Merry Christmas! No I am not crazy. Well not about that, but the challenge this week at Cute Card Thursday Blog is to make a Christmas card, to help get a head start on making your Christmas cards. Well I make cards that all have each of my babies on the front, which gets tougher each year with more and more donkeys! But I did think I would make a 3x3 gift card to attach to a present. I love to use non-traditional colors, and the light blue snow flake paper by DCWV was my starting point. I then remembered the snow globe stamp that I purchased on sale last year, really cute set. Has the snow globe empty and then 7 or 8 items that you can put inside. I just love the snow bunny with the red hat on. I colored the image with my Copics, cut it out and then added Pearl paint for the snow, and stickles for the glitter snow floating. I think I went a little heavy on that, will cut that down next one. I doodled the edges, and that was it. Really quick and easy and I think I will go ahead and make a few more to have ready.
This next thing I am going to show you was a special request. A friend asked me to make this for her. Now this is a really cool idea for a Baby Shower. Every guest is asked to "decorate" a index card and use a favorite Bible verse. They will all be gathered and placed into a box that is altered and make a special gift for the Mommy. Really sweet idea huh! I used DCWV Nana's Baby Boy Nursery paper on a coordinating blue card stock. I printed the Bible verse, that she picked out, on Vellum along with the name of the person who is giving it (I blurred this out) I zig zig stitched this all together. I then stamped a Whipper Snapper Designs Sheep image and cut them out. I colored them with Copics and highlighted with white gel pen. I used pop dots to stick them down to give a bit of shadow. I used three Prima flowers in baby blue and white with brads for centers. I then stickled the sheep just for some fun. I really am happy with how it turned out. To be honest I haven't done much for other people to give. So I was a little nervous about it. Hubby will give it to her today while he is in town, so I am looking forward getting a call to see what she says.
I really can't believe it is already Friday, this week has just flown by and I don't feel like I have accomplished a single thing I had planned for this week. I hope your week was more productive and you have some great fun plans for the weekend. Me... I will be trying to catch up from the week!
HUGS and -