Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Happy Holidays - Toothpick Challenge


I hope you are doing well. Life is a little busy right now (I just got home from a meeting at school), but I wanted to particpate in the toothpick challenge over on the Everything but the Kitchen Sink blog. I haven't designed our annual Christmas card yet. Yikes, I'm in trouble!

I've haven't participated in their challenges yet, but I thought this would be a fun one. We had to use at least 1 toothpick. A while back I used a toothpick on this card, but this time I used several! Actual bought a box today to replenish our kitchen supply. I saw what the team (Kelley, Winter, Kelly, Lynnette, & Courtney) produced for their samples and then I was intimidated. I couldn't figure out what I wanted to create. I had to think about it for a few days. I love my Silhouette, so I downloaded these new ornament designs and cut them out on some BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses paper (Thanks, Sarah!). I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to adhere each toothpick to the backs of the ornaments. I never get tired of kraft cardstock, so I used it here. I used a paper piercer and went around the perimeter of the cardstock.

My style is clean and simple, so I like what I created. Thanks for stopping by! Kelley, I'm thinking about you...

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Holiday Button Bits
Paper: Kraft & Certainly Celery (SU!), Eskimo Kisses (BasicGrey)
Ink: StazOn Jet Black
Tools: Silhouette, paper piercer, Modern Label Punch (SU!)
Other: linen thread (SU!), decorative pearls (Joy Crafts), foam tape, toothpicks, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

14 comments:

Lynnette said...

Wow, those ornaments are amazing. Great job!

~amy~ said...

okay this is incredibly creative and all I gotta say is:

winner..winner..chicken dinner.

You totally rocked that challenge!

Courtney Baker said...

UM WOW! That's all I can say. I'm so impressed. So creative... this rocks!

Thanks so much for playing with us!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

I saw this late last night and wanted to scream "WHOA" in my bed! But, I restrained myself and remembered to comment today! Love the textured background pattern you created on the ornaments!

Dana said...

Toothpick ornaments, how clever! Your card looks fantabulous, Anthonette!!

Iris Uy said...

Anthonette your creativity blows me away! You are one talented gal!

Jen Tapler said...

Are you serious!?!?! You're amazing girl!!!

~kelly marie~ said...

WOWZA! This is gorgeous! Just beautiful! I love it!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at EbtKS! :)

Winter said...

What a beautiful card! I LOVE it! Thanks for playing with us in the challenge Anthonette! :)

shelly said...

super cool card!

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! How fantastic is this!! I love the ornaments with the scrolly tops! I didn't even realize they were toothpicks, amazing!

Lea L. said...

What an awesome way to use the toothpicks!! The ornaments are fabulous! Great job with the EBTKS challenge!

♥Lea

Deirdre said...

Congrats on your win. Love your card.

Lydia said...

what a FABULOUS card love the cutting!