I have been having such fun at work this week. My boss has three kids; a 10 year old girl, a 9 year old boy, and a 5 year old girl. They were out of school on Monday and came to visit me a little bit. I showed them how to make the Kirigami Christmas tree. Well, the little boy is super interested in origami so every day I've been bringing little things to show them how to make. Yesterday I brought them each a whirly gig that I made with some string and a button. I showed them all how to wind it and then make it buzz. The youngest one couldn't really wind it up by herself, but she was thrilled to wear a button necklace! The other day I took one of those trick severed finger in a box things and gave it to the boy to scare his sisters and friends with. He loved it! The youngest girl is into cutting paper and gluing - she's sure to grow up to be a crafter of some kind.
Today's card started out with an idea in mind, but the idea didn't pan out. I know what I have to do to make my original idea work, but I haven't done it yet!
I used Nina Brackett's Merry Christmas Flourish and printed it in blue to match my paper. I punched a Martha Stewart snowflake punch out of the card stock and then punched another one out of some blue card stock and layered it behind the punched out snowflake in the front. My original idea was to have the punch slip through the punched out shape and then twist to hold the card shut, but a snowflake is a little too detailed to work like that. I think it would work perfectly with a simple flower or square shape.
I hope to make lots of cards this weekend so I'm not such a bad blogger next week! Have a great day, and thanks for looking!