Hi Crafty folks,
I hope that are all doing well and that you are managing to enjoy indulging in any art or craft mediums that you love. 🙂 I would love to hear about some of your projects – or even pop over and visit you if you have a Blog, Facebook page or website.
Well, I know it’s a little early in the year but I have been getting a major head-start on my Christmas makes. A lot of companies have Christmas in July specials and this year I got into the spirit of all the promotions. I decided to start early. Yes I know, lol, very early 😀
I’m going to share something personal about myself : I have two Chronic health conditions – Endometriosis and M.E. These both sap a lot of energy from me. Although I started my Christmas makes in mid October last year, I still struggled to finish them and it became quite stressful.
So here I am, being prepared! I had a stash of Project Life memory keeping cards that I had bought a couple of christmas’ ago. I really wanted to use them and I initially bought them for card making and tag making purposes. so I got to it.
I started by sorting the Project Life cards – they came in four sizes – so I started to organise them into piles of two or three, ready for the card bases.
I had decided to use A6 sized card bases and grouped the Project Life -PL- cards accordingly. I wanted one PL large card with one or two of the smaller PL cards layered on top. Here is what I came up with:
I kept the cards and embellishments tonal using the same colour palette through out. I added a few gems and some shimmer using the Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen. These Pl cards were bought from Stampin’ Up! but they are now longer available. there are however lots of alternatives out there so I am sure that you will find something that take your fancy. If you do not want to spend any money or you already have too much Christmas stock left from then last year, then you can always cut down your Christmas patterned paper or perhaps stamp cardstock to simulate the Project life effect.
Thank you for popping by today folks,
Take Care and Happy Crafting!