You will recall that this month, Jessica Frost-Balla is our Christmas-in-July Guest at Muse: ChristmasVisions (still time to play there, by the way!).
While we were planning to work together on that, Jessica invited me to be her Guest for this month's Crafty Christmas Collaboration.
This is a fun feature that Jessica came up with to keep her making Christmas cards all year long. Jessica has some presents, too! Be sure to pop over to her post to see how you can win by playing along (she's got an all-year link-up)!
Each month, Jessica invites a guest to collaborate with her. The idea is that we trade supplies and make cards using each other's supplies. That's the IDEA. Unfortunately for us, USPS and/or Canada Post had different plans, and Jessica's supplies still haven't arrived here in Toronto.
But we're superwomen, so we don't let little things like that bother us! We forged ahead with our projects using the supplies I chose.
You can see that I went heavy with Christmas Products from the Essentials by Ellen line. I've linked products below.
My first card has a classic, elegant feel. I used some super-sparkly embossing powder to give this card some extra shine.
My second card is more graphic - I love the simplicity of this and the contrast between the black and white and the bold, bright red. These were cut from adhesive velvet paper - the feel is rich, luxurious and warm!
Thanks so much, Jessica for inviting me to be your guest!