Sunday, June 24, 2012

Pile It On - Make Your Own Embellishment

Oh boy, this is a real fun week at Pile It On.   The theme is a fun one, make your own embellishments and the sponsor is a fun one Bugaboo Stamps.  .If I weren't on the design team I'd be playing in this challenge every day of the week.  Even though I can't do that you can, so make as many cards with your own hand made embellies and you improve your odds of being the winner of some goodies from the Bugaboo store.

I've got a few Bugs in my arsenal.  I've got a few cute ones and many of my hero Stella.  For this card I went with cute and knocked off another Christmas card.  For my home made embellies I used one of my button dies (yes, I have to admit to owning more than one, what can I say, I'm addicted to this stuff).  The great thing about a button die is that you can always get a perfect match to your papers and they are flat and light weight which makes it good for mailing.  The tiny button was made from white cs and colored with the copic I used for the background of the image.  If you want to have a thicker more realistic button you can use chipboard to thicken them up, most dies are supposed to be able to cut through chipboard.  I like the way this card turned out, I think I will make a few more just like it.  I will enjoy just sitting at my desk, listening to my favorite music and mindlessly coloring the same image over and over.  Hey, what can I say, I'm easily amused.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Bugaboo "Make It Snappy - Reindeer Trio"
ink - hp printer
paper - Stampin' Up "Kraft" card stock; Cosmo Crickett "Oh Joy: Frosty" dp; scraps of DCWV cs for yellow border and button
miscellaneous - copics; Sizzex "Buttons #5" die; My Favorite Things "Bracket Border" die-namic; red bling
Here's the challenges:
Pile It On #26 - Make YOur Own Embellishments
Pause, Dream, Enjoy  #25 - 3 Things (the first three things I grab are an image, my copics and my die cuts)
Fabulous Friday -Make Your Own Embellishment
Paper Play Week 25 - Use a Die
Delightful - Anything Goes
ABC  Christmas - L is for Lyrics ("Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer)
Crafts and Me #89 - Anything Goes
L'il Red Wagon #138 - Get Krafty
One Stop Crafts #188 - Christmas in June
Catch the Bug -Recipe:  Twine, Buttons and Sentiment
Allsorts week 160 - Any Die Will Do
2 Sister #97 - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers #18 - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll visit again and of course I hope to see you join us in the Pile it On challenge to make your own embellishments.


  1. I love the colors and the shading on here! Great job! Thanks for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy challenges! If you havent' already, you may want to enter this into my other challenge blog Paper Playtime #77 Anything Goes plus add a sentiment. :) Janis

  2. Gorgeous card Chris :-) such a cute image and the distressing and buttons are fab :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  3. This is a great card. Thanks for playing along with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.

  4. Oh what a great card just love this image and its so fun! Thanks for Playing along with us this time for our Lyrics Challenge
    hugs Samantha :0)

  5. Cute card! I had to look twice to see that you made your buttons out of paper!! They look real :)

    Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!!

  6. Those reindeer are so cute, and the paper buttons are very clever. Thanks for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy this week. Hope to see you again soon :)


  7. That image is so cute, it always makes me smile. It's a great card.

    (ABC Christmas Challenge guest designer)

  8. Your card is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  9. Great Christmas card Chris with a fab image and love those buttons!
    Thanks for using your dies for us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  10. Awesome card! This is one of my fave Christmas images and I love the way you colored it! So glad you joined us in this weeks challenge at Catch The Bug!

    :) Becky G


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