Good evening! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that your week is off to a good start. My weekend was busy, but also productive - I managed to get quite a bit of crafting done!
One of the projects I completed this weekend was a Christmas card holder. My sweetie and I didn't have a good way to display Christmas cards that we have received. I saw a creation on Pinterest that I thought would be great - a wreath made out of painted clothes pins on wire shaped in a circle. Have you seen the one I'm talking about?
Cute, huh? Well, I got the clothes pins, painted them, strung them on the wire, tied my bow.....all was going fine until I tried to get it on my wall. No luck. I just couldn't get the clothes pins to behave, my circle turned in to an oval, and it just looked all wrong. Ugh! So, back to the drawing board (also known as Pinterest and Google LOL!!).
I got some inspiration and this is what I created:
I am much happier with how this turned out! (Sorry for the bad lighting in the pics - it's been cloudy here the past few days so the light wasn't good). I cut the frame shape twice out of thicker cardstock and glued the ribbon that will hold the cards between the two pieces. To hang my sign, I punched two holes with my Crop-A-Dile Big Bite and reinforced them with eyelets, then tied a ribbon through them to create my hanger.
I am going to link this up to the Holiday Choice challenge over at Decorate to Celebrate. Thanks for coming by to take a look!
Solid cardstock from Recollections
Pattern and glitter cardstock from DCWV
Frame and shadow from Elegant Edges cut at 11 inches
Seasons Greetings from Celebrate with Flourish cut at 4 inches
Presents from Winter Frolic cut at 2 inches
Ornament from Winter Frolic cut at 2.3 inches
Stocking from Jolly Holidays cut at 2.3 inches
White Sakura gel pen