Saturday, January 5, 2013

2013 Christmas Card Challenge January, 2013

 Happy New Year!  Happy 2013!  I hope this year turns out so much better than 2012 - even if it was a good year, we always hope for better.

We begin with a few rule changes (not too many) for the 2013 Christmas Card Challenge, only to make it a better experience when you're ready to send out your cards.

Click HERE to view the complete list of rules with the changes highlighted in red.

In short, you are making 6 (or more) Christmas cards based on the monthly theme, can use ANY company's products, and submit them here by the 20th at midnight, CST in the Linky at the bottom of the page.

The first challenge for January 2013 is:  Christmas Trees! 

 I just love them - collect them, would have mine up every day of the year if I could, but that's just not practical.  Plus, I'll wager that lots of people still have their Christmas trees up.

I CASE'd these from another Stampin' Up Demonstrator, and though the pictures look alright, they are stunning in person!

 Here are my 6 cards.

Close up - The trees are stamped and embossed with white embossing powder, I used a Versamark pen to add the snowflakes falling.  A 2-way Zig pen helped the Dazzling Diamonds to make the trees look like they are covered in snow.  Christmas trees AND snow.  Sounds like a win-win to me!

Here is one of the new rule additions.  Finish the inside of the card, stamped, and lined if necessary.

Another of the new rule additions; stamp the envelopes with the theme as well!

I put the cards and envelopes all together, and they are ready to go in November right after Thanksgiving!  First 6 cards done.  YAY!

I hope you will join me!

Please leave a comment. Thanks so much!
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