Saturday, July 17, 2010

Christmas In July

While dreaming up classes last year before the holidays, I thought to myself... why do I always rush to finish my Christmas projects?? Why not start early and get most of them done instead of waiting till the last minute (like I usually do?)?? I was inspired by the "Christmas Stamping All Year Long" blog where there are weekly challenges to inspire you to create your Christmas projects throughout the year. Well... I'm not that ambitious, but I thought July would be perfect since some of the new Christmas stuff starts coming out around then.
I really wanted the class to be about meeting with other crafters, having fun, and making cards. I didn't want everyone to stress out about mechanisms in cards and focus on simple card making. I also wanted to teach different techniques or give life to some old ones that we've forgotten about too. So this is my first attempt at this type of class and I'm having so much fun coming up with these simple projects!!
Here's my first card... decided that I had to do a distress ink card with mica powders. I really love this stamp set by CC's (AmyR set). Island Scrapbooking should be getting them in soon.
This one was inspired by all you other bloggers out there that made this reindeer last Christmas. I liked the new music paper IS brought in too and thought it matched perfectly. Still need to tweak this one a bit and add in a sentiment somewhere.
Finally- my favorite of the bunch!!! I just LOVE this Santa. Now I can't remember where I found him, but he is simple to make and oh so cute!
We'll be making a couple more projects in the same class and I'm hoping to have one every month until Xmas. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

Perkypigs said...

Great makes :) I must make a start on my xmas cards, I'm expecting baby number 5 in November, so may be a bit pushed for time!

Julia x