Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Christmas in July - Hello Santa!

 After making all those reindeer - I had to find a MUCH better way to use that builder punch!  I didn't want to waste paper, and I certainly didn't want to stamp the images close enough to cut into one while I was cutting a different image!  SO I got out the ruler.
 By cutting the cardstock at 1 3/4 inch wide, I could stamp 2 Santas on a strip and punch them out quite quickly when I was done coloring!

So when I got to the card - this was WAY too boring!  All that brown... for a Christmas card!  NOT!
 After going to the Christmas Pines stamp set, I found this set of stars. 
 Then, I added twine around the top of the banners.  Some Wink of Stella on Santa's fur to give him some sparkle...
 BUT!  No banner.  I had these banners and have been looking for a place for them to land.  Not here!  Now it just became way too busy.
 SO, here is the finished card.
All the little details really made a difference from the first look to now. 
The lesson here is:  Just because you don't like something at first doesn't mean you scrap the entire project!  Keep adding details.  You'll know when it's too much (like the banner).
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