January 8, 2019


Do you remember the Christmas Challenge I'd set for myself in the weeks leading up to Christmas whereas each day I would randomly grab one of my holiday stamp sets and make a card using at least one stamp from it? And then I got sick right at the end and was unable to do the cards for the two remaining sets?

Well, yesterday I was doing a <very> little clean-up in my Creation Station, and came across those two lonely -- ignored -- sets. One of them contained all Christmas tree stamps, so that will get packed away.

The other one, however, had an image that was strictly cold weather-related. So I decided to make a card using that one stamp. Here it is:

I added some charming winter-y details. The Cable Knit 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (page 222 of the Annual Catalog) lent itself to a cozy sweater look for the background. I also added some retired lace and ribbon, as well as a few winter foliage diecuts.

I attached the foliage only at the bottom of it and left the rest of it loose 
to add more dimension without the bulk, which makes it ideal for mailing.

A close-up of the image from the Christmas stamp set, 
stamped in Soft Suede to give it a somewhat old time-y look.
I fussy cut the stamped oval surrounding the skaters, but, 
since the skates fell outside the dotted line, I fussy cut them as such. 
I love the look.

Since I didn't add any kind of sentiment to the card, it could be used for so many different occasions. Probably not Fourth of July . . . 

And so the Christmas Challenge comes to an official end. Hope you enjoyed the journey. I did!



  1. Sweet and perfect for this time of year. Thanks for posting at Funtastic Fridays.

    1. Thank you, Michele! Thanks also for letting me post at Funtastic Fridays!

  2. Great idea to use winter skaters and enjoy some more winter crafting before spring. Happy crafting, Kippi #kippiathome

  3. That is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the evergreen sprig--such a lovely touch.

  4. I love the texture on this card, Linda, as well as the stamp. It really is beautiful! Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you again this week. Have a great week ahead!