Christmas has come and gone with the new year fast approaching. We had a wonderful holiday and are enjoying this time off from work. I was so happy to receive some new dies and stamps as gifts and can't wait to use them.
Today, I have a couple more Christmas-theme cards to share. Both have the Joy sentiment but are totally different. If you click on each photo, you can see the details better.
Once again, I have used my favorite holiday paper collection from My Mind's Eye. It is several years old but I love it. The paper already has some glittered accents on it, so I simply added a few snowflake stickers from Martha Stewart. The Tim Holtz reindeer diecut was given a coat of Recollections glitter. The pennant was covered with a piece of lacy ribbon and accented with a Recollections snowflake and flowers. One of the die sets I received were the beautiful skeleton leaves from Prima. I gave two of them a coating of Martha Stewart glitter and tucked them into the flowers. The word "joy" was made from a Tim Holtz die (another gift!) and coated with the same glitter as the leaves.
Not stopping there, I decided to use my Tim Holtz matchbox die and create a box to go with the card.
I decorated the inside with an added surprise. The pine branch on the box lid was made with a McGill punch.
The next Joy card again used the MME paper as a background. The snowflake doily is from Recollections. I placed a Melissa Frances sticker onto a kraft banner, highlighted it in Gold Stickles, and used a stencil and modeling paste for the dots. A hemp and ribbon bow, bells and Recollections snowflake add the finishing touches.
The last few days before Christmas was a papercrafting frenzy for me. I really need to learn from that and start creating my holiday cards/tags much sooner! Let me take the time now to wish you a very happy and healthy new year. I do appreciate each and everyone who stops by here and for the sweet comments you leave. See you in the new year!