I hope you are wearing your party dress because it's time to celebrate. I'm expecting a few special guests to fly over for a short little visit! My guests are coming from, The Robin's Nest. It's an on-line paper craft manufacturing company that specializes in paper and embellishments. You can click on the link above or on the banner below to go take peek around their web store. Lots of great products! I spent some time over there creating a wish list of "gotta have's"! And while you are there - check out the link to the blog and from there to the Design Team's sites - they have posted some amazing projects.
The biggest celebration I can think of is ..... Christmas! So, I thought I'd create a few holiday cards in honor of the chattering Robin's flying in to say hello!
My 1st card is a top fold card measuring 4.25 x 5.5. It's hard to tell here but, the base is a nice creamy ivory. I cut poinsettia pattern paper for the base layer 4 x 5.25. Another piece of creamy ivory cardstock measuring 3.75 x 1.5 holds the silver heat embossed sentiment adhered to a dark brown strip measuring 4 x 1.75. One more piece of dark brown cardstock cut at 5.25 x 1.75 (the red gingham is 5 x 1.5.) was mounted with foam tape to give the card some dimension. I die cut a few Christmas ornaments, colored the tops of each with a silver Sharpie marker to imitate the silver wire cap. I tied a bit of bakers twine to the top of each and placed the on the card using pop dots for even more dimension. I'm really happy with how this card came together - as is my hubby. And you guys know, if hubby likes it, I've done well. tee hee!
My second little cutie is a more clean and simple-ish card. I used white cardstock for the entire card. I stamped the pine tree using Memento ink because I colored it using my Copic markers. Then I cut the mother of all masks! What a booger this little tree was to cut, but it was so worth it in the end. After I colored the tree, I taped the mask on and sponged in the blue sky using 2 blues leaving a bit of the white showing here or there. After I die cut the circle in a top piece of cardstock I stamped my little snowball rolling red bird and colored him with my Copics and place it on the card front using foam tape. I heat embossed the sentiment and cut it out using my Big Shot. I burnished it a bit for dimension and added it to the card with a pop dot. Wink of Stella and did a little line tracing finishes it up.
So there 'ya go! A special celebration in honor of a few friends flying by to say hello! I hope seeing my Christmas cards inspires you to get started on your holiday cards so the season doesn't sneak up on 'ya!
Thanks for stopping by!