Friday, September 9, 2016

FESTIVE FRIDAY - Project Life - Christmas Cards - Part 1

Hello December 2016 Project Life
Holiday Catalog  Pg 31 (142004)

I've had several projects on my blog planning schedule for awhile. I've put Bob to occupy himself for a bit so I can get a few things done. 

Don't let me scare you but there are approximately 100 days left until Christmas. If you take into mailing time into consideration, that's roughly only 8 weeks until you want to have your cards in the mail for a timely arrival.

Between family, friends, business contacts, I mail about 100 cards every year. So far, I have am about 75 cards shy. Hmmm  So if you're behind the line as I am, today's project will help get the ball rolling.. in a BIG way.

I first saw the idea of using Project Life cards on YouTube (do you think I can find the video now? Grr)  My first thought was, 'what a fast way to put cards together!' So I ordered the Hello December 2016 Project Life kit specifically for this post.

Other items you will need
Cardstock (2016-2017 Catalog) in these colors:
(This is a great way to use up partial sheets of your 8.5x11)
     Real Red ( #102482) (also available 12x12 -Holiday Catalog Pg. 5 - #141982)
     Emerald Envy (#141415)
     Whisper White (#100730) (also available in 12x12 - #124302)

Pear Basic Jewels (2016-2017 Catalog Pg 177 - #119247)

VersaMark (2016-2017 Catalog Pg 180 - #102283)
Memento Black (2016-2017 Catalog Pg 180 - #132708)
Glitter Stampin' Emboss Powder
Holiday Catalog pg 7
Real Red (142635)

Holly Berry Builder Punch
Holiday Catalog Pg 27 (141843)

Stamp Set:
Christmas Magic (Holiday Catalog Pg. 22 - #142116 wood mount/ #142119  unmounted)

Swirly Scribbles Thinlits (2016-2017 Catalog Pg. 194 - #141497)

From the Project Life pack, there were possibilities for cards. Here is a sample I made from 2 of the card mats:

These are the same card - Front and Back. I made three cards from each one.

The card on the left includes DECEMBER printed on the card.  Here's the finished card:

I used the Project Life mat on the right for this card:

I stamped the bell with Versa Mark then embossed with the Red Embossing Glitter then raised it with a dimensional dot. I needed something to fill the space and thought of the Swirly Scribbles. I punched one each in Real Read and Whisper White.

Next Friday, I'll share the rest of the cards from the Project Life kit.

Creative Blessings!

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