Friday, August 20, 2010

Not too early!

All month long, I've been participating in an everyday holiday card challenge at SnC. I went through a funk the last week or so - with card block! I think I had breakthrough today, because I really like how this card turned out. I fell back on a few of my favorite things - my cricut and cuttlebug (which I always forget to pull out!)

I started with a kraft card base and added an embossed beige mat, using my Victorian folder. I cut this holly using the "icon" feature on A Child's Year. I'm loving that cartridge! I used buttons for the berries. The tag sentiment also came from that cart, although on a different key.

I inked all the edges with Walnut dye ink - and for the first time ran my pad over the embossed background to make it pop. I like the effect! I'm entering this card for Mary's Paper Cutz challenge "anything goes".

You can see more of my (and my friend Abby's) holiday cards on our blog The Paper Variety. Today is the last day to enter your own holiday card for a chance to win some Imaginisce "Cottage Christmas" goodies! :)

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3 comments:

Dawn said...

I understand the funk! I keep looking at my Christmas supplies and just can't make myself play with it just yet....maybe next week.
Love the embossed background in this keeper

Helen Dooley said...

Cute- gosh Christmas is so close. thanks for playing along on PCC.

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