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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Cards - Holiday Cakes

I love the holiday season. In our house it is as festive as it gets. Between Hanukkah, Christmas and my daughter's birthday (on Christmas Eve), it is one big, month long celebration! Every year, I spend some time making photo holiday cards in Photoshop for my family (and a few of my fabulous friends). So, I have not often had the occasion to give an actual Christmas card!! This year, however, I decided to make my very first Christmas card and I am VERY happy with the end result!! I'm even going to enter it into the 12 Days if Christmas challenge!

Ornaments are from the Holiday cakes cartridge cut at 3"
Paper is Recollections stock
Glitter was bought from the $1 bin at the craft store!!
Used zig on the ornament and shook the glitter over it
Added curling ribbon and the two big stones to the top

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Birthday wishes

It has been QUITE a while since I last posted.  I was very sick, but am happy to report that I am FINALLY on the mend. In the middle of being sick and trying to make sure my children and my students were taken care of, I had to plan bunny's 6th birthday party. I am looking forward to sharing some of the little touches that made it super special! In the mean time, here is a post I started a month ago and never got out. It is short and sweet, but will hold me over until I can post some of my exciting new ideas!

Last month, I met my best friend from college for dinner in honor of her birthday.  What I love about my friend is just how easy it is to spend time together, no matter how long it has been since we last saw each other.

I decided to play with my Cricut Wild Card cartridge to find a fun card for her. I came up with this idea using the Doily card and I pulled the word wish from one of the other cards on the cartridge. The envelope was made using the fit to page feature and it cut at 5", so I cut the card at 4 3/4" to ensure it would fit in the envelope.

My first attempt at the wish sentiment was too small, but I realized it would be the perfect touch for the envelope, so I added it and then re-cut the word "wish" just a little bit bigger. The card itself was cut using Recollections, Precious Metals, Silver card stock and coordinated very nicely with the envelope paper. My friend LOVED the card, and the smile on her face just reinforced my belief that handmade is always best!