a little less than 11 months to celebrating Christmas...this is my 3rd Christmas card for the month and the second one for this blog, The 12 Months of Christmas
Peace, deer/dear! I love the striped glitter cardstock from My Mind's Eye 2013. The 'peace' chipboard accent sticker is from Carta Bella's 2015 "Have a Merry Christmas". The doily, glitter snowflakes & deer, and teal gems were purchased at Dollar Tree. And a shout-out to CKC blog because the white doily with gold dot accents was an add-in I made for my October 2018 kit but I had a few leftover and this one behind the round/clamshell featured card is one of those.
This pretty card with non-traditional colors started with the striped cardstock because it reminded me of old-fashioned candy cane sticks (butter rum has always been my favorite) or gorgeous Christmas gift wrapping papers!
The main part of the card is the round 'clamshell' looking part that after applying the doily backing I decided it still needed something to help so I did a simple easel type background.
The purpose of this blog is to help paper-crafters, specifically card-makers, avoid last-minute panic in December to have beautiful hand-made cards created for all their friends and family. I generally try to focus on about 25 close friends and usually immediate family and elderly aunts and uncles. I still have 2 maternal great aunts, too, that I remember for holidays as well. Yet I still seem to not get them mailed out early enough to be received before Christmas Eve. Follow this challenge blog if you are interested in not having that year end frenzy!!!!
Until next time,
in the frightfully frigid polar vortex of northern IL