Tuesday, October 22, 2013
64 Days and Counting!
Embarrassing admission: the last couple of years, I have sent out store-bought Christmas cards. Gasp! I know, I know -- it's terrible! Our family life was so hectic for a while, that I just really dropped the ball. But I'm determined that this year, that is not going to happen. I've already made a few, and my goal is to have them all made by December 1st. I'd also really like to make some stocking stuffers, teachers' gifts, etc. So looking at the calendar this morning (64 days to go!), I'm feeling like I need to kick it into high-gear. How about you? When do you start crafting for Christmas? Do you set goals for yourself, or just go as the mojo strikes? One thing I'm always in need of while crafting for Christmas is fresh inspiration. I figure I can't be the only one in need of that, so today I have a few more Christmas cards by our fabulous designers to share with you.
At the top of today's post we have a sweet card by NanaConnie, made with the "Meowy Christmas" set. NanaConnie cut the image piece into such a fun shape, and I really like how the inking around the edges makes Oscar stand out. The pretty Christmas flowers are the perfect accents!
Here is a lovely card by Paula Bloom, made with the "Just Chillin'" set. The darling papers and sweet snowflake accents -- not to mention that gorgeous bow! -- that Paula used really give this a fun, festive feel!
I made this card using the new "Waiting for Santa" set for my baby brother, as I know it will remind him of our Christmas mornings together when we were growing up.
Keep checking back for more Christmas card ideas. My aim is to keep you inspired throughout the upcoming season so that unlike me, you won't be stuck sending out store bought cards this year! ;-)