Monday, February 25, 2013

Merry Christmas from my Stash

I'm participating in several monthly Christmas Card Challenges this year so I'll have plenty of cards to send out in December and even some extras to sell at our church fair in October and later on - our Christmas sale.

I made these particular cards for the March Christmas Card Challenge over on Split Coast  - the challenge was to use' found items' in your stash.

My found items were a print out of this card by Antje that I had printed in 2010 when she posted it on her blog - as well as a box of the red felt reindeer that I had purchased at Border Books several years ago. I now remember I printed a copy of Antje's card because I knew I had the same reindeer and I loved how she had used them on her card!

Fast forward to 2013 and I'm finally making the cards! I made 6 of them since I had 6 red reindeer (I also have pink, green and blue ones but those will be for another day!)

I changed it from Antje's card a bit by stamping all of the snowflakes in red (she used white on the smaller ones) and I made my banner white instead of kraft. I also added a rhinestone to the center of the big snowflake and left off a button she put on the reindeer.

I die cut a scallop square Nestie - then die cut a circle out of the center to make my frame.  I stamped all the snow flakes directly on the card - framing the large one in the center.  The sentiment is stamped on a die cut banner using Nested lacey Pennants. 

The stamps are from two different Waltzingmouse Sets - the snowflakes are from Sewing Box Christmas and the sentiment is from Nordic Winter.

Just a reminder that I have a couple of Waltzingmouse posts coming up -  this Thursday all of the WMS DT will be participating in a Blog Waltz using some of our favorite WMS sets.

AND next week on March 5th we will start showing sneak peeks of the 3 wonderful new WMS sets Claire will be releasing on March 8th!!

Hope you will stop by!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - snowflakes from Sewing Box Christmas, Merry Christmas from Nordic Winter
Paper: Kraft, white - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Festive Berries
Accessories: corner rounder - Zutter, rhinestones - Kaiser, foam tape, square scallops and circle Nestabilities, banner from Nested lacey Pennants - Spellbinders, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, felt reindeer - purchased at Borders Books - says Paper Chase on the box.


Deborah Frings said...

I think these cards are just super. I adore snowflakes on Christmas cards and the kraft, red and white is fab!

Thanks for the heads up on the new stamps too!

Patti J said...

These are so sweet! Love the Kraft CS, of course, and the red stamping is perfect! Thanks for sharing - so glad you found your printout!

Annette said...

wow these are fabulous..totally love them..

Mary Marsh said...

love these cards Julia-and the felt reindeer-nice to find something in the stash to use as well

Janine said...

Great Christmas cards Julia... Love the kraft cardstock. One of my favs to work with!!
Hope all is well with you!

Anonymous said...

Such lovely cards!! I love the kraft card stock and such a stunning CAS design!! Good for you getting ahead! HUGS :)

Antje said...

Your cards came out wonderful! Love the red with craft!
Thanks for linking back to me, that was very kind of you
*hugs* Antje