I am behind with my Bakers Dozen for this Months christmas card stash so I looked at what was still out on my desk and before tidying it away decided to see how many cards I could make from the bits and bobs.
When I have small bits of design paper left over I make panels up with the strips and then I have ready made backgrounds to either use as panels on a card or to die cut shapes and sentiments from. This card has an already made up panel and a sentiment that I salvaged from a shop bought card I had received. Too nice to just throw out. We had a box of old decorations up in the loft that The Doc brought down and before disposing of them I went through and salvaged any bits and bobs suitable for putting on cards. The poinsettia came from a 9" high christmas tree that had seen better days.
Another already made up panel of blues/greens/turquoise papers that I teemed up with silver and Turquoise backing card to make the base card. The sentiment I salvaged from a shop received card and the ribbon, gems and snowflakes were found in my stash. Everything was layered up for 3D dimension.
Again using an already made up panel of browns/creams/burgundy design paper oddments. The Merry Christmas was hanging on the 9" christmas tree already mentioned above. It had two holes at the top that ribbon had been looped through and looked a bit odd as not part of the wording. I solved the problem by stickinga gem over each hole. I also found an oddment of ribbon that matched the burgundy in the papers. This is quite a small card being only 4.75" x 3.5" but it still packs a punch.
Again an already made up panel of pink/burgundy/brown and red spotty papers and a sentiment die cut from another panel using a Tonic Die. The gems/flower and oddment of ribbon were gathering dust on my desk. All layered up onto larger pieces of card stock to make a bigger card.
A long narrow one this time as the panel I had was that shape . I had an oddment of bakers twine on my desk so wrapped it around the panel before layering up with plain cardstock and sparkly card. The sentiment was from a received shop bought card and the gems I found in my stash.
I am still getting over the vaccine. Like a few other people I have heard from, I got flu like symptons about 8 days after my initial reaction. Runnng nose/wet eyes and just could not get warm no matter how much clothes I piled on. The Doc felt rough too about the same interlude from his jab and felt like he had been punched in the arm . He is still sporting a bruise on his arm the size of a large grape. I had no reaction at the point of entry on my arm so it really is affecting people differently. It is the only way forward though if we are to have any chance of overcoming this pandemic.