As well as always having scraps of paper or card left over from making a card often find that I have various left over die cuts and of course they all get saved. This week I found two little mice lurking in a tray on my desk (not real ones I hasten to add) and I guess they've been there ever since last Christmas. I felt I should use them to make a Christmas card for this year so I looked out the set of stamps and dies along with a few other seasonal bits and pieces so that I could die cut some more bits to make a little scene. The tree was cut from a scrap of plain card and then I stamped a woodgrain texture on it, coloured the window frames, then die cut a mouse snowman, fairy lights and some trees to go with the two stray mice. |A scrap of blue spotted paper was used for the sky and some white card die cut into a snowy landscape. I really should go through the plastic trays on my desk to see what other treasures there are which could be made into cards - I know there are definitely flowers and leaves as well as quite a few shapes which are left when cutting frames etc.
I have a feeling that Christmas this year will be a pretty low key affair but I think people will be glad to have some nice cards. I hope so because I have lots of Christmas 'stuff' to use.
Tree and mice etc - stamp and die set which has lost its packaging
Snowy Landscape - Stitched Hillside Borders Lawn Fawn