It is my favorite stamping day of the week….Wednesday! Time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and time for loads of inspiration from the amazing design team! Our sketch hostess this week is fabulous Cindy Hall and her sketch this week is such fun!
I knew immediately that I wanted to use a tag as the “shape” for this and the Joyous Celebrations continues to be my go-to choice. I love the size of the images and they are perfect for tags! Then I started digging around in my stash of retired paper. I seem to have too much of the Christmas variety (I really need to learn not to hoard it when I get it). I came across this Frostwood Lodge DSP and knew it would be perfect! Once I chose the two patterns, I got to work on the tag. I created the tag corners first and then realized that a straight bottom wasn’t working for me so I cut the little pennant bottom by hand. I stamped the oval and “JOY”, the punched them with the Extra-Large Oval Punch. I cut out the little holly sprig and added a few Basic Pearls (colored with a Sharpie). Finally I tied on some Tulle Ribbon with a bit of Linen Thread.
Can you believe that it is three weeks until Christmas?? Me neither! My kids joyously announced this yesterday on the way to school and I started to panic that my cards aren’t done. I did order a bunch that I created in My Digital Studio but I still have a lot on my list that will get handmade cards. I think I will be reproducing a number of my cards this week so that I can get them done.
I hope that you are having a great week. Thanks so much for stopping by today! I look forward to seeing what you create this week!
Stamp: Joyous Celebrations; Paper: Frostwood Lodge DSP, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White; Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler; Accessories: Extra-Large Oval Punch, Early Espresso 3-1/2″ Tulle Ribbon, Linen Thread, Eyelet Border Punch