Hello friends! Welcome back to my blog for the September edition of Collected Crafty Collabs! If you're hopping along, you should have arrived here from Bory's YouTube video. If you're not, I will tell you at the end of this post where to go to keep hopping along with us! 😀👍
As you can see from the graphic, we want you to use some of those squirreled away Halloween/Fall crafty supplies, and incorporate some sequins if you can. That should be pretty easy, right? And then, of course, I have my own PERSONAL CHALLENGE to make every card into a Christmas card. Let me know if you think I succeeded this month with my card:
My image is from Bugaboo (of course!), and is called Autumn Critter Stack 01. I was bouncing ideas off my Squirrel Sisters about how I could continue with my Christmas card tradition for our challenge, and sweet V suggested a deer image with a pile of leaves. That made me immediately think of this image that's been in my Bugaboo collection for awhile. Isn't the look on that deer's face just funny? Like he is caught in the headlights...hopefully not in front of my car on the way to work though! The idea of this image being used for Christmas inspired the creation of the sentiment to go with it. The font I used is called "The Things We Said," and I just thought it looked perfectly whimsical! If you have trouble reading it though, it says, "The day Rudolph got caught hanging out with his forest friends instead of helping to get ready for Christmas..." 😆 I just think this is so funny! All those critters look like they are guilty as heck!
So anyhow, this card is pretty simple...I colored these guys with alcohol markers, cut my panel and patterned paper with Spellbinders Card Creator dies, and glued on 3 sequins. Incidentally, the patterned paper comes from the Clucker Clackers set from Digi Doodle Studios. And I did cover the Recollections 110lb. white card base with Recollections 65lb. red card stock that matches the red stripes in the plaid paper.