Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas card craze

So I am still in a Christmas card-making frenzy. I made a whole bunch of cards this past weekend. Love making them but it is almost like a disease...when I get going I cannot stop. I even found about 20 cards that were not used from last year. When I was with my mom the week before Thanksgiving, she bought a sweet paper pack from K and Co and split it with me. Let me tell you, the paper is so inspiring that I could not stop making them. I love the feel of a big solid card so I matted and double matted some of the cards. Nothing flimsy about them. I used up a bunch of my stash.

I also had some old(er) Cosmo Cricket that is the browns and maroons and I used that for some really pretty up at the cabin/woodsy feel cards. Oh, and during a Christmas past, I had to have all of the Sandylion Kelly Pannaci stuff and all of it, especially the chipboard and stickers came in handy.

Sorry for the pictures being somewhat fuzzy. It is dark at night when I get home and I was trying to load these. My mom is making her cards and we use each other for inspiration. She turned me on to some fun stuff...12x12 grunge board. Can you believe that I had not seen it. Well, while she was here, we spent a bit of time at our LSS using one of her Christmas tree dies. I inked it and glittered and flocked it. I picked up some doilies at the dollar store...80 of them for $1. What a bargain. We used those on some of our cards. Love the delicate look of those. The cards above have the doilies and the cool grunge tree on it.

My final card pic is using the sweet paper that my sis sent me, just because last Friday. It is by Collage Press, Joyride. sorry for the fuzzy picture but I think it highlights the sweetness of the colors. It is awesome. The colors are fabulous. I made this card for this month's card swap. The colors make me think of Christmas candy and chocolate this stuff. Got to go. Love and hugs. Lara