Monday, September 23, 2013

Vintage Christmas

It's just about time for me to start decorating some envelopes to go with all the Christmas cards I've been making! Here are two more, in vintage style for the current jingle belles challenge.

Supplies: papers from Graphic 45; Spellbinders Snowflake die; Hero Arts adhesive lace; angel charm from Just Enough Stuff

I fussy-cut the little angels from a piece of the patterned paper, and adhered them with foam tape so that I could hide the 'loop' at the top of the angel charm. Don't look toooo closely at that snowflake...let me just say, that die & I are not friends. Never have been, likely never will be. Tricky little bugger.

Supplies: Graphic 45 paper; poinsettia & sentiment die cut from K & Co; gorgeous doily from Just Enough Stuff

The doily wasn't part of my original plan, but the patterned piece of paper had a collage of Santas. The lower right corner ended up having a super-creepy stalker-ish looking Santa and he just really had to be covered up. It was no bueno - Christmas really shouldn't give you the heebie-jeebies. 

I'm also going to toss these in over at Simon Says Stamp since you can of course get Spellbinders dies, K & Co, Graphic 45, and Hero Arts products there :) 

I have a meeting with Connor's school today - he is really having a rough start to high school, and I'm certain that today's meeting will bring some good changes. It's been a looooong time since I was able to get a September meeting - probably 6 or 7 years? - which is a very positive sign. The last few years of 'let's wait and see if he can do it' have been miserable for everyone. It's still anxiety provoking, though, as a parent, to go in alone as an advocate for your child - no matter how accommodating and helpful the staff are. 

Wish me luck - and Connor. He could use a break.

And, one last thing - 



fairyrocks said...

Oh,the new G 45, awesome

Annette Allen said...

great fussy cutting.. those angels look awesome.. two adorable cards..

Laura Sterckx said...

These cards look so beautiful. I love the vintage look to them! They look absolutely stunning! I love the patterned papers!
Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Great cards and what a cute puppy! :)

The Crafting Musketeers has the Vintage theme this month. You can enter one of these cards in the challenge, if you want.

Have a wonderful week!

jimlynn said...

Vintage and gorgeous!! That's some fancy fussy cutting too. LOVELY card!! Know what you mean about the dies - I have some little buggers too but yours look just fine to me.
Good luck at the school today and I'm sure all will work out great.
CUTE doggie nose!!

Lindsey said...

What are you talking about -- you purposely made the snowflake look vintage, right? Love these looks you created with the Graphic 45 papers plus your own touches. (Although now I really need to see Stalker Santa...)
Good luck to you both -- hope the meeting is productive.

SmilynStef said...

The thought of you covering stalker Santa with the doily made me laugh ... almost made me want to peek underneath .. love both of your fabulous vintage designs ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

yyam said...

Such lovely vintage cards.:)
And your doggy is sooooo cute!

Chris Dring said...

I about spit out my tea reading about the stalker Santa! OMG too funny! Love your creative genius Jessi. These cards are fantastic! And that parting shot? I'm hearing a global "Awwwwwww" right now! Adorable!

Unknown said...

Skeevy Santas are the worst. Good call on the doily. Super pretty card...the diecut flower is perfect ;)

Angela said...

Great vintage cards...and cute dog!

I am crossing my fingers the meeting went well....

lauren bergold said...

absolutely ♥LOVE♥ both of these... you are soooooooooo totally ROCKIN' the vintage style, ma'am!!!

lots of love to you and connor, hope the meeting went well and has already helped!!! ♥♥♥

ps: PUPPY NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSE!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

Nance said...

First, Awwww! Love that puppy nose! 2nd, Hope all went well with the school meeting! 3rd, the card --- very pretty! I love that gold flake! Good thing about vintage cards --- if you have a craft faux pas, it can be credited to part of the old look. LOL And, wish I could have seen that stalker-ish Santa. He might work well for an adult card or a "you're on the naughty list" card! Oh, no, don't get my brain going on that! You know me!

lostinpaper said...

I reckon that Santa is a bit sus myself!