I have discovered a new challenge that I am really excited about. It's called Merry Monday and the challenge is to do a Christmas card each week.
Here's what I did for this week.
Like Leslie, I didn't have enough Christmas cards done when I needed to be sending them. I was frantically making cards right up until Christmas. And some people will be getting Valentines instead of Christmas cards!
Here's the sketch that Leslie gave us to use...
I'm not sure if she will give a sketch each week or if she'll mix it up with other challenges, but it will be good discipline to do at least one Christmas card each week. That will still leave plenty to do in the Fall.
The poinsettia is made from the 5 Petal Flower and the Boho Blossoms Punches. I punched one green and two red of the larger flower and 1 of the medium Boho flower. I used my stylus and the soft mat from my Mat Pack and rubbed in circles on each of the flowers. Then I just built them up with glue dots in between and used some teeny gold beads for the centers.
Edited to add: The petals of the poinsettia are "scooped out" with the circle punch in the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack before they are embossed with the stylus.
The greenery is from one end of the Bells and Boughs poinsettia stamp inked with a Garden Green Marker and stamped in a circle. The sentiment is from the Beautiful Season set and the snowflakes from a hostess set last year, Northern Hearts.
All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Bells and Boughs, Beautiful Season, Northern Hearts
Ink: Garden Green, Handsome Hunter, Whisper White
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Garden Green, Handsome Hunter
Other: Five Petal Flower, Boho Blossoms, and Lace Ribbon Border punches, Stylus, Mat Pack, Mini beads
I'm having some connection problems with blogger. Some blog pages are coming up blank. Is anyone else having similar problems? I haven't been able to leave comments on some blogs and I'm not sure if the link to Merry Monday will work here. If not, just google Merry Monday Challenge and you should be able to get there. I hope this problem will sort itself out soon.
Have a great weekend.