Today is a doubly fun day.
It’s Friday. It’s Christmas in July.
The freebie has got to be Christmas related, right?
And if you follow me on social media, you’ll have seen some negative space that I cut for a women’s activity. The more I thought about it, the more I knew…it’s gotta be the freebie. Right?
I’d cut it in red originally because I needed red ho’s, but of course I thought it would be so perfect in my traditional white-on-white. Yeah…loving that.
And, as someone suggested, you can turn it upside-down and it becomes a bunch of OH’s. You can use it for more than just Christmas stuff. :)
And because I know I’ll get asked, the tree and sentiment are from the brand-new Believe stamp set. That little tree is my fave! And I used some Tim Holtz distress ink for it on an Office Depot shipping tag. It doesn’t soak into the tag right away and so the ink just kind of collects on top and makes that really cool effect. Wish I could take credit for that little bit of serendipitous magic, but the truth is, I let the ink do all the work.
So speaking of Christmas stuff, we’ve got some amazing cards from Laura today!
check ’em out…
I love the crispness of the embossed white (there’s that tone-on-tone that I adore so much) with the hand-cut words and simple sentiment. These would be so fun to just whip up in a jif! Love the idea of sending a handmade card. And if you start now…. :)
Here’s a few words from Laura:
I used to love to send out handmade Christmas cards during the holidays, and can remember creating 40-50 cards each year to send to family and friends. It seemed like life just got busier and busier as the years went by, and I would always run out of time. I love the idea of coming up with a simple and easy card that can be easily duplicated, assembly line style, in just a few steps. These can easily be done well in advance, before the craziness of the holidays sets in.
I thought it would be fun to incorporate a few sayings from Kerri’s Merry Little Words kit. I found a few that would tie in with the “Christmas” and “magic” that I die cut from the Merry Everything kit. I selected just the sayings that I wanted to use, and pasted them multiple times onto a new document to print, which I then printed out onto a sheet of textured white cardstock. When die cutting the “Christmas” and “magic” words, I also cut them numerous times from one sheet of patterned paper.
I have a huge stash of my favorite white textured cardstock from American Crafts, so I love to do simple white backgrounds on my cards. Once I cut my card bases and folded them all in half, I then cut additional pieces of white cardstock, slightly smaller than the front of the card. I ran each of those through an embossing folder, distressed the edges, lightly spritzed with black misting spray, and adhered to the front of the card. I machine stitched around the outside edges of the card, and adhered my sentiment pieces in place.
Fabulous cards Laura!
Don’t forget about this going on. It all ends Sunday!
And now I just wanted to give you a stamp update here on the blog.
We sold completely out of our first shipment of stamps in the first 24-ish hours of the sale. Wow! I just want to thank you so much for all your support. I truly love what I do and continued to be humbled by the fact that all of you keep me motivated to create and create with your amazing support. humbled.
Just so you know, all orders as of Tuesday afternoon are on pre-order and will ship within a couple of weeks. But they are still on sale all through this week, so be sure to take advantage of the sale and the pre-order! It ends Sunday.