Friday, April 5, 2013
2013 Christmas Card Challenge - April!
Let me jump right into the theme for April: Christmas Icons!
Sounds strange, doesn't it, but when I searched online - there were thousands of images! Then I really started getting ideas! Put it this way... I didn't make 6 cards this month. ;)
SO, just for inspiration, I have some of the images I found online. Here they are:
Alright - on to my samples for April's challenge. I mentioned that I didn't just make 6 cards this month, I actually ended up with 20, or I should say I STOPPED at 20!
We didn't travel this year for Spring Break, so I had the whole week to play in my craft room in addition to some other things I wanted to get accomplished.
OK, for my first 6 cards - a Christmas Door - what's more iconic to Christmas than a door with a wreath on it? We made these at a Stamp-A-Stack this past November, and I really loved 'em! Isn't that antique brad doorknob cute? I used 2 different brads.
For the next set of 6 cards, I got out my Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set and had to choose! There are 24 in all, and in a moment you'll see how I incorporated a few others for the inside and envelope. They make wonderful Inchies! I also added some rhinestones and Stickles to add some interest.
HERE for a link on how to make these awesome, easy, quick bows!
"No naked envelopes" is a quote I heard from Shelli Gardener at the Regional in Dallas last month - It resonates - 'naked envelops' - LOL
Here is the last set - I actually made 8 of these in total 2 of each design, and one red and one green for each icon.
These are a shameful CASE from another Stampin' Up Demo with some of my own touches added. I remember clearly when I first saw them. Enjoy!
Below is a picture of the inside - I made an extra die cut from the original cardstock for the backing to give it extra strength.
Here are the envelopes - giving just a little hint of what's inside.
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