All of these cards use images colored in January or before... So, in February the challenge Ina had for us was out door fun... so I colored up some of these IO snowball fights ( one and two ) and never turned them into cards, making things for the spring fair took over and I got in an I do not want to do Christmas cards slump. because, I had no idea what I wanted to do with the images but, told my self I could handle 3 of a kinds and have two to mail and one for the booth. These the snowmen are stamped on Neenah, colored with copic's and gel pens and have stickles stardust on the snow. you can click on any of these photos to enlarge them just hit your back button to return its not a slideshow. the dotted printed paper is diecutswithaview and has glitter on it. the bases are soft sky and these are A-6 in real life the lace is vintage.
a closer look. the sentiment is also Impression Obsession and the mini brads are from recollections. the sentiment was cut with an spellbinders tag die and the snowman panel is a labels 8.
I have lost my cheat sheet of what that chevron printed paper is but, both stamps are from IO and the sentiment was cut with an oval hand held punchie.
this one the bling was very hard to shoot. you can see it in the top right more than the angled bottom shot.
In March Susan asked people to treasure hunt for something old on their Christmas card, or stamps that do not get played with often enough or things like that. so, I have not used this IO Santa horses stamp that much and I chose it to start with and came across these burgundy scrabble tiles bag in the closet. ( I am a slight hoarder) I have never used these so, I pulled out the bag and made a few words on the table and decided this one would work. the horses were colored with Copic Markers.
Hat is R56 , R59
Horses are E0000, E40, E41, E42, E43, E55, E81, E84
Fence is E34, E37
They were die cut with an labels 25 die and the ric rac is vintage, the stripe pp is from fancy pants the other paper ( i forgot) and this one is 6" square in real life.
Now in April I am hosting that challenge and it is to create gift tags from the scraps of your Christmas card projects so here are three blue ones done from the cards above and things laying on the table and previously stamped sentiments. the tag is an PTI tag sale 6 I think.
This photo was supposed to be at the bottom of the post and for some unknown reason it will not let me drag it back down there, ( don'tcha love technology?) The May challenge that Sue has is for a sketch SC161 and this is my version of that. It is A-6 in real life, the scrabble tiles are actually a shade of burgundy that looks better in real life on this card then in the photograph. the Background stamp is from peddlers pack done in versafine crimson red on some cheap GP110 years ago. the doily is from Martha Stewart. The sentiment is from Stampendous. it was cut with an long deckle rectangle. the ribbon is from May Arts, the embossing folder has no name on it. ( sizzix thinking a basic grey Christmas one) was done in some stardream shimmer pink. the mat is cranberry crisp and the base is pink pirouette.
Okay back to March, the stocking are from Unity hung by the chimney Stamped with Neenah, colored with Copic's, this was die cut with an labels 25 die and the edges are inked with creamy brown chalk. the sentiment is from just rite deck the halls. the big brad is unknown, the printed papers are from lost and found MME, The paper tape is vintage and had ripped when I tried to use this as a ribbon on a gift package so I have been cutting it into snips. the staples are bitty Tim Holtz ones.
This is A-6 in real life.
Same Unity set, slightly different colors this version is 5 1/2" square in real life on an PTI kraft base, the printed papers are from the Memory Box Mistletoe pack. the Stockings were diecut with an romantic rectangles die. the diamond pp is from the scrap bin and unknown. the button is vintage, that ribbon came from either Joanns or Michaels years ago in the Christmas section.
the two on the edges are 3 1/2" square and the center is 3" square done with previously stamped sentiments and scraps from the march cards above. for the April challenge.
also In march, I have never used this Stampendous jolly Santa on a card ever I don't think so pulled him out of the tin too. colored with copic's. the Saint Nick printed paper is from fancy pants, cut it with scissors then corner rounded the bazzill base. this one is 6" in real life. the seam binding is Cherry cobbler.
and that leaves us with the rest of March cards these are a loose CASE of this beautiful card by Susan
mine are 5" square in real life, the first one ( on the right) when it was done I decided the hand cut banner was just too short, so I made the one on the left a little longer. the ribbon on the one on the right is from May Arts and barely has glue under it, so that also prompted the change on the one on the left to embossed cardstock from the holly ribbons folder. both of these I switched out the holly paper in the banner to embossed cardstock and then added in some stickles candy cane and lime green for bling. the ornament is from the SU set something decorations I think. (forgot) I have never used this on a big card before because, it just looked like it was swimming in the ocean to me on a card front so. it was a lucky day to find Susan's in the gallery. the bases are sundance felt natural white the other colors are Neenah classic cream and Speckletone Sand, the green is kiwi kiss,