November 15, 2007

Christmas Card Challenge

It's just hit me that I need a lot more Christmas cards yet and the season for sending them is quickly approaching. Time to step up production. I've set a challenge for myself -- I will under no circumstances buy another Christmas stamp!! I have plenty and I like all the ones I have. (No, I'm not even going to buy those darling $l clear stamps they have at Joanne's.) What I am going to do is use each stamp I have and create at least one card with it but probably more realistically at least two to three. That should beef up my inventory quickly.

Here are a few cards I made previously using various things I had in my Christmas stash.

The penguins are actually a Penny Black sticker.

The sentiment is part of a stamp from Hero Arts which I usually use for the inside of my cards.

This second card used the text paper from DCWV and a stamp from Clearly Wordsworth which I colored in with glitter gel pens (doesn't show up well in the photo).
On the third card I stamped a whimsical frame from Stampabilities and then added the holly leaf from Clearly Wordsworth.
This final card was a quick and easy one just using some stickers I had and a little Christmas tree cookie cutter -- and, of course, my favorite Christmas ribbon.
Reminds me so much of the spritz cookies my mom would make every Christmas. Melted in your mouth (being that they were made with 99 percent butter)!
Stay tuned for the march of Louise's Christmas stamps!


Alexas Art Blog said...

i love all of them.
Beautiful works !!!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Gorgeous cards and just love the ribbon and Christmas tree (cookie cutter?) embellishment on your 4th card!

Kris Dickinson said...

These are all wonderful Louise!

Anonymous said...

These are so adorable. Love those little penguins.

Dawn said...

Great cards. I really like the one with the ornaments. They are all wonderful. I also love that you are using up what you have. I get a set a year. I only have been doing Christmas cards for two years or so. I don't have a whole lot yet!!!!yet!!!!!

jacki j. said...

I wish I had time to play with my Christmas stamps. I have to clean my room before I can make anymore cards.

toscania-art-life said...

Your christmas cards are all beautiful. I like them. And I know your problem with the stamps. I have plenty of stamps but I both some others again. You are very strong!!!!