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!



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 !!