Showing posts with label SCS Christmas Challenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SCS Christmas Challenge. Show all posts

Monday, February 25, 2013

Merry Christmas from my Stash

I'm participating in several monthly Christmas Card Challenges this year so I'll have plenty of cards to send out in December and even some extras to sell at our church fair in October and later on - our Christmas sale.

I made these particular cards for the March Christmas Card Challenge over on Split Coast  - the challenge was to use' found items' in your stash.

My found items were a print out of this card by Antje that I had printed in 2010 when she posted it on her blog - as well as a box of the red felt reindeer that I had purchased at Border Books several years ago. I now remember I printed a copy of Antje's card because I knew I had the same reindeer and I loved how she had used them on her card!

Fast forward to 2013 and I'm finally making the cards! I made 6 of them since I had 6 red reindeer (I also have pink, green and blue ones but those will be for another day!)

I changed it from Antje's card a bit by stamping all of the snowflakes in red (she used white on the smaller ones) and I made my banner white instead of kraft. I also added a rhinestone to the center of the big snowflake and left off a button she put on the reindeer.

I die cut a scallop square Nestie - then die cut a circle out of the center to make my frame.  I stamped all the snow flakes directly on the card - framing the large one in the center.  The sentiment is stamped on a die cut banner using Nested lacey Pennants. 

The stamps are from two different Waltzingmouse Sets - the snowflakes are from Sewing Box Christmas and the sentiment is from Nordic Winter.

Just a reminder that I have a couple of Waltzingmouse posts coming up -  this Thursday all of the WMS DT will be participating in a Blog Waltz using some of our favorite WMS sets.

AND next week on March 5th we will start showing sneak peeks of the 3 wonderful new WMS sets Claire will be releasing on March 8th!!

Hope you will stop by!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - snowflakes from Sewing Box Christmas, Merry Christmas from Nordic Winter
Paper: Kraft, white - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Festive Berries
Accessories: corner rounder - Zutter, rhinestones - Kaiser, foam tape, square scallops and circle Nestabilities, banner from Nested lacey Pennants - Spellbinders, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, felt reindeer - purchased at Borders Books - says Paper Chase on the box.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Is it Still Christmas????

Yeah -  didn't we just finish with Christmas??  What's a Christmas card doing here on my new post????
WELL -  I've decided to join in on a couple of Christmas challenges so I'll have all my cards made by the time Christmas rolls around again this year!

My creative stamping friend, Stephanie and her friend Lauren, run a fun blog called Jingle Belles - a monthly Christmas Card challenge blog - and the January Challenge is to use some new stuff.  I used some new inks - Memento Espresso Truffle and Grape Jelly.  The dark paper and berries on the wreath on my card are really a dark purple - I think my camera made them look more navy than purple  :(  

And I'm also joining in with the Monthly Christmas Challenges on Split Coast.  The January challenge is to use non-traditional colors -  I think Purple and Espresso fit that bill!!  I'm going to make 4 cards each month with this challenge. So I'll have more than enough to send out come December!
I bought this Papertrey Stamp set, Wreath for All Seasons,  quite some time ago - and never got it inky so I was glad to get the opportunity to get it out and use it.  They stamp beautifully!

Three goals I have for Christmas cards are to make them CAS and flat -  so I can make multiples easily and don't need extra postage, and, of course, they also need to look very impressive!!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Wreath for All Seasons
Paper: Vintage Cfream, Royal Velvet - PTI
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle, Grape Jelly