Ugly Christmas Sweater.

Last Sunday I was inspired to get crafty, but not to do anything extensive.  So I had a conversation with hubby and he suggested I make cards to send to family.  My reply "we'll just give them what I've been making", and as soon as I said that I frowned thinking they would just toss all the hard work that I put into it.

So I immediately ran to my craft area and put together really quick,

I made 3 in 10 minutes (to be exact).
And I thought they were absolutely cute and fun.
But hubby's exact response was "It looks like Gio made them".

I guess he wanted a little more thought and effort placed into them.  lol.

That prompted me to make "Ugly Christmas Sweater" cards.

Everyone's got that ugly sweater they wear during the holidays.
The one Aunt Janice gave them in 1987.
The one you only wear to an ugly Christmas sweater party.

Today's card was inspired by that concept.

I cut strips of 2 different pattern papers by Crate Paper "All Bundled Up", down to 2.75" x 1/2", and washi taped one set to the bottom edges to my mat.  And then began to weave the other set into the washi'd set.

What conspired was so odd, that it made me smile! lol.

To top it off, I pulled the sections high/low style and added white gel pen dots all over.
I glued it to an American Crafts craft card base and popped a general sentiment (diecut by Elle's Studio from 2013).

 I was so happy with the outcome that I attempted to make the sweater even more ugly the 2nd time around.

I added a green diecut deer head (that a lovely lady from Facebook named Polly sent me a TON of), I fussy-cut a speech bubble from the back of studio calico wood veneers packaging (I do that a lot).


I added some Fancy Pants "Oh Deer" sequins to make it more odd-looking.
But I did manage to make the deer cute.
I outlined him with a white gel pen and added a red sequin nose.

The irony...
Hubby loved it.

[sssh, Mission Accomplished! hehe]

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