I cannot believe it’s time to start making Christmas cards already! Where did the year go? I don’t know about ya’ll but sometimes even though my brain knows it’s time to get started on Christmas cards my creative spirit is saying “ummm we haven’t had turkey yet!”. If you have had this experience then let me share with you how I get myself on track so I can make those Holiday cards I am so wanting to make even if I may feel like it’s too soon. (If any of you are like me, I also SEVERELY underestimate the time I need to make my cards as well…sigh.)
Let me tell you that once I sat down and stamped out a few images from Heffy Doodle’s “Elfish Antics” stamp set I was lost in the fun of Christmas Spirit! I had so much fun with his stamp set! I will admit that I was making this card at the end of a busy weekend and so I decided to skip my Copics and not worry about shading or blending so I reached for my Spectrum Noir sparkle Markers. They certainly delivered! Before I knew it I was using the Dies to cut out my images and building my scene. I also used a fun background paper from Doodlebug Design’s Milk and Cookies collection.
Ok so I told you I would tell you what I do to get in the mood to make Christmas cards out of season…(as you can see I am a chatty Kimmy) so here it is:
I get out the stamps I want to use and then I go to my paper! After looking through my 6x6 papers and pads and just flip through them. That is typically all it takes to spark ideas and next thing I know I am often having to take notes because I end up with more ideas than what I can do for just the one card I am making at the moment. Try it maybe it will help you too.
Making this card was so much fun and I have several more cards in my head that I want to make with this set which always makes me happy. My favorite stamp sets are typically the ones I can get multiple cards from. (I really feel like I am getting my money’s worth and then some when that is possible!)
Thank you so much for spending some time with me today and I hope you get to create today!
FLAVOR OF THE MONTH UPDATE! WE CURRENTLY HAVE THE FOLLOWING KITS LEFT FOR OCTOBER:
BANANA SPLIT ONE TIME KITS: 4 DOUBLE DIP ONE TIME KITS: 5 SINGLE SCOOP ONE TIME KITS: 8
GET EM’ WHILE YOU CAN! ;D
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Hi, I’m Kimberly! Sunshine, Smiles, and Cards is a place for inspiration and creativity. In making cards and giving them to others, my desire is to bring a smile to others. Also, I truly believe that we should all be able to get great prices and access to the best products and I have found exactly that through Scrapping for Less, so it is near and dear to my heart and I also want everyone to know about it! [VISIT MY BLOG]