Sunday, May 13, 2012

Christmas Card Challenges #24 - Use a Very Old Stamp

Happy Mothers Day to all my US Moms!
It's another challenge at Christmas Card Challenges and we would like to see you use "An Old Stamp" on your card this week.
I decided to use 6 old stamps on mine, these were all from the $1 bin at Michaels a few years ago and although they aren't really old I haven't been stamping too long so they are probably as old as they come in my craft room!
Remember that our challenge is optional, we really just want to help you on your quest to be ready with all your Christmas cards!

Crafty Emma - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
Papercraft Star - Use a Stamp
Oldie but a Goodie - Die Cuts/Punches
Crafts and Me - Punches and Dies
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Red and Green Traditional Christmas
Phindys Place - Christmas
Frosted Designs - Lacing

Card Recipe:
Images and Sentiments - Studio G and Recollections
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Winter Wonderland by Recollections
Die Cut - Spellbinders
Bows - Offray
Twine - The Twinery

I decided to make mini shaped cards using my Spellbinders die, it's simple you just fold your cardstock in half and position the die with a little bit going over the fold so that when it is cut it leaves some to hold the card together. It takes a couple of runs through the Big Shot to cut and emboss but really not hard at all.
Also I laced the twine through the holes in the die cut, this was fun, felt like a craft I used to do as a child.
Now it's over to you!


Daniele said...

so sweet I love how you threaded through the twine

Hazel said...

I love the threading and also using the die cuts for small cards - they are delightful - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 72 - hope to see you again soon x

Janice said...

Love them all - what a great set of cards, you'll defo be pleased you were so organised come Dec! Thanks for sharing with us at an OBAG, Jx

Catherine said...

A gorgeous set of Christmas cards.....

Marie Bingaman said...

Hi Katie! I had to stop by your blog, to let you know how cute I think these are! They look like wreaths! :)

debby4000 said...

Oh these are so cute Katie and gorgeous too.

Sylvia said...

Your cards are so cute, Katie, love your stamping! Thanks for joining us this week for the Papercraft Star "Use a stamp" challenge.

Jinny Newlin said...

Super cute, Katie! LOVE the shape of your cards, and those little, gingham bows are the perfect finishing touches! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

Sandy said...

They are all so precious - I will start checking the dollar bin. What do you mean you haven't been stamping that long!!! In a few more years, your husband will have to build you your own house to hold your wonderful goodies!!

uksharon said...

Lovely card Kate.
Like all your detail.
Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous creations.Thankyou for joining us this week at Crafts and Me.
Trish (-:

Cec said...

What fun cards. Love the shape and the lacing. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

Truly Lori said...

What great cards! I love the coloring you did. Thanks so much for joining in on the Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday challenge:)

Julie said...

FAbulous cards, Katie - lovely designs! Thanks so much for joining in our final challenge at CES Challenges, Good Luck! Juliexx

Anita Scroggins said...

Hey Katie - love your Christmas project!! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week!!!!

suzARTe said...

your Christmas cards are just lovely, all the details are just beautiful. I really have to get started on my Christmas cards, it will happen :) :)

Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge up asap :):)