We are all so busy at this time of the year, so I thought that today I would share a quick and easy project, - a card and matching gift bag.
Let's start with the card:
I took a piece of 12 x 6" dark red card and folded it in half. I then matted it with a piece of white, followed by a piece of brown Core'dinations card stock which I had run through an embossing folder.
This was followed with a background created with a couple of die cuts (Sizzix and Memorybox) plus two strips of card, a brown and a thin red one. The brown one I ran through a snow fake embossing folder and then highlighted the snowflakes with Studio Gesso which I carefully rubbed over the raised bits with my finger.
I then stamped the deer from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Seasons Silhouette set in Potting Soil Archival Ink, cut it out and mounted it with some foam pads. I tied a bit of string around its neck first.
I then stamped the greeting from the Mini Christmas 1 set, gold embossed it (hard to see from the photo) and mounted it onto a bit of the same red card.
Three little pearls finished it all off.
Now to the gift bag, this was created in a very similar way:
I created mats in the same colours and then stamped the wonderful Father Christmas and message from the Mini Christmas 2 set on a white piece of die cut card in Potting Soil Archival again and embellished with some roses and leaves from my stash. A little round die cut tag with a little tree from the Christmas Greetings 1 set plus some hand died seam binding finishes it all of.
Well, there you have it. Less than two weeks to go.... Hope you are all feeling a lot more ready for the big day than I do, but whatever you do, take at least a little creative time for yourself.
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