Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Christmas in July, sorta...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...NOT!  I am nowhere near ready to celebrate, but last year, I started my Christmas cards early and was so glad to have them finished before December 24th!  So I decided to do this again this year.  There's nothing better to put you in the Christmas spirit than a muggy summer day!  I also continued last year's trend of using up some of my older papers.  I used a very retired Ski Slope.  Sketch #83 from Operation Write Home gave me a perfect starting point for using lots of patterned paper.

I figured while I was digging through and trimming my scraps, I would go ahead and make four cards.

During one of my cleaning sprees, I found a box of Christmas cards I had saved from different classes and stamp a stacks I attended.  I took pictures of my favorite designs and added them to my stash.  Between these and my four new cards, I have a pretty good start on my Christmas cards.  Now I just need to keep making them! Wish me luck!

I hope you have a wonderful day and find some time to be crafty!

Card Recipe: Paper-chocolate chip, whisper white, baja breeze, Ski Slope DSP (ret), Stamp Set-That's the Ticket, Ink-kiwi kiss (ret), Accessories-ticket duo punch, 1 3/4" circle punch


  1. Margaret, I love that design you used AND the DP! Great cards.

  2. Your papers are fab Margaret and I love the design. Terrific set of Christmas cards. Hope you are enjoying your summer. :)

  3. Great idea getting some Christmas cards out of the way while cleaning scraps...the papers you used on all of them look great!!

  4. They're so smart and elegant - lovely design.
    Alison x

  5. Woohoo, good for you ! Love the layout you chose, too !!!

  6. I just loved Ski Slope and you have shown a fab way to show off the paper. Great way of using up scraps as well.

  7. great job on the cards. If you need a way to work on more come join us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, new challenge each week.


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