Friday, November 16, 2012


I am sooo on a christmas card kick this week! Now, I know that it's been over a year since my last post, but I am hoping to get back to creating projects. I get really lazy when I have to upload pics and edit and do all that computer-y things. For me, I would rather watch youtube vids, shop online, or live on pinterest for hours and hours!

So since Christmas is around the corner, my buddy Lisa is hosting a Christmas Card Exchange/Swap over on Facebook. What better way to kick in the holiday spirit AND get my creativity flowing again! We were asked to create 10 cards, and we would receive back 10 various cards that the ladies in the swap made.

I'm a very slow starter and if my mojo leaves, oh man is it ever hard to get back in the game. So to keep myself going, I turned on the Christmas songs, and made a quick sketch of what I wanted my card to look like.

Here it is!

The designer papers I used were from Recollections "Sugar Plums", and the craft layer piece with the Christmas words is from the DCWV "The Crafty Christmas Stack", which I all found at my local Mikes. Oh! BTW, the card measures a 5x7 A7 card. :)

I freehand drew, and cut a triangle out of white shimmer cardstock, cuz I thought it would look nice peeking out from under the doilies, then cut up some more big and small doilies into quarters, distressed the edges a bit with walnut stain distress ink and layered them on top of eachother over the triangle I had cut. Added some stickles here and there and voila! A very pretty shabby christmas tree!

I made 5 in green and 5 in red, and I even finished off the inside.

Happy weekend everyone!