Yep, I know it is a bit early - even for me - to be making Christmas cards but nothing like a blog challenge to get you all inspired :>
Over at Keryn's Card there is a weekly NZ challenge to make a Christmas card inspired by one that she creates and this week it is a quilted top note card. Seeing as I've never actually made one of these 'quilted' cards I thought I'd just do a very similar one to the one Keryn made. I managed to find three pieces of Christmas paper in my stash and as I don't have a square punch I cut them into 1-inch pieces. I also felt I needed a bit more variety so made up my own 'pretty paper' with some vanilla cardstock and Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler ink.
In hindsight I shouldn't have run it through with the embossing folder as it opened up the 'seams' a little, but nothing a bit of ribbon won't cover!
I am also entering this card in a couple of other challenges:
365 Cards which asked for a colour combo of green, dark red and dark purple (which I have not used - sorry!)
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Anything goes.
Remember to click on a photo if you want a closeup view.
And after I finished the card the kids and I went out for a walk, enjoying the lovely weather we had today!