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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Mini Christmas Cards!

Happy Tuesday, dear friends! I'm posting on the My Craft Spot blog today, sharing tiny Christmas blessings!

Craftily speaking, are you feeling the Christmas time crunch? This past weekend was my last chance to add to my contributions for the I Feel the Love Project Christmas recipients. We have been creating for sick children (and their parents) who are spending the holiday in the hospital.

Inspired by the incredibly sweet Tiny Tags Christmas stamp set, I tapped into my simpler side to create a set of mini cards.
Tiny packages... big heart! 
All of the beautiful Tiny Tags Christmas sentiments were cut out with the coordinating Tiny Tags metal dies. The precious little mittens are hanging by a bow of Chocolate traditional twine. While I always love adding ribbon to my projects, I especially love it on small cards like this where detailing will innately be minimal. I used Harvest Wine crinkle ribbon here, one of my favorite shades.
The only thing sweeter than a festive cupcake is a miniature version delivered by Santa himself! (How I adore this stamp set!) The swirled frosting is accented with garnet (not black as it appears!) and green rhinestones and topped with sparkling holly and berries. Snow White crinkle ribbon and Chocolate traditional twine are my trims.
Lastly, a happy hot cocoa bear to bring joy to a precious child's heart. The cut file is Yummy Cocoa by KaDoodle Bug Designs. Garnet rhinestones accent the dollops of whipped cream for touches of peppermint. Sky Blue crinkle ribbon serves as a fluttery wintry breeze and touches of Star Dust were added throughout.

My papers are from various Docrafts Papermania collections and my bows are centered with Star Dusted Wild Orchid Crafts roses.
Thank you for fluttering on by! Have a beautiful day. :o)

Sweet challenges entered:
 *52 Christmas Card Throwdown~ Pick a Previous Challenge (August Stash: Glitter and Bling)
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Create Your Own.. which I followed!)
 *Christmas Card Challenges~ Anything Goes (Optional: Green)
 *Cupcake Inspirations~ Photo Inspiration (Ruby, White, Forest): (Cupcake and polar bear cards)
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Christmas/Holidays
 *SweetStamps~ Sparkle
 *The Ribbon Girl~ Anything Goes Card
 *Through the Purple Haze~ (Use a Sentiment)
 *Winter Wonderland~ North/South Pole (Polar bear card)

34 comments:

  1. Wow Karen, these are absolutely beautiful! Your papers are stunning and you always include such amazing details, like the embossed pattern on the cupcake icing...I love that! I don't think I can pick a favourite because they are all three so stunning! Great dimension with the paper piecing and your matching shabby bows are just sublime! Gorgeous line-up my talented friend! holiday hugs to you :)

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  2. My sweetest friend, these are the most adorable, beautiful Christmas cards!! I just love them!! The papers are perfect with the cuts you used!! The mittens look so pretty, the cupcake yummy!! I love the embossing and the gems!! And the cocoa bear is so sweet!! He makes me smile!! The bows are fabulous, as are the details you added!! These will be so adored by the recipients!! You can feel the love you put into each one!! Amazing job as always!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. Oh my love all the assorted mini cards... They are cute and festive and love all the pretty details on them....
    Hope all is well and your Christmas is looking green and bright!

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  4. Lovely projects! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges. Marsha DT

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  5. Oh, my! What a great collection of Christmas cards with each one being so unique and so sweet! The background paper matches perfectly! Love the mittens, cupcake, and bear...so CUTE! Lovely bows and flowers, too!:-)

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  6. adorable Karen, magnifiques créations, pleines de charme, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

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  7. These are so incredibly sweet Karen! Each one is so darn cute and all the details are so fabulous! You don't miss a thing! LOVE these! It is sure to cheer anyone!
    I hope you are doing well and getting thing done for Christmas. I can't believe it's only 3 weeks away! Before we know it, we will be cheering on the New Year!
    Have a super day my friend!
    Sherrie K

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  8. Wonderful trio of cards- love all of the fab details you added. From the mittens to the cupcake with the lovely design in the frosting + holly to the fab bow on the third- beautiful work! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stamps!

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  9. Gorgeous selection of cards Karen. They are all adorable and I love the softness of the colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  10. !!OMG!!.........Karen they are absolutely stunning cards the mittens are sooo cute! along with the other embellishments such beautiful layouts as always and finished to perfection so adorable xx

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  11. Lovely cards and such a wonderful cause! I just love the sweet little mittens on your card with the adorable tag! The cupcake is simply delicious with that swirly frosting and loaded with gems and the cute little cocoa bear is my absolute favorite! I just adore all of the little gems you added and the gorgeous ribbon on each card! Each of these are so fabulous and all of the papers are beautiful!

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  12. beautiful, adorable mini cards.. wow love these
    thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    Tina
    sweetie dt

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  13. Lovely trio of cards - full of bling and glitter! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  14. These cards are so adorable. Everything about them just works so well together. Thank you for sharing them with us at Christmas Card Challenges this week.

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  15. You have three darling mini cards here! Thanks for sharing them with us at 52{C}CT! :)

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  16. They are all so pretty!!! Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations.
    - Sandy, DT Sweetie

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  17. great cards thank you for joining us at TTPH

    Jacqui DT

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  18. Hi Karen! Your little cards are so ADORABLE! Love them all! So many gorgeous details. You had fun with these, I bet ;) xxx

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  19. Fabulous cards. Thanks for joining us over at TTPH.

    DT Pam

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  20. Totally adorable!
    Thanks for playing along at Winter Wonderland this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  21. Those are such adorable cards! I LOVE the extra goodness of those gems... they make each card "pop"! All those pretty bows with the roses in the center are just beautiful... I always look forward to seeing what amazing projects you have up your craft room sleeve! :)

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  22. Stunning mini cards - fabulous papers and your attention to the little details, even on these minis, is sublime! TFS

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  23. Such a gorgeous selection of cards Karen, I am trying to pick a favourite but cannot as I love them all. Your designs are wonderful with such beautiful papers and amazing detailing too.
    I hope your week has been a good one and that have a fabulous weekend, my kind and talented friend.
    hugs Sue xx

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  24. LOvely work......really lovely.

    Fiona DT
    TTPH

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  25. Karen I love these!!! They are sooooo CUTE. I can't decide which one is my favorite! I have to get that bear file! The mittens are simply adorable and the cupcake is just so sweet! The crinkle ribbon just adds the perfect touch :) I hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

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  26. What a wonderful project. This is totally awesome, I love the choice of colors and designs. This inspires me to make my own cards for my Christmas wishes for family this year. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  27. Hi Karen,
    They are all ADORABLE!! Don't you just love how the mini cards are always so cute!
    The ting tags are just Precious! The sentiments are so SWEET! Love that you added the gorgeous ribbons! The mittens might just fit me, Super cute! The cupcake is so sweet & yummy!
    The yummy cocoa bear is one of my favorite KBD files! It is just ADORABLE!!
    You know that there should be a love button somewhere here....because I absolutely love them!!
    As much as I love you my angelic friend!
    Sending you TONS of my love, hugs, smiles and extra love
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    your angelic friend
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  28. Great cards. Love the different designs, so adorable. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges. JoAnn, DT

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  29. Wow, really beautiful cards! Love the colors and design :) Thanks for joining Through The Purple Haze, good luck
    Lisbeth, DT

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  30. These are absolutely adorable, Karen! The images you used are perfect, that bear is so cute! The ribbons you used look so pretty and I love how you added different sentiments! Hope you have a great day! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  31. Oh my goodness, these are soooooo darling! I'm running behind this week, but wanted to let you know that I'm so glad you shared this lovely project with us at 613 Avenue Create!

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