Hello again! Have I mentioned I've started on next year's Christmas cards? Just being practical. By December this year I had only about half of them done, and hurrying takes some of the fun out of it for me, not to mention the mess it makes in my room, sheesh.
Today's cards were some of the last to go in the mail this year. I used the beautiful Memory Box Snowflake Bird and Airin Bird Background. I bought and used the Snowflake Bird last year and didn't even know there was a background bird for it until I saw it on Darlene's blog. Well, lo and behold, she sent it to me this year. Thank you, Darlene! I truly do get by with a little help from my friends.
I used the birds and a variety of dies and glitter paper. So, where are the snowflakes on the card up front? Well, gosh, I decided to break the seal on my Tutti Pine Cone Branch and the snowflakes just didn't work out. Funny thing, it turned out to be my favorite, and so simple.
Note the wood grain card base on the front card. I've wanted that wood grain paper forever, but it seemed to be out of stock everywhere I went and after a while I forgot or gave up or something. Well... recently I followed a link from someone's blog (forgot whose) to a good source: CutCardStock. Outstanding quality, matching envelopes, fast shipping. I appreciated the recommendation so thought I'd pass it along. They have so much more, too. Lots to look at there!
I'm cutting corners on time, so I didn't get pictures of the cards with the actual Snowflake Bird on them, but here's one from last year in which you can see I pieced together a solid bird background:
Dang, I like that card, but too much work for when I'm hurrying. See, that's why I'm better off stamping ahead.
I've kept you long enough and you've got lots to do, I'm sure. I'll leave you with holiday hugs and wishes. Take care!