With mere hours to go, I finally put all the pieces together for my Christmas Kickstart #36 Christmas Birds! Actually all the pieces were just waiting for me in the Wplus9 Woodland Basics set! I love this set and just knew these sweet doves, cut from some recycled paper, would be the perfect stand-in for two turtle doves - the next most famous Christmas birds of all! I'll start with a closeup of the doves... and also so you can see all the wonderful detail in the
SSS Shimmer Oval [a gift from a friend]. On the first pass through my die cutting machine, I could see not all of those bits and pieces cut through. Instead of fighting with it, I just added a solid oval of paper behind it, and glued it well to keep all of the pieces intact.
I kept it sentiment-free - you know, just in case I had a need for a Christmas wedding card!
Hope your week is off to a great start! Your visit has started mine off perfectly!