What would Christmas be without elves? After all, they make the toys, find the prettiest decorations, and spike the eggnog -- well, mine does, anyway! So when I find adorable images like Scruffy and Tinkles by Make It Crafty I just can't resist adding them to my collection for Christmas cards. Here are a couple of cards I've made with these cuties!
This is Tinkles! She looks so happy, how could someone not smile when they open this card? The dp is some fun peppermint candies I've had for a couple of years. I kept the embellies pretty simple with a little bit of baker's twine, pine boughs by Martha Stewart punches, and little red buttons for berries.
I colored Tinkles with my favorite shade of red and green, among other colors.
Now here is Scruffy. He looks a bit exasperated, doesn't he? I think maybe he landed in a cold pile of snow. That sort of bruises an elf's ego. Keeping a card CAS is not easy for me, but since I wanted to show off Scruffy I was able to pull it off. The card base is red card stock, the white background is embossed with Cuttlebug snowflakes, and the candy stripe ribbon is a staple I keep on hand each year.
Here's Scruffy's close up, all colored with Copics and fussy cut so it looks like he is sitting in the snow. He won't be grumpy for long -- it's just not in his nature!
Here it is November and I have lots of cards to make. I think the CAS will be the way to go, well, for many of them!
Here's the question for this post:
If you were making a list of the five things (not people) that make you happiest in your life, what five things would you write down?
Wow, there are so many things in life that make me happy. How would you answer this? I'd love to see your comments!
Have a great week, everyone! USA friends: Remember to vote on Tuesday!