12.28.2008

Christmas Cards for after Christmas ^_~

It's another Christmas Card Sunday! I have to say it feels a bit funny to be making Christmas cards right after Christmas, but I know by next year holiday time it will be worth it! Check out Sparkle's Blog for the challenge and her cards this week!


This is a 5x5 card. All the stamps are by Papertrey ink (Warm Happiness, Snowfall, and Snowfall Additions) and the paper is My Minds Eye. I had been wanting to do a snowball in the mittens but then changed it out for a yummy mug of cocoa half way through making the card. I love trying out color combinations that you wouldn't normally use for certain holidays! Even though this paper so says 'summer' to me I wanted to get out of my box and use it for something wintery.


I did two cards this week and actually took a tip from what Sparkle has been doing with those fun bitty cards. I don't usually make 4 1/4 square cards but I do make 5x5 cards and usually just end up using the left over as a practice stamp sheet or to let my girls draw on (I cut my own card bases from 8 1/2 X 11 paper). But this time I took the extra piece and made a 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 card with it. The smaller size was really fun to work with too! I did a religious themed card and I really love the way it came out with these colors! I also love the fun pop the ribbon gives to the card. Anyway enjoy and I hope you all have a lovely Sunday!

8 comments:

Laurel said...

OMG these are beautiful cards!

Alanna said...

Love these both. I especially like how you have the mittens holding the cup on the top one.

Kelly Jo said...

these are both adorable!!

Sparkle said...

These are too cute! And I love the colors!

Steph said...

The colors are awesome! Great cards!

Bona said...

Beautiful card! I ♥ how you added the coffee mug.

Wendy said...

You made very nice cards and I like your lay-outs!!! I will come back to visit your blog again.

Happy Holidays from Belgium,
Wendy

Mommy Poulsen said...

Love your cards! The colors are great! Great idea to start doing next year Christmas cards now!