Sunday, June 17, 2012

Hold on to your seats...another Christmas card!

Hope everyone has some special plans for Father's day! We are having a simple family cook out which promised to be laid back and fun!

I have managed to make yet another Christmas card (two actually since I often make two of the same card and share the other with the Moms.) to use up my stash of Christmas DSP.  I have decided that if I can eliminate one whole package of old DSP by July, I will reward myself with a new package during the preorder period for the Holiday Catalog (demo perks-gotta love them!!).  So now my resolve is strong and I am already turning the wheels for the mini albums I always donate to our daycare's annual auction.  A few 6x6 albums ought to help a lot with that paper pile...  Maybe I'll even eliminate 2 pkgs of paper and buy 2 NEW packages! A girl can dream!!  But enough of my musing; you came her to see paper crafting!

So I proudly present my second Christmas card design, once again using a sketch from Merry Monday.  I followed in sequence and used sketch #2, but a good blogging friend suggested that while I continue to work chronologically, I could also do the current sketch.  Therefore, I would get two different cards completed and use up even more paper.  You are so smart, Sherry!!!  So I am going to try to squeeze in the time to complete a card for their next challenge. Apologies in advance for the wonky angle! Not sure what happened there... The black you see is not actually on the card.  It's shadows.  I really need a photography class for properly capturing cards and layout...

My card was based on this sketch...

I absolutely love this stamp set and was so excited that it is now offered in the 'clear' mount version in the new catalog!  Gotta love more options!  This is pretty basic and doesn't really require a lot of explaining.  I used markers to color the tree so the trunk would be brown and the needles, green.  Super easy, but really looks cool...  I didn't put a sentiment on the front because I couldn't find a place to make it work without throwing off the balance of the card, so the sentiment is going on the inside.  I figure if someone receives a card in December, they will know what the occasion is...

Well, that's it for today!  Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and found some time to play around with their crafty supplies! Thanks for stopping by!!

Card Recipe: Cardstock-very vanilla, chocolate chip, Merry Moments DSP (ret), Ink-garden green, chocolate chip, Stamp Set-Lovely as a Tree, Accessories-scallop trim border punch, chocolate chip scallop dots ribbon


  1. Oh Margaret another fabulous Christmas card and at this rate you will be buying two new collections of paper before you know it.

    I might need you to hook me up with a catalog since it has been ages since I have seen one.

  2. Very pretty, love this stamp since there are so many things you can use it for. The paper, ribbon and border you used is wonderful. You are on your to having your Xmas cards done. Have a great day.

  3. You're on a roll with Christmas cards now!!! This one is great - and yes, I do love that image too. Really like the DP you used with this. Fantastic!

  4. Such a pretty Christmas Card. Love the different DSP.. Beautiful Job!

  5. Wow you are on top of things!! Your card looks great, that tree image looks perfect for the focal point in the sketch!!

  6. Agreed, another fabulous sketch/card/use of the designer papers =)

  7. Beautiful card!! The ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.


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