Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thank You Holly!

My dad had heart surgery last week so much of our time was spent in the hospital for the past few weeks.  Not a great place to get crafty!  After he got home, we wanted to thank everyone who helped us so I took a Christmas card idea and turned it into this thank you note.  I cut out the holly leaves (wink, wink) at 3 1/4" from the Joys of the Season cartridge.  Then I used the Ultra Embossing powder on the leaves to make it look wet.  I added the three buttons for the berries.  Finally I took a red pen and a ruler to make the border and added "thank you."  We are so thankful to the nurses, doctors, staff, and our friends and family for helping us out.  Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Whoo's One?

For the past few weeks, I have been struggling with making my Christmas cards.  I just have no ideas and no inspiration. They are done, but I do not love them and they will probably never show up on my blog.
Then this morning, I had to make a birthday card for Dylan's one year old birthday. The theme was Owls.  I used the Create a Critter cartridge and actually got this card idea from the front of the cartridge book.  I love how it turned out.  I covered the white card with different solid papers and folded the card to give it more dimension.  After finishing the owl, I added the tree branch and leaves to the inside.  Now why couldn't my Christmas cards have been this easy and cute?
Have a great week!