Hello! Today I have my February Christmas Cards to show you. As most of you already know, I play the Splitcoaststampers Christmas Card Challenge where we make cards all year long so that were not stressed out during the busy holiday season. I make five cards a month so that I'll have about sixty cards at the end of the year. I try to keep layers to a minimum to make them easy and inexpensive to mail. I also do a 4 x 8 card so I can fit a letter and Christmas photo inside.
I own a HUGE, retired Stampin Up! collection that I got years ago by stalking EBAY. However, I haven't been on EBAY since then, and I was surprised on a recent visit how few Stampin Up! products they had. They use to have thousands of stamps for sale, and the last time I checked I don't think they even had ten. I heard a lot of crafter's stopped selling on EBAY because they weren't making much of a profit anymore when the company raised their fees, perhaps that is why. Or maybe this is a fallout from the Stampin Up! decision a few years back not to allow any of their demonstrators to post links to other companies on their blogs. I don't know. In any case, there were not many Stampin Up! stamp sets on EBAY. I did however find this one, "City of David", and I was the only one who bid on it so I got it for the asking price of $14.95. Yeah! Lucky me! I've always loved this set. I'm not only constantly looking for religious Christmas images (they are quite rare), but also ones that are easy to create with. I loved the clean and simple design of the set, and the sentiments are so true!
Have a great day! Amy