12 Days of Holiday Cards and Crafts: Day 4 – Special Delivery

day4_Mrs_Santa1Good afternoon and welcome to day four of my 12 Days of Holiday Cards and Crafts! I apologize for the delay but for the last few days I have been having internet access problems so today’s post is late.

Today I bring you another card I created.  I used a digi from Tiddly Inks.  I love these stamps. She has a bunch and she is having a great sale on both clear and digi stamps so take a peek.  I used my Silhouette to create the shape of the box and used the print and cut feature so that my image was printed directly on the cardstock and then cut in the shape you see. Then I colored up the image with my copics.

day4_Mrs_Santa2Ok and let’s talk a minute about paper hoarders, yes, I am guilty of charge and I find that I especially like to hoard my Christmas papers like my friend Ashley. She and I vow each year that we have enough and won’t buy anymore and what? They seem to jump in our carts and home they come. Total sucker for pretty paper especially pretty Christmas paper. Enough of that rant. That said, this paper I used for this card is one of those highly hoarded by me.  It is called Nordic Pines by Bazzill Basics. Oh my goodness, all the paper in this pad are gorgeous. I mean it, every sheet is gorgeous. So I had a hard time cutting a sheet (baby steps).  I matted it on a cream cardstock and used Stampin Up paper for the card base. I decided to use some kraft envelopes in my stash since they match this paper so nicely.

day4_Mrs_Santa3My props were holiday table runners and a little tree I usually put on a shelf in the living room.

day4_Mrs_Santa4I put matching cream cardstock inside for the person to write their greetings since the card has a black base. I also used small pieces of coordinating paper attached to the corners of the paper for added interest.

I hope you like this card as much as I do. Even if I did have to cut a piece of my prized stash!!

Sending blessings your way!


Haul: Holiday paper from Scrapbook.com

Ok, I admit I have an obsession with 6×6 paper packs. I even buy cute storage to store them throughout my craft room.  I started buying them a few years back when I started getting into card-making. The designs are the same as their 12×12 counterparts but often scaled down which makes them perfect for my cards.  Well another thing that I am seriously obsessed with is holiday 6×6 paper packs.  I have a bin on my desk that is filled only with winter and Christmas 6×6 paper packs.

So when I was snooping around scrapbook.com last week and came across some great sales on 6×6 paper packs of winter and Christmas  paper, I had to put them in my shopping cart. They arrived today and I feel all the little hairs dance on my arms with joy (yes, that is kind of gross sounding when I type it.).

I thought it only right to share my new goodies.

This is the new Nordic Pines paper pack by Bazzill  Basics Paper.

This is the new Nordic Pines paper pack by Bazzill Basics Paper.

I also bought the coordinating cadstock I love all the stuff I have been seeing with the Nordic patterns so I had to have some to give it a try.


Countdown to Christmas by Bazzill Basics Paper

Countdown to Christmas by Bazzill Basics Paper

Oh this one caught my eye because green is my favorite color and the shade of green in this pack makes me want to do another happy dance.  Again I bought the coordinating cardstock.

Hello December paper pack from Glitz and coordinates.

Hello December paper pack from Glitz and coordinates.

As I went to check out they showed me this paper pad from Glitz that was on sale for next to nothing  and all of it’s coordinates as well.  What I like about this line is that it has non-traditional colors but veryhappy.  I loved the sticker sheet which is the big 12×12 in the back. I also bought the die cuts that coordinate that are on top of the sticker sheet.

I get so happy when I spread them out on my craft table.  So I have officially completed my 6×6 winter and Christmas paper pack shopping for the year! I will be sure to share some of the projects I make with these beauties.

Well I better go make something!



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