Once a month I meet up with a lovely group of card making ladies, and we share ideas and talk about whats happening in our lives. Every year, just before Christmas, we all bring a shoebox kit that we’ve prepared for everyone else in the group. There are 12 of us, so the numbers are very manageable. Just in case you’re wondering, we bring the card kits to club in a shoebox, we’re not making shoeboxes, lol.
I wanted to keep my card fairly simple, but interesting. What started out simple, turned into something a bit less simple, but the end result was worth it, I think.
This card required seven passes thru my cuttlebug, times that by 12 for the number of kits. I also overstamped my papers to add a bit of pattern and texture to what was flat colour. I sure nkow how to make work for myself, LOL. I think the effort was well worth it, and the ladies said they liked it. And I did enjoy putting this all together for them.
My aim with this card was to create parts that were easily re-arrangable so they could customize it to suit themselves. It could also be used in a portrait or landscape orientation. I offered suggestions that it could be used as a ‘Victorian’ Christmas card, Birthday card or ‘thinking of you’, depending on what greeting was added to the blank space. I personally like my cards without the sentiment.
The bonus for me with this project was I got to use up all the papers from a retired pack of SU! designer series paper. Did any of the SU! girls recognize the Purely Pomegranate, River Rock, Always Artichoke paper from a few years back? So now I have less in my stash, and I’ve made it into something useful and pretty.
The first person to comment on this post will will bring my comment count to 500! I’d love to sent this card to my 500th commentor as a thank you. Who will it be?
Thanks for stopping by to take a look.