9.21.2012

Paper Craft 12 Blogs of Christmas Hop

Hello and welcome to Paper Craft's 12 Blogs of Christmas blog hop! You should've come on over from Meredith MacRitchie's blog - if not, you might want to start at the beginning - Paper Crafts Connection!
Today, twelve designers will be showing you projects using a sentiment from Paper Crafts free downloadable sentiments (you can find them HERE).
Of course, there are prizes involved!  Paper Crafts has generously offered up one commenter on every blog a copy of the new magazine!


I would also like to seize the moment and also giveaway a prize - however, to be quite honest, I don't even know what it is yet due to my lack of time to prepare anything, but I promise you it will be nice little packet of goodies! ;)

So a quick little note before the card - I don't usually 'do' this kind of thing, but again, I'm seizing the moment!
I just wanted to let you know that being a part of a Paper Crafts blog hop has always been a little dream of mine. I was a little sad starting college without having this dream come true, because I knew then that my papercrafting and blogging time would be cut severely on this new endeavor, and I figured my chance was gone.
However, God has been SO incredibly good to me - I didn't even ask and He fulfilled my wish! What a sweet, adorable God to know and fulfill my little wishes, which I didn't ask for, much less deserve!
So basically this little shout-out is due to me wanting to give back the honor to Him who rightly deserves it - and the one whose birthday we celebrate in this magazine! :) Deo gratias!

Now on to the card!
I'll admit, between volleyball and studying, I didn't have a whole lot of time to make something - I actually quickly put this card together just the other night, so I hope you'll forgive me if you think it under par! :)


Love the new Hero Arts Aspen Festive Ornaments stamp - as soon as I saw those adorable nutcrackers, I had to pick this stamp up!


Now for the entire list of designers;


1.       Chan Vuong
2.       Angeline Yong Jeet Leen
3.       Heather Campbell
4.       Kalyn Kepner
5.       Lorena Cantó Lavería
6.       Cristina Kowalczyk
7.       Amy Wanford
8.       Vanessa Menhorn
9.       Latisha Yoast
10.   Jocelyn Olson
12.   Clare Prezzia <----- you are here!

Last stop is Paper Crafts Connection, where you'll have a chance to win even more prizes! 
You have until Tuesday, September 25th at midnight (EST) to enter!
Thank you SO much for stopping today and I hope you enjoyed your visit! God bless!



92 comments:

  1. I am a big fan of the little things in life and ya for you.God is good and what fun for you to be a part of this fun blog hop.Fun nut craker card!

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  2. Ohmygosh that nutcracker! It's my favorite part about Christmas. I love it!

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  3. I think your design is great! Thanks for being part of the hop - I have enjoyed all of it!

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  4. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  5. Yay! So glad you were part of this blog hop! It's life's little blessings that mean so much. Love your festive card!

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  6. Congrats on being a part of the PC blog hop! God is so good! And you card is so cute! That stamp is adorable!

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  7. Congratulations on achieving one of your wishes. Your card shows that they picked the right person. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Nutcrackers! What a delightful card.

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  9. I love nutcrackers- that is a great stamp I will have to add to my collection!

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  10. Clare, your card is adorable! Love your design and the cute little nutcracker! I'm so glad you dream came through:)

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  11. What a great card. I love that it's not all frilly and girlie but can actually be used for a guy Christmas card. That being said, I love that you bragged on God and how wonderful He is. He does provide us what we need and even sometimes throws in a little surprise doesn't He. I hope you have a blessed day! I know you have already been a blessing to me by giving Him the glory.

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  12. Woohoo! You've MADE it, Claire! So happy to see your name on the list! In fact, yours is my first hop since I just want to congratulate you so much! Way to go, girl! Now you know you have that special "something"!!Well, onto the card, I just adore the soft looks and Sweet design. You have that touch!! Celebrate is the word!!!!

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  13. What a fun card. I love the little nutcracker. Wonderful!

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  14. Love your nutcracker !

    Thank you for the opportunity !

    MArgaret C

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  15. I never even noticed that nutcracker in that set! LOL Love this card! And I am so happy that God grant you your wish, love that you gave him the glory!

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  16. Happy this worked out for you, Clare. We have lots of nutcrackers like that around here (Germany).

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  17. Such a cute card--it has a wonderful rustic feel to it! The nutcracker is so cute--great job!! Thanks so much!!

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  18. Totally cute! I love those buttons!

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  19. Not under par at all! It's gorgeous!!

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  20. Such a sweet, homey,and kinda rustic card, Clare! Isn't it wonderful, how much our God shows His love for us when we trust and believe! I am blessed by your being part of this hop today, too!

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  21. Lovin' on the nutcracker! :) Cute card!

