This time of year I'm the best at confusing my children over which holiday comes first over the next few months. I start stamping Fall, Halloween, Christmas, Winter, and Valentines Day all at the same time. I also work on Home Decor items for the different holidays so they tend to be totally confused. Can you relate to this?
Today I thought I would have a Holiday Mix Up here. I've been showing you Fall and Halloween, it's time to open the Christmas vault. If you are like me and you hand stamp your Christmas cards you should by now have at least an idea of WHAT you would like to stamp. Make a plan and figure out how many you need. If you can pick ONE day per week from now until the first week of December to work on your cards you will save yourself from PSS. PSS in the stamping community means Procrastination Stamping Syndrome. I've had it for 8 years. I am the girl who starts *thinking* about her Christmas Card design around the second week of December. I stamp them all the way up to Christmas. They are sent out around January 1st or so. PLEASE someone tell me YOU have this syndrome! Surely I'm not the only one? I am bound to STOP PSS and show my family I can be a good stamping girl and get my Christmas cards out on time. Possibly with a picture of my kids too. YEAH!!
Here is my first Christmas card design of the year and it's more of a Winter card than Christmas. Give me a few props… I'm trying. *Hee Hee*
Holy Cow! I love these felt little Snowflakes. Here is what I did:
This card started off simple and then became over the top. I pulled out my sewing machine and sewed all the Snowflakes onto the Pool Party cardstock. I took the prongs off of each of the Antique Brads and hot glued them onto the snowflakes. I wrapped and tied a bow with Whisper White ribbon around the bottom of the Pool Party. I then used a sentiment "Let it Snow" from the Punch Pals stamp set. I mounted this onto Night of Navy Cardstock. My card base is Pool Party cardstock again. On the front of the card I used the Delicate Doilies stamp set with Whisper White Craft ink. I mounted Night of Navy cardstock onto my card base using dimensionals. I used my favorite Spritzer Tool that every stamper should have with a Soft Suede marker. I lightly sponged around the entire card using Soft Suede ink. Lastly, I used my Crystal Effects and Mica Flakes very lightly around the Felt Snowflakes.
It may be a little over the top and I may not make 100 of them, but someone will be receiving this card! It could be YOU! This card could even tip the scales over 5lb's in wt. *hee hee*
I want to know when YOU start making your Christmas/Holiday Cards and HOW MANY do you make? Leave your comment by Sunday, September 11th Midnight EST. I'll be choosing a name using the Random Number Generator thingy. I'll mail this card along with another on the following Tuesday!
Hope your day is FABULOUS!