This year I have a goal of making enough Christmas cards throughout the year to be able to participate in a holiday craft fair. If not, at least make enough to send to everyone on my list without having to stress in December. Fingers crossed!
Wow, did this card take a lot of work! I am not sure that I am all that happy with it, but there was definitely a point of no return when I realized how many hours had been spent already. I don’t hate it, I just don’t love it, and I wanted to love it a lot more after spending so much time working on it. Why does it work that way?
This card took a little bit of trial and error to get right but I think it was so worth it! Sometimes I have an idea that something can work I just am not exactly sure how to go about making it happen, and this was one of those times. I am glad that I didn’t get frustrated the first time it failed but realized what went wrong and how to fix it.
Every since I got this months kit I have been thinking about how to use these leaves and when I saw this sketch this seemed like a good fit. I like how they are thin enough to not overwhelm the card, but they are large enough that you don’t have to use a lot of them to cover the area. I don’t know that they are something that I would buy on my own, and yet I am so happy to get to play with them, that is what I love about the monthly kits!
Oh my, the birthday rush in coming soon! I was printing out my November calendar and realized that I had already flubbed getting some anniversary cards in the mail soon enough. There are ten birthdays this month alone and it only gets crazier next month.
There has always been a fine line between the two. I walk that line every day. I think that might be one of the reasons that this card is a bit extra cool to me. We used to have an office that had a drugstore nearby that had a tiny ‘museum’ of all of the years that they had been open, I loved just looking at everything. So sad when it closed. read more