Sep 26, 2011

SLEIGHBELLS RING...are YOU listenin'?

Hello, Farm Friends! It's hard to believe that in a few short months, we'll be twirling into Thanksgiving, caroling into Christmas, and putting some HEART in the HOLIDAYS! While we don't want to rush any of the magical times ahead (and maybe not rush that cold weather, either!), we know that it takes time and energy to get a head start on those Holiday cards!

Today marks day one of a FIVE-day PREVIEW EVENT at The Greeting Farm and we are thrilled to bring you our first sneak peek at a new CLEAR stamp set, simply titled "CLEAR CHRISTMAS!" Before we get to previews, we have a SUPER special October Guest Designer to announce today! Please welcome the amazingly sweet and talented LORI CRAIG to our TGF family this month! Lori's blog, "Make a Difference" is inspiring and from the heart, you'll definitely want to visit and we are over the moon that she is joining us this month. WELCOME. LORI!

I've been wanting to make a shaker card for so long and thought the sleigh was the perfect image for a candy shaker card, made from recycled Wacky Tape packaging.


The minute I saw the Parcel Post image in this set I knew I was going to make a tag (or two)...


I was a bit nervous about using clear stamps in UTEE, but the stamps came out unscathed and still stamp perfectly, kudos to the quality of these clear stamps!

Well, does that get you in the spirit, even though it's a little early? We hope so! Don't forget to check out the TGF BLOG today for MORE samples from the entire DT and a chance to WIN this set before it's released! What's more? We have a HUGE announcement coming on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st during our RELEASE day post and you will NOT want to miss this one...promise! Not only do we have a new release coming, a new Challenge Team coming October 1st...we have ONE more exciting announcement and it might just be our best one YET!

Thanks for stopping by today...I'll definitely be back with more in the next couple of days!

:Dx
Denice

22 comments:

Berenice R. said...

So nice card! Thanks for sharing :)

Kim Y. said...

Love the shaker and cool tag!!! so creative! Wonderful job!

GCLmom said...

Nice design of the card - love the use of bold colors contrasting with the tag.

Naomi said...

Oh, what a FABULOUS idea! I LOVE that idea to use old packaging to make a shaker card! You are BRILLIANT! Those tags are super cool, too, and the image is ADORABLE!!

Carol Meadows said...

I like the tag too! Nice card! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

Jenny V. said...

This is such a cool project. Love the treat shaker card!

CraftyDee said...

Such a yummy card!! And how clever to create your own tags :)

mousekemom said...

How did you do the tags...embossing powder, right? Just awesome! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

I love that card, what an awesome idea. And the image is so beautifully done. thank you for sharing the shaker card. Hummm I have to try that for sure. Hugs Cathy K

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...fantastic project!!! Love the tags!!!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

I LOVE this- I don't know what's cooler- the shaker cup or that AMAZING dog tag! I have GOT to learn how to do that!!!!

Pam Varnell said...

Totally adorable Denice. Love the candy!!!

Lillian Child said...

How fun is this card creation??!! My grandson would ADORE getting something so "sweet". GREAT coloring!

Pam said...

What a terrific card! I love the "dog tag" style of the tags and how you made them using UTEE!! And, I agree- the quality of TGF clear stamps is great (I adore my fairy stamps!)!! As always... GREAT JOB!!!

grandmabonnie said...

I didn't know about stamping in UTEE..that's awesome..i love learning new things...i'd have a tough time w/the shaker card and looks like candy..i'd probably eat it before i could use it. :)

Kim H said...

Love this card, using the packaging and making it a candy shaker is so cool. Thank you for sharing.

jengd said...

Wonderful card and GREAT tags- I've GOT to try that... I'm just too much of a chicken. :)

Annette said...

Awesome card...i love this new stamp...

Christina said...

Ok first sooooo not ready for christmas yet I am in serious denial its coming at all this year. @nd thank you so much for the Star wars joke today. It was good for a much needed laugh!

Becca Fabozzi said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I love the tags, you are sooo going to have to show me how to make those, they are amazing!!! Your work is stunning, as usual!

tracey said...

Oh my goodness Denice. Your shaker card is fab but I SO need to know how you made that dog tag!

Leanne said...

This is awesome Denise! Love the tags! ;)