Yes, that's right, Christmas cards! I have decided to join in the Waltzingmouse Stamps Christmas Card Challenge. This is perfect because it covers two of my crafting resolutions for 2012: participate in challenges and start my holiday projects early. On the 10th of each month, a challenge theme will be announced. The one for this month is to create cards that highlight a day or night sky.
How perfect! I just got the Poppy Stamps Grand Madison window die and hadn't used it yet. I found some night sky paper with stars and snowflakes on it, so I added a couple of embossed snowflakes from the WMS Very Vintage Christmas stamp set. And see the pretty flourish border? That's from the same stamp set. So pretty! The sentiment is from another WMS stamp set called Nutcracker Sweet.
I made 4 of these cards which is what I normally do when I make holiday cards. That way I still have a number of different designs but get more cards done quickly with some mass production. I also make most of my holiday cards fairly simple and mailable. I have a lot of holiday cards left over from 2011 so my goal this year is to make 4 cards a month. That way I should have plenty for our annual craft fair at work and for myself.
If you would like to join in, check out the Waltzingmouse Stamps blog or the Waltzingmouse Stamps Forum.
Have a great day!
Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Stampers' Select White
Patterned Paper: DCWV Winter Magic matstack, Fancy Pants Saint Nick collection
Stamps: WMS Very Vintage Christmas, Nutcracker Sweet
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, PTI True Black, Versamark watermark
Other: Poppy Stamps Grand Madison window die, Martha Stewart embossing powder (dove)
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"