For whatever reason, I always get a really late start on the Christmas cards that my Mom requests that I make for her and my Dad to send. And I make my cards after I finish the ones for my parents. #cueholidaystress
Here is what I came up with for them this year. I always end up going more complex than I really have time to do! I think that is because I am so personally attached to these cards.
My goal was to use retired Stampin’ Up! colors (to get rid of paper, and to not have to purchase anything new). Half of the cards were made from retired colors (Cool Caribbean, Taken With Teal). I also got rid of a sheet of textured Bazzill that has been in my stash for at least 5 years. By using an assortment of base colors, I was able to meet my goal.
Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Bazzill textured green, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Cool Caribbean (retired), Real Red, Taken With Teal (retired), inks – Copic BG18, E53, R29, YR04, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Papertrey Ink (mat), Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, glitter glue – Stickles Crystal, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart.