Monday, December 1, 2008

On the First Day of Christmas....

My true love gave to me, A partidge in a pear tree! You all know the song and I'm sorry for the fact that you may be singing it in your head all day. Today the fun starts over at Limelight. Actually it starts here with ME! I have a challenge for you today and a chance to win a great prize.
You are to create a card with a Bird and a Tree image. That's it, nice and simple. It doesn't even have to be a Christmas card (as you can see, I took a break from the Christmas theme). All you have to do is leave me a comment with a link to your creation and I will draw a name for the lucky winner. I will have one of my little guys pull the name out of a hat (they love to do this). And Everyone who plays will get their name in for the Grand Prize at the end of our 12 Days of Christmas (Mandy is doing the drawing for that). You have until Wednesday (12/3) to play and link your card for the prize drawing.

So wanna know what you are playing for? The lucky winner will get a Jumbo Get Rollin' from Clearsnap (you can stick acrylic stamps around this and create your own background to roll!)
I used my favorite Unity stamp kit, Giggle Grove, along with the sentiment from Hey Chick! on this card. Check out that paper, it is the very cool Core'dinations, Black Magic cardstock. This paper is so cool, especially if you dry emboss it and then give it a little rub with a sanding block. That's how I made the cool, pink, pin dots show through (I used the swiss dots embossing folder first, then sanded lightly).
If you can hang on a little longer here, I have one more thing to share with you-a quick little ribbon tutorial. I had a few people ask me a couple weeks ago, how I did this bow. It is called a tailored bow and it is very simple to do. Here is how I do it:
Step 1: Cut a piece of ribbon twice the length you want your finished bow to be. And then cut a second piece of ribbon just a bit longer than the width of the ribbon you are using.
Step 2: Apply glue dots to both ends on the backside of the longer ribbon piece.Step 3: Fold in the ends of the ribbon, so they meet in the middle. This is creating your loops. The next picture show the ribbon with both sides folded in.
Step 5: To finish the tailored bow, simply wrap the small cut piece of ribbon around the middle of the loops, attaching with glue dots.


Here is another view of the finished bow. As you can see, I used it on my card today. I just love putting these together and they give a great, clean look to any project! Thanks for hanging with me today. Don't forget to play along with my little challenge and the games all 12 Days with the rest of the Limelight DT!


Hugs, Lisa

24 comments:

  1. Sweet tutorial and awesome giveaway! Happy Monday!

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  2. Great card and thanks for the bow tutorial.
    hugs,

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  3. This is so cute. I love the swiss dot circles. TFS!

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  4. Thanks Lisa for letting me know that you posted this!! Very pretty card too! I think I will make a card for this cahllenge and try for the 12 days!!

    Patty

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  5. What a great card, Lisa! And an equally great challenge! Here is my card:
    http://linseyrickett.blogspot.com/2008/12/12-day-of-christmas-and-prizes-with.html. I can't wait for Lee's challenge tomorrow, yay! :) Thanks for the fun!

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  6. Okay Lise, here is mine:

    http://pepperspapercrafting-pepperrn.blogspot.com/

    What fun!!

    Patty

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  7. Fun tutorial! You make those bows look so easy! Love the pink and black card too!

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  8. I got my card done. It is here

    http://beckysorensens.blogspot.com/2008/12/first-day-of-christmas-at-limelight.html

    hugs,

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  9. Love your card! Another Great give a way!!
    Here's my card!!
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1147821?cat=500&ppuser=173393

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  10. Love your card..
    Here's mine..
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1147821?cat=500&ppuser=173393

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  11. Here's mine

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1147847?cat=500&ppuser=49592

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  12. Lisa your card is beautiful. Thanks for the fun challenge. Hope I am not to late. Here is my card.

    http://oldecountrycreations.blogspot.com

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  13. Gorgeous card Lisa!! Love the bow - so perfect for this card!!

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  14. Great tutorial, nice prize, and I sooo wish I would have popped over earlier so I could play along!! Well, there is always day 2, right - lol!!! Thanks for sharing Lisa! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  15. Great Challenge, card, and toot!!

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  16. Ohhh I love your card!!! I gotta try the sanding of the cardstock!!!

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  17. This looks fabulous! Great layout and bow, of course! And I love the pink dots!! :)

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  18. Here is mine, I didn't get it posted last night like I wanted...

    http://jillcoopersblog.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/on-the-1st-day-of-christmas/

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  19. Great tutorial, thanks! Love your sample, pink and black is such a winning combo. I had fun with this challenge, thanks for the idea! Here is my entry:

    http://glitterinmyhair.blogspot.com/2008/12/day-1-limelights-12-days-of-christmas.html

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  20. Love your card, here's mine: http://jennscrafts.blogspot.com/2008/12/1st-day-of-christmas-challenge.html

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  21. What a fun challenge! Here's my card:
    http://hearthugsdesigns.blogspot.com/2008/12/lisas-limelight-challenge.html

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  22. whew! just made it, here is my card, thanks for challenging our minds :)
    http://esaye5.blogspot.com/

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  23. ok so where did my message go?? oh well it's out in cyberspace I guess. Thanks for the challenge! and the tutorial :)

    http://esaye5.blogspot.com/

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Thanks so much for your kind and supportive words. I appreciate each of you taking the time to leave some love. Have a great day!