Welcome to the March edition of Crafty Elves! My bloggy friend Debra Davison (of Meticulosity) have vowed to create a Christmas Card a week for 2019 so that when Christmas comes, all of our cards are done! We're sharing our makes on the 25th of each month!
I'll tell you... it's tax season for me and if I can push through this next two months I've got it made! And I made it this month with the help of some awesome design papers and quick and easy cards! Here's what I have for you:
So I decided to use the comfy cozy Echo Park/Carta Bella Cabin Fever papers... between the papers and the journal cards, four of these cards went together in about 45 minutes! And then I wanted to do one really special card for you this month and it just so happens Michele over at CAS-ual Fridays has just released a die set called Huggable Critters and when I saw the journal card with the "Bear Hugs" sentiment on it... I knew right away what I was going to do!
I used some papers from the Cabin Fever paper pack to cut out all of my pieces... including that cool brown sweater pattern I used for my bear and that pretty plaid for my Coffee Cup!
I originally had the handle tucked under the bear's paw, but I wanted it to be like he had his paw inside the handle. It wouldn't fit, so I cut the handle and sliced his paw a big to have it go into his paw... you know, as if some of his fur was going around the outside of it... I think all in all it looks pretty good and I love that the handle can show!
I mean a bear sized mug would definitely be more like a Bear Hug in a Mug, don't you think??
Now for a quick look at the rest of my cards for this month:
To add a little special to these, I used some dies and embossing folders and I'm really pleased with how they turned out. In addition to the journal cards, I used some of the stickers from the pack and some popup tape and of course a few sequins on each one!
I LOVE this paper pack! The papers are heavy and textured and so beautiful!
That woodgrain with the snowflakes... as you can see... is one of my faves!
Not to mention the large quantity of plaid...lol! And then one more look at my Huggable Critter:
I'm playing along with the Cute challenge over at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge!
Gosh I LOVE this new die set! If you haven't checked out the new release inspiration at CAS-ual Fridays, I highly suggest you head over there after you check out what Debra has created for you today!
Oh!! And the winner of some Happy Mail from February's post is:
Sue, please email me your snail mail address at bzscrapper66 at g mail dot com so I can send you your Happy Mail!
Thanks everyone for stopping and I'm gonna do it again! Leave me some love and I'll pick someone to send some mail to and announce it in my April Crafty Elves post!
Check out today's CAS-ual Fridays Release post here!