Hello! It's the week of Christmas. How are you all holding up? Lots left to do on your long lists of this and thats? My list is a tad bit longer than I had hoped it would be at this point, but we've been having fun all along the way. I took my mom, Sierra, and my college niece to see my tiny, little niece perform in the Nutcracker...it was amazing! I am still in awe of how well put together it was...and the costumes! Oh, they were truly divine. This was a first for Sierra and I think we may just have to make it a Christmas tradition.
This week it's my turn for a Make it Monday with Papertrey Ink. I was going to create something fun and festive seeing as how Christmas is just a few, short days away, but I switched gears and decided to go with a different type of tutorial and challenge...that of using your favorite images around just the edges of your cards to create a fun, scattered, layered, border. And, then to tie your cards in with the theme of "Sympathy". I know, it's not a topic pleasant to think about, but one that happens in life. And, by sharing a little piece of yourself though a handmade card, who knows...it may be just what a heart needs at just the right time.
You can tune in HERE to see how I made this card and will find all of the supplies used at the end of the tutorial.
I created a couple more cards using this same technique, just because it is easy, and once I have the general idea and layout, it's a breeze to whip out a few more.
Same around-the-edge technique used here with the Hello There stamp set, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Classic Kraft, and Sweet Blush ink. After stamping around the edges of my white base, I ran it through my die cut machine using the Sunshine Impression Plate.
My sentiment is from the Inside & Out: Well Wishes stamp set. It is stamped on a die cut Tag Sale #4. Stitched to the center of the tag are die cut hearts, cut using the Hello There die collection. And well, then there's yet another junk bow :).
And last, and most definitely not a sympathy card, but my little way of wishing you all a very Merry Christmas. I used the Monthly Moments: December stamp set around the edges of my card, stamping in Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss, and Autumn Rose.
My sentiment is from the 'Tis the Season stamp set and is stamped on a die cut Tag Sale #9. I embellished it with a die cut Fancy Flake and die cut Holly Jolly leaves. My sweet little Santa badge is from A Flair for Buttons Santa and Friends Flair Collection.
If I don't happen to make it back here before Christmas, I want you to know how much you each mean to me. You have made my life so special and I am truly grateful.