Welcome to the May edition of Crafty Elves' Countdown to Christmas! Each month on the 25th, my friend Debra Davison from Meticulosity and I are sharing the Christmas cards we made for that month. We've made a pact to keep each other going making a Christmas Card a week so that at Christmas time, we're all done and only have to mail them! So far so good! It's May and we've both more than stuck to our commitment! Without further ado, here is how I was inspired:
I'm starting with these adorable deer from Your Next Stamp's Oh Deer stamp set. It's not really a Christmas stamp set, but these two deer are easily added to a Christmas card. I used papers from Papertrey Ink's Wonderland Paper Collection, Evergreen Dies from Impression Obsession, Holly Leaf Cluster from I.O., Scribble Snowflake Die from CDD, Mini Snowflakes from Lawn Fawn, Jingle All The Way Die from Kat Scrappiness, and the Nested Rectangle Small Stitch Dies from Rubbernecker.
I basically used a similar layout and just moved things around a bit. I made the white sentiment stand out just a bit against the background by stacking it over a dark gray die cut.
I love this leaping deer...lol! So sweet!
Don't tell Debra, but I decided to use this one with the butterfly on her tail and the flower on her ear on a Summery card! The sentiment is from the Oh Deer set. I stamped it on one of the wonderful Bannerific Dies from Paper Smooches. I also used the Nested Circle Scallop w/Holes Dies from Rubbernecker. That adorable fence is from Whimsy and I believe it's retired. The grass is from Craftin Desert Divas and those beautiful flowers I borrowed from my mother... they're from Impression Obsession and a set called Spring Branches... and I will have a set as soon as possible.
With this one I'm playing along over at Your Next Stamp's Bi-weekly Challenge #114! It's School's Out For Summer and you can create something with a School or Summer Theme... I went with Summer!
Next I turned to this fun set from The Cat's Pajamas called Fat Cat Christmas; I also used the Nested Deckle Rectangle Dies from Rubbernecker and Stitched Scallop Dies from CDD along with some of my other favorites listed above.
Just love these adorable sassy cats with their even sassier sentiments!
And that old plaid CTMH paper was just the ticket!
I'm playing along over at Double Trouble Challenge Blog... their challenge this time around is to use Kraft! Check it out before you start because you there are extra chances to win if you meet a couple other requirements in your project!
And last but certainly not least... a Lil' Inker... on this one I used the beautiful and adorable 'Tis the Season stamp set and that cup from the Coffee Talk 2 Die Set cut from the Papertrey Ink birch patterned paper from the same pack I used for the first few cards above.
Another month of Christmas cards in the books!
And now for the winner for some Happy Mail from my April post:
Verna Angerhofer! Email me at bzscrapper66 at gmail dot com with your snail mail address so i can get something in the mail to you!
Thanks so much everyone for visiting and letting me know you were here! We'll do it again this month! Leave me some love and I'll pick another name for my post in June!
Now be sure to head on over to Debra's blog and see what she's created for you today!