Friday, June 17, 2011

Christmas Set.

I really haven't been in the mood to make anything Christmasy but forced myself since I'll be doing 2 craft shows just before the holidays, so I'll be needing a lot of Christmas cards. So I made up my mind to finally start on this project.... and so many things went wrong! First the holly leaves. I have a STACK of Cricut cartridges and NONE of them had a decent cut for the leaves. So these are all hand cut, no template or pattern - just freehand. Then the buttons. I needed 18 red ones. I had 16. I have about 200!! white ones so I laid 18 of them out on paper and covered them in red dye and let them soak overnight. Worked out great, even gave the buttons a nice glossy look.

So in the end, this card set got finished and I'll be waiting a little longer before I do any more Christmas projects.

For these challenges -
Christmas Blog Challenge. CHRISTMAS FLOWERS
C.R.A.F.T Challenge. STITCHING
Southern Girl. ANYTHING GOES
Thanks for stopping by,


Juls said...

love these cards, Loving the funky holly and the gorgeous red stitching, and I love how you have made them into a little gift set, just the most adorable idea!!!! Hugs Juls

Stella said...

Such a clever and brilliant idea of coloring the buttons :)
And this card is stunning!

Carlie M. said...

These are great! So simple and amazing! I love the stitching! Thanks for joining us on Some Odd Girl!

downrightcrafty said...

wow this is such a pretty card and love all the detail, I have candy if you are interested
Hugs Kate x

Claire said...

These are really sweet - love them. Hugs, Claire x

JanR said...

But they look fabby! Way to persevere.

Linda said...

I love these cards and the buttons have turned out brilliantly. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week love Linda

Kazza said...

Great chrissy cards and your take on the holly and buttons is perfect!! Thanks for joining us at Sourhern Girls. Karenxx

Paddington fan said...

Wow, you are getting ahead making these sweet xmas cards!! Love them! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week for our stitching challenge, love Jacky x

Åsa aká Scraphorse said...

Such a sweet card! Love the simplicity.

Thanks for joining us on Some Odd Girl.