Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Everything ABC Blog-Hop Letter Z

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hope       

For this hop we will be featuring the letter "Z" This may be the name
of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter
 has chosen as their "Z" element will be featured in their post.  
If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning 
If you came from Anita Autore - Cards & Coffee then you're on the right track!"

For my "Z"  I chose the "zip-strip". Each of the CTMH B&T papers have a matching 1/2 inch strip of paper on the one side of the 12X12 paper that can be cut off and used to trim a layout or card.  The reverse side of the patterned "Zip-strip" is white and provides a list of matching colors for that particular paper pack. I had the blog close to complete with the picture posted and the paper packs showing the zip-strips when I reallized I had NOT  used the zip strip, but simply cut a strip of the paper. Ohhh Nooooo!!!!!  So back to my Crafty Happy Studio to create a card using the zip-strip!  I'm looking for the zip-strips I could use to make a card, cleaning off the work area, and decided to make a Christmas card with the Yuletime paper.  It has a zip-strip with the words "Season's Greetings", "Merry Christmas", and "Joyous Noel".  I was ready to cut my card using Artfully Yours and DING...DING... DING....  The bells went off and the brain engaged ----
I ALREADY did have my "Z" - it was a Z-fold card! LOL

I used the new Hopscotch paper pack X7194B, Extra Thick Twine - Flaxen z3036, Puffies - Junebug Z3038, Silver Shimmer Trim Z1799Teal Shimmer Trim Z1918, Teal Glitter Paper Z1991, Brown and Tan Glitter Paper Z1830, I also added the Bitty Sparkles Z1263 to the center of the teal Puffie flowers.  The card and wreath were both cut using Artfully Sent Z3017 page 34

Using Artfully sent, these cards are so very fast and easy to create.  I place a light colored cardstock circle inside the card to write a message or stamp a sentiment.  I also like to ink all edges.

The start of the blog-hop is Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy.
In case you get lost along the way  Linda's blog has a complete list of participants! 
Hope you enjoyed all the "Z" inspired fabulous art.  
Plan to join us in  the new year as  we start the "Everything ABC's again with letter "A". 
 Here's a link to the 2015 ABC Hop Schedule

Wishing you ALL
 A Joyous Noel and 
a Happy, Happy New Year!


  1. I really like both your cards! They turned out fabulously.

  2. Great cards! I hate it when I think I am done and realize I am not! However I love the cards and the realization that you already had a z without the zip strip!

  3. Oh I love them both, especially the blue one!

  4. Pretty cards - love the sparkle
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