Monday, February 17, 2014

Christmas in February?

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all had an absolutely fabulous weekend!

I have been thinking about getting a start on my Christmas Cards for some time now and have been looking at various Christmas Blog Challenges but have been having a hard time getting into the mindset of going for it.  I want winter to be over so the thought of creating a Christmas Card was kind of scary...  But today, I decided to go for it, even though I didn't use a Christmas Challenge Blog to do it! lol

I decided to use the colour theme from Colour Me...! this week.  I thought Rich Razzleberry and Pool Party would make for a very non-traditional colour combination for a Christmas card.

I also drew inspiration from this week's Freshly Made Sketches fun sketch.  

And here is my card:

At first, for the circles, I had thought about stamping and punching out particular shapes but then I decided to stamp a bunch of snowflakes in Coastal Cabana (I did not have Pool Party ink so that was as close as I could get and it matches really well) and Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White card stock.  This created my own DSP, if you will.  I then took my 1" Circle Punch and randomly punched out circles from the generated DSP.  It turned out much better than my first attempt and created a much more fun look on the card.

Card Recipe:

Card Stock:
Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Whisper White

Rich Razzleberry, Coastal Cabana (I did not have Pool Part Ink so this was as close as I could get)

Stamp Sets:
Endless Wishes

1" Circle Punch, Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

Thanks for dropping by!



  1. I am loving this combo for a Holiday card :) Good call!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Colour Me…! We sure hope to see you again soon!!!

  2. The Season of Joy sentiment is great, this card is great for snowflakes :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Colour Me...!

  3. What fun and pretty colors for a Christmas card. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  4. This is such a great Christmas card (and I commend you for even thinking that way!!). Love the use of the snowflakes. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  5. Hi Stephanie, Lovely to meet you, I found you via Darnell's blog.
    Decided to stay and encourage you on your blogging journey. It would seem we have similar hobbies with baking and Sugarcraft :o)) Although until this week I hadn't done any wedding cakes for a about 10 yrs. I am now doing one for my friend's wedding next month.

    Love the card, the colours are beautiful together, Love the CAS style you have.
    Hugs Mau xx