Hi everyone! Only 3 days until Christmas! I am happy to say that I am almost ready. Almost. How about you? I was out both days of the weekend trying to finish up all that last minute shopping, and I’m still rather surprised at how small the crowds were. I figured the last weekend before Christmas would be completely insane shopping, but it seemed no worse, really, than usual. Thinking that it’s proof of how badly the economy is suffering this year.
I was also able to finish up my wrapping last night. Think I have just one more small thing I would like to pick up, and then I should be done. On the other hand, I am still making and mailing my Christmas cards. I just have not been very on the ball about cards this year. But, it could be worse, right? 😉
I did manage to make a few cards at our Paper-Playground crop on Saturday, however. Did not get much else done, with all the blabbing I tend to do, but at least I accomplished something.
Can you believe I am still making cards from the December Paper-Playground kit? I keep surprising myself with how much I’ve been able to do with this one kit. I have already made 11 cards and pages with this kit, plus a few sets of gift tags, and yet I was able to get 3 more cards made from my scraps. What a wonderful feeling.
I supplemented my kit scraps with just a few extra goodies from my stash, including some of my favorite holiday rub-ons from Webster’s Pages, a bit of ribbon and twine, and a couple of silk leaves.
This card uses both the LYB Christmas Magic paper and the MM Paperie paper, along with a MM flocked brad, our May Arts ribbon, and a vellum Swell Noel ornament from K&Co. I simply added a Webster’s rub-on greeting and a simple twine bow.
This one uses my last LYB die-cut photo mat folded in half to make the card base. I cut a star from the kit cardstock and added a strip of striped Christmas Magic paper and one of my remaining May Arts reindeer. Finished this off with my favorite Webster’s Santa rub-on, along with a greeting, a silk leaf and another twine bow.
My third card uses more of my Christmas Magic scraps along with my final Bazzill chipboard snowflake, which I painted white, my second to last May Arts reindeer, and our Kaiser snow pearls. I layered another of the K&Co. Swell Noel vellum pieces over the center of the chipboard snowflake for a subtle touch of detail. From my stash, I added a bit of green ribbon, another silk leaf and a twine bow. Not bad for a bunch of scraps, huh?
And I might not be done with that kit yet! 😉
Have a great day everyone!