Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Christmas Cards

What a busy December! Between work, shopping and getting ready for the Holiday. December passed by very quickly. One thing I promised myself last year was to take is easier this year and not try to do it all and be everywhere. Would you believe it I actually did. I spent a few quite evenings at home enjoying the Christmas movies that were on. I just love watching all those Christmas movies from the classical It's a wonderful life (my personal favorite) to the sappy love ones like Matchmaker Santa. I really do try to watch as many as I can every December. Corny I know... but it's my thing... can't help myself. One other thing I did was create my Christmas Cards.

Here is one that I created

 I got this idea from a shadow box I saw with all the days of the month and little nick knacks from Christmas. I originally wanted to put all the days of the month on the card like I saw in the inspiration piece, but quickly realized there just wasn't going to be enough room.

Then I though I would just mixed up the number from 1 through 10 using different kinds of mediums. Playing cards, stamps, etc. Talk about happy accidents. With out any planning I picked the #2 from the miniature playing cards and the number 5 from my stamps and accidentally put them together.
The card came together rather quickly after that. I stamped out all the pieces I needed.
Cut them out and colored them in.
Put it all together.
Love the way it came out. I might not have gotten all the numbers on the card like I saw in the inspiration piece but I did get the feel of it. 12 for the twelve days of Christmas. The clock to represent the counting down. A calender like item for the year we wait until christmas comes. A star for the christmas star and a Christmas ornament. And of course the big day itself the number 25.
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  1. I love it Esther! It's so whimsical and fun. I also like that you didn't choose to do traditional Christmas colors. It really makes the card stand out =)

  2. You come up with such good ideas.