Thursday, March 31, 2011

Christmas Cards - Is There Such a Thing As Starting To Early?

Not when you are handmaking all the X-mas cards you send out to friends and family - Some of them have to be sent late November if they are to reach the destination in time for X-mas.

2011 Christmas Card Challenge Week #17 - the challenge this week is to make a X-mas card without using a stamp. Great, have lots of sentiments in the stock, so that would be possible. I want to use a sketch with a banner (never made cards with banners before), as it seems perfect for this X-mas card, and the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #40 offers just the right one:

The background paper is actually gift wrapping paper that I stumpled accros in a local China store 6 or 7 years ago - just love the design and instantly knew that this was never to be used as the wrapping paper but instead on cards. The stribed design papers is Candy Cane from BASICGREY's Blitzen Collection - sentiment + snowflake brads are from CreativeCompany. Scalloped scissor used for the edge of the banner.


Karen said...

What a beautiful card. I love all the cards you showcase on your blog. I may just have to try card making!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun design using the banners for a Christmas card! pretty papers on this too! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Kelly S. said...

So adorable, love the nontraditional color scheme for a Christmas card...super sweet tree on the banner!

Heidi said...

This is just fabulous and what a great way to get ahead on teh holiday rush.

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Shaela said...

How fun! I love that big pennant. Thanks for joining us on the Christmas Card Challenge blog this week. :)