Friday, August 31, 2012

Have You Heard of These People?

I've heard tell of a strange kind of crafter.

Maybe you've heard of them.

They're "planners."

They "plan" things, like their Christmas cards - not DAYS or WEEKS in advance, but yes, MONTHS.

It's okay to say it out loud. I'm thinking the same thing. Yes, they are freaks.

Normal people do this sort of thing right before the turkey goes into the oven. Am I right?

Well I don't want you think when you see today's card that I've BECOME one of those people.

I am just having a lot of fun. This in no way indicates organization or pre-Christmas planning. None of that will pop into my head until I smell turkey, believe me!

A few girls got together and decided to have a little fun with a card club - where we all use the same supplies and see what we come up with.

I haven't seen any of theirs, so I'm very much looking forward to peeking today.

But I took my supplies and made a few cards that are CAS enough to be quick Christmas cards, but have a little depth too. Here are a few of the things we all had to work with.

For my first card, I really wanted to make my little nutcracker dude be the star of the show. I used the TTC24 inspiration challenge for my starting point, and actually colored him in traditional Christmas colors which is SO out of the box for me!
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Stamps: Waltzingmouse
Paper: Echo Park Holly Jolly
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Touch Twin Markers: GY167, GY47, YR133, RP9, R4, buttons, snowflakes, silver cord

I still had tons of paper left, and I engaged in my normal struggle I have with double sided DSP - which side do I use? They're both my favorite!! ARGH.

Good thing you can't see all those gyrations and you just get to see the card.

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All I did after putting all the elements on was sponge the edges with soft suede. The paper does the rest.

We're calling these little projects a Random Act of Christmas 2012 - or RAC12 for short :) You can see all the cards together with that keyword in the Splitcoast gallery by clicking here.

I'll be peeking with you! :)

Hey - TGIF and happy long Labor Day Weekend!


  1. WAIT! What have you done with Lydia!? And I dare you to color 100 of those babies. I suspect this will NOT be your card this year, even if you do love it as much as I do. Because I know you'll wait until December to begin, and then there shall be panic in da house.

    PS: You can send that one to me, though. He's a cutie.

  2. I like both cards but that nutcracker is STUNNING!!!! I love hearing a veteran crafter chat about things like, "which side of the double sided DP to use".

  3. Lydia, your nutcracker is stunning!!!!! The trick for starting this early is to remember where you put them when you look for them in Nov!!!! LOL!!!

  4. Now them are some snazzy cards!!!! I love the color...that nutcracker POPS out at me! BOO! Nope...didn't scare me! ;) You know....isn't it nice someone got us to join this club and make Christmas cards early? The only thing is.....I will NEVER be able to find them by the time December is here! I kid you not!!!


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