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Friday, November 4, 2011

Countdown to Christmas - Project #5
Polar Party NAPR Card

Good morning and welcome to week 5 of Countdown to Christmas with Sandi & Friends! 

You don't have to have many layers to a card to make it special, cute or beautiful!  This week's projects is Sandi's NAPR idea (No Added Posted Required).  No dimensionals are used in my sample, nothing with added weight (such as Filigree Brads or Clear Brads which you may guess is one of my favorite ways to add "bling" to a project).

Instead, this week, I use the new Dazzling Details to give this otherwise "flat" card some "shine", and also use Nothern Flurry Textured Impressions Folder to add texture.



This card again features the fun Polar Party stamp set and the masking technique was used again to show the little penquins playing in front of the holiday trees :D

You may not be able to tell well from the picture, but the Dazzling Details is added at the bottom of them, the snowy edge, but also to their hats and scarves, as wel as the decorations on the trees.  Just love this stuff!

Hope you have a great week! Enjoy :D


Just a mention of Blog Candy to come…..make sure to leave a comment on my blog and those of the other Artists and you will have a chance for lot’s of Blog Candy….start leaving comments today and we’ll be drawing from all the Friday Countdown Comments for some fabulous Blog Candy at the end of the Countdown.  

Each of the design team members are offering blog candy…so that is 7 chances to win!  Be sure to send in your comments on Countdown to Christmas Fridays :D.  Picture to come……

OTHER IDEAS
If youwanted to step-up this card, where extra postage may then be required (LOL), you could trim this card and mat just the card front on a piece of Cherry Cobbler paper.  Then add dimension by added a few cut out snowflakes or die-cut snowflakes with a rhinestone center!

If you haven't already, sign up for the Countdown to Christmas newsletter in the upper right sidebar to get the free tutorial for this week's  project!


If you have a moment and want more holiday inspiration,
please visit the design team!

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
DESIGN ARTISTS 
RETURNING Team Members:
Lee Conrey - Florida, U.S.A. website
CaroleAnne Sluchinski - Alberta, Canada website
Sandi MacIver - Oregon, U.S.A. website

NEW Team Members:
Shelagh Freemantle - British Columbia, Canada website
Linda Geater - New South Wales - Australia website

Kate Creasey - Washington, U.S.A. website
Heather Wright-Porto - New York, U.S.A. website (ME)

Happy stamping!
Heather Wright-Porto
http://www.blogsbyheather.com/
http://www.handstampedbyheather.com/

21 comments:

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

Super DUPER Cute Heather
I love this cut little set
great card my friend

Mary Caci said...

This looks like a simple card but is soooooooooooo cute. I have enjoyed all of your projects so far. Thanks.

sandi maciver said...

oh how cute, love it, and a great idea to showcase it turned the other way, and gotta love NAPR! hahah....
Feel better soon girlfriend

Lisa Cody said...

Very cute and sweet, LOVE the penguins...one of my faves!!!

DawnKathleen said...

I am so lovin' this card. You did an awesome job! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Pat P. said...

Love the card, also the set. I like the idea of a more simple card when making a bunch for the holidays. Thanks so much

Shelagh Freemantle said...

Very Cute!!! Love the little "critters"...fun is being had. Take care of yourself and get better. Hugs Shelagh.

Anonymous said...

Cute card, and penguins are definitely in season! lol Since I mail all my cards, I really appreciate the NAPR ones. I'm glad they've come out in thinner ribbons this year. Even just a knot of the bigger twill ones, costs an extra stamp!
=) Gail

Sharon Steinwand said...

So cute! The happy little penguins make me want to dance! Love seeing what you do with the designs!

Mum of 4 said...

Super cute! Love that it doesn't require extra postage!

JKB said...

I really like that the card is NAPR and so cut, to boot! The embossing adds a great dimension tot he card.

Kathy Mc said...

What a clever design ~ looks darling. Hmm, masking ~ not so sure I'd get that involved when mass producing but love it is NAPR. Great job, Heather!

Kate Creasey said...

Heather, this is so cute, I love snowmen and you really made this one special.
Kate

lisa808 said...

Oh so cute!

Lynda said...

Adorable...and perfect for Christmas mailing! TFS

Brenda H. said...

'Love this card...'so adorable! I really enjoy your blog...'thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Mary Campbell said...

A simple but cute card. This would be great to do with children. Thanks for sharing. Mary

transfirstteach said...

Cute card and I love the stamp set. The embossing is perfect. Love your Christmas countdown.

Teri said...

Very cute!

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Heather! What an adorable card you have made! Love the ef for texture and how the snow blends in with the stamped image. So cute!

Reyne Beatmann said...

I love the dazzling glimmer too