I’d tweeted about a great idea I’d visualized for a card…but you know how it goes with those ideas, sometimes…looks fantastic in your imagination, but in real life, doesn’t work out. Well this one worked! OK so I may rework the background again at some point, but it was the “ornament” that I was visualizing. I used the globe stamp from The Open Sea (a non-Christmas set), and paired it with the ornament framelit from the Holiday Ornaments framelits set that is still available (though not featured in the current catalogue and kind of hard to find on the online store site!). Anyway, it fit well enough for me to be happy with the result. Add a ribbon and there you go! The inside sentiment is “Joy to the World” but “Peace on Earth” would also be appropriate, don’t you think??
I designed this card for the October Christmas Card Class. If you are just getting into holiday card mode (or vaguely realizing that there’s a holiday coming up at some point in the next while…) there’s the November & December Christmas Card Classes still to come. Each month features 4 different cards (and different from the month before as well). You’ll have plenty of ideas if you want to recreate some of them for mass mailing. OR….consider attending my November 30th Stamp a Stack or Christmas Card Clinic. You’ll have your choice – 10 cards of 5 different designs, or 10 (or more) cards of the same design. Watch for the sign up in the next couple of weeks. Of course, there’s also the 12 Weeks of Christmas mailings – 2 weeks down, 10 to go…if you’re on my mailing list, you’ll automatically receive these special mailings.
In the meantime, I’m off to start thinking about my Thanksgiving menu! (Order turkey – check; everything else for the meal: ummmmm)