Thursday, December 22, 2016

Last minute Christmas cards

I have a confession: I am a member of a Christmas challenge design team and I make Christmas cards ALL year long, but I was still short on Christmas cards this year!!  Gasp!!  Actually, I kind of expected it, and was actually surprised that I had as many made as I did.  But, I still had to make a last minute batch and I did manage to finish them Tuesday.  Phew!  I'm waiting for 3 or 4 addresses from relatives that have moved, but other than that the rest of the cards have all been sent out!  So, here are the last 10 that I made:
 I had gotten a new snowflake set from PTI and I really wanted to use it, so I created my own background using all (except maybe one) the stamps from the set.  I used three full sized sheets of paper and just started stamping the snowflakes until I had each piece filled.  then I used a stitched rectangle die to cut four panels out of each sheet.  So, each one is just a little bit different.  I made 10 cards and then had two panels left over so I created two other cards that I will show in my next post.
The sentiment strips were all cut from pieces of scrap that were in my scrap pile.  And the "Jesus" was cut from a scrap of wrapping paper I had saved from a couple of Christmases ago.  It had a fabulous texture and shine and I just couldn't throw it away.  It worked perfectly to add a bit of interest.  To finish everything off, I added some stickles to the center of each snowflake to add a little bit of sparkle.  You can see the sparkle and the shine of the sentiment in the photo below.

Supplies:
Stamps: PTI "Fab Flakes" and "Inspired: Jesus"
Dies: PTI "Inspired: Jesus"; MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

Challenges:
Unicorn #16--add some glitter (the stickles)
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round--anything goes
Sugar Pea Designs #26--anything goes
ABC Christmas--Y for Yikes (yikes I NEED 10 cards) or Z for zoom
A Gem of a Challenge #184--Christmas
Fashionable Stamping #118--anything goes
CAS-ual Fridays #163--Christmas & Hanukkah
A Bit More Time To Craft #34--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #312--cute or anything goes
Di's Digis--happy holidays
Come And Get It--Christmas
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #260--anything goes with snippets (sentiment strips and gold paper)
{Pin}spirational Challenge #181--inspiration photo (I was inspired by the colors)

Tuesday Morning Sketches #383--anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown--anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage #78--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--here come the holidays
The Paper Shelter--anything goes
MFT #312--sketch

Penny's Challenge #309--anything goes
Crafty Gals #102--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--make it sparkle
Word Art Wednesday #262--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Crafty Creations #331--any holiday
Inspiration Destination #117--anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #395--anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #157--anything goes

22 comments:

Di said...

Beautiful cards Heather - so soft and pretty, wonderful design and unusual colours as well. And a perfect take on the inspiration photo - clever you!

Hugs

Di xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful set of cards and a lovely design. Thanks for sharing them with us at ABC Christmas challenge.
Lorraine DT

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Heather. It's a great idea for doing backgrounds...it looks really effective. They don't look like 'quick cards' at all.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas with loads of happy memories.
Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

Birdie said...

Very pretty, love the non-traditional colors. I had to smile at the stamping to fill a sheet; use that technique too, especially when there are little ones stamping with me. Never fails to product some lovely cards. Thanks for joining the Anything Goes at Tuesday Throwdown.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Pinspirational, good luck!!! Amy DT

Khristina Sorge said...

What a beautiful set of cards! I love the colors you chose. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CRAFT this week.

Wanda said...

Beautiful set of cards. The colors are stunning and the embossed sentiment is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Debbie said...

Wow! These are beautiful, Heather!! Wonderful BG you created, and I love the sentiment!!!
Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Darnell said...

Squee! I adore your beautiful snippets card in these non-traditional colors, Heather! I hope you enjoyed Christmas and I wish you a Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell

Neva Zver said...

What a lovely card .
Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

Ilina Crouse said...

beautiful! Thanks for playing along with CAS-Fridays challenge

jenn shurkus said...

these are beautiful!! congrats on getting so many handmade greetings out during the holidays :) thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

MagsB said...

These are so pretty! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge.

love Mags B DT x

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful set of cards..Love the soft colors and the layout..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges.. Wish you a great year ahead!! Hugs Deepti

lyn hitchcock said...

Lovely card thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage - good luck
Lyn - DT

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Heather, the design is beautiful, love the colors and sentiment 😍

Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge and Happy New Year!! 🍾πŸ₯‚
Luv
Lols x x x

sweet art designs said...

These certainly don't look last minute. Great job. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at SugarPea Designs this month!

ccheney said...

Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Cindy (DT)

Mrs.B said...

A lovely card and such a great background.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
Avril x

Lisa Dryden said...

Stunning make , thanks for playing at {PIN}spirational Challenge Lisa DT

https://handmadewithlovebylisa.blogspot.co.uk/

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper