Monday, November 21, 2011

One Big Button and a Door

I made a card similar to this last year but it wasn't for Christmas.  It's another one of  my "git 'er done" cards (CAS).  I think the hardest part is fraying those edges on the material to get it to look decent.  I made two of these - one having a green button on it and the other a clear button.  The one with the green button looks cute but just wasn't showing up that good for a photo.  The sentiment is from SU's Warm Words.  Then I just had to add the little bell on some red floss.





My second card is a CASE of a card I saw on Donna's Designing Keepsakes blog.  I really liked her door better, but here's my ATTEMPT at making one.  I made the wreath using a MS punch and added several red rhinestones to it.  The "door knob" is a small brad (and probably should have been a larger brad) and the panels were stamped with a SU background stamp and then popped up on dimensionals.  I don't have a scoring tool so did all the scoring on the panels/door with my paper cutter and a stylus (so, there is some scoring on this but you really can't see it in the photo - which may not be a bad thing!!!). 

Thanks for stopping by...........
Lynn

36 comments:

Lynn McAuley said...

Two fabulous holiday cards, Lynn!! I love the button on the frayed plaid and that sweet jingle bell on the first. And your beautiful 4 paneled door with your punched wreath is divine!

Tammy said...

I love both of these cards! Love the first one for its simplicity and the second one for the vibrant color!

Cibele Glazer said...

Both of these cards are fabulous! I really like the CAS with the Christmas plaid...perfection!

MiamiKel said...

OH my friend, you need to install a "like" button on your blog :) These are SPLENDID! I'm part Irish/Scottish so my eye drew instantly to your first card with the gorgeous bit of argyle cloth there - and a stunning design! Just a little dab, all ya need, and this card turns out FABULOUS! Love the door on the next one, a truly unique and stunning holiday card. This gets a YOU GO GIRL shout!! x0x0

Anne Temple said...

Wow, I love both of these! Just glanced up and saw what Tammy had said and I can't say it any better.

Becky said...

What fabulous creations. Love that CAS card and love that door card.

Chriss America Real said...

Wow~ very cool!
Hugs,
Chriss

Linda said...

WOW Lynn, I love the first card I haven't seen one like this before and it looks stunning. Your door looks fab and love the wreath too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

NanaConnie said...

Both of these are terrific, Lynn! I love the door and will have to CASE that one. Should I give credit to you or to Donna? :-D I adore the plaid fabric you chose for the first card, and the little jingle bell just makes the whole card! Fantastic!

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, I love your Get'er done card. That is one of my favorite plaid patterns. That sentiment with your ribbon and bell it just precious. I'm going to have to CASE this one for sure. It is total class. I am honored that you cased my card (that I cased), but I truly love the red door and that wreath with the MS Punch is fabulous, especially with the added red rhinestones. When enlarged I can see your scoring and it look very good. The way you did this card is just stunning. Thanks for giving me such good ideas.

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

What a coooooool idea with your pretty red door! Wow...that's stunning! Thanks for the great ideas! :-)

McCrafty's Cards said...

I like both of these cards, the first one because of the fab tartan and the wee bell, and i think the door is brilliant!
Kevin xx

Faye said...

Well the door is fab. But the button card has REALLY caught my eye. Completely gorgeous. xxx

Bonnie said...

You must have lots of patience to fringe those squares so precisely! I love both of these cards.

Laura said...

Both cards are simply beautiful. TFS

Angie said...

What fun and unique holiday cards...love the creativity!! Fantastic creations!! :)

Joan Ervin said...

What beautiful Christmas cards, Lynn...How clever to use the frayed fabric under the button and your door with the wreath looks FABULOUS!!!

Sharon said...

Both cards are equally beautiful Lynn. Just love them. hugs Sharon

Monica said...

Both so lovely. That door is SUPERB. Looks so very real. Love the wreath and the knob.

The first card is awesome - so simple but SOOOOO effective. Love them both equally.

xxx Monica

Kathy and Lucky said...

Love your cards, what a great idea with the frayed fabric and button, such a CAS card which I just love. The door is amazing, great job on that, reminds me of CT since everyone up there has red doors, it is supposed to mean something like the pineapples we had, means "Welcome". Have a great Thanksgiving, hope hubby is doing better.

maryr917 said...

love your door card Lynn-the wreath is beautiful-that punch is discontinued now and I love all the cards I see with it-ebay wants too much for it-oh well-anyway I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving

Shirley said...

I really love how you did your button! Very creative and so elegant, right down to the tiny jingle bell. Your door is magnificent and so rich and lovely! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Peggy said...

I am loving both of your cards! The little piece of fabric is perfect and the door card..,,thunk!..., I will have to give both a try! TFS!

Carol L said...

These are both great cards!! I especially love the red door with the wreath, and I too wanted to case Donna's card! I LOVE the red color with the pretty green wreath! It's so festive and pretty!!
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Babette said...

Love the little bell on the floss. Your door card is stunning. I'll have to try it.

Dawn said...

Two great cards! I love them both equally!
Your door looks wonderful!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Miss Amber said...

Lynn! you rock these CAS! Loving them so much!

Vicky Hayes said...

These are superb Lynn - and I especially like the door!

Shannon White said...

These are both Fabulous Lynn! Love the swatch of plaid and cute little jingle bell on the first one. And the second one is Awesome! What a Terrific idea! Fantastic Christmas wreath and Door! Love it! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Shelly Schmidt said...

Both wonderful! The wreath is awesome and love the CAS frayed fabric. I may end up needing to CASE a card of two as I get closer to the Holiday!

Margaret said...

Wow! CAS never looked better and brighter and your door is amazing! LOVE the wreath, and the scoring and panels are fabulous! Beautiful cards! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your hubby!

xGemmax said...

OMG hun...these are absolutely amazing hun!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Jan Hunnicutt said...

O wow, I love your Door card!

E.T. said...

I looove these cards! beautiful and elegant.

Marilyn said...

OMGosh Lynn... I love these! Both are fabulous but the one with the tartan is so striking.

Carrie said...

both are great but that door card is so awesome!! I have tried my hand at making door cards and they never seem to turn out like yours. Great job