Sunday, September 28, 2008

Too Early for Christmas?

Is it too early for Christmas cards? NEVER!

It did not turn out exactly how I envisioned it, but the concept has been "floating around" in my head since I got this cute set! Maybe I was just trying to justify buying a set called "Nursery Bash" when I have no nursery, or kids for that matter. But I have found many other uses for it!

Remember those oragami Christmas Trees that were so popular last year? Well, it's baaaaack! Okay, I know I talk (or write, in this case) too much, so here is my fun card from this weekend:

The corners say "happy holidays" and have the square sparkles in between the words. There are also tiny sparkles in the corner of the Aspen paper! And for extra BLING, there is glitter on the dots on the tree, and covering the entire star! I love things to sparkle and shimmmer!

Paper: Aspen (for the background), Perfect Day (juniper dotted B&T for the tree)
Cardstock: Bamboo Textured (for the card base), White Daisy Textured (for the matting), Baby Pink Textured (for the piggies), Taffy Textured (for the giraffe), Sunkiss textured (for the star) , Desert Sand Textured (tree trunk)
Stamps: Nursery Bash, Seasonal Thouoghts (mini "Happy Holidays"), Make A Wish Booking Set (star)
Ink: Hollyhock (piggies), Creme Brulee (star and marker to darken the giraffe), Sorbet (giraffe spots and hair), Tulip (hat), Outdoor Denium (words)
Sparkles, Glitter, 3D Foam Squares

Here is the inside:

Stamp: December Word Puzzle
Ink: Outdoor Denium, Juniper, Creme Brulee

I love how the mini trees inside have dots on them just like the B&T paper used for the tree on the front! Here is a side-view to see that the piggies, giraffe, and star are paper-pieced and are 3-D with foam squares- and don't forget that cool tree!

There is a new template that Jeanette (CTMH founder) just put up on her blog... maybe I will try that one today.. ( if you are interested in trying, too). I will post what I come up with!

Have a great day, and thanks for looking!


Sarah said...

I like the piggies on this one, they are just too cute.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! You rock!

Sally Jo May said...

Oh, man! How cute! You are my hero!