Thursday, May 13, 2010

Christmas in ... May

I've been making several Christmas cards for magazine calls. I thought it would be super hard to make Christmas cards this time of year, but it really was not bad! Plus, any that don't get accepted get collected into my collection of Christmas cards to send out. I love that calls get you ahead of the game.

This card is a card that did not get accepted, but there is just something I really like about it.
Stamps: Holiday Sayings (Hero Arts) Ink: Moulin Rouge (Palette) Cardstock: Ivory (Gina K) Patterned Paper: Letters to Santa (Graphic 45) Die Cut: Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbinders) Ribbon: Brown Twine (Jillibean Soup); Brown String (May Arts) Fabric: Natural Linen Thread: White (Coats and Clark)


I honestly have this fabric all over my house. I just love it! Such great texture.

So have you starting making Christmas cards?

18 comments:

Laural-Lee said...

The burlap gives it a country Christmas charm. Very sweet!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this gf and I got my stamps in the mail today....man....you are quick..lol!! Hope you are well..

-t

Diane Jaquay said...

Love the texture this fabric adds to your card! And no, no Christmas cards here ;)

Jocelyn said...

I like the burlap on it as well! Yea for getting christmas cards done really early! I should try that instead of waiting until the very last possible moment:-)

StampinCathy said...

This is so pretty. I just love the look of the burlap. Good Luck on getting published.

Winter said...

Very cute! I love the burlap and yes it has been Christmas time at my house too! :)

Michelle said...

Love the pleated fabric, it truely looks 'warm'!! great design:-)

Heidi Van Laar said...

I love this Courtney! All that texture is fabulous! Totally should have been picked up!

I always have trouble gearing up for Christmas cards in May. Maybe it's because the weather has just started to get nice again and I can't bear to think about snow!

(-: Heidi

Michelle said...

That gathered burlap is a great touch. The colors are just great overall too.
I just went to the fabric store yesterday and bought a few interesting things to work with just to add texture to my cards too - excited.

Alice Wertz said...

i love how you used the fabric in this, just makes it so unique! wonderful card!

Laurel said...

Love the homespun feel of this.

annieambriel said...

i love the homely feel about this card.. green for the colours of the Christmas season, muslin, for something that is so close to home with pleats.. Love it

Ayana Posadas said...

This is a great card, Courtney!
I love how you used that fabric material. So creative! :)

Lisa Petrella said...

Love the comfy cozy feel of the polka dot paper paired with the fabric!!!

Kay said...

This is so pretty, Courtney! I love the texture! I haven't even started thinking about Christmas cards but now you've got me thinking! LOL! ♥♥ Kay

Merry said...

Amazing this didn;t get accepted. I love the texture of the material and the string across hold the pleats down.

Cindy Lee said...

I just love this!! And that fabric adds a great touch to your card! I have yet to make any Christmas cards but I think I should :)

Deanna said...

Gorgeous!