It's here! The first Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge of 2013! This is one of my favorite challenges because it combines two things I love - making Christmas cards and Waltzingmouse stamps. And what better way to start out a new year and challenge than with an awesome new sketch from Anya Schrier!
I knew I wanted to use my Festive Foliage pinecones so I went in search of the perfect patterned paper to complement them. I found it with Simple Stories Handmade Holiday collection. The rest just fell into place and soon I had my first Christmas card of 2013:
I tried to keep it simple and mailable. This is one of my crafting resolutions for 2013. I came up with this when I started mailing my Christmas cards a month ago and realized that I had to add extra postage to most of them and even put some in extra padded packaging.
I know I will still need to add extra postage to this card because it is square. Oh well, I'm a work in progress here but, hey, there are no big pearls or rhinestones to poke through the envelope.
And this card can be easily duplicated. After making this one, I cut out all the pieces to make three more and set them aside. All I have to do is stamp and assemble.
So if you love Christmas and Waltzingmouse stamps like I do, I hope you join us this year! It's a great way to get a head start on making your Christmas cards!
A new challenge will be issued on the 10th of each month in the Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenges Forum. If you're not already a forum member, it's easy and free to sign up. The guidelines are also posted in the forum - right here.
So get your Christmas mojo on and join us!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Handmade Holiday collection
Stamps: WMS Festive Foliage and Say It Loud Winter Holiday
Ink: A Muse French Roast, PTI Ripe Avocado and True Black
Other: MFT Fishtail Flag Stax die
Size: 5.25" x 5.25"