Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Christmas is only 17 weeks away!!!

Please don't hate me for saying it.

But can you believe it?  I have to admit that I'm usually the last person to start thinking about Christmas and getting ready for the holidays. But, I'm hoping to get a head start on it this year and be a bit more organized.  (famous last words huh? LOL! :))

Plus I've already got a head start because I was able to create some holiday cards using the amazing new December Daily collection.  This release is absolutely gorgeous!

The first card I created is more on the traditional & classic side. I used the Red Snowflake/Chevron (Simple Basics) as the background base for my card.

Then added a 3x4 journal card, large sticker, brad and some ribbon to complete the look.

My second card some of the Blue Snowflake/Chevron (Simple Basics) paper. I just love the combination of red & blue . It's so bright & cheerful.
The 3x4 Journaling Cards really add some visual interest & color the front of the card. I also added a few stickers for dimension (by adhering them with foam squares).

On the inside of the card I added a few more stickers.
My last card makes me smile. There are some super cute sayings & quotes on the 3x4 journal cards and I had to use one of them.
Hopefully I've inspired you a bit with your christmas card making for the upcoming holidays.

Supply list:
Simple Stories: December Documented
Fundamental Cardstock Stickers |#3502
Expression Cardstock Stickers |#3503
Chipboard |#3528
Brads |#3527
Naughty or NIce |#3505
Special Delivery |#3504
Peace, Love & Joy |#3507
3x4 Journaling Card Elements |#3510
Simple Basics (Blue Snowflake/Chevron |#3516 AND Red Snowflake/Chevron |#3517

Other: Core'dinations Colorcore Cardstock; May Arts (ribbon), The Twinery (twine), Fiskars (punches), Foam squares; Adhesives by Xyron (Mega Runner, 1.5 Create-a-Sticker)

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope you have fun getting ready for the holidays. Although if you're like me you won't be too worried about it right now. :)


  1. These are really cute Cari. Don't hate me, but I have Christmas gifts put away. LOL I start shopping early and get it done early! Don't like the crowds at the malls.

    1. Good for you girl!!! I actually do wish that I was like that. Because I don't like shopping near the holidays either.

  2. Cari, get me going with the post opening of only 17 weeks away. I am wearing a short short skirt and a tank top, how can i be thinking of xmas....lololo
    love the cards, yes the tinsel is a cute one

    1. LOL!! I know I am too!! In fact, we've had some rain but it's feeling quite humid right now.

      Trust me ... I haven't thought of xmas since creating those cards! ;)