Monday, December 12, 2011

Making Cards Page



There are tons of posts and projects related to scrapbooking holiday activities.  I think most of them are called "December Dailies."  At first I didn't think I would want to do something like this because I just wouldn't have enough activities and wouldn't have the discipline to get it done.  I admire everyone who is doing these. Now, every time I do something holiday related this year I think that is something that could be scrapbooked in a daily album.  There is still that discipline thing; maybe next year.

For now, I'm just doing a page or two on favorite activities.  I did one last year on holiday decorating and here is one on making Christmas cards.  I started doing them for myself a few years ago and then I made some for my Mother to give and for my aunt to give.  I also make a lot of Operation Write Home holiday cards and we've done a couple of Christmas themed card classes in the past couple of years.

For this page, I spent a lot of time on the background. I wanted to capture the images I'd used on the cards without overwhelming the photo. Several of the squares of Crate Paper's Peppermint collection are stamped with gray or black images I used on cards this year.  Then I placed them on the diagonal and zig zagged over the whole thing.



The page is for Scrapbooker's Anonymous challenge in December to use a holiday theme, glitter and tags.  I'm not a big glitter fan but did have these Thickers and of course the page is holiday themed. For the tags, once I got started it was hard to stop.  I think there are 6 - several from the stickers and die cuts with the collection kit.


The page also has label stickers as instructed in the final Products You Love class at Two Peas.  Through the 2P's classes, I've really seen how versatile label stickers can be.  These are part of the collection kit but I also bought quite a few October Afternoon label stickers in my last order.

Have you made Christmas cards yet?  I mailed mine late last week.  I haven't received many cards yet.  Oh, that is another thing I could put in a December Daily is a photo of the cards we receive.

Thanks for visiting today!

11 comments:

  1. Lisa, I love this page! The background is subtle, and your elements pop!!

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  2. I love your background! Super! I'm with you, not doing a December Daily or anything, just capturing bits and pieces here and there. I really should do a layout about all the card making I did this year, thanks for the reminder!

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  3. I love this page. What a great idea using images and papers from cards you make.

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  4. I really love this page!!!... the quilt background is awesome... You are amazing...Thank you so much for playing along with US over at Scrapbookers ANonymous... hugs..xoxo

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  5. Such a cute page! I love the quilted background too. The stitching is really cute. So gald you played along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous!

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  6. You have done a lovely job of this layout! Thanks so much for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous!!

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  7. love this!!! great quilting effect. So cool. I'm trying to do the December Daily too..its not going well so it's gonna be a December whenever I remember a photo book.. lol. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous. =)

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  8. Gorgeous LO, I love the patchwork look you've achieved. Thanks for joining us at Scrapbookers Anonymous.xxx

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  9. Amazing- love the quilted effect and then the stamped images on top of the squares- great way to showcase the stamps you used but so subtle too- thanks for joining us at SA

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  10. Wow, how cool is this! Love the quilted base and great use of all of those tags. Thanks for joining in the fun at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!

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  11. What a fantastic page - absolutely love it. Thanks for joining in at SA.

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