Saturday, October 27, 2007

What do you do when your creative space is a mess?

Currently, my space is so messy it is actually stopping my creative processes. I've been wondering lately why, when I get into my craft room, I can only make one or two cards and then I just walk away, very depressed because I'm not happy with what I've done. Yesterday, it hit me.....I can not think when the space is cluttered. That leaves me only one path to follow. I need to clean up my room. So, today is the day ~~ I'm going in and not coming out until I'm happy with my space.
But first, I need to share what I did yesterday. I sat in there and thought about a card for Christmas that would be easy to make and could be done in assembly line fashion. This is what I created. I quite like it and will probably make at least a dozen of this type.

It's really a simple card, but looks so elegant. There is very little involved and can be done in modules and then assembled in minutes.

Cardstock: Metallic blue, silver
Stamps: Hero Arts tree, Papertrey Ink sentiment
Ink: VersaMark and Silver EP
Accessories: snowflake brads, ribbon, eyelets

Last night, I attended a CTMH gathering at my LSS. There were two groups, one in the kitchen, one in the living room and the purpose was to demonstrate how you can make Christmas cards using alternative colours, not just red and green. The kitchen group made cards in shades of purple and lilac. My group went for the blues. I love this card, too and it also can be made enmasse. It's definitely another addition to my Christmas cards.

I also learned how to make my own photo corners using a square punch. It's new to me and later today, I'm going to add a tutorial to my blog. I'm probably the last one to know this secret, but I'm going to show it anyway.

All supplies in the Snowman card are CTMH


My Paper World said...

Both great cards, love the shades of blue!

Heather Phillips said...

I love the Christmas tree card! It is so simple and elegant. And I love metallic papers.

Melissa said...

Lovely cards! The Christmas tree one is so pretty, well done!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

LOVE both cards! That first one is just gorgeous with that paper! WOW!

Michelle said...

Wow, that Christmas Tree card is so GORGEOUS!