Yep! It's that time again. So start stirring your stash!
Well, I finally made it to Christmas mode. That's not to say that I won't post a "Be Thankful" card before Thanksgiving gets here. But, for today it's the joy of Christmas.
I used to have a problem using non traditional colors for Christmas but, this year I seem to doing just that. I didn't even use Christmas paper on this card. Pretty unusual for me. I do love this paper from Basic Grey though and it seemed to go well with the copper tones in my reindeer. I was fortunate enough to have enough of this paper I could make 12 of the cards (and matching envelopes) and I got them all done in one day! Only about 60 to go so, you'll be seeing quite a few more Christmas cards from me in the next few weeks.
Anyway, the pink ribbon I got for a steal at a sale somewhere. I got about 100 yards of it in pink and blue for about $.50 each. I have shared so much of it yet, I still have a ton! The lace was from another crafty yard sale from a couple of years ago. The glittered reindeer I got at Wal-mart last year in the Christmas ornament section. Yep, it's supposed to be hanging on your tree (I have a few more ornament surprises for you coming soon)! The minute I saw it I knew I had to put it on a card. Alas, last year I didn't get it done so, it's one of the first Christmas cards for this year. He is attached with some mini glue dots. When I had the card all done, I sprayed it with Stampin' Up's Champagne Mist. I just love the subtle sparkle it adds. I did add a little bling - 3 on the ribbon and 1 for the reindeer's eye to add a little more dimension.
What did you buy last year that you stashed? You know you want to look so, go stir your stash and see!
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Have a great week and be sure to check out the Eclectic's Pink team challenge tomorrow!