    Hugz Tinz - Aud Sentiments DT

  20. Wow gorgeous Christmas Card. love the image and love your colouring and just love the design and the gorgeous designer paper you have used is just perfect. Nice work.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  21. What a cute card with pretty details, I love the traditional color palette.Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

  22. A beautiful Christmas creation! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight! xxx

  23. Leslie - this card is so cute! I love the fold, I love the sentiment, and I love that image! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CCAYR! -Lori DT

  24. Beautiful Christmas card you made :-))
    Thanks for playing with Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Hugs, Andreja

  25. Great card, love the reindeer. I love how part of your sentiment peeks out.
    Hugs, Chantal S

  26. Great card Leslie! Love the moose stamp and your plaid paper!

  27. A fabulous Christmas card, such a super image.
    Thank you for joining us at Christmas with the Cuties.

  28. Cute card , Awesome. Thanks for joining us at CCC Digi Creations Challenge.

    DT CCC Digi Creations Challenge

  29. It's simple and lovely. I love the idea of hidden sentiment.
    Thanks for playing with us at Card mania challenge!
    Dess ^.^

  30. great card! I love it! Hugs,Beate

  31. Great Christmas card. Lovely design. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this Christmas season. Happy New Year. Judy DT


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