can you believe the year is already ONE QUARTER finished??! nor can i, but thanks to JINGLE BELLES i have a growing stack of festive cards for next december, which i have enjoyed taking my time and making every one separately, so that each is unique & (i think) rather fabulous...
but now in honor of today's holiday, it's time to have a little fun: so this week we are setting aside all things beautiful, elegant and glamorous in favor of HUMOROUS greetings: make a christmas card that's zany, silly, or even downright goofy if you like; anything goes as long as it's funny and festive!
would anyone care to guess what i have done?!
(kitteh pic: resized from ideals magazine and printed on kodak premium photo paper; patterned paper: echo park, love elsie; rub-ons & chipboard button: love elsie; tag: my mind's eye; baker's twine: pixie dust paperie; inks: colorbox; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape; other: lace-edged vintage bias trim; sewing machine)
ok, no surprise here, right? two of my all-time favorite things being "vintage" card ingredients and LOLcats, it didn't take me much time to convert a photograph from an old ideals magazine into a fusion of both! :) whereas i usually use my "found" illustrations as is... (i love the color and texture of the vintage paper and printing) ...this time, since the photo was nearly 8x11, i scanned and shrank it to a more card-friendly size. a funny sentiment, loads of "love elsie" goodness, and a bit of stitching later, i was ready to ROCK our special april fool's edition of JINGLE BELLES...and i hope YOU are, too! ♥♥♥