Thursday, August 9, 2007

Christmas Cards



Tracy from Tracy's Happy Place has put out a Challenge for Christmas Cards.

This month will be a different Challenge in that it is going to be a Theme Challenge. I know it is August, but I am starting to think about my Christmas cards...that's right, I said Christmas. For this month I want to see your best Christmas creation using one of your favorite or newest Christmas stamps! It can be anything...card, tag, 3d item...whatever you like, but it must be a Christmas creation.

I have made these samples for a "Paper Challenged" Card Class for my friends, one of the sets I used is my new little snowman set, and the other an old CTMH Tree Set, sorry don't know the name of each but love these stamps and will be using them again when I make my two other paper challenged friends their Christmas Cards. I make them about 10 cards each to mail out for Christmas, I so enjoy making cards and they really appreciate them and since they won't be attending this year's class I will be making theirs. Last year I put together some Christmas cards for friends of mine to make. Now let me state that I did everything, stamped the image, cut the ribbon, cut the paper cut the layers to be used - EVERYTHING. The only thing that needed to be done was, glue it together and oh, yes they had to cut out a couple of flowers. Well it took them about 2 hours, now remember everything was done for them they just had to glue, I never laughed so hard, once they finished I gave them an even bigger challenge. I brought two sentiment stamps to choose from to use inside the card, this took another hour of sweaty palms and furrowed brows. Again more laughter, the funniest was that one of them, not to be named to protect the quilty, glued the card upside down. Two of these individuals were at my home this past weekend and still protest that it was the wine, but after the box card tutorial fiasco, they can no longer blame the wine.

These are the cards that we will be doing this year I cut the number down to 5, think 10 was too much; think of me Labor Day weekend and say a small prayer, that is when they will be assembling the cards. As you can see in the second photo everything has been done for them.

37 comments:

Cathy I. said...

Good luck with the project and what a great idea!!! Have fun!
Great cards by the way!!

stampingranny said...

I have the 8 x 10 glossy picture in my mind of the scene you described with the gals! So funny! I love the part about the sweaty palms with regard to stamping the sentiment! Love it Flossie! Cards are so cute! Deb

Rose Ann said...

Awesome cards! I'm sure everyone else will love them as well!

Lia said...

what a nice and cute cards you made for christmas

Nancy Grant said...

Christmas?! Yes, I should be following your example and start early. These are great!
:-)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Great cards! I need to get a start on my Christmas cards! Good for you!

Jen said...

Love the cards, I guess I need to start in on my christmas cards for this year now too, especially in order for me to get them out. Heck last year I had some done and just never got them out..........what's up with that??? LOL

Paula said...

Very nice cards, and you made me LOL about the difficulty your friends are having with cardmaking. You have a lot of patience.

Kimberly said...

Good luck! TFS the story! The cards look great!

mum on the run said...

They're all great cards Flossie!

Love your story of sweaty palms and furrowed brows :D

Jo said...

wow! Christmas cards already lol, they are all brilliant though :) Loved your story, it is just too funny lol

jo xx

Angie Tieman said...

What cute cards and what fun times it sounds like! I'd keep the wine flowing, you'll have more great stories to tell1

Anne said...

Brilliant tale!! :o) And these cards are just gorgeous! I love those kits you've made up, what a terrific idea. You'll have a fabulous time I'm sure, and well done you on making a start on your Christmas Cards - I've thought about it, cut some card up, but put them into a project folder "for a rainy day"! :o)

sari said...

what beutifull cards!!! Nice to see that others are making xcards also!!

Stampin' D'Amour said...

FAB CARDS!!! :0)

-pamela

Dana said...

Ahha ahaa! Great giggles. Now these look super-easy to put together and adorable too. You are the best!

Michelle said...

Wow, Christmas already. I usually begin mine in September...I guess that's not too far away.
Your cards are lovely, Flossie!

Maria said...

Ooh, what fabulous Christmas cards! I need to get started on my Christmas cards too. I think I'm going to start this month. Thank you for sharing pictures of those awesome Christmas cards!

Maria

Jenn D said...

I did one christmas card yesterday, but I have a lot more to do. Have fun assembling cards with your friends. I love stamping with others, it is so much fun.

Bethany Paull said...

Your cards are so sweet! I absolutely adore the little snowman one.

Jill said...

Great cards! I keep thinking it's not too early to start on Christmas...

Crafty in Calgary said...

Beautiful cards! Ironically, I made my first Holiday card today--eeks! Good luck on Labor Day weekend!!

david santos said...

Great work. Thank you.
Have a good weekend

Beth said...

Wow, great head start on your Christmas cards. I see you have been nominated for the Nice award. Oh well, you deserve the second one listed on my blog!!

Shabbychick Junk said...

Hey, it's good to see I'm not the only one playing with xmas cards! Yay for you, you're ahead of the game!

Lisa

malieta said...

I love your Christmas cards Flossie! Great job!

DEBBY said...

They all look great!

Beth said...

Such a nice job on the cards! Those ladies have a good friend! I commend you for getting a good head start on your Christmas cards. I keep saying I'm going to get an early start this year.....

~Carla~ said...

They're beautiful! Good for you for getting a head start on you Xmas cards! I'm starting early this year too!! :)

Rochelle W said...

Great cards. What a great challenge. I almost started mine. Last year I was done in June. LOL

Tracy.H said...

These are all great! Too funny! TFS

Thanks for playin' along with the challenge too! Good luck! :0)

TheDvineMissM said...

Great cards! I love them all and now I have Christmas carols running thru my head! Christmas is my favorite time of year :O) Thanks for sharing!

Selena said...

Great x-mas cards!

Alli Miles said...

Love the cards!!!! Good for you for getting ahead...and I love the kits for your paper challenged friend. I am sooooooooo sad that I will be away from my craft room for 2 weeks *ack* so I won't be able to get any done for a while. TFS.

Favvismaria said...

Beautiful! Soon I have to start with my christmas cards!=/

Dawn Easton said...

Wonderful cards! I especially like the snowmen! LOL...LOVE my snowmen!

Ila said...

Gorgeous!! all these Xmas cards are Fabulous!!