Friday, November 15, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!  I know, I know, it's too early and you aren't ready yet!  I am!  I've started decorating the yard this past weekend and all the totes are pulled to start the inside.  My mom likes to decorate before Thanksgiving for the grandkids to "ooh and ahh" at all the decorations while they are here for Thanksgiving lunch.

Here are some cards I made for a couple of swaps.  I "scraplifted" the idea from Paper Crafts mag Nov/Dec 2013 edition.  They had a section on five holiday cards for $5 or less.  I loved one in particular and thought it was so clean and elegant.  Of course, I had everything on hand.  I made a few changes to make it mine - rhinestones in stead of sequins, changed the sentiment (don't particularly care for Happy Holidays) and added a little glitter cardstock.  Hello! It wouldn't be made by me if there weren't some bling added!!!

These cards were a little tricky, as I had to tilt the paper at an angle.   I'm not good at math and geometry to try and figure out the shape and dimensions and, ugh!!!  So I improvised and did it my way; not going to tell you how.  I don't want any snickering behind my back! 

For my next set, the only thing I may change is the card base.  My papers were crème and not white, but I think they came out great for my swap.  I'm going to keep the same general layout for my cards that I send out to friends and family.  I'm just going to change papers.

Materials used:  Magic of the Season paper by Paper Studio, Glitter cardstock by Core'dinations; red and black Say It With Bling by Want 2 Scrap. 

I'm up-to-date now on posting and will be working on more things in the coming weeks.  Something about the cold weather makes me want to create, especially while I'm drinking coffee or cocoa!

Thanks for stopping by and see ya next time!  Be creative!

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