It’s time to start making some fall cards… and by fall I mean Halloween but I’m not in the mood for that! It’s hard to get in the Halloween spirit when it’s back to high 80’s outside! To compromise, I made a card using fall-ish colors. I’m still in love with one layer cards and this card makes it super obvious! 😀
Colorful card with minimal postage. Super rare for me these days, lol!
I am normally super-duper, procrastinator extraordinaire when it comes to Christmas Cards. (I know, I know… it’s less stressful when you start earlier – but where is the fun in that!)
With that said, it shouldn’t be a surprise that I haven’t really started working on any Christmas cards for this year. But when a dear friend with a child stationed in a land far, far away asked me for a card – I had to get to work!
She asked for a card that was Christmas-ish but not overly Christmas-sy. Something special that she could send that wouldn’t seem late if it got there after December 25! 🙂 This is what I came up with for her:
When I saw the envelope in the Top Dog Dies “Heart Mini Album Finishers Set” I knew it would be perfect for long distance Christmas cards. I know this die set screams VALENTINE’S DAY to most people but when you look at it all apart it is a very versatile set! 😉
Have YOU started working on your holiday cards? I know I can’t be the only member of the Christmas Card Procrastinator Extraordinaire Club! If you are one of my fellow members you can take solace in the fact that your Top Dog Dies can be used year-round. 🙂
I don’t know about you guys but I love three day weekends. Beach days, BBQ’s and sleeping in… mmm, my favorite! 🙂
I spent this weekend just a craftin’ away. Here are a few cards I made with my extra time off…
This is actually a card I abandoned a while back. I was cutting and stamping away only to discover halfway through the process that I had a defective stamp. 🙁
(Notice how this one dosen’t have an “L”…)
The people at Simon Says Stamp were super nice and sent me a replacement quickly but this half completed card ended up in the dreaded “to-(never)-finish-later” box. (I had to stash this card somewhere while I waited, lol! )I don’t know if this was the look I was going for way back when I first got this stamp set but I am glad to call something in the “finish-later” box done!
Here’s another card I worked on over the weekend –
The zipper action is a Papertrey Ink die. When they first launched their interactive dies I didn’t purchase any because they seemed really small… (Truthfully, I think I had been spoiled by the size of Accucut dies, lol!) Now, they make them as border dies so the possibilities are endless!