Saturday, May 12, 2012

Christmas Day


Once again, adding to my Christmas card stash, I used the Sweet Sketch Wednesday #153 sketch (but I did turn it on it's side) and the Crafty Hazelnut's Chrismtas challenge to create a project using traditional Christmas colors (red and green).  It turned out a little differently than I had planned, but I think it's growing on me.  The calendar image was a bit more involved than I had anticipated.  The main stamp and the calendar additions set (month names and year numbers) are from Clear Dollar Stamps (from their clearance section I believe).  But once I got into the set, I discovered that it didn't have all the numbers for the dates, so I had to dig out an Inkadinkado set I got a while ago in a big sample pack.  I used the Christmas tree from PTI's "Places, Please" and a small circle from their "Simply Stationery" set to draw attention to Christmas day.  The border die is from PTI and I used the leftover pieces from the inside of the die to create the tab on the left hand side of the main panel.
For interest on the inside of the card, I used the same calendar stamp (stamped off on scrap paper first to lighten it) and stamped the tree in the Christmas square but didn't use the numbers to make it a little more simple.  The sentiment is from Verve's "Ornamental Christmas" set.

8 comments:

Kathie said...

Hi Heather what a great idea using a calendar as your theme for Christmas. Great colours and cute embellishments. Great card and thanks so much for joining us this week on Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Hugs
Kathie SSW-DT

Jeannie said...

What a clever idea and this is just an all around beautiful holiday creation! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

The Stamper's Touch said...

Beyond words fabulous! So clever using the calendar!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Linda

sweetbloominscraps said...

Yes, very clever Christmas calendar card! Love the border punch! Thanks for joining us at SSW!
Judi SSW DT

mulberry station said...

This really is a clever idea for a Christmas card. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Heide said...

What a great Christmas card, very clever. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
Hugs, Heide

Sharon Basel said...

This is so creative - especially to reuse the calendar image on the inside with the sentiment. A terrific idea and beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT

Patti P. said...

I love your design, so clever and good for you to get ahead.
Thanks for sharing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Patti SSW/DT