Friday, November 22, 2013

Peppermint Express

Shuffling through my Christmas photos from last year I'm getting in the spirit. Thinking  about all the shopping I have yet to complete, I'm getting nervous! Recently I heard a statistic that surprised me. Evidently more than 60% of the population are already finished their Christmas shopping! Ha! Then the malls shouldn't be too bad next week, right? ;)

Here are two seasonal projects that were recently featured on the American Crafts' blog, showcasing their beautiful Christmas collection, Peppermint Express. It's such a fun collection, combining traditional colors and icons.


I love all the sparkle and shine of the foil and glitter enhanced accents. A little Zazz glitter glue, dabbed onto the festive bulb paper, mimics the effect.


Satiny ribbons are layered behind the die-cut tree for this festive card. The glittery dimensional star finishes it off perfectly!


So...who's already finished their holiday shopping?! If you're like me and haven't started, are you beginning to feel the pressure? :D

10 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

awesome projects- love the ribbon!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Great projects!
I love your ribbon tree!
And I praised your layout in the 2ps gallery yesterday :)

Leslie Webster said...

These projects are both so festive and pretty. Love the die cut tag..so cool with the glitter behind it. That card is just gorgeous.

Michelle said...

These are both so great, Madeline! I love the tag, it is so neat!! I hate to say, but I am just about done with my holiday shopping. But, I do start much earlier too, picking things up throughout the year as I see them. I have a few stocking stuffers yet to get.

artfulscrapbooking said...

Your projects are getting me in the spirit, for sure!! I love the added touch of the sparkly glitter glue and your layers of ribbon in the card!!! :) Evie

Fleursbydesign said...

Great projects, love the sparkle and embellishments :)

lil gik said...

Such fun and festive projects, love the treatment you gave the little bulbs!

Susan Stringfellow said...

Oh man, I want those stars and that tag is fantastic! I am a bit nervous about how this holiday season is about to get away from me. I only just realized that having Thanksgiving so late in the month means one less week of shopping if I don't start til after. Now I am wishing my trees were up now.

Lisa LeClair said...

YIPES, I am definitely not in that statistic...I don't have one single thing done for Christmas yet :O

Love the paper combo on that layout!

Nirupama said...

Beautiful trees. I haven't started shopping yet either. Uh oh!