Wednesday, November 13, 2013

25th and Pine, all mine!

Not too long ago, my name was drawn from the hat for some sweet goodies from Basic Grey, courtesy of Creating Keepsakes. THANK YOU! I thought I was only getting what they showed in the blog, so imagine my surprise when a huge box showed up at my house with most of the line! We're talking transparencies, journaling cards, washi tape, brads, letters... the works! And don't get me started on the wax seals. What a way to get me to buy the matching papers, Basic Grey! (Twist my arm, why dontcha!) I spotted the 6x6 pad at Archivers, and that brings us to today with the beginnings of my Christmas Card Craftstravaganza.

My first card was intended for Cas(e) This Sketch #52, but I buzzed past the deadline. The enamel dots are from MME, and were a last second addition to cover some errant glue. Whoops! Happy accidents... Anyway, this sketch was a great way for me to play with some of the transparent titles which I have never used before. There are two or three more so I might repeat this card in other colors. Maybe. It's not my favorite—needs more dimension, maybe?

I am rather more fond of this card, based on Retro Sketches #89. I fussy cut (wow! I never do that!) the Joy ornament from one of the "snippets" that came in the pack. I was too lazy to power up the Pazzles for the circles, so I did it with my manual circle cutter... not exactly the most perfect circle-maker in the world, but it does the job. Sometimes. (Thanks, Martha.) Here's hoping you wouldn't have noticed if I didn't say anything! ;)

That's about all the paper crafting I've done in say... the past two weeks? I've gone full-tilt beadaholic since starting my new job. I'll have to make a whole bead post to catch you up on that!

Happy Crafting! 

Supplies: All papers and embellishments from Basic Grey 25th & Pine, with exceptions: ink, Tsukineko VersaMagic Wheat; scrap Navy cardstock; twine, Hemptique; ribbon and marker, American Crafts.

1 comment:

  1. I love this card - the mint green and black is a beautiful combination and the hanging ornament looks great!