Monday, July 26, 2010

Christmas in June!

No, its not a typo. I know its July. I'm playing catch-up on my Xmas Cards remember? As most of you already know, I play the Xmas Card Challenge on SCS. I'm committed to making 5 Xmas Cards a month so that I'll have 60 by the end of the year. However, I had to take some time off to prepare for my daughter's wedding, so now I'm playing catch-up. These are my June Cards. Soon you will be seeing my March, April, and May Xmas Cards too. Yes, I'm that far behind. Ugh! As usual, to make it easy on my myself, I used the Featured Stamper Challenges on SCS. Here is my first card: It was for FS178 when Cookiebaker was the Featured Stamper. I used a Just Rite Sentiment for the outside of the circle, but the inside of the circle is a Clear Dollar Stamp from Studio G. I put Stickles on the star and ornaments. My second card is for FS171 when ctorina was the Featured Stamper. The Santa is also from Studio G. The present on top of the ribbon is a button, and I added a pom pom to Santa's hat.
My third card if for when FS177 when Debbie Seyer was the Featured Stamper. The image is a digital from Cute Daisy May. The sentiment is a quote from the Bible that I printed using my computer.

And my last card, which is TOTALLY NOT my style is for FS175 when LeAnne Pugliese was the Featured Stamper. Even though I love vintage images, when I use them I do more of a clean and simple look. Glitter is not my thing. However to me the beauty of the Featured Stamper Challenges is to push you out of your comfort zone a little bit and try and style that's different from your own. And this one certainly is. The main image is from Crafty Secrets 'Xmas Images and Journal Notes' that my good on line friend Darlene sent me. It is mounted up on dimensionals and I put glitter around the frame. The paper is already sparkly and pre-glittered and is from DCWV Holiday Collection 'The Christmas Stack'. I made the gold leaves using metallic paper and the Martha Stewart Oak Leaf Punch. The pearl brad is also Martha Stewart from her wedding line.

What? No 5th card you ask? Well that's because I already posted that one in JUNE, when we did a Christmas in June challenge on the Digital Challenge Blog. You will have to scroll down a few posts to see it!
Have a good day! Keep cool my east coast friends! I heard its going to be another one hot one today. Maybe ya'll need to move to Wisconsin. The weather has beautiful here all summer! Of course, then you have to suffer through our miserable, long winters though. UGH! I'm just dreading the thought. Amy


  1. Oooh...LOVE your Christmas cards, girly! What a fabby idea, five Christmas cards per month, so you end up with 60 by Christmas! COOL!!

  2. That's terrific that you could use the Featured Stamper challenges to help you get your holiday cards done. That is my favorite challenge because it takes so much guess work out of designing a layout and choosing colors. I think these are all terrific. I do like the elegance of the last card. The other three are sweet and simple.


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