I had an incredibly busy weekend but it was full of fun too. Well, on Saturday anyway...I spent the day touring the Christmas version of the Bachman Idea House (OMG!!! SO gorgeous), shopping and stamping. Super full day, but we had a great time.
Yesterday, hubby, kidlet #2 and I spent a good chunk of the day finishing our carpet project in the lower level. I am thrilled to report we are almost completely done with that DIY project except for the stairway which will be done in hard wood, and one section where we have to replace the baseboard before we can truly finish. All in all, a pretty good weekend.
So, my tour of the Bachman idea house got me into the Christmas card mood so I have a lineup of Christmas cards to share with you this week.
The first is a fair representation of what, I am sure, many of us will be looking forward to once Thanksgiving has passed.
I started with a 5-1/4 x 10-1/2 piece of Chocolate Chip layered with a 5 inch square of DP from Jillibean Soup's Christmas Eve Chowder collection.
Over that, I layered a 4-1/2 inch square of Chocolate Chip with a quartet of 2 and 1-3/4 squares of DP from My Mind's Eye Winter Wonderland collection.
My little light tangler (Stampendous Changito Christmas Lights) is stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa on Neenah Solar White, colored with Copics and cut with Spellbinders Petite Ovals Large. I sponged ever so lightly with Soft Sky, layered him on a Petite Scallop Oval Large of Chocolate Chip and adhered him to the card.
The sentiment tag was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa as well, trimmed and layered on Chocolate Chip. I used a few dimensionals to pop it up off the card a bit and tucked a couple inches of red satin ribbon under the left end so it resembles a tag.
Finishing touches include Dazzling Details glitter glue on Changito's hat, Crystal Effects on all the Christmas lights, and a trio of buttons along the right side that are tied with wax thread. I also added a few colored gems to the sentiment tag to bling that up a bit too.
Have a great day!
Thanks for visiting today.
S: Stampendous: Changito Christmas Lights, Inkadinkado: Christmas Tag Wishes
P: Chocolate Chip, Neenah Solar White, My Mind's Eye: Winter Wonderland DP, Jillibean Soup: Christmas Eve Chowder DP
I: Memento Rich Cocoa
A: buttons, ribbon, wax thread, gems, foam dimensionals, Spellbinders: Petite ovals large and peptie scallop ovals large, Dazzling Details glitter glue, Crystal Effects
Copics: E55, E57, R29, R39, BG72, Y17, YG67, YG93
Labels: Christmas 2012, Copic Markers, Crystal Effects, Die Cuts, InkADinkADo Sets, Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Stampendous Sets