Thursday, December 8, 2011
Christmas Card Time Again
Combine that with rolling into Christmas season and there are myriad things that must be done, such as, oh, I don't know, making all the Christmas candy and cookies for the family. Oh, and let's not forget, Christmas cards! Ack!
How in the world did I get it all done when I was working?
The thing is, I LOVE making cards. I adore it, even. It is a huge stress release for me to get in there and fiddle around with papers and stamps. Methinks I just need to get in there and do it, and not stress about everything else so much. I mean, the messes will still be there when I'm done, right? ;o)
Anyhow, enough rambling. I typically make 20 cards each of four or five designs, thereby saving myself from the insanity of making 80-100 cards that are all the same. I pulled out a couple of sets I've never used and decided to ink them up.
See those lovely pieces of fleece up there? I saw them next to each other in JoAnn and knew Miss Bean had to have a blanket made from them (Lil will be making it for her). Inspired by the colors, I decided to make a retro-looking Christmas card. Even better? The Paper Players challenge this week is to create a Christmas card using non-traditional stamps and/or colors. I do believe this fits the bill.
Well, yesterday I had another card come together using the same stamp sets and colors. Score! Card number two is a go. :o) I was worried I might become numb using the same colors over and over, but given my love of these two colors, I don't think that will be a problem at all.
I still have at least two more designs to come up with, but hey, I'm half way there!
These cards use:
Stamp Sets: "Snow Burst", "Four the Holidays"
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Silver Glimmer
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party
Accessories: snowflake punch (non-SU!), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
I suppose I had better be off to the offuido once more...