Friday, January 6, 2017

More Presents? Yes, Please!

We're still having fun with "No Time Like the PRESENTS" for which... you may remember... we'd like to see holiday cards that include the image of an actual present... OR that use some upcycled giftwrap in place of (or in addition to) patterned paper. Link up in the original post, directly below this one.

Here's what we made this week:

Lauren says, "Again, I've got both sides of the equation: a sleigh full of gifts, as well as a background of gold polkadotty goodness that was a leftover bit of very verrrrrrrry thin wrapping paper, so i xyroned it onto a bit of scrap cardstock. And that's about it, really; nothing fancy, but with the price of postage on lumpy bumpy oversized cards fresh in my mind, I'm trying to think more about mail-ability this year!"

(Please note that the goal of making flat, mailable cards has been Lauren's primary creative resolution for the last six consecutive years. Realistically, it will last until the beginning of February...)

Stephanie says, "When I buy gift wrap I look for two things ... usable for multiple occasions & pattern that will work on a card ... that's why this metallic blue striped holiday paper was the perfect purchase (I'm sure it will be returning for a few masculine birthdays in the future).  A few pieces of cardstock, a sticker sentiment and a glittery poinsettia sticker finished this week's Mojo Monday Sketch."

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that this first prompt of the year does run slightly longer than usual: Until January 18th in fact; so that's nearly three weeks, rather than the usual fortnight; after which we'll be back to our usual schedule! Luckily, this means you've got plenty of time to link up. AND... we'll be back to remind you one more time next Friday! Meanwhile, be sure to scroll down and check out the reader's gallery, before you link up your own holiday masterpiece!


Barbara Godden said...

Fab. background paper now I'm going to be viewing wrapping paper with a different eye. Great card.

Mimi said...

Both cards are great... i love your dedication!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous cards and I SO want to get back on the Jingle Belles wagon again this year! Thanks for all you do - you girls really DO rock!

June Houck said...

Oh these are lovely! Lauren, I really like your color combo and Stephanie is rocking the shimmer and shine.