I knew the Christmas card challenges would start soon and I am really pleased with my very first Christmas card of 2011. Golda at CardMaker Card Swap got the ball rolling with her "Anything Goes" Monday challenge. She asked us to do something non-traditional.
The Outlawz calls for a fancy fold card in these colors. Not your traditional Red and Green Christmas card colors.
These two challenges seemed made for each other.
I started by creating my own designer paper with a butterfly stencil and inks in the Outlawz color palette. Sometimes I just itch to make my own backing paper. It is so much fun and there is no limit to what you can do with a little imagination and a few handy tools.
Next I pulled out my CardMaker book, "Fancy Folds". I chose a narrow accordion fold with a pocket on the last panel. I tucked a "To-From" tag into the pocket and went crazy with embellishments, stamps and embossing powders. I put a Red bow on a gold pipe cleaner through the holes at the top of all the panels as a temporary closure.
You know how once in a while you really love the results of a creation you made? I really love this one. I hope you do too.
PS - Make sure to hop over to The Outlawz for their 1000 Member Party. $800 worth of prizes to be won.
Isn't this little pocket just too cute?