Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Christmas Boot Camp…Day 2!
I’ve been making cards a while now, about 14 years and I’ve collected a lot of supplies in that time. So imagine my surprise when I realized that I didn’t have something so simple it’s funny. A circle punch! So I had to wing todays photo cards for the Holiday Card Workshop, which by the way are the first I’ve ever made!
First up my precious pups, Dakota and Zoe! I try to get a pawsitively adorable picture of them by the tree every year. Some years they are great about it, others well I get the “Oh joy..” look from them. They look so thrilled don’t they lol! I love them so much and they make my holidays happy!
This is the number one mischief maker Ally, she is always in the middle of everything and Christmas morning is no exception. She loves the paper, crawls under it, rolls all over it and she’ll even dig at the packages, she a cat after my own heart! Her sister Hayleigh is only interested when the paper contains catnip!
Since no circle punch did I have, I used an old fiskars (almost-broke-my wrist-on-it) corner punch called Victorian. I slid the pictures into the slot and used repositionable adhesive to hold the ‘frame’ to the card front, that or just the photo can be saved (one hopes people save your handmade cards too though!). No bakers twine for this girl either so on the pups picture I braided some scrappers floss together. The Happy Holidays bauble is so old I don’t know where it’s from. The sentiment on Ally Cat’s card is from The Cat’s Pajamas and the holly corners are Jolee’s that I got on clearance at Michaels.
Got to admit these photo cards are super cute!
Meowy Christmas and a Howling New Year