Nov 30 2010
Can you believe that tomorrow is December 1st already? Where does time go?
There is something about it being officially December that makes me seriously start planning Christmas. I start thinking Christmas in November and maybe even in October but the planning for me actually doesn’t start until now. I just can’t put it off anymore. What baking will I do? (probably not much, I’m a cook not a baker). We always host Christmas Eve at our house so I need to plan the menu. I need gifts for my kids and friends and family. Does anyone else have more fun buying stocking stuffers than the actual presents? I love shopping for stocking stuffers maybe because they can be more fun and frivolous than the gifts.
And of course, cards. It is definitely time to decide on a design for my cards and get them made. But before I commit I still wanted to play with a few more designs this week.
I love making these tiled pyramid cards. You can see other cards I have made like this one here and here. For this card, I decided to focus on the Cherry Cobbler designs in the Jolly Holiday designer series paper and use the coordinating stamp set, Contempo Christmas.
I layered the cardstocks and then stamped the tree and greeting in Cherry Cobbler ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, I added the Cherry Cobbler seam binding by looping it onto adhesive as I added it to the card. The final touch was an Antique Brad. Since I wanted the brad to sit a little higher, I snipped off the prongs on the back and aded it to the card with a dimensional.
This card may be a little time intensive for all of my Christmas cards but it was fun to make!
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Stamps: Contempo Christmas (Clear #120594 $14.95, Wood #118734 $19.95)
Paper: Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper (117159), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Very Vanilla (101650)
Other: Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding (120992), Antique Brads (117273), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)