That's right, 155 days or 22 weeks away.
It will be here before you know it. Im usually pretty good about shopping for gifts throughout the year, but Christmas cards... that's a different story.
So every year I start in July, and I still don't always finish in time.
In my defense however, we don't receive many cards, and I usually end up sending folks cards, that never send us one, so I at least start with the ones that do send us one first.
So for this card, I kept things rather simple.
I started with a white card base, which I rarely do, but for this I decided to go with white.
I cut 1/2 inch strips of several pieces of Fundamentals Papers.
There's probably at least 1 pattern from each color family.
The larger red strip in the middle, was cut at 1 inch.
I adhered each strip, then trimmed down the edges.
The sentiment "Happy Holidays" is from the current stamp set "Short & Sweet" Sentiments.
The outline is a stamp from our older retired "Cute Koalas" stamp set, in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
After stamping the sentiment with my Cranberry Mini Pigment Pad, I also sponged the edges, after fussy cutting it out.
I cut a 1 1/2 inch circle out of the yellow patterned paper from the Prickly Pear Paper Pack. I cut it in half so that each side peeks out from behind the sentiment.
Then I adhered two small Rhinestone Clear Sparkles for a little extra pizzazz.
I will add this card to my collection of Christmas cards that are ready to go the day after Thanksgiving.
I also chose to submit this card to a few challenges: