Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas Cabinet Card

I have missed out on the last two Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenges. I am squeezing this one in under the wire!  You must check out this challenge.  It is so fun if you are a Tim Holtz addict.  Tim and Mario have donated prizes for each of the challenges.  This particular challenge is also sponsored by The Inspiration Emporium.  The crew over there rocks.  Amazing customer service!
Without further ado here is my take on the Cabinet Card Pocket.
I have been in a Christmas mood and decided to use this worn cover as my base.  An adorable found relative is the base photo.  I tinted Santa's outfit and her coat, but you cant really tell since I piled on the ephemera.  I essentially tossed the Tim Holtz kitchen sink on here- remnant rubs, a mirrored star, pen nib, crinkle ribbon, industrious stickers, some paper ephemera, naturals ribbon in the red and cream, and the cabinet card itself.  
 
Do you see a little surprise on the top?
It's a secret Santa tag! Love these new holiday flashcards.  I have been dying to use one.  
Another Paula bow on the side and a token to add some fun.  I bound my inside pages using bakers twine. 
The light doesn't really do the color of the cover justice.  I used Barn Door, Tea Dye, and Walnut Stain Sprays.  I also added some Perfect Pearls mist to give it a gold shimmer. 

A few more closeups for you.






I hope you like it as much as I do! 
What have you been crafting?
Jess






26 comments:

  1. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!
    Wishes From A Broad
    Debbie

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  2. How lovely! Great idea attaching the cabinet card to the worn cover. I love all your little trinkets and the holiday flashcard is a treat. I was almost going to get some myself but changed my mind. A very festive creation. Thanks for joining the crafty mayhem over at Frilly and Funkie.

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    1. Thanks Nicole! The flashcards are great. A holiday must in my book. :)
      Jess

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  3. So glad you decided to join us for this challenge, Jess! Love your take on the Cabinet Card! The Found Relatives are absolutely darling and your use of the perfect embellishments sets it off perfectly! I also love the fact you used inside pages. So beautiful! Thanks again for joining us for this challenge!

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  4. Wow Jess what a wonderful vintage cabinet card pocket. I love the rub ons and the ticket 44th street. Fabulous work! Karen.x

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    1. Thanks Karen! I have to pop over and check out what you have done too!
      Jess

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  5. Oh WOW Jess! That is absolutely super - love the way you've altered the cover with the found relative card (aren't they wonderful!) and piled on the ephemera to add to the whole design. Loving the bound pages too. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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    1. Thanks so much Jenny. I just adore the found relatives. I use them all the time. I like how they can be fun or serious.
      Jess

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  6. LOVE that image of Santa on the card! Wonderful embellishing...so festive, and so cool how it opens! Thanks for much for playing along with us on the Cabinet Card Pocket challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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  7. Great idea to use it on your worn cover! I love your use of all those TH goodies. That's what it's all about. Use those Idea-ology findings in your stash. Excellent job!

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    1. It was hard to use my stash Annette! I can't just hoard it all though.:)
      Jess

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  8. Jess....this is fabulous! I love that you've used your cabinet card on a worn cover! What a wonderful way to keep your Christmas holiday memories in such a special, personalized way. Your cabinet card is absolutely darling how you've used so many wonderful things to create such a collaged piece of art! Love your found relatives images as your focal point and I also love how you've added the rubon phrases directly over the photo and cabinet card. All of your other ephemera, the metal industrial border and the word stick with twine work perfectly together! Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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    1. Aw, thank you Candy. You are always so sweet :)
      Jess

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  9. Beautiful! Love your choices of embellishments, especially that red & white twine on the word band. Thanks for sharing this with us at CC3C!

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  10. Hi Jess .... I adore your cabinet card project... I NEED to get CC III so I can join in on the challenges. I miss doing them this year. All the wonderful details... Mr. T!m would be proud ! I'm a huge fan of his. I love the Santa image you chose. SUPERB !!! Thank you for creating with us at Unruly !

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    1. I love doing these challenges Toni. It's fun seeing what everyone comes up with.
      Jess

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  11. Wow, this is awesome! I love that found relative card - so sweet. all of the Tim goodies you piled on are extraordinary. Such a spectacular job!

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  12. I just love the way you have altered the worn cover, the cabinet card looks amazing with the Found Relatives image and I love the secret Santa tag - a great touch! I love how you added so many embellies too, it looks fabulous and very tactile. Thanks so much for joining in our Happy Holidays Challenge at Inspiration Journal. Anne x

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    1. Thank you Redanne. I threw every do dad I could at this one!

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  13. What a fabulous altered cover, Jess!! The found relatives card has such a wonderful vintage appeal plus all your other embellishments combine to create absolute holiday perfection. I'm so happy you've joined us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge! I'm a big fan of your art.
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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    1. Thank you Nancy. It always gets me when someone says they are a fan of my art. You gave me the warm fuzzies :)
      Jess

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