As I type this post, I'm wondering if all of you are out shopping today, or if there's anyone left to read blogs! I like good deals, but I don't like shopping in crowds. So, I'm happily home today and thought I would post another Easy-to-Make, Easy-to- Mail card. Isn't that background paper pretty? I found some beautiful vintage digital papers a few weeks back at Beatriz Jennings' blog and Etsy Shop. I used this Shabby Backgrounds page, printed on regular printer paper on my inkjet printer for the background, with a Papertrey Ink Autumn Rose cardstock for a mat layer.
I used Papertrey Ink's Wonderful Words Holiday die collection to cut peace from Autumn Rose cardstock before dusting it with Prisma glitter. On the inside of the card, I used the "Peace on Earth and Love at Home" stamp from the Love Lives Here: Holiday set. I altered the bell a bit; it was a rusty bell, the only kind I had ordered. I wiped the excess rust off first, then rolled the bell around on my Fresh Snow ink pad before using a heat and stick powder on it. I heated the powder with my heat tool, then sprinkled the bell with glitter. There may be a simpler way to do it, but it worked. ;-)
That's it for today--happy shopping!
P.S. Yikes--I must have been turkey addled last night as I typed! I told you that this card was an Easy to Make, Easy to Mail, but didn't explain further. Obviously you would leave the bell off. It's not as cute that way, but still mailable since the bow will flatten just fine, being made of thin seam binding. You could also leave of the stitching. That takes time, but it doesn't add thickness, if you have time to add it. Hope that helps!