Happy November! This months Papertrey Ink Senior DT challenge is all about family, photo's and sharing. As December draws close I start to think of those I've lost touch with. Christmas time is a great time to catch up and share a little about the past year. One way is to slip a photo into your card... but that can get old. This fun card is like getting a little present... with a surprise inside!
Doesn't it look like a little present?
I love making something old new again. 2008 Holiday Tag is such a great collection.. these doves are just adorable. I also pulled in last years holiday paper, Holiday Vintage Prints along with this year's Holiday cheer paper. The patterns really complement each other.
I'm really enjoying embellishments lately... Buttons, Crystals, Self adhesive pearls... so many fun things out there. I highlighted Papertrey Ink's Vintage buttons in this card. I love how each bag is filled with little surprise buttons... unexpected gems that are so unique!
What's nice about this design is that you still get two cards out of one sheet of cardstock! I trimmed it in half to make it 4.25 x 11 inches. then score it to 4.25, fold, score again at 4.25. This will have created the card base with the little excess flap of about 2.5 inches. I then used a circle punch to create the notch and some sticky tape to secure it closed on the top and bottom. (make sure to stamp it first though) Now... you could alternately slip in a folded family newsletter and/or a gift card. This is defiantly a mass producible design that you can make simpler by omitting the extra buttons.
I do have a question for you all... What colors are you choosing for your Christmas/Holiday cards this year? I'm really interested in hearing whatcha got in mind!
Make sure to visit Nichole's and the other Sr. DT blogs as well as Anabelle's!
Thanks for poppying by!
- Stamps-Background Basics: Retro, 2008 Holiday Tags, Vintage Labels, Holiday Wishes, Fancy Flourishes
- Ink- Pure Poppy Fresh Snow, Ripe Avocado
- Paper-Holiday Vintage Prints, Holiday cheer, White, Ripe Avocado
- Other- Vintage Buttons (Pure Poppy, White/Cream, Ripe Avocado), Button twine, Pure Poppy Satin Ribbon, Circle punch