For reals- how is it this close to Christmas, THIS FREAKING SOON?!
How fast does time fly, these days? It seems like it was just two days ago that I was trying to decide what I wanted to be for Halloween.
I'm here to share a Christmas project with you classy people. Yeahp. I made a lovely piece just exploding with Christmas spirit. Unlike me. I'm not full of the Christmas spirit, yet. But I will be tomorrow evening, when I stop by the liquor store after work.
So what did I make? A banner. Well, not really- it doesn't hang. But it is banneresque. It's made to sit on a mantle. Or a bookshelf. Or whatever surface is available.
There is a TON of hot DIE action going on up there- can you spot them all?
I was playing around with Mr. Holtz's 'Vintage Cabinet Card' die (trying to make a cute card) when I noticed it standing up and thought I'M MAKE A BANNER! Because, that's the thought that seems to be running rampant through every crafter's mind right now- "Ooooh lookit! I'MA MAKE-A BANNER!"
But again, this doesn't hang. So we'll call it a SITTING BANNER. Catchy, huh?
There's a close-up of the middle/word part. Again- can you spot all the dies? The only bits not done with a die are the letters. I used the Cricut Expression 2 to cut the letters. And how fun is Mr. Holtz's PINECONE die?! It took me three attempts to get the pinecone to look right. Then I gave in and watched his so-so-helpful video. Yes, I break many male stereotypes but I still put up a helluva fight when it comes to asking for directions. And boy are my arms tired. I'll be here all week, folks!
I am obsessed with making these pinecones. And: Since you can also use the pinecone die to make flowers- well, how is that for something being worth its money? Another die worth its money? The Festive Greenery strip die. I love cutting a few different colored strips of paper and arranging and rearranging all the bits. So fun. So adaptable.
And here's the parting shot: a close up of the end-pieces. Why? Because I love that reindeer die. They look so...classy. Have you notice how much I love that word? Classy.... it just sounds...fun. And classy.
What's everyone else up to, in the Christmas craft department? An advent calendar or banner?! You don't say!