Thursday, December 22, 2011

a Merry Chrismukkah card

So much to share, so few hours in a day right now. We will get back to regular posting after the first of year!

A friend of ours asked if I would make her a Chrismukkah card for a friend of hers. I, of course, agreed. The only thing she told she wanted was for it to say "Merry Chrismukkah." So often we would be thankful for the opportunity to have so much wiggle room when doing a project for someone else. I thought and thought and Google searched and searched. There aren't very many images out there to help light a little creative fire. Off to the handbooks for my Cricut cartridges I went. I finally decided on bird 3 on page 61 of the Winter Woodland cartridge.

This card had I think 4 different designs before the final one came to be. I should have taken pictures of each stage so you could see the transformation, but I didn't. :(

The blue was Jim's idea and I think it was a great idea! He's usually really good at coming up with a suggestion when I just don't know where to go next because I have been looking at it trying too hard for too long. :) Here it is.

I cut out two birds at two different sizes.  I used Stickles to make them sparkly (like the snow we don't have). The ornate white background paper was something that I've had for awhile. I've always thought it was cool and I've tried to use it on multiple projects and have never been happy with it. It finally stayed on a project. I used pop dots or dimensionals (whichever you choose to call them) between the card and the bottom bird and also between the birds.

Here's the inside. I don't have a stamp for this occasion so I went "old school" and used Word and my printer!  The font is Old English Text MT.

One more look.

I hope our friend likes it and I hope her friend likes it too! I hope you will let me know what you think. We hope you will enjoy whichever holiday(s) it is you will be celebrating!!!

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  1. I think it is beautiful, love the bird. Your friends friend will love it. happy holiday's!

  2. Very nice card, love the colors together. My husband helps me design my cards sometimes too. I love it when he gets involved... Hope you and Jim have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Thanks for being such a great inspiration to me....

  3. This is FABULOUS! A work of art! Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!!!

    XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing

  4. Jen this is beautiful! Thanks for your comment on my latest painting. Merry Christmas to you and your family. The "boys" say Merry Christmas to Jynx!!
    Hugs, Cindy



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