Friday, May 29, 2015

ABC Christmas Challenge

It is gorgeous weather here lately. In fact, if anything,  it's been a little too hot. And if you know me at all, you know that for me to say that is proof that it is REALLY warm. I love the heat. 

I've had a nice, relaxing few weeks. The school year is wrapping up, so while we certainly still have things we have to do as a school board, now that we've passed the budget, we don't have extra meetings to attend. The quiet lull will end soon, as we get into retirement functions and year end assemblies. The nice thing about the drop in the number of evening meetings is that I've been able to watch some of the NHL playoffs. Loved watching the Tampa Bay Lightning take out the New York Rangers tonight! Now if the Blackhawks can just beat the Ducks tomorrow.... 

It's been too hot to be outside, so I decided I'd work on some cards. I went through my stash of kits and found a couple Christmas cards that worked well for this challenge:

 The shapes for both of these cards were cut out using the Cricut, and so that made it very simple.

For the first card, I just cut the patterned paper and washi randomly. The rhinestones came in the triangular shape.

For the second card, the ornaments and frame were again, both cut with the Cricut, so it was really easy. The patterned paper was just cut to size to fit underneath the frame. For the bow, the paper was cut a little bigger so I could cut off the excess & properly fill the space. Again, the rhinestones came in the shape of the ornaments.

All the products for these cards were from Close To My Heart.


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Tania :-) both are fabulous and I love how you used the washi tape too :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
Lols x x x

Helen said...

Wonderful cards!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Margaret said...

These are both fabulous cards. Getting a head start is a great idea. I need to get busy.