Sunday, December 2, 2012

Merry Monday #43

  Hi, friends! My well-intentioned plans to get a lot of crafting done over the holiday break just didn't come to fruition (as much as I loved having company, it forced me to spend my time elsewhere), so I'm just now getting some of my Christmas cards made. Last year, I made my cards way too fat, and they cost a small fortune to mail, so this year I'm trying to make them much flatter and simpler. We'll see how successful I am when I take them to the post office!

  I absolutely HATE mass production, so I decided to make just a few each of multiple designs. I'm still only about halfway done, but I'll share a selection of what I've finished up over the next few days. Did I mention how difficult it was to make cards without pearls, diamonds, and a big bow? I keep having to resist the temptation to gussy them up a little more!

  This design was inspired by the sketch at Always Playing with Paper, a challenge blog I found recently, and I thought it would make a visually interesting flat card:

Here's my take:

 I used a white card base with some cute and inexpensive MME Christmas paper from Michael's. The reindeer is a Unity stamp colored with Copic markers, and the red card stock is SU Cherry Cobbler. I'm loving my new small doily dies from SU as well!

 Thanks for stopping by today, my friends! I'm off to make some more ... guess what ... Christmas cards!


  1. Very cute card, your reindeer is adorable. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

  2. An adorable Rudolph, Jessica! And I love the doily behind him. Thanks for sharing him with us at Merry Monday!