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:

Crafting Queen said...

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

Tina Z. said...

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

Margreet said...

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

Connie Walsh said...

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

Suze said...

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

Vicky said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

Teresa said...

Very pretty!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Great way to stretch your stamps!

Suzana Miu said...

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! :)

Conny Hillgaard said...
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Conny Hillgaard said...

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

Dagmar said...

A beautiful and elegant Christmas Card, Becky.

ursula Uphof said...

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

karin said...

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

Donna said...

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!

gildett marillac said...

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

Mel C said...

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

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

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

terrie said...

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

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card!

Megan J said...

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

Maxine D said...

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