Out here in Spain it is very hot, so we don't do more than we have to, and days and dates seem to all merge into one. But yesterday was my son't birthday so I was aware of the date and ready for today's challenge.
As it is still too hot and sticky to do too much paper work I once again relied on cut items but instead of my cameo machine, I used die cuts this month. The angels and the oval frame dies are all from an unlabelled die company online called Kokorosa Studio, and my cards are a take on one of their examples, but of course I added my own touches.
I am determined to work through some of my extensive stash so I searched through my drawer of pre-cut and folded cards with envelopes and found some 15cm squares in white with a scalloped edge and embossed dots all over, and plain ones in cream, and decided they would do. Basically I made my card in three ways. Because the white backing was embossed I left it uncovered and just added a frame and the angels.
For others I covered the base in backing paper before adding the die cuts.
And for a couple where I felt the backing paper was too dark to show the stamped wording, I cut a plain oval from inside the frame to reveal the lighter backing.
On all of them the stamped wording is a Heartfelt Creations stamp and the two 'Happy Christmas' dies are a Britannia die and a Creative Expressions Craft die.
My husband was trying to sort a problem on my computer, so to keep busy and out of his way, I went through my oddments of papers, holographic card, and mirri-card, and cut nine sets. Then I had an assembly line and made them all up. One design is different because I wanted to use up an odd, non-standard base card I found in my box, and this seemed like a good opportunity.
It is a while since I did a run of cards but it feels good to have this set of nine to add to my collection. So I will link them up to the Rudolph Day Challenge #July at Scraps of life by Scrappy Mo.