I had a great time with my Waltzingmouse stamps and checking the forum noticed that Lynn has a new challenge running from now through till Christmas!!! Each month she sets the challenge theme, to make a Christmas card. Her idea is that we make multiples so when December comes around we've got a stash of cards ready to go. Sounds good to me!
Per usual, I'm playing catch-up and have both January and February's cards here quick before March arrives!
January's challenge was to make a card using a re-purchased (recycled) Christmas item. Not hard when most of us paper crafter's keep little bits and pieces 'that just might come in handy'! Like a pretty red flocked holly Christmas card.........I loved this card so that was my starting point. (Note to self: in future take a before picture....tut).
I used the Cuttlebug to emboss the card front using the Swiss dots embossing folder.........It didn't matter that the dots didn't go all the way to the end. My strip of holly paper with some matching satin ribbon wrapped round, covered this.
I used the tag from 'Very Vintage Christmas' stamped in Poppy Parade and cut using a Spellbinder die for my focal point, mounted over some matching red card. The sentiment from the same set was stamped on whisper white and cut with a small oval die then mounted to a larger die cut oval of gold card. This sits over the tag on foam tape. To finish, I added a bow in the same red satin ribbon.
February's challenge was to use whatever was on the work desk to make a Christmas Card!!!
OK, so it's a well known fact that I'm a neat freak! It comes from working in confined spaces... I think!
I did have a couple of odd scraps of white card out and one of my ribbon boxes...... oh and the Swiss dots embossing folder.....hope that counts!
The base of this card is Kraft. A layer of Kaisercraft 'Tis The Season' 6 x 6 paper that I ran through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss dots embossing folder was next. Opposite corners have been rounded on both this and the Kraft base.
Stamp set of choice is 'Nutcracker Sweet' I've used one of the small round stamps.
I stamped this twice the red outer ring was stamped in Poppy Parade with the centre masked.
Then I stamped the entire image again on another piece of card in Tuxedo Black, cutting the centre free with a small circle die. This was popped up over the red outer ring with foam dots.
Spellbinders Fancy Tags cut from a scrap of red card was next and I wrapped some twill ribbon around the dp, threading it behind the tag and tying it off to the left side. Three AnnaBelle Cherry Sprinkles complete this one.
Wow, two more Christmas cards ready, I just need to find a sensible place to keep them safe until December!
Thanks for calling past today.......It's my Birthday, so why not leave me a message to let me know you dropped by. I'll be back Friday with AnnaBelle Stamps sketch Challenge for March, hope you'll be able to call back.......