To get you in the mood, here is a Christmas Card Made for One of the 2Peas Stamping Board Challenges
I just love these colors together! I'm usually an earth tones kinda girl.. so this was a fun card to do. The only Christmas products used on this card are the snowflake stamp, Joy stamp (Stampin' Up) and strip of patterned paper (Figgy Pudding from Basic Grey) in the middle. The other papers are from two different summer 'collections' - one is shimmery paper from SEI, meant for weddings, and the other is from the Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl collection. The chipboard was part of the Serendipity Monthly Scrapbook kit for November... A whole sheet of naked board with all sorts of fun shapes! I stamped the background red cardstock with a Purple Onion flourish stamp w/ white stazon.
And, here are some 'vintage' style tags! These were fun to make. I used silver embossing powder, ranger distress inks, POD flourish stamps and a Stampin' Up sentiment as well as the Stampin' Up satin ribbon...
To Create the ornament: I painted a piece of chipboard, then overpainted w/ a glitter paint, then stamped on top of that with the snowflake.
I think I'm safe posting these! Yes, they will go on gifts, but I haven't picked 'who' just yet!
Another view of the tags.
I spent all day Sunday working on my Christmas projects.. One project involved my annual calendar - this year I am working on a CD case version, which started with going to Godelieve's Blog, hooking up with her online source for a digikit, then playing with the kit, printing lots of pages on very beautiful papers, and having a few mistakes... The shimmery paper above was actually scraps from one of the unsuccessful prints. The ink does not 'stick' to the shimmery paper, which is expensive, and I printed 3 sheets before discovering it! Hopefully I will have some pages to share later this week! I also did a major sidetrack when picking out photos for the calendar - I ended up adding tags to all the photos in my catalog! Sigh... talk about a major time commitment!
Did I mention we only have 4 weeks to work on our projects to get under the tree? Hey, if you are shipping gifts, then it's 2 weeks! Come on crafty friends! time to get out your papers, glue, pretty pens and get playing!
Fa la la la la!