Christmas, that is.
I really don't want to get caught out this year and still be making Christmas cards right up to the last minute - all that does is make me really cheesed off with the whole thing and I stop enjoying my Christmas crafting. So this year I'm trying really hard to get my cards ready a bit earlier. So far I've made about 30 so not a huge total, but probably loads more than I'd done at this time last year.
I did some classes for the Bubbly Funk Forum's cyber crop recently and that gave me a good prod into getting started on some designs. I've stuck pretty much to that design, using blocks of patterned paper to fill the white space and then adding trees. baubles etc as accents.
Having almost cleared the "to do" list I've had some time over the last few days to make some more - the arrival of the BG Wassail papers into my sticky mitts also encouraged me to get going on the Christmas card campaign.
Here are some of the cards I've made with these fabby papers. The scalloped rectangles are cut with a new Craft Robo template. I've made some scalloped shapes before, but the scallops were quite a bit bigger on those. This time I've made rectangle, square and circle shapes with teeny weeny scalloped edges, I think they're just a litle bit different and make a change from the straight cut shapes I usually use.
The small trees on the righthand card are cut from the Wassail papers which is covered with triangles of all the other designs - perfect for sticking on cereal-packet-chipboard and cutting out to make mini trees!
The other trees are cut with the Cuttlebug cut and emboss die
For the cards below I've used the Craft Robo template I mentioned yesterday.
I enjoyed spending some time at the weekend making this new template. I cut the basic bauble and bow shape as one piece, then cut the parts of the bow seperately to stick on top and add a little bit of dimension to the finished bauble. I made three different decorations to add to the front of the bauble - that way I don't get bored making the same thing every time!
I'll show the ones I've made using other papers next time.
I'm quite pleased with these so I hope you like them too. Let me know what you think, I love to read your comments - let's me know I'm not just talking to myself for a start!
I have to make a baby's 1st birthday card today, so I should stop procrastinating and get on with it, shouldn't I? lol
ok, I'm going.....