Sunday, November 8

Day 8 - Non-Christmas Christmas Cards

You don't always need to purchase holiday-themed stamps and tools to create great seasonal cards... sometimes you just need to think outside the box!  Have a good look through your stamp collection and think of ways that you could "holiday-up" the items you already own.
 
I used a floral set from Couture Creations called "Memories" to create today's card.  The flowers in the set looked vaguely like poinsettias to me, so I stamped them in shades of red and combined them with a fabulous Christmas sentiment stamp to produce a quick, non-Christmas Christmas card.
 

 
YOUR TURN: Think outside the box to create a non-Christmas Christmas card.
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23 comments:

  1. What a great idea, good excuse to look through all my stamps.

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  2. wow, great idea, I am going to examine my stamps!

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  3. What a gorgeous card! You are right that the flowers look like poinsettias. Have to take a second look at my stamps.
    xxx Margreet

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  4. Before you can think outside the box, you have to be wise enough to know there is a box.

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  5. I love creating Christmas cards with non-Christmas images. I know I'm going to have fun with this one!

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  6. what a great idea and a great card :) You could use scraps of paper too :)

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  7. Fabulous card and yes the flower does resemble a poinsettia which still give a Christmas feel to the card.x

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  8. Great way to stretch your stamps!

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  9. The card is beautiful. But the idea of thinking outside the box is my favorite.
    Life would be different if people try to do this exercise more often! :)

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  11. Another beautiful card from your hand. It was a difficult challenge for me - but I tried. Have a blessed Sunday.

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  12. A beautiful and elegant Christmas Card, Becky.

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  13. Ä great way to use stamps. This is a lovely Christmas card Beccy. Thanks for the inspiration once again. Ursula xxx

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  14. There are so many ways to create a background, you've done a great job Beccy. Love that card !
    Karin.

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  15. That pop of red is really stunning Beccy! I just finished another challenge that asked us to "shop our stash." I'll have to go through again and see what I can use for this challenge. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Amo seu desafio Natal de 30 dias, vou hoje fazer os 8 cartões, e a partir de hoje acompanhar 1 por dia... Adorei todos os cartões que você já apresentou, muita criatividade para fazer 30 temas. Beijos

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  17. Wonderful card and fun idea, I'll have to think about this!

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  18. What a wonderful idea. It still looks Christmassy - even using a non- Christmas stamp.

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  19. What a wonderful non-Christmas card......well done
    I've been looking each day on the theme and cards that are being made...everyone is doing a great job....
    Congrats to all the winners.....tfs

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  20. Hi Beccy, I've got an embossing folder which looks similar to your stamp, I'll have to dig it out... have a good one...Megan

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  21. Wonderful use of the stamps Beccy - love your card with the sentiment panel against the flowers.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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