This year the majority of my cards were made at technique classes and at stamp-a-stack sessions with my stamping friends. This means that the designs were mostly by my friend Manda. BUT, I did have an idea in mind when Dasher was released, and I worked on it for a while before I came up with my final design. My idea was blended with an idea I got from one of Manda's cards. Manda's card is here:
I loved this card, and I did give it away to someone special at Christmas, despite wanting to keep it for myself! What I came up with for Dasher (the reindeer) this year started as:
and ended up as:
The big thing I learned from making this card was - the more bows you make, the easier they are. So the next time I'm planning to make bows, I will make them in bulk, because bows are one of my personal challenges (along with cutting out).
I didn't get all my cards out this year, but I live in hope that one year I will make all the cards and send them in time as well!
I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and that you have a wonderful New Year!