These first two cards are ones I've made for my close friends Kristi and Laurie. I won't tell you whose is whose, just in case they read my blog before tomorrow.
We decided this year that instead of purchasing gifts for Christmas, we would spend an afternoon together having lunch, and exchanging handmade cards. They are paper crafters too so this is really exciting for us. We also spent the whole year enabling crafty purchases, so we made a pact to try and use them on these cards.
This first card features a retired stamp set from CTMH (Angelic Animals). I purchased it from another consultant. It also features my nestabilities squares and scallops (I had to use my cuttlebug to cut them out), new copic markers, and 3 of the 4 new CTMH colors (tulip, juniper and creme brulee). I also used the Perfect Day papers, fresh shapes chipboard and color ready alphabet stickers - all CTMH.
This second card features a fun snowflake punch picked up on our retreat last year to Oregon. I also used the Aspen paper pack, nesties dies, copics, and color ready alphabets. The colors are twilight, creme brulee, and outdoor denim.
OHHH!!! And - after an EXTRA 2 days of waiting (UPS truck was stuck in the snow and couldn't make deliveries yesterday or Wed) my new birthday money Bellas arrived! YIPPEEEEE!!!! I love the new HUGGABUG line of stamps that were just released. And, because I purchased $50 in stamps, I got 4 of the mini bellas and 4 embellishment packs for FREE! Super duper. I'm jazzed and all ready to do more creating for Card a Day creations.