Monday, October 10, 2011

A Trio of Christmas cards


Hi Stampers, I've been putting off making Christmas cards. It's not like I don't have plenty of material to use. It's more like if I wait until November, like I did last year, they won't get made. As I grow older...mature, I have fewer people to send to. Most of my friends are still alive, but have chosen to send out those rather one size fits all newsletters telling me all about what every grand-child is up to, the cruises they went on, etc., I'm not gonna lie and tell you I like this sort of communication. Quite the contrary. I'd much rather receive a beautiful card simply wishing me a Merry Christmas and/or A Happy New Year. Yep, that's really all I want. And if I do want more, I'll call them after  the holidays...just being honest here.
So, I kept to my word of what I wanted and I made a trio that fit the bill. I kept them simple. I do not enjoy making the same card repeatedly, so though the sketch can be the same, little else is.
I was inspired by new stuff I ordered from Gina K. First time I've given her company a go and I'm happy with my stuff. They ran a special for World Card Making Day last week. Instead of contributing a card, I was happily bargain hunting on-line.
Two of the three cards use dsp from a BasicGrey "Jovial" 6x6 pad, (available at Gina K.) The stamps are from Gina K's Fanciful Tags. You get three borders that fit the Nestibilities Fancy Tag Dies and  oodles of sentiments. Can one ever have enough sentiments?..you need different fonts and sizes and directions, etc., which reminds me, if you haven't heard, Joanna Munster just posted about her brand new store with stamps galore. She has a design team search open too. Might just give that a try myself. I love her work. Check out her store and leave some good wishes.

Hope you have a great week. Get those holiday cards going.

Blessings,
Erica

1 comment:

Sandra said...

Erica your card are truly lovely:)Sandra H