I worked on Christmas cards for OWH box and got 3 designs done. I thought I was ready to mail the Christmas in July box to OWH this week but it was not 1/2 holiday and 1/2 general cards yet. I used some paper from an old DCWV stack that was for a snow scrapbook and some of the paper came from a Christmas stack.
I used a snowflake punch (Oriental Trading Co. on the box) I bought at the Flower Factory, that is in central Columbus area. I also used a Martha Stewart snowman punch. I saw the sentiment online and typed it on my computer using Christmas Card font. I mounted it on a piece of shiny copper paper from Hollo's Paper Craft (http://www.hollospapercraft.net) but my scanner definitely didn't like that paper. My paper trimmer didn't like the copper paper either as it was marking the copper paper as I cut in smaller rectangles. I flipped the paper over and cut on the white backing and the copper was fine. I couldn't see on the trimmer to mark the copper. It was almost like a score line on the copper paper if I cut with the copper side up.
Hollo's Paper Craft is the place I get my envelopes and some paper. They have a room filled with lots of colors and sizes of envelopes and paper. I can't go there very often as I bring home so much paper in all sizes. I get 3x5 pieces a lot and also business cards size paper for sentiments and images. They sell 12x12 and 8x11 paper in lots of colors and textures by the pound. They have a room of wedding invitations and other paper needs. However, it is a 2 hour trip up there so I don't go very often.
Striped paper from Christmas stack, sentiment from free digi, gold ribbon, and red pearls. I printed the sentiment bigger than I wanted so it was the only thing to fit on the card.
I Cuttlebugged the white paper using a snowflake embossing folder, and then used a Sizzix die cut for the Joy. Paper from the Christmas stash. I used more of the copper paper too.
Here's one card I did a week or so ago but I hadn't put them on the card base yet. I Cuttlebugged the purple Dotted Swiss embossing folder, used a Martha Stewart border punch on the white paper and stamped the sentiment in purple chalk ink. The shiny green and purple design was a find at the clearance bin at Michael's. Of course, I could only find one set of the colorful designs.
Update on my scrapbook room.
I got the walls painted twice. Hubby now thinks the ceiling needs painted. Hmmm. The debate is under review at the moment. But I need him to fix a shelf unit before I move stuff into the room and to get rid of another shelf unit (ugly gray metal). Plus I have move a table from the basement to the room on the second floor.