Welcome if you're coming from Bonnie's blog on this hop! In case you couldn't tell from this blog post title, we are featuring non-traditional Christmas cards in the Stampers Dozen blog hop this month - that means NO red and green.
I decided to try combining some purples - elegant eggplant and perfect plum - along with crumb cake and whisper white to create my two cards. I really like how they work with these more whimsical style stamp sets.
This 4-1/4" x 2-3/4" mini card (perfect as a tag for a gift bag) features images from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set. Although this stamp set coordinates with a card kit in the Holiday catalog, I think it works great on its own. I really love the font on the sentiment and the three Christmas tree images are cute! I used two for this card - one in the bottom corner and the other on the elegant eggplant strip.
This full-sized card features the Flurry of Wishes snowflake stamp set that I have used so much... I was thrilled when it carried over from the Holiday catalog last year. The sentiment fit perfectly inside the Everyday Label punch, too. I layered it with the 1-3/4" circle punch (perfect plum) and one additional label punch (elegant eggplant) to create the focal point. I embellished a few of the snowflakes with a little rhinestone jewel - you can never have enough bling on a Christmas card!
And don't forget to stamp the inside of a card - I used the larger snowflake to peek from the bottom corner and stamped a simple Merry Christmas on the inside with perfect plum ink. Simple, but pretty. For more non-traditional Christmas inspiration, please use the links below. Thanks for visiting me and enjoy the rest of the blog hop!!
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