So that's Christmas done and dusted. Hope you had a great time and you're now not quite so knee-deep in discarded wrapping paper and empty walnut shells as you were a few days ago. And we have a white Christmas! Well, a few days late but there is definitely a smattering of something vaguely resembling snow as I look out of my craft-room window.
Of course, we are now in that weird "twilight zone" period between Christmas and New Year when no one really wants to do very much and if you're one of the very unlucky ones, you have to start back to work, only to have to stop again. But fear not, it is still... party time!
Even if you're not much of a party animal yourself, you may know someone who is and if so, anything made from the gorgeous Docrafts Papermania Strictly Party Pack would be perfect for them. The kit is mainly die-cut, so items are very easy to assemble and include card toppers, embellishments and decoupage, as well as easy-to-assemble gift boxes and tags.
There are also some truly gorgeous backing papers (lovely butterflies!) which could be used with any card or scrapbook project. The whole theme of the kit is very "girly" but with a sophisticated look. Think "ladies who lunch".
I chose a pretty purple colour-scheme for this matching set of card, gift box and tag. The card has a few layers of decoupage which were very easy to put together as all the pieces are numbered for you. This kit seems to lend itself to adding extra bits from your stash so a die-cut swirl, a lacy doily and the usual gems and bow were a must. I then picked out some of the same elements to decorate the box and tag so that hopefully, everything co-ordinates.
If you are living it up this Christmas and New Year, have a fabulous time and party on! See you in 2015.
Copyright Melissa Lawrence 2014