August 7, 2007

Look Again...






...and you'll see I've used Christmas paper for my backgrounds. A challenge was put out by Lisa over at Shabbychick Junk to use up your Christmas paper -- and make anything but Christmas cards. I loved that idea.
For the first card I used some of my standby Christmas paper -- good for all the evergreen stamps and nature type of cards. I've even used some of my Christmas ribbon on this one. The paper is Green Plaid by Karen Foster. Stamps are by PSX/Inkadinkado. Sentiment by PaperTreyInk.
The middle one uses a sheet of double-sided red striped paper from Making Memories. Unfortunately, the glossy black paper does not photograph well, so you miss some of the pop. Stamps are by Rubber Stampede, Hampton Arts, and the birthday wishes are by Sugarloaf.
The last one was a pretty simple one using the Mike's $1 stamps and some of my favorite Christmas paper by Paper Studio and another strip of Making Memories.


Got to use up this Christmas paper because I know what happens when I start seeing the new stuff coming out.

12 comments:

Lyneen said...

Great use of Christmas paper... love that non of the cards are for the Season.... YUM!! LOVE THE CARDS!!!

Stampin' D'Amour said...

These are FANTASTIC!!! You make the BEST cards!!! :0)

-pamela

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

love this 'recycling' idea - usually the quality of packing paper puts me off using it! Your cards are really lovely!!

Flossie's Follies said...

Wow, these are great, love them all, I have so much Christmas paper, have begun using some of it to make the envelopes for my Christmas cards.

Cards of Maria said...

Love your cards =0)
/Maria

Charmingdesigns said...

OOOOh! I love the red and black one!! The stamp is great! Laurie

marciad said...

All very nice. My fav is the horses. Could work for girl or guy.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

these are all just gorgeous! You make beautiful cards!

Dawn said...

neat idea, I love the cards. The third one is my fav...

joanne wardle said...

ooo clever challenge, and i really did have to look again, I'd have never guessed they were made from christmas paper. brilliant cards.

Ila said...

Fabulous cards!...all of them. I would never have thought you used Xmas paper.....but that is sure a good idea...I'm looking forward to new Xmas paper too.

Shabbychick Junk said...

Hiya! Yep, I change my banner to match my cards! Your work is beautiful! Way to use up that Christmas paper! :) LZ