keeping Christmas going…

…all through the year! 

I used to start early (in August) to make my Christmas cards.  Used to.  The past few years I keep thinking that I’ll make a few each month but after a month or two, it fizzles out and I’m scrambling in December once again to finish them up.  I’m hoping this year will be different.

Some of the SCS Dirty Dozen and alumni are making their Christmas cards with a different challenge each month.  I decided to play along and the first challenge (for January) is to use something new…  it can be new stamps, new papers, new ribbons, or a new technique, etc.  Anything you consider “new”. 

I made a set of 4 cards with my new Magnolia-Licious Mini Winter Tilda (thanks, Cheryl!) and MFT’s Die-Namics Mini Tabs Quartet.

I really like the mini size of the Magnolias…fun to color and a great size to work with.

Here’s the matching inside…

Does this challenge sound fun?  Would you like to play along?  We’d love to have you join us!  Just upload your card to the SCS gallery with the keywords SCSCCJAN12.

stamps- Magnolia Mini Winter Tilda, AmyR Merry & Bright and Holiday Greetings; paper- Soft Sky, Celery, Claire Fontaine white, My Mind’s Eye Colorful Christmas; ink- Baja Breeze, Memento Tuxedo Black, Brown Marvy LePen; accessories- Copics, Die-Namics Mini Tabs Quartet, Oval Nestabilities, Martha Stewart ribbon, pop-up foam squares, glue dots, Martha Stewart snowflake and branch punches, rhinestones, Stickles.

7 responses to “keeping Christmas going…

  1. Hi Diane! I like your new pic! Good luck keeping up with the Christmas card making…I did it all last year, and it was great come December! :)

  2. PS. The cards are really cute too! :)

  3. Lisa (Runs with Scissors)

    Well, I’m a month behind already, but better late than never. I was kinda sad to put away all my Christmas stuff. By the way….adorable card.

  4. This card is wonderful!!! I was so drawn to it today when I came to your blog!!! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

  5. These are adorable! Lovin’ that sweet image and those wonderful papers. Hoping to join in on this challenge in the next month or so. (I just had to take a break from Christmas cards for a couple of months! lol)

  6. So very cute, Diane! I just love those papers and the image is sweet as can be!

  7. You are so welcome!! These are beautiful!! I think you’ve inspired me AGAIN!!

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