I love, love, love this paper kit! New from CTMH, the Creative Basics, Jingle Collection is a must have for crafters who like to make things in bulk. Want to crank out multiple cards and even multiple scrapbook layouts or tags, bags, boxes, 3-D houses, wrapping paper for smallish gifties, paint cans, oh goodness the list never ends! What you get for a low cost of $7.95 is 12- 12x12 pattern papers or B&T (6 each of the 2 designs- plus each sheet has a monochromatic option on the back!) plus 4 yards of matching ribbon. What a deal!
I especially love this kit because the striped paper reminds me of Candy Canes and the colors are yummy. I like the fact that this Holiday inspired kit uses non-traditional colors. You have to mix things up sometimes or all your projects will start to look the same. Try this sometime: Make two cards. Same card design. Use two different color schemes and pattern papers. It will just prove that you can re-create just using different papers and not have to switch up designs. I like to do this often- especially with scrapbook layouts. I don't have to stress over finding a design. Sometimes just turning the design on it's side will completely change the look. Ah, less brain work. Like my friend Anna says "maximum results, minimal effort". I think she's on to something!
I used a lot of good stuff on this card. Had to emboss the Tulip CS (CTMH) with my Cuttlebug folder- I think that one is called quilted snowflakes? I also used that HOT Martha Stewart punch- double loops. Good luck finding it. I actually found one here in Maine while the gal was stocking the shelves. The poor thing never had a chance. I was in there shopping and saw the boxes so I stalked the employee until she let me buy it. I'm crazy like that- but hey who has the punch? The snowflakes are 2 different Dimensional Elements called Flurry by CTMH. The larger one I colored with Juniper ink (CTMH) and sprayed with Glimmer Mist. The top one I left naked, no color, sprayed with Glimmer Mist and applied the CTMH Club Connections rewards- Pearls to each end. I also added a Tulip circle between the two. The sentiment was from an old CTMH stamp set then I finished it off with a quick rounding of the top corners. Yummy!
Now I have to mention that I posted this photo on the consultant web site and caused quite a stir concerning that paper tree in the background. They may have liked the tree more than my card... Anyway, look for a post concerning that tree coming up! Darn, now you have to come back to my blog! Might as well bookmark it or become one of my followers- I dare you.