Sometimes in life we just need something quick, and this card is just that! I used the note cards from Stampin' Up (already pre-cut, pre-scored and has a matching envelope- easy peasy). I stamped my sentiment in Real Red and then used the Ornaments Framelits to cut my ornament out of Old Olive Polka Dot Parade paper. I tied a quick bow, one of my many skills, and added it to the top with a glue dot. It can't get much easier than that.
Monday, December 10, 2012
When I saw the sketch for this week's Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge I literally groaned out loud. I thought about it throughout the day and then it clicked. I think I was able to pull this whole card together in less than 30 minutes and I'm so pleased with the way it turned out. I don't use my bird punch nearly enough so I was proud of myself for getting it out for this card. I stamped the bird from the Betsy's Blossom's set and cut out the wings to glue to the bird punch. I like how springy and friendly this card is. What do you think?
Thursday, December 6, 2012
My husband is a photographer so we always send out photo cards for Christmas. When I saw the color challenge this week I thought "Christmas Card, ugh, I don't need to make another Christmas Card" so I kept thinking on it. Since we send out photo cards and the hubby has lots of photographer friends we end up receiving a lot of photo cards. This year Saige is old enough to pull them (and their magnets) off of the refrigerator and that's a choking hazard so I had to come up with a different way to keep track of them. I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought I'd make my own version. I really like they way it turned out and I made several of them to give to my mommy friends. What do you think?
Monday, December 3, 2012
For the Sketch Frenzy Challenge for 11-23-12 I rotated the sketch. I used some of the long style envelopes that Stampin' Up retired in the last catalog. I think this style is the perfect size for a holiday card with $money$ in it! I really like the prints in the Festival of Prints paper pack. I think they're not too frilly to make good masculine cards.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
I don't have a lot of Christmas shopping to do this year and I've felt like being crafty, but have needed a starting point. I decided to play along with the Freshly Made Sketch challenge this week. It's my first time :). I started with the 2011-2013 In Colors because I knew I had almost a full package of DSP that I needed to use up. I decided to go with Island Indigo for my main color. I paired it with Sahara Sand and kept it pretty clean. I really like the Mixed Bunch stamp set and I haven't played with it lately so I thought I'd dust it off. What do you think?