We got together again this week and made cards!! It is always great to have your friends over for a visit and do something creative while you are catching up!!!
This was our first card of the evening!! I decided to see if I could include my own handmade paper into a card for this month!! I dug out the couple of boxes and was quickly convinced that it would be easy enough to feature handmade paper on a card. I had forgotten how many beautiful papers I had created over the years!!
I tore the papers to size and found coordinating card fronts. I added a ribbon - after I glued my handmade paper to my card on the first one ( was a little distracted ) and to the handmade paper layer in the case of the green one. I had to make sure that I positioned it low enough so I could center my focal element over it. For the red card, I die cut a flower (SX TH Tattered Flowers) from red cardstock, embossed it with Swiss Dots (CB) and added a circle punchie cut from decorative paper. I glued it over the ribbon and added a layered punchie greeting (SU) on the lower right. I had a small piece of ribbon left over so I tied it to the length on the front with one knot to simulate a bow.
For the green card, I cut a poinsettia (Spellbinders) from three different red cardstock and embossed them before gluing them to each other. I added a small yellow circle in the center. I cut a few green "leaves" using the largest poinsettia die which I added around the edges after I glued my assembled flower to my card front. I added a layered punchie greeting to the lower right.
I have not made any Christmas cards yet this month so I can now count ONE towards my goal of making six for this month!!