I love this challenge that we have for you this week. We are celebrating Christmas in August. How fantastic is that? I have been meaning to get started with my Christmas cards, but you know how that goes. So I love how this is the perfect excuse to whip one up! Hope you find this challenge inspiring as well.
Stamps: (Twas the Night Before Christmas, Very Vintage Christmas) Waltzingmouse Stamps;
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Ripe Avocado, Kraft) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Antique Linen) Ranger; (Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versamark) Tsukineko
Embellishments: (Rustic Cream Button Twine) Papertrey Ink; (Burlap) Hollmann Textil GmBH
I already knew that I would take out my favorite Christmas stamp sets out for this card. So it wasn't such a big leap that I also used the latest Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge as my inspiration.
The tag is removable and can be used separately from the card. The card can then be re-purpose to hold a gift card. Or, heck, hole-punch a gift card and thread the existing tag through it. The background is stamped with a cute vintage sentiment. It really brings the point home that this is a "Christmas" card, don't you think? ;)
A little bit of burlap and rustic button twine that match, gave this card a whole rustic feel. The stitching is faux, and matches the cream, brown, green color scheme.
I hope this challenge gets your Christmas crafting mojo going. Come check out the other Paperplay Challenge DT's designs and don't forget to leave them some love.
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