Can you believe it's August 1, 2011??? Only 4 months left to get your Christmas cards all done and what better way to get motived than playing in Christmas card challenges. I know it sure gets me going because I don't have to figure out what I'm going to do, it's all right there to pick and choose.
The challenge this month at Christmas Cards All Year Round gives you so many wonderful options of things to choose to put on your card that the possibilities are endless:
Textured paper (embossed is good)
Alphabet stickers or rub-ons for the sentiment
Pick 4 items from the above list for each card you plan to make, of course you can use more if you like and embellish until your hearts content. For me too much is never enough......
- My first attempt at a tent card and I loved making it
- DP is from Meg's Garden in Australia and the stripped paper on the inside I made by using CM Cranberry, strips of Score Tape and red glitter
- The image is from Whimsy Stamps titled "Trimming the Tree" and colored with Copics. It was cut out so it could be used as an ornament and hung a with silver chain (metal)
- The sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs, printed out and added to thin chipboard then cut again and enhanced with Copics
EDITED: I've been asked about a tutorial for the tent card and I sincerely apologize for not putting it here to begin with http://justmagnolia.blogspot.com/2010/03/special-monthly-challenge-tent-card.html
If you can get five cards made in August and post them via the CCAYR Mr. Linky you will be eligible to win the monthly prize. They can all be the same as long as you submit a picture showing all five cards or you can submit them one at a time and number each one when you post it. If life gets in the way, as it sometimes does, at least you'll still be a card ahead of the game even if you don't get all 5 done. Best part, you can also play in other challenges and submit that card for 1 out of 5. I'm so looking forward to seeing some of your wonderful creations at CCAYR and hope you will join us. I'll be back next Monday and each Monday in August with another card to share, but if you can't wait, three are posted on the CCAYR blog right now. Be sure you stop by to see what wonderful creations have been made by my DT sisters.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I sure hope you have the time to leave me a comment so I'll be sure and stop by to visit and see what's new with you.
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)