This is the tenth and final card for my annual Christmas card class held a few weeks ago. If you would like to CASE this card, here are a couple of hints for you. I stamped off TWICE with the tree image before stamping using Always Artichoke ink. This is so you can see the words clearly when they are stamped overtop. To make the “leathery green piece behind the lable, I sprayed a piece of Always Artichoke cardstock with water, crumpled it up, uncrumpled it and dryed it with a heat tool and then ripped it to the size I wanted. The gold star at the top of the tree is made using the Big Shot and star framelit from the Holiday Collection and our gold cardstock.
Stamps – Evergreen
Ink & Paper – Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso Core’dinations cardstock, gold cardstock
Accessories – Big Shot & Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Labels collection framelits, Holiday Collection framelit (star), 1/8″taffeta ribbon, dotted scallop ribbon punch, paper piercing tools and Festive paper-piercing pack, dimensionals, sanding block
Now for our holiday planning this week, you should start thinking about and assigning extra holiday chores that may need to be done before guests arrive or before you even decorate for the holidays. Page 10 of the Christmas Holiday Planner is ready to be filled!
Here are a few ideas to get you started thinking:
– carpet cleaning needs – book early!
– spare room cleaned up and readied for guests
– windows cleaned; inside and out
– ceiling fans and light fixtures dusted/cleaned
– blinds dusted/cleaned
– holiday dishes brought out, cleaned and set in cupboards for winter months
– coat closets cleaned out and organized
– outdoor Christmas lights set up
Those a just few things to get you thinking. So this week, start thinking about the chores you want finished before the holidays set in and write them down. Then assign them out to family members and give them a due date to have it all accomplished. Post the list where everyone can be reminded of their responsibilities.