Friday, October 12, 2012

Lara's Non-Traditional Christmas Cards

My sister, Lara, likes to do her own thing when we get together to craft.  She is always trying to find a way to be individual.  She really enjoys colouring the stamps so she spent most of the time at our craft retreat experimenting with colours and techniques.

By the end of our weekend, she had four cards and a scrapbook page completed.

She stamped the little elephant and coloured it with her Promarker Aquapainters.  She had made a couple of elephants and a dinosaur for me too a while ago.  I used the photo in the bottom right in my album too and I used one of her stamped images as well!  Great minds think alike!

Here's an example of how my sister likes to think outside the box.  She has a cute little dragon valentine stamp (we both have it, actually).  The dragon's smoke tendrils in the stamp come out in the shape of a heart.  She changed it up to make it work as a Christmas card:

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Here are the rest of her hand stamped cards.  One of them has a unicorn.  The colours of the unicorn matched the paper really well.  The paper design looks like Christmas ornaments, so the card works as a non-traditional Christmas card.  (Sorry the photo is crummy - it was the last one taken before everything got taken out the door to the waiting cars!)
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Even on the card we made in our Stampin' Up! class with Jodi, she changed the ornaments she used to make it a double instead of a single like the class sample.

I think she enjoyed her chance to pull out all the supplies and experiment without the worry of little hands getting in and making a mess.  Over all, everyone had a fabulous, relaxing time at the retreat and each made it what they wanted to!


  1. Great cards and a sweet scrapbook page.
    I too enjoy trying different things... I think that is why I get the least accomplished, teehee.

  2. thats awesome being able to get together with friends and craft, the cards are awesome, like the dragon with a snow flake instead of heart!!!!


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