With Christmas just around the corner, it’s crunch time!  To get my Christmas cards made, I’ve been busy playing with a new Hostess set from SU! called “Warmth and Wonder”.  Just love this sweet set.

I decided to start with the darling tree image in the set and play along in this week’s challenge over at Less Is More.

Each card has a different patterned paper on it.  It was SO FUN going through several pads to find the papers that would work.  Apparently I found several that did!  LOL
Without any embellishments, the cards are super mailable.

By using a marker and coloring directly onto the stamp, the lights on the trees can be multicolored.

When coloring a stamp with markers, it can be difficult to differentiate what color is where.  On this particular image, I found it easiest to use  just one color at a time.

After using part of the image and doing all of the trees with one color, I cleaned the stamp and colored the other parts with the second color and stamped the remaining lights.


******  BLOG CANDY ******

Finally today I have a brand new Christmas sentiment stamp to give away in a little blog candy drawing.

It is from Stampabilities and is identical to the one used on several of today’s tree cards.

smileycomputer2ani.gif To enter in the drawing all you need to do is leave a comment below in the comment section of this post.  A winner will be chosen using random.org on Sunday, October 27th, at midnight.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy Crafting!


Stamps: SU “Warmth & Wonder”; DeNami Design “F90 Contempo Christmas”; Stampabilities “Merry Christmas”

Papers: PTI Select White and Pure Poppy; Graphic 45 “French Country” DP; Echo Park “For the Record 2” DP; My Mind’s Eye “Christmas Wish” DP and “Stella and Rose – Hazel” DP; Crate Paper “Portrait Collection” DP and “Random” DP; Lily Bee Design “This & That” DP; BoBunny “Serenade” DP; Pebbles “Front Porch” DP

Inks: SU Handsome Hunter, Real Red and Taken With Teal

Accessories: Stickles “Christmas Red”


21 Responses to “‘Warmth and Wonder’ Trees AND Some Blog Candy!”

  1. Wow, Susan, you got a lot of cards done! These are beautiful and I like how you varied them a bit with different papers and ink for the ornaments. Breaks up the job of making so many. Great ideas!

  2. Darling card and way to crank them out!!

  3. Very clever tip, doing just one color at a time! And such cute cards to make so many of! 🙂 Nice job!

  4. Beautiful cards!! Thank you for showing us the tip about the colors!

  5. Really nice card. Thanks for showing the coloring technique!

  6. Susan, your cards are darling! Thanks for your photos and description of how you did the lights. You make me want to go back now and take a look at that cute set! Thanks………I think. LOL

  7. These are ADORABLE Christmas cards!! I don’t think I gave enough credit to that stamp set…it’s CUTE!! I’m so jealous that you are able to make SO many cards at one time!! I tend to over-think almost every card I make. And what a nice sentiment stamp!! Thank you for the chance to win it!!

  8. I love the look of your cards and thanks for the chance to win! I really need to get started on our Christmas cards as I make tons!!!

  9. I think you a little wonky coloring all those dots girl LOL…such a cool effect- so glad you did!

  10. Very cute card! I tend to put more on a card than necessary but this is just right! I love the fact that is flat so it is very mailable! I tend to hoard lots of green pattern paper so I bet I have a lot that will work. I love the gingham card especially. Seeing them all lined up made me think of the top part of the card – it looks sort of like a Santa hat! Anyway, I really like this idea. I want this hostess set anyway. So, hopefully, I can CASE it. I might have to vary a couple of cards as I have a friend who demands a blue holiday card and one demanding a purple one. I think I can handle this. Thanks for a great doable idea! I apologize for my lack of comments – I hope this helps!

  11. These are very cute, I have the same problem when doing trees for fall season and want to have different colors, I think I kind of get them mixed a bit, I like how you used different background papers to change them up a bit, I think that makes it more fun to create when you are doing a lot of the same image. I so need to get started on my Christmas cards.

  12. These are elegant- not to mention perfect! You cannot beat a handmade card!
    Tanks for the inspiration

  13. These are fabulous and what an amazing lot you have made!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  14. Lovin’ the looks of all your cards. Simple trees, but oh….. so elegant of a look.

  15. Great clean & simple style. Good way to use different DSP & cardstock combos. Maybe I’ll get my Christmas cards started. TFS.

  16. What a lot you got, great tree cards !

  17. I just love this cute card design, so perfect for mailing as they only require single postage! Those decorated trees look great in a grouping, and I really like the assorted patterns in the papers too!

  18. They look fabulous! You are awesome at stamping!

  19. Wow, Susan! I am impressed. You have really gotten a jump on your Christmas cards. I love these!

  20. Positively fabulous collection of Christmas cards. Love your crisp layout and design.

  21. Such a beautiful set of cards! I like this stamp set!

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