August 21, 2009

'Tis the Season - Already???

Well I can't believe I'm already posting a Christmas card but I have a workshop booked in September and the Hostess would like to work on a Christmas card.  So I've got Christmas ideas on the brain.  I realize that  the multiple layers of this card make it a no-go for a demo but the spotlighting of the snowflake using the circle punches might be a cool idea.

Now where would I be without my paper punches??  What did I do before I owned them?  And I'm considered old-school because I'm not even using die-cuts.  I have my cuttlebug but my die collection is limited at the moment.  Does anyone here remember life without punches or other die-cutting tools?  The circle ones, the corner rounders and the ticket corner punches are the ones I use the most.  How about you?

Ok, so for this card I also used paper from last years Simply Scrappin' kit "I wish".  I liked the colour combo and it matched perfectly with the Snow Swirled stamp set that I fell in love with.  I've always been about the matchy matchy stuff because it took the guess work out of it for me.  If you want to spend less time on colours and debating your options, a kit is the way to go. As I grow in my craft, I've realized that a kit can also take the fun out of it and limit the possibilities and challenges.

Anyhow, I hope you've been inspired by this Holiday card and it gets your mojo running for Christmas card ideas.  Have a fabulous day!

Paper:  SU "I Wish" Simply Scrappin' dp, Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate chip, Very Vanilla
Ink:  SU Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  SU "I Wish" adhesive die-cuts, Real Red ribbon, Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" and 3/4" circle punch, ticket corner punch
Stamp set:  Snow Swirled.


  1. Christmas? Love it! It's like September never happened! LOL. Good luck on your workshop...did it come from your openhouse?

  2. what a fun card! I'm so looking forward to the holidays too!!

  3. I love seeing Christmas cards in the summer! This one is gorgeous! Hope your workshop goes well!

    (I didn't think I'd need punches when I first started out, but now I think I own almost all of them - how would we get by without them!?) ;)

  4. Wonderful Christmas card! A week ago I pulled together "inspiration stations" for Halloween and Christmas. It has been fun making cards for both holidays. My ticket punch sees a lot of use, too. I need to pull out my spiral punch (which I neglect) and see what I can come up with.

  5. That spiral punch is one that I haven't used half as much I should be. I think that will be my next challenge..implementing the spiral punch into a new sketch.