…springtime. Not Christmas. We had a Christmas like this about 27 years ago. It was warm, and everyone wore short sleeves with no jackets. Mike & I had gone to Williamsburg in November over our anniversary. We were overly warm in our sweaters and other fall apparel, and we decided to come back over Christmas. After all, Christmas in Williamsburg is lovely, right? I think it was warmer in December than January that year, but at least we were more prepared. A few years later we had one of the coldest and snowiest winters I could remember. Weather’s funny.
Even though our thermometer says April, the calendar says it’s less than two weeks until Christmas, and I’ve done no decorating, no baking, and no shopping. But I do have a cute card from our recent card class to show you.
This isn’t an original design. Christy got it in a swap, and I thought it would be a fun “quick and easy” card.
The greenery and sentiment are from the Embellished Ornaments stamp set. It’s in the Holiday catalog that’s retiring in a few weeks, but the stamp set and coordinating Delicate Ornaments dies are being carried over – at least through May.
I haven’t used a lot of Cucumber Crush – one of the 2016-2017 In Colors – but it’s lovely on a Christmas card, don’t you think? The greenery is stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink, and then colored with an Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker. The sentiment is Real Red, layered over Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper. Very simple, but so pretty.
I love the sequins on this card. The original used rhinestones, colored with a permanent marker. I wasn’t sure I had enough rhinestones for everyone in class, so I was going to use little dots of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, but Christy just happened to have quite a few Real Red sequins left over from a Paper Pumpkin kit. (Don’t you love friends?) She graciously counted them out and gave them to me for the card – and they’re perfect. You can also use the red sequins in the Brights Sequins Assortment.
Everyone has a different way of adding sequins – add glue to the sequin, glue on the card, Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, glue dots…there are probably as many ways as there are stampers. My favorite is to use the Fine-tip Glue Pen and add little dots of glue directly to the card stock, then add sequins. With just a little push, they stay secure.
Miss Amelia just went down for a nap, so I have about 60-90 minutes to work on a project that’s due tomorrow. Hopefully I can get a lot done before she wakes up and wants to help. Christmas this year is going to be so much fun with a one year-old around. She’s loving the lights (I do have the office tree up and decorated). Everything is so magical when you see it through the eyes of a child.
Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.