I am trying to work ahead on my Christmas cards this week since I always seem to be running a losing race in December.
The challenge on the weekly blog Merry Monday Christmas is Cards for Kids.
I will buy gift tags when they are on clearance to make cards out of. These tags are usually the focal point of your card and an easy way to produce a few cards. I suppose in a way it is cheating - but I am OK with this type of cheating or short cut taking - maybe that is a better explanation for me to use Christmas gift tags.
I had eight of these sweet little penguins. I went into my supply of Christmas papers and found some good papers to coordinate with the many colors in the scarf of the penguin. I did use my Silhouette to cut my layers for matting the penguin. This sure makes it easy when you are doing multiples of a card.
I dry embossed some snowflakes from recycled card stock for the background. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches. I added a little snowflake brad where the hole for the tie was. Everything is quite glittery. The snowflake may need a little pink bling on it.
I have kitted the seven other cards to be assembled when I am unable to create from scratch.
Thanks for stopping by. I am off to work on a mixed media birthday card. I think this will be fun. I predict for lots of layers. You will have to wait until July 1 to see it though. It is for a challenge blog where I am a team member.