Wednesday, 18 May 2022

SHC - Christmas in May

.... I'm here with my Seven Hills Craft blog post. Normally, I'd have at least 30 Christmas cards in my stash by now, but for obvious reasons, I'm running behind. So I spent the past weekend making Christmas cards. I've used a mixture of old and new Concord & 9th stamp and die sets. All the inspiration comes from Jennifer McGuire.


Stamps: C&9 - Tiny Trees Turnabout, Big On Christmas, Christmas Cottage
Inks: Gina K - Kraft, Fresh Asparagus, Dark Chocolate, Red Velvet
Accessories: SU Card - Early Espresso; White Card

I'm submitting this card to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - 52CCT22-18 - love these colours.

I love the turnabout stamps - they make it so easy to make lots of cards quickly and all look different too. Inside the card is a white panel onto which I stamped a simple greeting and a tree.


Next are a couple of more modern cards:


Stamps: C&9 - Tiny Trees Turnabout, All the Merrys, Christmas Cottage
Inks: Gina K - Bubblegum Pink, Soft Stone, Stormy Sky; Memento - Angel Pink; Versamark
Dies: MFT - A2 Stitched Rectangles Set 1 #9
Accessories: White Card; Silver Embossing Powder

I'm submitting these cards to Jingle Belles - JB-21-10 where they have the lovely colours, and to Love to Craft Challenge Blog - LTCCB#68 where it's Anything Goes.

For a completely different look, I trimmed the stamped panel into two wonky pieces with stitched edges and added them to the front of white A2 note cards. I added simple greetings. Both cards have the same design inside the cards.


I made a couple more cards with the Tiny Trees turnabout background:


Stamps: C&9 - Tiny Trees Turnabout, All the Merrys, Christmas Cottage, Trim the Tree
Inks: Gina K - Applemint, Lucky Clover, Jelly Bean Green, Christmas Pine; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Dies: C&9 - Trim the Tree
Accessories: White Card; Copic Markers

I used the inlaid-die technique for these cards. I like being able to get two cards from one piece of stamped card!!

Next, I have a series of three cards made using a turquoise and silver plaid background and some tiny trees:



Stamps: C&9 - Tiny Trees Turnabout, Big On Christmas, Christmas Cottage, Trim the Tree, Plaid Background
Inks: Gina K - Ocean Mist, Key Lime, Tranquil Teal, Wild Dandelion, Dark Chocolate; Versamark
Dies: C&9 - Tiny Trees
Accessories: White Card; Silver Embossing Powder

I'm submitting these cards to Happy Little Stamps Anything Goes with Dies - HLSAGD#05, Addicted to Stamps and More - ATSM#429 where it's Any Occassion, and to The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - H&ICC#116 where it's Anything Christmas Goes.

The inside of each card is the same - so much quicker for multiple cards.


Next I have a traditional style card with a red and gold plaid background:


Stamps: C&9 - Tiny Trees Turnabout, Big On Christmas, Christmas Cottage, Plaid Background, Mix & Match Holiday Sentiments
Inks: Gina K - Red Velvet, Jelly Bean Green, Dark Chocolate; Versamark
Dies: C&9 - Tiny Trees, Mix & Match Holiday Sentiments
Accessories: SU Card - Cherry Cobbler & Kraft Card; Gold Embossing Powder

I'm submitting this card to ABC Christmas Challenge - ABCXMAS where the letters are J and K - K for Kraft. Inside the card I used Christmas Cottage stamps to make the greeting.


My last card - yes, really!! Is another fun plaid background with a faux 'Christmas' tree made from the Mix & Match Holiday Sentiments:


Stamps: C&9 - Big On Christmas, Plaid Background, Mix & Match Holiday Sentiments
Inks: Gina K - Red Velvet, Jelly Bean Green
Dies: C&9 - Mix & Match Holiday Sentiments
Accessories: Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Confetti

I'm submitting this card to Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - MLCCB#44 where it's anything Goes. I had such fun creating this faux Christmas tree from words. Inside, the greeting is from Big on Christmas.


I'm so pleased that I managed to get all these cards made. But, I'm shattered!! Don't think I'll make a lot like this again for a while. That's all for now. See you soon.

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7 comments:

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! My Gosh Deborah, you have been busy and with all of them being so beautiful too.
Hope you are OK
Faith x

lauren bergold said...

oh wow, that is an amazing bumper crop of GORGEOUS cards! of course i'm bound to say that the pink/grey/white ones you've made for our color inspiration are my very favorties, right?! so pleased you could join our fun at JINGLE BELLES!

SmilynStef said...

so much holiday goodness ... so very glad you joined us for our Christmas Cookie Color prompt at Jingle Belles.

Goga said...

A wonderful series of holidaycards. Thanks to the company at 52CCT. Goga

Rosmarie said...

My goodness, so many beautiful Christmas cards on just one weekend!!! Love how you used those little trees and made them all so wonderfully different! Thank you so much for playing along with 52CCT. Rosi x

Helen said...

Wow - a wonderful set of cards!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Susan Renshaw said...

Great cards!
Thanks for sharing with the Happy Little Stampers!

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