Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I Heard the Bells

One of my favorite Christmas Carols is "I Heard the Bells."  I love Michael Burgess' version.  I got my inspiration for this project from the Lil' Messages Vellum Holiday Cheer Messages by American Traditional Designs.  I had saved a sketch from Create With Connie & Mary challenge#178 and didn't have time to do the project.  So here it is anyways. 
I cut the card at 6 1/2" x 5" from the Soda Pop Recollections cardstock.  The red mat is cut at 5 1/2" x 4" and is from The Paper Company Starburst Translucent red line.  All patterned papers are from Recollections Bright and Jolly paperstack.  This is an amazing stack filled with a lot of cute, child like designs.  And I love the colors.  There is something in it for everything!  The small strip on the side is cut at 6 1/4" x 1 1/2".  The green strip is cut at 6" x 2". 
I used my Cricut Sweethearts cartridge for the bell.  The bell is cut at 3" from silver cardstock from Bazzill.  I added a red bow to the top instead of using the bow cut for this bell. 
I also added 3 red blings!!!
I entered this card in the following challenges:
The Paper Variety: Inspiration by a Christmas song, title or lyric
Whimsical Wednesday:  Add glitter, bling or something shiny
Cooking with the Cricut#63: Sounds of the Season
Cardz TV Challenge #97:  A carolling we'll go
Cardz TV Design Team Challenge #2:  Crafty Christmas
More Than Favors Christmas Challenge



17 comments:

  1. Your card is beautiful and this is another beautiful song that I have not thought of in a long time - thanks for the reminder and thanks for playing along with us at CCC!

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  2. This is just lovely. So simple and yet so elegant. I love your paper and colour choices, and your bow holding the bells is perfect. What a wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CWC! :)
    Nita
    www.niftynitanotes.blogspot.com

    P.S. I'm a new follower. :)

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  3. This is just so pretty. I love this verse by Longfellow. Your card is wonderful with just the perfect detail.
    Thanks for joining Cooking With Cricut.
    Charlotte

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  4. Very pretty! I love the metalic bells and gems. The poem is beautiful! THanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

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  5. Great job with your BEAUTIFUL card,I LOVE it!,Thank you so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

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  6. A lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking With Cricut

    Hugs,
    Michelle

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  7. What a beautiful card!! Love the bells!! Thank you for joining our Cardz TV Crafty Christmas Challenge!!!! :)

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  8. Lovely job! Thank you for joining in and sharing your "craftiness" with us at Cardz TV Stamps

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  9. Such a pretty and elegant card! I love your blog too, so festive! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking with Cricut!
    Heather :)

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  10. Beautiful card and papers. Thank you for joining us at CardzTV Crafty Christmas Challenge. Merry Christmas.

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  11. I love the bells! This is a lovely card. Thanks for joining our crafty Christmas challenge at Cardz Tv.

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  12. your card is pretty i too like the bells and that you added the verse to the front. thanks for sharing with us at cardztv and WW :)

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  13. I love that song! Your card is beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking with Cricut :)

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  14. simply lovely, great interpretation of the theme!
    Thanks for sharing!
    -Kemma, CookingWithCricut Design Team
    mykemmacards.blogspot.com

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  15. Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing at Cooking with Cricut.
    Hugs,

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  16. Pretty card! I love that you shared part of the song, too. Thanks so much for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

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