Thursday, December 9, 2010

Merry Christmas Punch Through Card and Unique Tampon Angel.... What???


{Edited Note: This card made DeNami Fabulous Three Spotlight Winner}...Happy Dance! :-)

I am back with another Christmas Card.  I came up short this year, so I am making a few before the movers come and pack my crafty things away for a few months. I know you are wanting to know about my subject line you will see..{wink}

I got some new DeNami goodies and I decided to ink those up.  My inspiration actually came from flipping through my old pictures of my own cards.  These pictures and cards go way back long before I even thought about a blog. I used to take just quick shots so if I wanted to recreate something I had a copy.  The pics are terrible and weren't really meant to be shared. Anyway, making the bottle cap card for the new Wilson Designs release got my wheels turning about the bottle cap cards I use to make calling a "Pop through" I don't know if there is a name for it, but that is what I called it since my bottle cap would pop through the top. So I decided to use that same concept with this card because the DeNami circle stamps work perfect with circle punches. (just no bottle cap :-) )
It's not off center...just hard to photograph
with the card open.
Here is a close up of the inside...

So, here is my inspiration from my old photos. It's a Halloween Card I made for a little girl! 
Don't judge me please. It was several years ago when I did this just for family and friends and I had very little supplies! :-)   I've made other "pop through" cards where I stamped the image on the inside, and I thought a "pop through" would be a fun way to make this Christmas Card. 

I am going to play along with the DeNami Product Challenge - Punches, Simon Says Stamp - Show A Holiday Greeting, Totally Paper Crafts - Christmas Punches, Sweet Stampin Challenge - Make  your own Backing Paper

Something I ran across today just cracked me up...angel ornaments out of Tampons. You can check it out here. I just have one question, was someone really sitting there looking at a box of tampons and thinking hmm, those would make some fine ornaments for the tree! REALLY? I will say it was pretty clever!  There are complete instructions if your little hearts desire to try this. If you do, please email or leave a comment with your link. I would LOVE to see it! 
I hope your day is Merry and Bright!
Stamps:  All DeNami Designs
Paper: CS: Stampin'  UP!
Ink: Momento: Tuxedo Black, Stampin' UP!: Craft White, Handsome Hunter
Other: Punches: 1 3/4 circle, snowflakes: MS


Paulina said...

Tammy, this card is so festive and fun! I love this color combo, and I love the peek through look!

I must say, your cards have improved so much! Your Halloween card is darling, but I am loving the style you have been doing lately!

So happy you could join us for the last DeNami challenge of 2010!

Stressed Stamper said...

Yr cards have improved - stunning...tree decorations out of tampax OMG...its just not right...soooooo not right....or am I been too british...
Thanks for joining in at TPC this week - Good Luck
Sarah - Stressed Stamper x

Diane Jaquay said...

Love your card Tammy, the peek a boo window is so cute! And I got a huge laugh from that tampon angel (and I thought I'd seen it all, ha!)

Karen B. said...

Well, your title certainly drew me in...Your card is so festive and fun and I really enjoy seeing peoples old cards.

Michele Gross said...

Hahahahaa, Now I've seen everything!!
Did you know tampon is french for stamp? Seriously!! :D

Mona Pendleton said...

Cute cards Tammy & that tampon angel is darling! :) TFS

CraftyC said...

Beautiful cards and a lovely decoration. Thanks for taking part in this weeks Sweet Stampin Challenge!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Apologies for being so late coming by! Thank you for playing along with Sweet Stampin last week and thank you for the headsup on angel tampons. I'm just gonna have to go to your link now and check them out!!!! Warmest wishes, Lesley

jetsfan88 said...

Your snowflake card is beautiful. I love the snowflake punches. Thank you for sharing your work.

Amy Schumacher said...

Fabulous cards!! Love the punch-throughs. Oh, and that angel? Hilarious!! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Tammyyy! Congrats on winning the DeNami Challenge for this card. You totally deserve it, girl! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Well, now, THERE'S a conversation starter, eh? Tampon angels! WHat won't people think of next!

Love your peek-a-boo Christmas card, too.