Friday, October 17, 2014

May Arts:: Christmas Card Hop

May Arts is getting into the Christmas Spirit with a Handmade Christmas Card Hop! I've got two cards to show you today, and both of them are clean and simple and easy for mailing.
I went a bit rustic with my first card, above. It features a length of 2.5" Cotton Blend with Vintage Inspired Print (468-25-15 Pinecones). I simply glued this to a stamped card base and tied it off with May Arts Burlap String in Natural and Dark Brown (SM10 and SM33).

My last card is a bright and fun greeting featuring a length of 1.5" Holiday Satin Cut-Out (459-31 Snowflakes). So shiny and pretty! Here I simply glued them onto a stamped card base as well and wrapped the card with 1/8" Black Silk Ribbon (SK10) tied in a bow.

As usual with May Arts Hops, not only is there amazing inspiration, but there is also a prize up for grabs! 2 prizes of 2 spools each (one each day) from the May Arts Christmas Section!

The line up from yesterday is as follows, with today's as well! Your next stop is Jennifer!

Virginia Fynes
Tracy McLennon
Rhea Weigand
Mary Brockway
Mallika Kejriwal
Lalo IK
Karen Hanson

Karen Baker
Jennifer Davey
Jenifer Cowles
Jen Shears
Gini Williams Cagle
Emily Lanham
Charlene Driggs


  1. Wow! Beautiful cards! I love the rustic look on your first card and the colors you chose for the second are fabulous!

  2. Wow! Beautiful cards! I love the rustic look on your first card and the colors you chose for the second are fabulous!

  3. Wow! It may be simple, but I am loving the pinecone card. Is so warm and cozy!

  4. the ribbons make an easy and beautiful card.
    Love the silver and black. the pine cones are so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. Love the color and the snowflakes are super Beautiful . love the added Ribbon and the sentiment is awesome. thanks for sharing.

  6. I love pink cards at the holidays....very pretty card!

  7. I like the pretty pinecones and the unconventional pink.

  8. BEAUTIFUL cards Karen!!!
    LOVE the elegant design of your sparkle & shine card - the pink, black & snowflakes POP!!!
    LOVE your rustic happy holidays card - the pinecone print looks FABULOUS, especially with the inky edges & string - I would LOVE to make cards like this to send my family & friends - THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION - I will definitely be searching out some of the printed ribbon for my Christmas card making :)

  9. Love the pine cones and thanks for your congrats on our project!

  10. Wow, Karen to say that first card is AMAZING would be an understatement. I absolutely love it.

  11. Wonderful cards. My fave is the rustic one.

  12. love the non-traditional colors of the pinK card so pretty

  13. Both cards are beautiful, but I love the last one best. The gorgeous snowflake trim looks so pretty against the pink and the added touch of black adds just the right touch!

  14. WOW! These are simply, gorgeous!!! Love!

  15. Great job, nice to see different colors. TFS.

  16. two beautiful cards but my favorite is the pine cones.
    stamping sue

  17. Beautiful cards! Those pinecones look amazing!!!

  18. Great cards! I love the pine cone card! I looked for it on the May Arts website, but they had no picture of it. I'm thinking you had to have colored it.

  19. These are just neat looking cards, very festive.