First Christmas Cards of 2015!

Hello Friends!

My husband and son went to the Nebraska football game this afternoon so I was alone most of the day.  What’s a girl to do on a cold, icy day but get in my craft room and start making Christmas cards?  LOL!  I recently made a goal to use up paper from a few paper packs that I have had for quite awhile.  So I grabbed this cute reindeer paper from a My Mind’s Eye pack and went to work!

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I have also been thinking about making some Christmas cards using non-traditional colors, so this was a perfect time to give that a try.  You usually don’t see brown and white on a Christmas card, but I love the simple elegance of this design. The gold accents make it look even more festive.

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For the sentiment I used a stamp from the White Pines Scrapbook on the Go kit from Close To My Heart.  I stamped it in Versamark ink, added gold embossing powder and melted it with my heat tool to make it shiny and elegant.  I then double matted the sentiment panel with metallic gold and Cocoa brown paper and added a gold embellished ribbon accent.

I really need to get busy making my Christmas cards because the holidays will be here before I can blink twice!  I think this design is a keeper and I can use it with more old paper from my stash!

Remember great things are just around the corner!   Laurie