I always get in the mood for Christmas VERY early! I was just joking about putting up my trees last weekend. Don't worry, I'll wait at least until November. But, that doesn't stop me from making Christmas cards! Today I'm sharing one I made last weekend. And, it actually took me ALL weekend to make this card.
I shared yesterday some of the ways I look for inspiration when I design a card. That process was no different with today's card. It actually started off to be a "class by mail" featuring the Peace This Christmas stamp set. What do you think? Would you be interested in a "class by mail" featuring that set?
I used the This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper so I pulled my color inspiration from there. As far as the layout goes, I'm sure you can easily spot the similarities between my card and the one on page 26 of the Annual Catalog. Besides the fact that our Christmas Designer Series Paper collections are limited until the Holiday Catalog comes out, this collection of Designer Series Paper is great because you get double the amount! YES! You get 4 of each sheet. The sheets are thinner than regular Designer Series Paper, but that's okay! It was made that way in case you wanted to use it for gift wrap! But, it still works just like regular paper.
If you look at my inspiration card on page 26, you can easily spot the similarities. The pine cone embellishment is actually more of the DSP - I just fussy cut the image. And, I'll warn you - it isn't the "funnest" image to fussy cut! There are lots of little angles and leaves and pine needles! But, the time I spent cutting was SO worth it, I think!
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