Saturday, July 21, 2018


Hello everyone: Well, I finally was able to finish my TWOFER CARD CHALLENGE cards, it took a bit of figuring it out and finding time to put my thinking cap to come up with a good idea for this fun challenge, I'm telling you, Darnell and the rest of the gals really make you use your noodle in the most productive way to create two completely different cards, for two different occasions, using the same stamps, dies or punches, here are my two cards together and then, I will show you individual pictures explaining what I used to create them.

I had a few stamp sets chosen before I settled with this one called "Happy Hour" (SU retired 2012-2013), I really love the festive look of these glasses, they give you a lot of possibilities for different occasions.  I wanted to use them in their conventional way and then, try to make them look like something other than glasses so, this is what I came up with, a Birthday card and a Christmas card using the same images.

This is my first card, the pattern papers are from an old stash, I just stamped the images on Whisper White scraps with distress inks, fussy cut them and paste them on a piece of Vellum, I didn't want to cover the pretty gold polka-dot paper with cardstock. The ribbon is from my stash, the sentiment is from this cute set and I stamped it on a banner die cut from Spellbinders.


This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is from a retired SU set called "Whimsical Words", the Martini glass from the set.


This is my second card.

I stamped the same images and also fussy cut them and turned them into Christmas Ornaments, the round ornament was stamped twice to get the circle, I added some gold glitter paper to them and "hung" them on a couple of Pine Branches cut with the dies from the retired SU set called "Pretty Pines", the bow and holy are also cut with this die set.
I added a few Rhine Stones for a bit of festive bling and a sentiment from a Power Poppy set called Cozy Cupfuls.


This is how the INSIDE of my second card looks like.

I punched the panel with an old Friskas punch, the sentiment and pine cone branch are from a Power Poppy set called Merry Littles.

I want to enter this card to the following challenge.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express,
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Darnell said...

You are so clever, Maria! You should patent this idea because you know someone is going to see this, run off and make a bazillion bucks selling ornaments made from stemware! I love your first conventional birthday card! Three festive and colorful glasses surrounded by lots of interest with the gold polka-dotty paper, the gold bling, the pretty pp, and the banner sediment! Great idea to use velum so the gold dots can show through!

I have to give you a high five for even imagining your glasses as ornaments, let alone doing such a great job of executing your idea! The evergreen branch and bow are perfect, as are the colors, and the insides of both cards, as always are outstanding! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and kind words and for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #7! Hugs, Darnell

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Absolutely brilliant! Not in a million years would I have thought of something like that! Two fantastic cards!!!

Anita in France said...

So clever, Maria ... what a fabulous and fun twofer! Your birthday card is bright, vibrant and wonderfully celebratory ... and what a brilliant use of those glasses for Christmas ornaments! There's something deliciously retro about the patterns and colours ... they're perfect hanging from the delicate pine bough! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Viv said...

Two really beautiful cards here Maria, you finish the insides off so well too mf. Well done again ;) hugs Viv xx

Sonny P. said...

So clever and so colorful ! I don`t know which card is my favorite so I will take two, please !

Jacquie Southas said...

LOVE the glasses turned upside down and made into ornaments! Super clever and fun!

Leslie Miller said...

Amazing! You're so creative and always so clever with this challenge. I never would have thought of this, but LOVE the idea! Those glasses make such cute ornaments! I haven't checked the challenge winners yet, but this is a winner in my book!

Aileen said...

Maria these cards are brilliant, I cant believe you thought to use those glasses as Christmas decorations, you are so very clever. amazing job, wonderful cards.