Saturday, May 25, 2019

Crafty Elves' Countdown to Christmas - May 2019

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!  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!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are all AMAZING!!!! I love the deer, the kitties and the bird!!! You are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are darling! I love the deer ones with the wood background! Just gorgeous!

scrappin' GA peach said...

Love them all!! You're really on the ball!! It's a great idea <3


Denise Bryant said...

Love your cards! The cat ones are adorable! And the nesting bird and deer cards are so sweet!

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Oh my goodness, Lisa!! These are amazing!! I have the PTI Wonderland papers and absolutely love what you did with them! So much fun inspiration!!!

Becca Yahrling said...

I love those deer - so sweet! And I love that we can use them all year long for any type of card. Those kitties are so much fun. Your last card is my fave - I have that Lil Inkers stamp and I just love how you colored it AND used a mug to nest it on. ;-)

Vannessa Osbourn said...

That birch paper is so cool and goes so well with the little deer and that bird is so wonderfully colored! Great inspiration again this month. I have fallen behind with the Christmas cards. Too much gardening to do!

Scrapper69 said...

Wow! Lots of wonderful goodness going on in your designs! I love the sweet deer and the jingle all the way sentiment die! I also love how you made a nice variety for the holidays!


cghundley said...

Fabulous idea and
the reindeer cards
are adorable!
Carla from Utah

Lagene said...

Darling cards! I especially love those whimsical little deer cards!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Those cards are all so fantastic and wonderful. And, I am thrilled to be the winner. I will shoot you an email ASAP. Thanks so much.

Karenladd said...

Oh my gosh, these cards are so fun. I love that adorable little deer and the wood grained background paper, but the grouchy cats are my favorite. Love a little humor with my Christmas!

Sue D said...

These are all so cute. I really like the ones with the deer.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Adorable, the cat looks so casually calm and relaxed, just like Thurman. Fun and sassy Christmas cards and I think one for David. Thanks for sharing this with us at Double Trouble...adorable cards and sentiments.

Melanie R said...

Wow! Just, wow! What fabulous cards, Lisa! I was reminded of Thurman when I saw those fat cat cards and they instantly brought a smile to my face. Thank you for joining in at Double Trouble Challenge #29. said...

So much fun in one post! You have been busy. The deer cards are wonderful - something for every season. Thanks for joining in the YNS challenge.