Friday, February 18, 2011

Christmas In February

Lynn has posted the February Christmas Card Challenge over on the WMS forum! This month's challenge is called "Quick Pick" to use something on your work table to make your card(s). Here are 4 cards I made for the challenge this month.

I usually clean up and put away all my stuff after I've finished a project so I have a (fairly) clean space when I sit down to work on something new. But, I did have a card front stamped with these 4 trees - that hadn't worked out the way I envisioned so it was just sitting in a basket where I put pieces of things not used.

I cut out each tree and put one on each card using foam tape. I chose patterened papers that coordinated with the colors of the trees. The papers are cut with Mega Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities.

I stamped the snowflakes with gold ink on the trees and around the sentiment. So now I have 4 more cards made!

You can read all about the monthly Christmas Card Challenges here on the WMS blog and here on the WMS forum in the Playroom. New challenges are posted on the 10th of each month!

Come join in the fun and get your Christmas cards done early this year while your at it!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - (sentiment & snowflake) Twas the Night Before Christmas, (tree) Teeny Trees.
Paper: white - PTI, DP K&Co Tim Coffee Designer Mat Pad (blue), Basic Grey Archaic Paper Pad (2 greens), Kioshi Paper Pad (brown with dots)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress Milled Lavender, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Chipped Sapphire, Color Box Gold
Accessories: mega deckled rectangle Nestabilites, Sizzlits lots of tags Labels 1 - SU, Foam tape.

10 comments:

Peggy said...

Beautiful cards Julia! I have ten to make this month as I am behind on the CCC challenge on Splitcoast. I am definitely going to case some of these!

LaurieJ said...

I love these cards Julia! They are simple, yet very striking. I'm like you, I always clean up my space when I finish a project, so I've been struggling a bit with the February challenge. But I'll get there eventually.

Pauline said...

Fabulous cards Julia, love all the different colourways, so pretty lined up together!

Monique said...

I always try and clean up my mess to Julia but isn't it nice when you forget a little something and inspiration just falls on your lap lol.. Great set of cards!! Have a great weekend!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute collection of Christmas cards Julia! Love all the Teeny trees :)

Francie G. said...

Fabulous assortment, Julia! Love all the colors and the wonderful sentiment!

velta said...

What ever Julia...these cards are awesome...oh how I am longing to take the time out to make a multiple card project!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great set of cards!! That tree is very fun~

jdmommy said...

I just love these little cards. I think I will measure my Valentine...I really like that size.....and make a few of my own for Christmas. Thanks GF!

maryr917 said...

these are great christmas cards julia-good idea to use soemthing sitting around as well