Monday, May 25, 2009

Christmas in May

Strange but has happened right here at my house. I made Christmas cards in May!

I recently came across this blog: Christmas Cards All Year 'Round, and it just happened. Once I got all the Christmas paper and embellishments out, it was actually fun! One of the problems when making Christmas cards is that I always leave it to the last minute. But doing them now, with no deadline looming, was very refreshing. The challenge for this month is to use flowers on your cards. This seemed hard at first, but when I started digging through my stash, it turns out I had quite a few flowers I could use on Chrismas cards.

The first card is based on sketch # 16 at Card Patterns. Love this sketch and may have to make another card with it this week.

The paper is from Anna Griffin, sticker is from K&Co., flowers are from Prima, rub on is from Making Memories and rhinestones are from Creative Imaginations.

The rub on her is from Imaginsce, trim, flower and tree are from Making Memories, glittery flower is from Prima.

The gorgeous paper here is from Kaiser Craft, tag and trim are from Making Memories, felt poinsettia is from Hero Arts.

I don't think I have any more of this paper, but I think it's from Flair Designs (??), sticker image is from Penny Black, ribbon is from May Arts.

Sticker here is from Violette Stickers, flower and metal sentiment are from Making Memories.

***Please Note*** No 12 x 12 sheets of paper were harmed in the creating of these cards...all paper came from my scrap box!!

Thanks for dropping in today. Hope you have a wonderful week.


Barb said...

Wonderful scrap cards - you are going to be ready for Xmas - that is wonderful - I will have to check out that site - I have enough Christmas paper to make a million cards.


Papertrails by a paper lover said...

beautiful cards!

Tamara S. said...

great cards and thank you for trying one of our challenges, hope to see you around again....

have a great day :)

PS, I think I know you from Simply Sentiments !?!

Ali said...

WOW, Ivanka! Your cards are SO darned gorgeous! Well done. Just beautiful. I had to laugh- I, too, found it SO refreshing to have no deadlines looming and practically all my cards were made of scraps as well. And using flowers was fun! Have a super day! Love your work.

Annie said...

You were for sure busy. I am doing the same thing - trying to get a head start on my Christmas cards. Yours are absolutely fabulous.


Birgit said...

Just beautiful cards. Using sheet music is great with the Santa and the cream coloured card is a stunner. Your work is great

AUsome mom said...

F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!! So glad you joined us this month. Please come back next month and play again :)

Debby said...

beautiful Xmas cards