Saturday, December 6, 2008

City Holiday Card

For the past several years I've made not only my own holiday cards, but cards for my step-dad and one of my best friends. This year I've let things slide a bit and I can't believe how fast the holiday season is going. Anyway, my friend handles the public relations for the Waterford New Year's Eve ball that brings in the new year in Times Square (which means she's never available for parties because she's stuck in the middle of all the chaos every year). She asked if this year I could somehow work the ball into her card, so this is what I came up with.

I've had this Sizzlits strip die for ages and this was the perfect time to bring that puppy out! And for the ball, get this: I used a silver holographic gift bag from the 99¢ store! It's much more stunning than it appears in the picture.

I double-punched it with my scalloped circle punch to get more thingies (very technical term here) around the edges. I used 2 of them for each ball, and they are glued around the strip of silver mirror paper just around the sides, so you can actually slide the ball up and down the pole — I am so tickled with myself! The strip is held on to the card only at the top and bottom with mini glue dots. The cardstock base is SU! Not Quite Navy. The greeting is embossed with silver, using a stamp from Verve's Snowflake Splendor set, which happens to be on sale right now. (I'm in no way affiliated with Verve — just cluing y'all in!)

Oh, and just to enable your spending habit a little more, Kate at i {heart} papers is having a special sale this weekend (can you say 15% off everything?!!!) for all members of the i {heart} papers group on Paper Craft Planet. So go on over and join so you can save!

Wishing all of you a holiday season full of joy (and a few extra hours in each day!)

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