happy and cozy and white

happy Friday, everyone! i hope you all had a great week.  i thought i would leave you all this week with a couple more holiday cards.  i know that Halloween hasn't even come and gone and i keep popping in with Christmas cards, but i just love that time of year and i know it's going to creep up on me if i let it.  

the truth is, i used to be a BIG Scrooge.  my birthday is one month from yesterday and if my mom even mentioned Christmas before then i would get so mad at her!  since i've become an adult, i've embraced the entire holiday season, but most especially Christmas.  i have no doubt that i will be getting into Halloween a lot more, too, as Mr. Bagubian gets older and becomes more aware of it--and candy!

my first card is extremely simple but encompasses my 3 most favorite things about the holiday season:  it's cozy and wrapped with yarn like a warm sweater; the tag says "glad tidings" which denotes a festive, friendly feeling; and it's white--i absolutely LOVE and dream of a white Christmas.

so simple but happy and cozy and white--all the things i want for Christmas.

this next card is much more colorful!  it's red and aqua and yellow but i still didn't really go overboard with embellishments on it.  

i built it around the glittery dove tag which i got from Target a couple of years ago.  (there i go using old supplies again!)  the tag has so much going on that i wanted to keep the rest of the card uncluttered.

the aqua card base and yellow polka dot paper are from Papertrey Ink and the ribbon is from Stampin' Up.  it's also a few years old.  i layered some stitched vintage sheet music and a doily on top of them and then adhered the tag.

i promise that i will soon be showing you cards and projects featuring newer products--like the bright and happy Sleigh Ride from Crate Paper!  right now, though, i'm really trying to use up some of my older supplies instead of spending lots of money on new things that i won't have a chance to use in the next two months.  by showing you these new projects with old supplies, i'm hoping that you get inspired to pull out your older papers, too, if you have them.  with a few tricks and the right combinations, you can find ways to make them look beautiful and current.