Happy Friday, my sparkly friends! :o)
I made this Christmas card last week for the wonderful owner and sweet employees at my local cupcake bakery. They opened earlier this year and I am thrilled they are (presumably) doing well. They always greet me and my sweetie with big smiles, know my favorites, and have been overly generous on many occasions. Making and delivering this little card is one of the highlights so far of the holiday season. :o)
"Elves at WORK!"
Whimsical Designs sentiment is from the Snow Much Fun stamp set, which I love. The adorable digi stamp is from The Paper Shelter, titled Santa's Cute Helper... and the instant I saw this image I knew the sentiment was perfect for it. I colored her with Copics, added Stardust to all of her trim and sled, used tiny rhinestones for her buttons, tied some Peppermint Stick twine around her sack of goodies, and used a slathering of SnowTex for her sledding surface. (And it looks like whipped cream! Perfect!) I attached the sentiment with twine and placed it at the end of the pretty branch of holly berries and pinecones, almost like the branch is holding it. :o) The workers at the cupcakery are kind of like elves all year round!
Not only did this turn out to be one of my favorite cards, but when I delivered it on Christmas Eve it was a lovely moment. The owner was so surprised to receive this tiny gift and it was such a delight to see a smile light up her face as she kept looking at it. :o)
And THEN it was my turn to be surprised... when I went back this week for yet another one of my favorite Apple Cider cupcakes, guess what was sitting out? This card! What a shock. I am positively thrilled that she likes it so much she wanted to set it out. :o)
Thank you for visiting me today! I hope you have a wonderful and sparkly New Years weekend! Can you believe it's here? I look forward to a new year of crafting with you all. :o) Extra hugs and blessings (and cupcakes!) for another holiday weekend!
Key Recipe Components:
* Cricut cartridge: Create a Critter
* Cuttlebug embossing folder: D'vine Swirls
* Spellbinders Nestabilities: Labels Four
* Sentiment stamp: Whimsical Designs~ Snow Much Fun
* Digi Stamp: The Paper Shelter~ Santa's Cute Helper
* Coloring Medium: Copics
* Paper: Core'dinations, K and Company
* Twine: Trendy Twine (Peppermint Stick)
* Miscellaneous: Rhinestones (Recollections), SnowTex