Thursday, May 28, 2009

Christmas in May!

Merry Christmas in May! LOL! As most of you already know, I am a member of the Christmas Challenge Club on SCS. We make our Christmas Cards all year long so that we don't have to make them all at once in November or December. I challenged myself to make 5 Christmas Cards a month, so I will have about 60 Christmas Cards at the end of the year. I've already shown you two of those Christmas Cards in a previous post, so here are the next three.

The first card uses this week's Sketch Challenge on SCS. And my, what a challenging sketch! Lots of layers! I chose a monochromatic color scheme to help make the card look less busy. All the designer paper is from the same stack of 'Bashful Blue' Designer Paper from Stampin Up! The other card stock colors are White and Bashful Blue. This card is so much prettier in real life because I covered each and every dot on the designer paper with Stickles so its very, very sparkly. The snowflakes are Cuttlebug Die Cuts. The image is retired Stampin Up! 'Winter Play' and is colored with Copic Markers. The sentiment is from Stampin Up! 'Baby Jesus is Born'. Both the image and the sentiment are mounted up on dimensionals.

My second card uses this week's sketch challenge on Paper Craft Planet. The sketch actually had a big star on it, but I changed the star to a Sizzix Gingerbread Man Die Cut. The paper is Stampin Up! 'Holiday Treasures' Designer Paper. Card Stock colors are Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, and Real Red. I used a white gel pen on the hearts and to doodle on the Gingerbread man. I used a Sizzix Die for the photo corners.

My final card is for this week's Technique Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. This is called a 'Hinged Card'. It was so fun and easy to make. The top lifts up to reveal the sentiment inside. The directions on how to make this card are on the SCS website. If you can't find it, let me know and I'll email you a link.
I used the same 'Holiday Treasures' Designer Paper from SU! on this card, plus Olive Green, Riding Hood Red, and White Card stock. The image is retired Stampin Up! 'Festive Friends' and the inside sentiment is from 'Sparkling Season'.
Have a great day! Amy


  1. Super cute cards Amy!I hope "not" to be one of those ones making my cards in Nov. and Dec.!

  2. Good for your for really sticking to this all year challenge.

    These are all so fun! That was a challenge SCS sketch this week. I like what you did with it and that cute little image.

    Your gingerbread man is such a neat idea and great papers to go with it.

    I really like the idea of the hinged card. Do you have to send instructions to the recipient on how to open it? :-)

    I would also have a hard time keeping excited about making cards to sell if I had to be on a deadline and had to make each one unique like you do. That's one reason I don't sell mine.

  3. Amy these are sooo wonderful, all of them are the first one with the blues...great job on the sketch...the gingerbread man is just sooo adorable!!!! LOVE them girl!!!

  4. FAB bunch of cards, the first is my fave :0)

  5. I am so impressed. I can't even think beyond tomorrow. This is such a great idea. I love the gingerbread man. The paper is perfect. I think the light blue is a beautiful color for your image and the hinge card is way beyond me.. Super job... You are way ahead of the game.

  6. Wonderful cards - love how you chose to do the monochromatic for the SCS sketch! Great hinged card -love the "Do not open..." I need to go and check this out!

  7. WOW ... fantastic!! These are all so adorable .. how do you ever get Christmas ideas in May??? You are to be commended!!!

  8. Great Christmas cards. I love the sketch challenge card and also the hinged card. The more I see of those hinged cards, the more I think I need to try one soon.

  9. Wow Amy! I love them all!!! That first one looks tremendous with the sketch and the colors. Too cute! Love your hinge card too!! Cute gingerbread. Your design was perfect!!

  10. Your cards are adorable!!
    I am a member of the CCC as well and at two minutes to midnight I was uploading my card for May!!
    Hope that finger gets well quick!

  11. Wow all fantastic cards...sure been busy!!
    Emma x


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