Friday, November 27, 2009

First Chirstmas Card Sent!

For most of you who know me.. ever since I had my daughter, I haven't made Christmas cards. Frankly, it stresses me out to have to make so many, that I end up not doing it. Normally I just send out those photo cards to everyone since they all want to see Akemi anyway. But this year, since I've been re-inspired by all of you craft bloggers out there, I've decided to make a few cards for those that will appreciate them! Instead of going with traditional red and green, I decided to go with light blue for this card. I was pleasantly surprised to find this print on the back of a DP I bought from Island Scrapbooking. I had originally bought the paper for the other side, but found this side to have a winter feel to it. My cousin Laura won my birthday blog candy, so I decided to combine it with her xmas goodies and card. While growing up together, I remember her liking the color blue a lot, so I thought she would like this card... Actually have no idea if she still likes blue since my favorite color used to be yellow.. now I gravitate towards pink and red or color combos... Getting off track again.. back to the card! I picked up the holly MS punch and decided to make a wreath out of it. I stamped the sentiment on a circle and used it as a guide to placing my holly. Instead of using the very very small punched circles, I decided to use crystals for the berries. I think it came out nicer and much less difficult to handle than the small circle punches. Hope you like it! Its my first Christmas card in 5 years!!! Supplies: Sugar Plum stamp- CC's designs Markers- Copics DP- Bo Bunny Cardstock- Bazzil Stickles Crystals Holly punch- MS Crafts Ribbon Seasons Greetings sentiment- Hero Arts


Maylee said...

Well, you've been holding back your talent for too long! This is super cute and I'm sure all those people on your Christmas list are going to expect a hand made card from here on out!

Have a wonderful day!

kris said...

Jenny this is beautiful!!! love the blue and that cute wreath! you go girl!!! create create create!!! hugs, Kris

mst822 said...

What a beautiful card! Love the idea using the holly punch to build your wreath!

joni h said...

great card! love the wreath & the BLUE!!! Now I'm re-thinking my xmas & green?!
Have a great weekend!

Brenda said...

Love your wreath! Great coloring too!