Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Christmas Already????

Yep - I'm already thinking about it in March!  Actually, I'm trying to plan ahead a bit better so I'm not stressing so much come Christmas time 2011.  I have challenged myself to make 5 Christmas cards each month, so by the time I need to send them out I already have them done.  The past few years I've cranked out one design each year which makes it easy to do bulk cards, but this year I'm thinking more budget friendly cards and USING WHAT I HAVE!!!  I've raided my stash and have been coming up with some fun cards for 2011 - not one is exactly the same as another. 

In doing this project, I needed some inspiration and at Nichole Heady's Papertrey Ink blog just happens to have some fun tutorials on Mondays.  This week was using impression plates.  Check out the link here.

Here is my card using the impression plate technique from the video:

Not a traditional color scheme for Christmas, but that's part of the fun of using what you have already!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Patterned Paper - Cosmo Cricket, KI Memories

Cardstock - The Paper Studio
Embossing Folder ( Spots & Dots) - ProvoCraft
Stamps (Vintage Ornaments, Background Basics: Sheet Music) - Papertrey Ink
Die Cuts (Limitless Layers) - Papertrey Ink
Twine - The Twinery
Ribbon, Buttons - my stash
Gems - The Paper Studio
Ink - Quick Quotes, Color Box, Stampabilities
Shimmerz Glitter Paint

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea to get ahead for Christmas. I too am trying to use up old stash and I love your card.