It all began with the Week One Make & Take - a rosette card. Of course, May Flaum's example was not a Christmas card, however I copied her idea to use a piece of patterned paper (happy holidays), a stamped background piece (the grid design), stitching around the card (yes, I used my sewing machine again!), and a rosette to complete my first card of the year. Honestly it's not my favorite card, but hopefully someone will appreciate the thought when the holiday season rolls around.
These next four cards were created with the idea of choosing "one thing" that has been in my stash and let that item be the inspiration for the card. I chose (1) a large flower cut from patterned paper, (2) a toy soldier sticker, (3), a Christmas tree sticker, and (4) a stained glass window die cut.
I used the same concept for these next four cards - choosing an older item from my stash - and then scraplifted the designs from other card inspiration in the workshop. I chose (1) the JOY word paper & two stamped wreaths [which I colored and added a bow to], (2) a journal box & ornament die cut, (3) a bell die cut & bow sticker, and (4) a printed ornament [which I colored in and mounted on punched scalloped circles].
This last card is my favorite, not only because it uses a page from an old book, but because the title of one of the chapters in the book was so perfect! I also added my favorite Santa stamp and colored it in.
I'll be sharing more cards over the coming months. Are you making Christmas cards this year? Have you started? [I know Jacky (the queen of Christmas cards) has started creating and posting her beautiful cards, so I'll be popping over there for some inspiration next!]