Happy Friday, peeps! Yay, it's the weekend! I have a busy one planned, but it's all good! But how can it be October 14 already??!! Hope you have some fun things planned as well! I have another Christmas card today; I was inspired by this sweet card by my friend Joanne....it is just so cute! So this is for the Create with Connie & Mary color challenge, just like hers, as well as Susan's fun little sketch from the Pals Paper Arts:
So here we go:
I will admit that Sweet Sugarplum is a sadly under-used color in my cardmaking! It's really quite pretty! I stamped the banner from Time of Year, fussy-cut it out and put it atop a Swirly Scribbles Pear Pizzazz diecut. I was really sad when SU discontinued Iridescent Ice embossing powder, which is what I used on my "wreath" here, but you can get a similar effect with Versamark ink, Heat & Stick Powder, and Dazzling Diamonds glitter! I just smooshed my diecut into my Versamark pad, coated it with the EP and heated it up:
I love how it gives it a darker, sparkly look! I stamped the holly in Pear Pizzazz and Sweet Sugarplum, trimming and gluing, then added some Pool Party strips of DSP from a few years back. This is such a fun sketch, I love it! I added a simple sentiment on the inside; I think it might be a bit too simple, I might have to go back and add some more holly or something!
Another card to add to my stash!
Continuing on our "Minion" day (for some reason, she kept the hood up the entire morning until she got dressed!!!), my sweet friend Sandy set her some fuzzy Jack-o-lantern stickers, so she went to work making Halloween cards for her two sets of cousins:
Despite my best efforts, she really loves coloring more than stamping, although she did do a little bit here with Jolly Bingo Bits! I have a whole set of retired SU markers and she loves them the best!
Since she is learning to read and write, I cannot hardly get her to stamp a sentiment...she writes a whole letter on the inside; I wish I had taken a photo of it! Other than spelling a few words wrong, she does really well. She climbed up on a chair to look at the October calendar to see how to spell "Halloween"! Now she knows it by heart! She really has a giving heart, she loves to give cards and even her toys away!
Thanks for popping by today and have a blessed day!