Friday, July 1, 2011

CSAYL: She's Krafty ~

She gets around, She's Krafty, She's always down...   LOL  I challenge you to get that song out of your head now! 

Good morning friends!  The challenge with Christmas Stampin All Year Long this week is to use kraft in your holiday card or creation.  We are sponsored by the fantastic Pink Cat Studio stamps again.  One lucky, random winner will get to choose 5 digi stamps!  Tons of cuteness to choose from too!

I decided to try a very clean and simple one layer card this go round.  Every Christmas, I end up spending so much money mailing all my cards!  Once you slap on a bow, knot a ribbon, add some dimensionals, etc. your card cannot be sent through the normal machine, so it has to be sent parcel post and usually costs about $2.  Also, I realize that a lot of my family and friends won't keep these cards that generally take me about 2 hours to make.  *Light bulb moment*  I'll print the image straight onto cardstock, color with pencils (no bleed through from my beloved Copics), a sentiment, a frame and a couple little embellishments and I'll be able to send these babies in the regular mail!  WooHoo!

Only one problem...my printer didn't agree with kraft cardstock.  Ugh.  I nearly threw the thing out the window!!  A 10 minute card quickly turned into another 2 hour card just because of the battle of printer vs. Alyssa.  I outsmarted it though!  Ha Ha!  So glad I did too!  This may just be one of my quickie holiday cards this year!  Meet Friendly Snowman
The snow is Polar White Flower Soft.  The pearls may be a little big for the mail, so for mass production, he may just get some Stickles or black glaze pen. 
Along with all the fabulous samples from the CSAYL design team this week, we are lucky enough to be joined by not 1 but 2! guest designers.  Please stop by Fabiola's and Joyce's blogs to see their wonderful cards!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  :o) lyss

6 comments:

Kerry Steger said...

Wonderful card Alyssa - I love the clean and simple yet effective look to this card. The frame is the perfect finish!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

It's awesome! I love the lines you drew. I can totally copy this card too. Yipee!

Julie E said...

Oh, I like!!! This is so darn cute. Good luck with the printer if you decide to mass produce :>)

LeAnne said...

Super cute....my printer usually wins when I am trying with Kraft paper!

Gram's Treasures said...

Love the card! I had no idea that Kraft would be difficult to print on. Glad you persevered...it turned out great.
Joyce xx

Patty Chalas said...

Wonderful Card Alyssa!!
TFS
hugs,
Patty