Welcome to the June edition of Crafty Elves' Countdown to Christmas! This is a monthly post where my friend Debra Davison from Meticulosity and I share the Christmas cards we make each month of the year. We agreed to do this so that by December, all of our cards will be done and all we have to do is drop them in the mail! And it gives me a chance to use some of the awesome stamps and dies that I purchased around the holidays, instead of making them wait a whole year!
Here's how I was inspired:
I love pink and aqua for Christmas! So I got out some old papers and some really cute stamps I hadn't used yet and used them!
You may or may not be familiar with the artwork and stamps by Andrea Gomoll and if you're not, you should become acquainted... you can find her here! Of course I had to have the Wintertime stamp set that had a Coffee flavor... and guess what... lots of sets including this one are on sale right now!
I decided all she really needed was a beautiful frame and this one from Paper Smooches was perfect! And the Merry was cut using a die from Pretty Pink Posh... you can find that one here!
And then these sweet owls from My Favorite Things Warm and Feathered Hugs stamp set. I decided it was the perfect time to play along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge!
I cut the top using a border die from Lil' Inker, the Border Builders Die set is here!
I created three cards using the sketch... sometimes it's nice to have a place to start! I decided to use the leftover top piece from the first card on this one... it was a twofer! And that double stitched circle is from MFT...it may not be available any more.. which would be silly because it's one of my faves! And those cool Slanted Sentiment Strips from MFT were perfect for the sentiments with the stamp set!
That pink tree paper was my favorite one from the pack... I've been hoarding it 'til now...lol!
And here is the sketch:
So thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my Christmas cards! And be sure to head on over to Debra's place and see what she's got for you!
Oh! And I have a winner from last month's post!
Denise, send me your snail mail address and I'll shoot you some Happy Mail!
We're playing again! Next month I'll draw a name from all of the comments on this post and send that person a small gift!