Monday, November 2, 2009

Christmas is coming......

......the geese are getting fat! Do you have that Christmas song here in the US? I have lived here so long now that I can't always remember what is from where so if that first sentence sounds totally random, just take my word for the fact it's actually a Christmas song.
Today is the postmark deadline for Operation Write Home Christmas cards and I have 50 all safely in their priority mailer ready to go. This is one of them. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. It was really easy to do - the thing that took the longest was waiting for the Stickles on the lettering to dry. You can't use glitter on OWH cards, but you can use Stickles (because it doesn't flake off) and really, what's the Holiday season without a little sparkle? This is an SU set that I don't remember the name of - my aunt let me stamp a bunch of images with it when she bought it last year - colored with Copics and Stickles, then mounted on red mirrorcard. The snowflake is a MS punch and the gem in the center of it came from the $ spot at Michaels.
I'm heading to the Post Office today to get my stash in the mail. I tried last week, only to be rejected because I had tape on the priority mailer - what is the deal with that? Is it just me, or is the Post Office getting really picky?

9 comments:

kat9 said...

I know, I know. I need to get started Christmas shopping. Cute Christmas card. I love this one and the one below made with Mo. I am a big Mo fan.

Kathy

peggysue said...

Very cute! Good for you for making the cards for the troops! I am certain they will greatly appreciate it! And yes, I've found the P.O. is acting more po'ed lately . . . gets tricky, doesn't it?

Stephanie said...

This is still one of my favorite Christmas sets from SU! And I agree - Christmas means glitter....glad you broke out the Stickles! Kudos for you for sending cards to the troops :)

JazzyH said...

Great card!

Mary said...

That is a simply elegant card - very nice!

Dell said...

What a fabulous card!!!

laos348 said...

Wonderful card!

The Mama Monkey said...

OMG this is beautiful! Love the red behind the main panel!!

Deanna said...

gorgeous card!

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