So of course right after issuing myself the Year of Christmas Challenge, I immediately regretted my decision. How could I possibly have one creative and festive thought in my head when I'd just been knocked over by the monster flu bug? But I put on my personal game face, marched into my craft room, and started looking for inspiration.
Right off the bat I knew I didn't want quite traditional red and green, but I didn't want to veer too far away from that. Pink and a mint green seemed like great choices. I love how those look with brown so I grabbed kraft paper card stock and a more chocolate brown to see what I could come up with.
I looked at some Cricut cartridges and felt that fluttering happiness that comes on when you've come up with an awesome layout or when you're dehydrated from being sick (I'll let you be the judge of which one was correct in the end!) Several cuttings later:
I am very pleased with this card! It's cheerful, fun to make, and all mine! And let's be honest: I better like it because I made a bunch more like it this weekend!
The dirty details for those of you who might want to recreate this with your Cricut: the pink and green layers were programmed into the Cricut Imagine. The pink is a true 3.5 and the green is a true 3. The deer and scarf are from the Cricut Imagine Snow Angel cartridge. The deer is a true 3 and the scarf is a true 1.5.
And just in case you were wondering: yes, I did make all of them with stuff out of my stash! Now I have to start thinking about what I'm going to make next month for my Year of Christmas Challenge!