Monday, July 13, 2009

Christmas Challenge - Inside & Out

It's Monday so you know what that means!! Time for another Christmas Card. This week Debbie challenged us to decorate the inside & outside of the card! I'm not sure the inside of mine is anything special but I did the challenge :o)

When I first started thinking what I wanted to do this week I realized that I enjoyed making a card that was entirely focused around stamps. I know that is crazy since I'm addicted to rubber stamps BUT I'm also addicted to using what I already have since I have so darn much!! Over the years I have bought a TON of Christmas stuff with the thinking that it's ok because Christmas comes every year so I'll eventually use it. No more of that (right now anyway, lol!). Anyway, enough about that I'm sure you want to see the card - right?

I used Mojo Monday week 94 sketch for my card - here is the front:
and here is the inside:


See that's more than I usually do with the inside of my cards...you want to know a little secret? Most of the time when I create a card I actually only create a card front. I had it to a base when I go to send it. I really like how this turned out and am thinking it would be nice to decorate the inside of the card again.

Be sure to check out the Christmas Blog to play along and to see the other DT members wonderful creations!!

I'm hoping to get a lot accomplished this week since Abby will be in VBS every morning. I'm really looking forward to the quiet time and to get some deadlines met that I unfortunately waited to the last minute to complete. Thanks for stopping by - have a happy Monday!!

Card Details:
Paper: BG Wassill
Stamps: Doodlebug
Ink: Jardin Moss Palette Pad
Other: Santa 3-d sticker, Making Memories Rub-ons, Crystal & Yellow Stickles

14 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is beautiful! and the inside is perfect.

hugs,

Anna said...

Super cute, Michelle. It went perfectly with the layout challenge, too! And fab job on the inside. I have a ton of Christmas stuff too! Can we really have too much?! LOL!

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

Wonderful creation with all the layers and the inside as well!

Barb said...

Very merry card, Michelle :) Adorable little santa, and I really like those papers!

Cathy said...

This is really cute, Michelle!! I love that little Santa with that BG!! Very cute!

Hugs, Cathy

Danni said...

Wonderful job! I've been lazy lately with the insides...sigh.
Love how you're using other things besides just stamps~ I tend to only think of stamped images.!
Great job!

Tammi said...

Oh this is cute, love the little ornament ho ho ho...great job on the inside too! x

Marcia said...

Great Card! It's got a great Christmas feeling!

Seleise said...

FABULOUS!!! Love that gorgeous santa and the inside is great!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Great Christmas card inside and out! Love your Santa! Great use of mediums! Missed you while I was away!

Cindy Haffner said...

Fun fun, love your Santa, awesome work!!!

Maria said...

Hey Michelle. I've done the same thing. . .I buy a lot of Christmas stuff during the after Christmas sale thinking I'll use them but never get around to it. I have a ton of Christmas stuff just waiting to be used.

Beautiful job on your outside as well as inside of your card. That Santa is a cutie. .I especially love your dp. Such pretty colors. Great job decorating the inside too!

maria

Jodi said...

Cute card and I love the decorated inside too!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Tina said...

Hey there - yeah I thought doing the inside was hard too...but your card is amazing - love it...I have some blog candy up for grabs - stop by - I am adding some more to the stash.