We've just celebrated Thanksgiving here in the states and it feels as if the holiday season has officially begun! There will be lots of Christmas trees going up today, shoppers hunting bargain details (have you seen our sale by the way? 20% off physical, non-phaseout product!), and of course, lots of card creating from crafters! Let's see what card and tips Garden Girl Laura Craigie has to share with us today!
From Laura, "Oh how I love the new American Crafts Christmas line! It's so cute, and so easy to work with. I covered my card front with the Snowman patterned paper, and then it was just a matter of using a Tag, and the big Tree and Presents dimensional sticker. I added a few extra embellishments, doodlebug jewels, and a red Pebbles button."
Usually I'll first decide on a color scheme, and then I'll start pulling all my supplies from those color families and gather them all together. I work best when I can see all my product in front of me. I would then doodle a couple sketches till I found something that felt right.
I make my first card, the prototype I guess, and then I stream line it and make all the pieces at the same time. So if I had a ribbon trim on the card, I would cut them all out at once, etc. Makes things go quicker and smoothly.
So many! But a good corner rounder, and my Tiny Attacher are priceless for making cards.
I recently discovered American Crafts POW! paper and I LOVE it! I definitely need more of it, and I'm always on the hunt for new embossing folders. Oh, and I can't forget the Cameo! I'm hoping Santa brings one for me :)
I think this year I might try something different like a tri-fold card, and try and get a few pictures squished in it.
Thanks so much for sharing with us, Laura! Looking for more holiday inspiration from Laura? Check out her gallery here.
Next we'll announce the Unity challenge winner from last week! Thanks to all who played along! Congrats to izzy b - we love what you did with the banner stamp! The Unity prize pack of My Little Shoebox designs will be sent to you shortly!
We'll see you on Monday with more holiday card inspiration! Have a great weekend, Peas!