Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August Christmas Cards

Hello! I stayed up late last night (well, 10:00 p.m. but that's late for me since I'm usually in bed by 8:00 or 9:00 to get up at 4:00 or 5:00 a.m. for work) to work on my August Christmas Cards. I had to get them done by today to meet my deadline for the Splitcoaststampers Christmas Card Challenge. As most of you already know, I make 4 Christmas Cards a month so that I'll have about 50 Christmas Cards at the end of the year. It's tough to do, but I'm always so happy in November to have all my Christmas cards done already.

For this month, I used all retired Stampin Up! sets. My first card using the Charles Dickens set 'Keep Christmas'. I used a clean and simple sketch, and tried to re-create the old world feel with the papers, coloring, and button/twine treatment. The sentiment is stamped on vellum so you can still see the image underneath. My next three cards all use images from the same Stampin Up! set called 'Big on Christmas'. My sketch is from Card Patterns (Sketch 128). These were such quick and easy Christmas cards yet full of details. The snowflake is a felt snowflake from JoAnn's Fabrics and Crafts.

The poinsettias are from Prima. I used a gold gel pen on the star on the tree and the ornament on the card below.

Here is a group shot:

Have you started on your Christmas Cards yet? The holiday is only 4 months away! Yikes!

Have a great day! Amy


  1. Amy, these are all wonderful! Anyone who receives them will have to smile!!! Thanks for sharing, AND for the reminder that Christmas is only four months away - YIKES!!! Hugs...

  2. Well done Amy, I think it was worth staying up that much later because these are all totally fabulous, the designs and images all look great.
    Lorraine x

  3. Wow, Amy these are wonderful! Gorgeous images and designs! Good for you for being able to go to bed so early, I really need to take an example from you because I am so sleep deprived from staying up late and getting up early, but not quite as early as you are.

  4. Amy these are wonderful, You are so ahead and rocking it :( Nope haven't made any yet....Hope you are having a great week!

  5. Great cards Amy - and no, i have not even designed my card yet, let alone started to make them :-(!!

  6. Gorgeous Christmas card Amy!! I need to work on some but with trying to sell our house, most of my Christmas images are packed. My fave is the first with the Charles Dickens image.

  7. Fabulous Christmas cards! Love how they're different and the same!


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