It's COMING!! CHRISTMAS is COMING!!!! Are you ready? Are your cards started? Designed? Have you even shopped for the STAMPS and paper and envelopes yet? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE????
Oh, sorry. Whew. Just a minor freak out there. But really, it IS time to at least let your brain start to wander into Christmas mode, just a little bit. Many of my blog friends are full force already. I can't. Nope. Can't do it. I have five Autumn birthdays to create for, and I host Thanksgiving, so...
Ok, trying to make myself breathe after that last statement. If I am not WELL on my way by Thanksgiving.....Head between my knees. Brown paper bag time.
However! I do have TWO, count them, TWO Christmas cards done! I made them for sketch challenges that I did NOT enter, for some reason or other.
I made this--
To assemble this, I adhered the background piece (DCWV, embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder)and layered the biggest flag on top of that. Then I used foam tape to pop the red and green flags off of the surface.
I used Distress Inks to do the Sentiment oval, and I backed it with a scalloped oval made with glitter paper from DCWV's Linen stack. They are put together with more foam tape, and even MORE foam tape is used to add it to the card front.
The snowflake is from a scrap of white glitter paper, punched with a Martha punch, and the button is one from my very old stash. That went on with a mini Zots glue dot.
Then I made this--
This started with a piece of Beige card stock from the same DCWV Linen stack. Same paper from MME is adhered to it, and the same glitter paper makes the scalloped oval. I am sensing a THEME here, folks!!
The image is from Stampin'Up!, the SNow Much Fun set, and I used my Copics to color this cutie in.
As you can see, I am NO Copic expert!
The snowflakes here are PTI white shimmer paper, and the bling is from the dollar bin somewhere. The ribbon is from Michael's. The bow turned out like that because I didn't cut enough ribbon, but I kind of like it!
So, that's a start anyway. Maybe these will inspire me (and even you) to get a move on!!
Thanks for stopping by!