Tuesday, October 12, 2010

TIPsy Tuesday - Holiday Cards with non holiday supplies

This is the first holiday season that I have actually purchased an entire paper collection themed for the holidays - Candy Cane Christmas from Stampin' Up!  It's very pretty and I'm enjoying working with it.  However, it is very holiday themed so come December 26 it will get put away for a year.  What I normally do is pull papers, embellishments and even some stamps from my regular stash.

Look through your paper stash and I'll bet you have lots of things you can use for Christmas or other holiday cards that aren't specific to the holiday.  The only thing specific to Christmas on the card above is the tree stamps that were part of a Christmas set.  The other ingredients are:

  • designer paper from Pink Paislee 365 degree paper pad
  • naturals white cardstock from Stampin' Up!
  • DMC cord bought on close out at Hobby Lobby.  It is kind of a mustard color but it matches the paper and the 'lights and star' I colored in for the trees.
  • the message stamp is from Mailbox Greetings - an all purpose set from Papertrey Ink.
I love to buy Christmas stamps but they can get limiting and it really adds up for one holiday.  So 'shop your stash' and find many great things to use for this year's holiday cards.

One project note:  To keep the trees light enough, I used watercolor crayon and blender pen for coloring the base and then markers for the decorations.

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