Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Christmas in....August

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Yep...I am still making Christmas cards (and ATCs)...I am going to be soooooo far ahead of the game come December...if I can convince myself to actually part with the Christmas cards I have been making all summer :)

The card and ATC below were made for swaps for a crafty group I belong to on Facebook. The card made its way to Sherry in Nova Scotia and I made 5 of the ATCs to swap with Barb, Deb, Lynn and Sandra in various places in Ontario (and kept one for my collection).

I love what other people have been doing with doilies, so of course I had to buy a pack at Vicky Boutin's yard sale last month - and yep - I actually used a few!!

Here's the card:

And here's the ATC:

I used the five petal punch to **try** and make a poinsettia. I punched two red and one green, spritzed them with water, squished them up and then heat dried them. I'm pretty happy with how they came out :)

Shite I used to make these cards:

  • White cardstock (Recollections)
  • Christmas paper pack (Vicky Boutin's yard sale)
  • Doilies (Vicky Boutin's yard sale)
  • Five Petal flower punch (SU)
  • Bling strip (Michael's)
  • Silver brad (Michael's)
  • Chit Chat stickers (on the card - Tim Holtz)
  • Water spritzer (SU)
  • Heat gun


Jessi Fogan said...

Doilies are addictive, watch out! I LOVE the layout of the card (super cool matting!) and the poinsettias are fabulous!

Chris D. said...

Love love love these both!

Barbara Godden said...

fabulous job on both Donna

Diane said...

Both are really nice, and I like the way you shot them too. Lovely!

Shari Trumbull said...

Fabulous, Donna!! OK--you're going way too crazy with Christmas cards!! ;) :) XOXO-Shari