Much of what I'll be doing in my Craft Room this month will be in preparation for a holiday program – including vendor sales – at our local high school. The event is called a "Ho'olaulea" and follows the annual Pahoa Holiday Parade. There will be food and entertainment and, of course, people such as my friends and I who will be selling our crafts.
I have all sorts of crafts planned, and quite a few already completed, including gift card holders and junior note pad covers. Two of my neighbors are also participating, and we'll have a fantastic table full of Christmas gifts and decorations to show off (hopefully to sell, too!).
Of course, I'll have a few greeting cards for sale, along with the other crafts. This card is one that I can make quickly and it doesn't require much in the way of embellishments. "But what about the buttons?" you might ask. Well, they're not buttons! They're card stock – 5 pieces of matching card stock punched with the 3/4" circle punch and glued together with Crystal Effectsl I made the "button" holes by punching the stacks of card stock with my Crop-a-Dile. I tied the buttons with strands of DMC Floss – #304 for the Cherry Cobbler and #3022 for the Always Artichoke – before gluing them to the front of the snowflakes.
The snowflakes are punched with Stampin' Up!'s dynamite Snowflake Punch which I used with some Whisper White Card Stock. The coordinating colors for this Crumb Cake colored Card are Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke. I also decorated the envelope for the card, and stamped a greeting inside. Most of these cards will have a matching Crumb Cake A2 Envelope, too!
I have lots more projects that I'll be showing off in the next few weeks. So be sure to stop by and see what I've been up to and maybe even get some ideas for your own projects for your winter holiday projects!
And, of course, here's today's sketch. Note that I didn't layer the Cherry Cobbler on top of the Always Artichoke, but just cut a piece of the Artichoke about 3/4" wide, punched it with the Stampin' Up! Scallop Edge Border Punch, and laid it up against the bottom of the Cherry Cobbler layer.