Thursday, July 22, 2010
Christmas in July
I have to be honest, I have not started to think about Christmas quite yet. However, the fabulous folks at Fantabulous Cricut have! This week was a Christmas in July Challenge. I spent a few days thinking about what I wanted to do. Instead of doing my normal cards, I decided it was time for a creation. I always get stuck at the holidays when someone I never would have expected gives me a random gift. I try to keep a few extra items wrapped and ready to return the joy. Since handmade gifts are always fun to give and very heartwarming, I made a little package for some gingersnap cookies. Again, I used all scraps from my scrap drawer. I embossed the green card stock with the swiss dots Cuddlebug folder, used a piece of DCWV glitter card stock, and found some coordinating ribbon. I cut the reindeer our using the Doodle Charms cartridge. I distressed the edges of the nose with red, the brown with dark brown, and the antlers with an almond color. I added some red Stickles to the nose, googly eyes, and a coordinating bow. I also used some snowflakes cut out from the same cartridge and brushed on white Stickles to match the glitter card stock. I finished the whole thing off with some bling!