I know, I know.........it's only August, what am I doing making Christmas cards!!! Well, it is winter down here in Australia, and while it doesn't actually snow down here in Melbourne, it does get very cold brrr!
Another reason for making this particular card is that the August Sheetload is the perfect sketch design for making multiple cards. Sheetload of Cards is a blog that each month releases an E-zine as a free download. In each copy is a card sketch with the materials listed, sizes to cut your papers etc. to make around 6 to 8 cards from just 3 or 4 sheets of paper/cardstock. Couldn't be any easier for making bulk Christmas cards! You can add little extras like I have to "make it your own"
This month Sheetload of Cards is running a contest to win some great prizes just for posting a card using the August Sheetload sketch. Entries close this Friday, you can see the contest prizes and details HERE
For the background piece of this card I've used the Cuttlebug Pearls technique from the October 2007 Technique Junkies newsletter. The cuttlebugged piece is a sheet of acrylic.
Stamps: Hero Arts snowman, SU greeting.
Punches: Carlcraft snowflakes in 2 sizes.
Cardstock: Pedigree Paper
Other: Kaiser gems, glitter, MM brad, Kindyglitz 3D slick white, gel pens, acrylic sheet, Pearl Ex, braid, staples, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder, Inks.