I know I said I wasn't going to let this happen, but it looks like I am slipping again. Another Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge has been announced, and I didn't finish the previous one! I'm not too far behind thankfully! If you're running late too, that is ok! You still have time to get those cards done! You can get all the details in the Waltzingmouse Forum in the Playroom under Christmas Card Challenges. Here's a link to the forum page.
You might be thinking "Christmas Cards in May???" but let me tell you, there are some big prizes at stake here. And just think, even if you don't win -you will still have some cards ready to go in a pinch when December rolls around!
The challenge for April is "For the Birds and Trees". To quote Lynn - the Master of Mischief Makers "You are challenged to create Christmas cards incorporating a bird (or several), and if that idea doesn't take flight, you can "branch out" with some wooded bliss".
I'm from the Midwest so of course I'm thinking if I'm a bird at Christmas in the Midwest it would sure be nice to have a snug little house. So here is my take on the challenge....
I used traditional red and green on this design with a sweet little birdhouse decked out with a bejeweled wreath and glittery trim. The pretty swag border was created with the Nutcracker Sweet Set. I adorned the boughs with little red heart gems, and silver beads.
I hope you like it, and always, thanks so much for having a look!
Supplies Used: Finished Size: 5 x 7:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Nutcracker Sweet, Say It Loud Winter Holiday
Paper: Echo Park Merry Christmas Collection "Christmas Carol", Glitter Paper DCWV, Solid Paper Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy, Kraft, Vintage Cream
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Cuckoo Clock, Blossom Tags and Accents, Standard Circles, Grand Labels 11, Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily, Xyron Shapez Frame 5
Embossing Folder: Holly Swirls from holly Swirls and Sheet Music Set by Sizzix
Ribbon 1/4" Satin
Ink: Momento Cottage Ivy, Stampin'Up! Real Red, Ranger Distress Antique Linen