Friday, January 1, 2016

only 359 days til xmas...

...time to get started on those cards, people!!! :) :) :)

ok yeah, that sounds completely nuts, but it is actually what we're doing at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ starting today! Because ridiculous as it may seem, a sane december starts in january; by which i mean making ONE holiday card per week, instead of 50+ in a big stressful clump at the busiest time of the year. so for our very first prompt of 2016 we give you: "something old AND something new" for which we'd like to see (...wait for it...) a bit of brand new crafty SOMETHING (that you got as a present, maybe?) and something that's been in your stash for a bit. here's what i made:

something NEW: gorgeous red damask Hambly transparency that stephanie found for me (despite those having been OOP for a couple of years!); and some Petaloo burlap flowers that maaaaaay have been a little gift from me to me when re-ordering adhesive online. something OLD: an illustration from an older, falling-apart holiday children's book from which i'm rescuing the pretty pictures, a scrap of october afternoon plaid and some ancient red velvet paper on which i've used my scallopped decorative scissors!!! (how's that for old skool?!) :) adhesives: elmers brand gluedot runner, 3m foam tape, mini gluedots, sewing machine

i got quite a few lovely crafty holiday gifts, so it was kind of hard to choose (best "problem" ever!) but amongst a box of gorgeous goodness from miss stephanie, there was this amazingly pretty scarlet damask hambly transparency, and that thing was just callin' my name! i used both halves of the current fusion card challenge to inspire the rest of my design:

and yes, i may have gone a little crazy staging my card in front of some of my holiday decor, so here's a closeup that you can really SEE, lol:

of course, we won't consider the official 2016 holiday cardmaking season OFFICIALLY open until we see all our lovely friends over at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ so why not stop over, check out stephanie's gorgeous card, and start planning one of your own?! and HAPPY NEW YEAR, darlings! ♥♥♥


  1. Lovely little card... transparency is so hot right now (have you see Zoolander?)... you just did a fabulous job! Happy New Year.

  2. Awesome card, love that Santa. Mine is done and will post it in the a.m. woohoo I`ve got a jump start on cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. A beautiful start to 2016! I will be playing along soon :)

  4. What a gorgeous vintage Santa!!! Thank you so much for playing with us at Fusion!

  5. What a wonderfully vintage, traditional card - absolutely gorgeous. Great layout too.

    As far as I'm concerned it's never too early to make Christmas cards :) This is a fun challenge!


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