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  22. Love the Nutcracker. Very cute card.

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  23. I am a huge fan of nutcrackers, so I thought this card was cute! :)

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  24. I don't think your card is under par at all. The little nutcracker stamp is just adorable. Sometimes when we least expect it God sends us awesome surprises. Thanks for sharing and good luck in volleyball and school.

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  25. Nutcracker! Love it, and the neutral background rocks.

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  26. What a fun stamp! That nutcracker is adorable!

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  27. love the muted colors you chose for this card! laura j

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  28. The card doesn't look like it was thrown together at the last minute. It is very cute. Who would have thought of buttons as part of a barbell. Great job.

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  29. Love the simplicity of your card! The colors are so beautiful!

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  30. Very nice card! So glad you were able to take part in this Christmas Card Hop. Keep studying!

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  31. Love the design with the nutcracker,lovely card!!

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  32. Congrats on getting your PC blog hope wish crossed off your list! This is a great card -- love how you adapted the banner sentiment.

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  33. Awesome card--love the Hero Arts die banner, too--or is that Simon Says? Anyway, thank you for sharing!

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  34. Your card came out great. Like the use of the colors on it.

    Carla from Utah

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  35. Love this idea for the guys on my christmas card list !!!

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  36. Super cute nutcracker. Great card!

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  37. Super cute nutcracker. Great card!

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  38. Oh my gosh I love the older look of this card and it being on kraft! What a wonderful card! Thanks!
    Lisa

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  39. God IS GREAT!!! and HE does make our dreams come true! So keep on studying--and your card is so fun--love it!

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  40. so nice to see your strong faith...it will take you far. Wonderful cute nutcracker card. Love all the stitching and the button detail.

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  41. I like the rustic look of this card! :)

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  42. Super cute card!! Love the CAS design and the cool image. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win. Hugs, Joan

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  43. Clare, your card is so much fun! I love the details, from the stitching to the threaded buttons!

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  44. great holiday card for a guy, with the colors. thanks for sharing.

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  45. a super cute little card Clare. So glad your wish has been fulfilled. God Bless

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  46. Great nutcracker card--I like the banner.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  47. Great card! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  48. How cute is your little nutcracker...I like the pearls you added.

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  49. What a great design! Love the twine and buttons! Mahalo for sharing. Holiday Blessings.

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  50. So happy you were able to be part of this Blog Hop and fulfill one of your dreams. Love your card and the sentiment fits perfectly in your design.

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  51. The nutcracker is a wonderful central part of this card!

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  52. Too cute! Love that nutcracker!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  53. I love it Clare!! Nothing under par about this design :) Kraft is so pretty for Christmas cards...I especially love it with subtle greens and reds like you've used. Great design

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  54. Nice Nutcracker is just adorable!!
    TFS

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  55. It's a lovely cards, cool, crisp and elegant. Love that nutcracker. Hope school and volleyball are going well. Take time to have some fun too.

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  56. Sometimes the greatest little card can be made in the least amount of time! I love it Clare! Good luck with all you do!! You do deserve it by the way!!!

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  57. Yay! So happy you got to be on the blog hop! Love your card!
    It's been a pleasure to be a part of this fantastic hop with you!
    Hugs!
    Aimes
    x

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  58. I can’t resist nutcrackers! Glad you had time to share your card with us!

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  59. defiantly up to par.. so cute. I love the stitching.

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  60. I love the nutcracker. Such a cute idea.

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  61. Love this sweet card, Clare! The way you made the banner is fabulous.

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  62. Great card! Love how you used the buttons on the sides of your nutcracker. Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  63. Love that this is not the usual colors of christmas.

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  64. This is a very cute card! How great is God!

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  65. This is a super sweet card - love it! Congratulations on getting published! <3

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  66. Nice traditional look. I like the way you did the banner, too.

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  67. Great card! Love the stitching and that cute nut cracker!
    DeniseB

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  68. Cute card and I love all the detail!

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  69. No, your card is perfect! I love it! And congrats :)

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  70. God is great! I love the little nutcracker you used and the button treatment.

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  71. I'm so sad this is the last stop on the hop! All the cards are great. i love the nut cracker!

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  72. My husband collects nutcrackers and this would be a great card for him! Adorable!

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  73. Nice card, you have to love the nutcracker. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. I too love nutcrackers and your card is so simple and cute. We do have a large and in-charge God!

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  75. This is awesome and I'd never know it was put together last-minute if you didn't tell me!

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  76. The perfect sentiment to go with that image and I love those cool buttons!

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  77. Love the muted colors and how the sentiment pops.

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  78. Can't have Christmas cheer without a nutcracker! Thanks for sharing!

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  79. Sweet stitching! The sentiment looks awesome!

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