Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Spirit

The holidays are officially upon us! No matter where you look, there are decorations, shoppers, parties, gifts -- and lots of holiday spirit.

Today, I'm going to share with you a few holiday-inspired cards, along with a little gift idea I discovered this year.

First up, a card I created by mixing papers from AVALANCHE, HOME SWEET HOME and SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR.

UDD Products Used
Papers: #SYLA013. Everglades, #HSH015. Midland Ave, #AVA014. Powder


I really love how all the colors mesh so well together, even though they're from different lines. And since I was in a cardmaking kind of mood, I created this card from the HOME SWEET HOME papers:

UDD Products Used
Papers: #HSH016. Rockland Rd, #HSH014. Maddison St


I'd never realized that the colors in this line are traditional holiday colors...just with a different twist!

So I have the cards, now I need a gift to go with them! A few months ago, I found this wooden perpetual calendar from Queenvanna Creations on Etsy.
I thought it would make a great gift, so I started altering it with papers from the VOGUE collection. I love this collection for home decor because the colors are so preppy and stylish. I'm so happy with the way it turned out.

I cut the words out of black vinyl with my Silhouette, and I cut the numbers from cardstock with my Cricut. I outlined the white numbers with faux stitches with a black glaze pen to make them pop.

UDD Products Used
#VO011. Catwalk, #VO012. Chic, #VO013. Diva, #VO014. Fashionista, #VO015. Runway, #VO016. Strike a Pose

Now the only problem is: I don't want to give it away! I want to keep it on my desk and happily change the block each day. Is that wrong?

Hope your holidays are filled with the spirit of giving! Enjoy!

Robyn

3 comments:

Kim Sonksen said...

WOW - I am totally digging the cards but that calendar is really something else. I LOVE it!!!

Rebecca said...

Your cards are beautiful! And the calendar is such a cool idea!

Marielle said...

these are really awesome Robyn !!