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.
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.