It is Sue J at Olliesmam 's turn to choose the theme for our Christmas Card Club. Sue chose Nativity Cards as our theme this fortnight. This is a great theme for me as I like to make a religious themed card that captures the true spirit of Christmas. So thanks for this great challenge, Sue! If you would like to check out the other girl's cards, the links are on my right sidebar.
My mojo was a wee bit tired...so I took my inspiration from this card on Taylored Expressions blog.
Here is my take on the pinterest card...
I am skipping this card number ahead of my other finished cards posts as I wanted to be able to share with you that this in my 50th card! 50 cards without purchasing any consumables was quite easy to do. I even went to the scrapbook shops a few times...bought a couple of dies and a stamp for a friend. I did purchase my exceptions... Sook Wang tape and the heavy weight paper that I usually cut my cards from. I managed to get both for 40% off so that was a bonus.
I did not actually use much of that paper as I decided to try and make an effort to use the precut, folded card sets that I have on hand. They are thinner and flimsier, but that does allow some leeway for adding embellishments and still getting the card through the regular mail slot! Once I use these thinner cards up, I will switch back to cutting my own cards as I sure like the look and feel of the heavier weight paper!
I am going to come out of the freezer tomorrow for one day. It is the scrapbook store's garage sale. Bargains abound at these sales and I plan to shop there tomorrow. The shop itself has 25% off everything in the store for the day. I plan to purchase some Memory Box dies and perhaps a new style Spellbinders set. Then I am placing myself right back in the freezer until I make 50 more paper projects! Stay tuned to this blog for my next 29 posts and you will have seen all of this first 50!!!
****************This is card #50 of 50. I am on a consumables spending freeze until I have made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock are exempt).***************
Card Base and Envelope - from my stash
Card Stock - snippets of Kraft and white
Stamp - Stampendous, manger
Ribbon - twill ribbon from stash
Twine - snippet of jute twine
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - must be Christmas
3. MFP Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas
4. Two Peas In A Bucket - Christmas in June - must be Christmas
5. Christmas Card Club - must be Christmas