Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Holiday head start

It certainly doesn't feel like Christmas here, but thanks to a couple of challenges I have made an initial attempt at making Christmas cards.  I have a drawer where all the holiday card-making supplies live, and I am always surprised to see what's in there.  I decided it was high time to make use of those supplies.

The gingerbread man card uses this week's sketch from Card Positioning Systems (CPS281).  The gingerbread cookie is a vellum sticker from Sticko.  ( I ripped it a little when I pulled it up from the clear sheet -- kind of like how I tear real gingerbread men when I lift them up after rolling them out).  The candy canes are leftovers from a Christmas card I made years ago (back when I sent the same card to everyone....), and the ribbon has been in that drawer for a while, as well (I believe it's a Mike's after-Christmas clearance item). 

The Christmas tree card is a CASE from someone's blog (if it's your's, I apologize for not making a note of who I borrowed from). I saw it back in July and have been wanting to try a card since then. Not sure who the stamp is from (Hero Arts, maybe???).  It is embossed in Forest Foliage. The embossing is from a Sizzix folder.  The original card had a sentiment in a litle banner, but I replaced it with festive ribbon since the tree already had a greeting.