On Sunday we had pretty cool weather so I sat down and worked on my May Christmas cards. I paired it up with the Featured Stamper Challenge and I love my final result. I also love the fact that I have 50 Christmas cards sitting nice and neatly in a box all ready for the hustle and bustle of Christmas.
This weekend the Featured Stamper was dawnsing and I chose this card from her gallery to CASE. First off I liked the simplicity of it and secondly I loved how she used the striped paper on her card. So I kept the layout and striped paper, but I changed up a bunch of things. The first thing I changed was the stamp set. I used the sentiment from Trees Three, a retired Stampin’ Up! set. I also changed the color scheme to fit in with the Wintergreen designer series paper. I stamped the sentiment with my Stamp-a-ma-jig in Always Artichoke and then added my Always Artichoke and Sage Shadow layer. I then used my mat pack to add paper piercing along the top edge over this layer. Did you know that the top row of your Mat pack has 29 holes for piercing? I do now that I made 10 of these cards.
To make the squares I used my 1 3/8″ square punch and punched out the Wintergreen paper and then matted them on 1 1/2″ Whisper White squares. Each square is set up on dimensionals. I omitted the brads that dawnsing had in the corners of her squares and instead added Earth Elements buttons with mini glue dots.
I like that this isn’t a traditional Christmas card, but still looks wintry.
stamps – Trees Three
paper – Kraft, Always Artichoke, Sage Shadow, WW, Wintergreen dsp
ink – Always Artichoke
accessories – SAMJ, mat pack, dimensionals, 1 3/8″ square punch, earth elements buttons, mini glue dots