There's only 13 days until Christmas and sadly, I still need to make 23 cards - all for local friends and co-workers - I got my mailing out last week. Even sadder, I probably have that many new stamp sets and dies to use (at least once). I wish I were exaggerating. (In fairness to myself, I buy almost no stamping supplies for spring and summer - but do go a little bit crazy in fall and winter.) This is a set that I just got. It's actually a Happy New Year set but as soon as I saw it, I envisioned them looking in the sky at joyful Christmas sentiments.
I think those little guys worked perfectly on the sketch! The sentiment not so much - this is actually "joyful" trimmed down to fit. (The die set also includes the word "rejoice" which was what I had planned when I ordered these sets, but it just did not fit on the sketch.) With the same order, I got the snowflakes, so made sure to use those also. I spritzed them with a shimmer spray to make them stand out. The gems are for the recipient. This is going to be for one of my young nieces. When they spent a weekend playing in my craft room recently, they got a little carried away adhering gems to absolutely everything (30 gems on the very masculine birthday card they made for their father!) - so I couldn't make a card for them without gems.
I hope to see you playing along with us this week - and don't forget - there's a DT call!!! Check out the details on the FMS blog.
Stamps: Hello Bluebird North Star
Dies: Hello Bluebird North Star, Christmas Words Die #2 and Frosty Flakes, Taylored Expressions Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Champagne Glitter, Taylored Expressions Blue Corn