...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.