Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Christmas in May


 It's the 25th of the month which means it's time for the May Rudolph Days Christmas card challenge. I've been trying to use up my leftover pieces of dsp, so I made this starburst design with assorted red and green papers. The gold embossed sentiment was done with a Northwoods stamp, and the circles were die cut with Gina Marie stitched circle dies. I used Poppystamps stitched holly leaves and berries dies for the sentiment circle accents.

Here's a different starburst design I came up with that uses retired SU! designer papers as well...


The Lawn Fawn stitched snowflake was done with silver mirror card as well as the Cottage Cutz die-cut sentiment.

 I made a 3rd card using more snippets...


This one is done in shades of blue/teal, using MFT stitched dies to make the background. I used a SB scalloped circle die to mat the sentiment panel and added Lawn Fawn stitched snowflakes with white and silver mini button brads.

I have 3 more added to my Christmas stash, but I still have many many more to make!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy this beautiful day!

Carol


18 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Carol, I think you've done an amazing job using up your papers here!! AND..you've got a really great start on your Christmas cards too!! They are all gorgeous, but I do love that pretty silver flake in the center so much! :)

Jenny L said...

Hi Carol,
Happy Rudolf Day.
what a very lovely array of cards.
They are all so brilliant.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cotnob said...

Super Christmas cards Carol, your starburst background is a brilliant way to use up your leftover papers.
Pauline
x

Donna Hanley said...

Each one just stunning. I think I'm starting to like blue and silver better than the traditional colors for Christmas. I also like the burgundy colors better too. Don't know if it's because I lived so long that I have seen so much bright red and green or my likes have just changed with the times. In any case you have made these cards that are super pleasing to my "old" eyes. LOL Hope you are taking it easy in this heat. Jack already has had the a/c on for the past couple of days. Enjoy the evening.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, amazing papers! You have used wonderfully used your old scraps with three fab design!! Love expecially the papers of the first one, but all the cards looks great! Very classy!

Jane Willis said...

Oh my, all those gorgeous papers, all combined so beautifully - what fab cards!
Thanks for joining in this month's Rudolph Day Challenge
Jane DT

scrappymo! said...

Ypu have made some great snipepts cards for Rudolph Days! So glad to see you here, my friend!

Two wonderful starburst cards. I like the look of the starburst very much...and such a clever use of paper snippets.

Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge and good luck in the prize draw!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Dang, these are all lovely! Totally love the patterns of papers you used. Just stunning.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A great way of using up those leftovers, they've made fantastic cards.

Sue xx

Barb said...

Three really lovely cards Carol. What a great way to use snippets. I particularly like the papers on your first card. Barbxx

jimlynn said...

All are gorgeous! Great mix on the patterned papers and love the designs on all of them too. Wonderful cards for Christmas.
Lynn

Kathleen said...

Three fabulous cards, love the starburst design and the use of different papers, like the way the third one goes from dark to light, clever.

Kath x

LesleyG said...

Wow love the way you've used up papers, some of which I recognize, you make the sunburst look easy, fab cards xxx

Linda said...

All are wonderful! Love the mixes!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous set of cards, I so like the festive sunburst designs.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Joan said...

Great way to use up scraps and make beautiful cards at the same time

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wowzah! These are all awesome cards. When it comes to using up scraps and bits, you are the queen!!

Whisper said...

Oooo what great way of making fabby Xmas snippet cards and thanks for joining us at May's Rudolph Days Challenge, sorry for the delay only i've been cruising round the Med, Luv Sam x