i've mentioned before that my favorite weeks at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ are those in which we have a lovely guest star come along with a fabulous prompt and their own inspiring take on it, and this week is no exception. the very awesome noelle mcadams suggested we build our cards around ♥SOFT♥ and snuggly materials: felt, fabric, ribbon, tulle, flocking, flowersoft... well it's quite a long list, isn't it? and i'm sure you're already thinking up what you'd like to do this time, aren't you?
in the meantime, here is my card:
(selection of cotton quilting fabrics, xyroned onto index stock and die-cut; patterned paper: tim holtz, echo park; felt snowflakes & gem: hero arts; rub-on snowflakes: hambly; sentiment sticker: 7 gypsies; brads: oriental trading; pink sparkly tulle: kate's paperie; ink: colorbox; adhesives: xyron, tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)
if this looks slightly familiar, that might be because i did a reallllly cute felt-pieced reindeer for the baby it's cold outside prompt last february. when i mentioned to stef that i was bummed not to be able to do that again, she immediately said, "WHY NOT??!?!" which started me thinking: why not, indeed??!?! afterall, that's why we buy stamps, and dies, and more than one sheet of the same patterned paper, isn't it? precisely in order to be able to use a great idea more than once! so i made a brand new version of one of my favorite cards! this time i've used a sizzix die, and fashioned both the reindeer and the pink snowy hills on which she stands, from cotton fabric that i've xyroned onto index stock in order to give it a bit of "backbone"! since the deer is sooooooo adorable i didn't need much more: a few felt snowflakes, an appropriate sentiment, and a bit of stitching and i had wrapped this baby up!