Over the weekend we stayed up at my FIL's cabin in Lake Arrowhead. I always bring along a stamping project when we go up there, and this time was no different. After finishing my May set of Christmas cards, I wanted to get June's cards out of the way. I'm out of precut/predesigned cards that were leftovers from past stamp camps, so I needed something new. I had seen this card by Jill Franchett, which was based on a card she saw in Stampin' Success, a monthly magazine we demonstrator types get each month. I grabbed my Peaceful Season stamp set (thank you, Jeanne) along with supplies to make the card. I had pre-cut the border using the Tasteful Trim die before heading up to Arrowhead. I purposely didn't take a image of Jill's card with me as I wanted to make it my own. I wanted to isolate the sentiment, so I'd brought my Creative Memories circle and oval cutters with me (LOVE them). While working on the card Saturday night, I felt it was missing something - I really wanted some texture behind the sentiment and I thought some DSP would look great below the border. Since I'd brought neither along with me, those elements had to wait until I got home. Meanwhile, I had plenty of holly leaves to stamp and cut out as I made six of these in all. Once home, I experimented with three different embossing folders to give my card some texture before settling on the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder (actually, our youngest chose it as she thought it gave my card the most 'Christmasy' feel). So, here's what I came up for my June allotment of holiday cards.
I'm hoping to get two more sets of cards finished up over the next month before we take our summer trip - the cards for July and August (and maybe even September's). That would take the pressure off until after school has started back up again. I hope you liked my cards - have a wonderful week!