ok, yeah, when i see it in print, i have to admit that the whole JINGLE BELLES concept sounds a bit nuts! but if you jingled along with us last year, you'll know that we made just *one* stress-free card per week, using a different "creative prompt" each time; had an absolute BLAST hanging out with some of the coolest papercrafters in the world; and that on december 1, 2011, we had each completed FORTY-EIGHT unique, beautiful, ready-to-mail holiday cards, and were able to spend december goofing off, big time!!! believe me when i tell you this is by far the best holiday gift i've ever given myself, and thus, this year, i am even MORE EXCITED to get the ball rolling again!
ok, so what are we starting out with? have you guessed, from the name of my post-- NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT(S)?! we're asking you to make a card which incorporates GIFT WRAP, and if you're like me, you just could not resist saving some of the pretty papers in which your holiday prezzies were wrapped, so this will be easy, indeed! however, if that doesn't sound fun, you can, if you prefer, include the image of a present, or presents, on your card. needless to say, i went with the first idea and have bits of TWO gift wraps (the gold flourish background and the poinsettia) PLUS a bit of holly-leaf tissue paper (ruffled and sewn behind the flower) AND even a little "bonus" ribbon which was tied around one of my christmas gifts!
i used the utterly fab "square" sketch option of mojo monday 221; the ribbon qualifies me to join my dearest darlings for shopping our stash #32: tie it up; and the fussy-cut poinsettia allows me to link up with the lovely ladies at city crafter who are inviting us to make the cut this week! woohoo!
(miscellaneous: giftwrap, tissue paper & ribbon; patterned paper: creative imaginations & echo park; rhinestones: making memories; gold foil sticker: best creation; adhesives: xyron, tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)
this year, instead of posting a new prompt EVERY week, we're going to be posting EVERY OTHER friday. we hope that having extra time to create and post will allow more lovely crafters to participate; and those--like myself--who still want to end the year with 48 cards need only make two (or more!) cards to each prompt... which is still only one card per week!
to sum up, all of that means you have until 6pm (EST) on wednesday, january 11th, to link up as many newly made holiday cards which fit the brief as you can complete within the time-frame! i cannot wait to see what you will do, and i'm hoping you'll be equally excited to see what stef and our lovely guest stars have come up with, so do pop over to JINGLE BELLES and say hi!!! ♥