Saturday, October 1, 2011

Christmas Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to my Blog.   If this is your first time on my blog, I am Patricia, and I am the owner of both MDN Creates the blog, as well as the papery business. I have been creating scrapbooks, greeting cards, journals, and other paper crafts for over 10 years.  This is my third year having this blog, and my second year having this business.   Enough about me.

I am a participate of a Christmas Blog Hop, sponsored by the Card-a-day Blog.  In case you are not familiar with the blog, Card a day vows to give you cards of inspiration, meaning if you are stuck on what to make, you can turn to this blog, and find a card that can help give you ideas of what kind to make.   There are so many cards out there in cyberland, until it can be confusing, and The Card-a-Day blog can help bring confusion into clarification.  Other people participating are:

Adele Robbetze from nogardscreativecave
Christine Patton from Creative Genie-ous
Cindy Foster from Cindy's Creations
Cindy Pointe from The Creative Pointe
Janet White from Stamping At The White House
Kelly George from Sassy Scrapper Studio
Michelle Hessler from Paperthreads
Patricia Logan from MDN Creates-You are Here!
Shelley Bordeleau from Gardens Crafts 'n' More
Tina Campbell from Tina's Scrap Corner
Vicki Schram from Paper Squirrel
Back to the Card a Day Blog to see who won the challenge 

For the blog hop, I have made a sort of quick card.   This card is simple to make, and it is worthy of any theme,not just Christmas. The recipe for this card is:

  • Drk. green cardstock
  • Light green cardstock
  • Christmas patterned paper (I used on with Christmas lights and ferns, from a old Christmas stack I have not used.)
  • Tan cardstock to make the snowflake
  • Tattered Angels Glam (I used Organic Garden (green), and Rocking on Sunshine (Yellow)
  • Cricut cartridge (I used "When It's Cold Outside a 2009-2010 seasonal Cartridge).  Note:  If you do not have a Cricut, you can use any die cutting or electronic die cutting machine.
I do not measure, so the best way for me to tell you how big to make this card, is to cut in half on the long side of the 8 1/2 x11 sheet of cardstock.    fold in half, and with the glam colored closest to the shade of you card blank, paint it on.   To dry quickly, use a heating gun, or if you do not have one, a hair dryer.  Set aside.   Next, cut a piece of cardstock a shade or two lighter than the first.   I would have to say that for this card, I cut about 2" on all sides, but I usually cut about an inch or so for the mat.   Take the same color glam to paint this piece as well.  note:  sometimes the paper will start to curl up.   That is to be expected and once the heat is off the paper, it should straighten out itself.  If not, set it in between pages in a book to help flatten it out.
Next, cut out your die cut.  The snowflake was cut at 4".    Paint the die cut with the second Glam.
Once you get everything dried, start assembling the card, with the solid piece on top of the card blank, the pattern piece on top of the first mat.   Sentiment is optional.

I do have Blog Candy to send out, but it is a surprise, but it will be good.    You do need to be a follower in order to win the blog candy, but you can comment at anytime.   I will draw after the blog hop, so please use your first name, email address.   Website address is optional, unless you want to follow you.   I love following people.

Well the next person to stop on the Christmas hop is Shelley from Gardens Crafts 'n' More.   Have Fun and God Bless.


  1. Very pretty card, Shelley. Great idea when making lots of cards or when you need something in a hurry! :) Thanks!!

  2. Oh, my gosh! Guess I lost track of where I was, Patricia!! So sorry..... :(

  3. this is a very pretty card. I am a new follower.

  4. Nice looking card Tricia, I'll have to look into some of this glam that you painted on it gave the card a nice shine. TFS

  5. Very pretty card..thanks!
    Diana B.
    mogardener47 at gmail dot com

  6. Beautiful card. I love the snowflake. Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. Love the snowflake on the green background.

  8. Lovely card. I love seeing something new! I'm a follower

    Smiles Sher


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