Well, that’s a shame because that’s all I’ve got for you today. Almost all. Since procrastination is one of my middle names (Princess of No Patience is the other), I did not get around to posting my cards before Christmas. As usual, I had one favorite stamp and could have made them all using just that one, but felt guilty and branched out a bit with some other stamps, both new and old. Yes, I am a slow learner.
This was my favorite stamp this year:
That little Penny Black snowman is just adorable! I used some Flower Soft for the snow, with a little (very little!) glitter sprinkled in for some sparkle. White fun flock makes his ear muffs fluffy. He is colored with Copics, of course.
A variation, in blue:
It is difficult to see in the photo but the swirly background (Impression Obsession Fluff Cover-a-Card stamp) is embossed with Judikins Diamond Sparkle and is mucho glittery. Flower Soft again for the snow.
I had fun with the ribbon wreaths, too:
I don’t know why it was so hard to get a good photo of this card, but I took several in different light and this, sadly, was the best of the bunch. It is so much prettier in person. I really need to spend some time with Photoshop and some good tutorials.
A couple more wreaths:
Sentiment stamp by Hero Arts.
I tried my hand at a snow globe card:
There’s that adorable snowman again! Sentiment Stamp by Hero Arts.
Last, but not least, a couple of ornament cards:
Hero Arts stamps
Swirl stamp – Impression Obsession, Sentiment – Hero Arts
If you’re still with me (thank you!) here is a little gift I stitched up for a good friend. It’s a fabric coupon organizer, similar to one that I saw online. I created the pattern myself after a little trial and error. Inside are dividers made from plain cardstock with tabs for labeling the categories. She is a cat person like me and I thought this fabric was just perfect!
This is the front and the elastic cord wraps around to the back and is secured to a button for a closure. That was the most difficult part…..figuring out how to stitch the elastic in when stitching the right sides together.
The inside, more or less:
The back – see how the button holds it closed? If you wanted to attach it to a shopping cart while you are grocery shopping, the elastic would wrap around the top of the wire on the seat part of the cart and attach to the button, to hold it in place and hold the organizer open.
Thanks for hanging in there with me! We are expecting some snow here in NC tomorrow night so I had better be sure to get my
bread and milk coffee (for me) and Diet Coke (for the DH)!