White Christmas, Snow Much Fun, A Banner Christmas

I am really trying to get all of my Christmas cards done! I bet you are all finished, aren’t you?! I don’t have a big list but I don’t like to make multiples of a card so it takes me quite a bit of time to make the ones I do need. I am playing with the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog again this week.



•Use older stamps. We suggest stamps older than 1 year.
•Follow the challenge given for the time period.
•Post your creation to your blog or online gallery. If you use an online gallery, please use the Keyword RRBC02
•Link back to the blog using the InLinkz by the November 28th.
•Enter as many times as you like.
Our Top Five Favorites – The Fab Five, will be posted on Sunday, November 30th. Our Winner will have the option to play along with a future challenge!

My Retro Rubber card last Tuesday was a Thanksgiving card and today I am showing the same color challenge with a Christmas card. Snow Much Fun was a stamp set that I refused to give up when it retired. I love snowmen! I had inked them up before, but the little Christmas tree was one I had never used before. I “blendied” it up with Old Olive Blendabilities pens and the adorable little bird balancing on one leg (SO cute!) was colored with the light Cherry Cobbler. I cut it out with the Oval Collections Framelits, then sponged the edges of the Crumb Cake oval layer with Chocolate Chip. Always Artichoke was cut, run through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice Embossing Folder then distressed and sponged with Chocolate Chip as well. JOY is a stamp from A Banner Christmas and was inked in Chocolate Chip and fussy-cut out. Venetian Crochet Trim was added to the top and then it was all popped up on dimensionals. The sentiment, “thinking of you at Christmas” is from the current stamp set, White Christmas, which is another great stamp set that will not be leaving my craft room shelves for a long time! It was stamped, again in Chocolate Chip, and put through the Big Shot with the new Project Life framelits, then sponged with Chocolate Chip. The burlap is the perfect ribbon for this rustic style card, but before I adhered it to the card, I layered it with the Venetian Crochet Trim. All of the layers were then adhered and laid down. Lastly, the finishing touch of pearls on the tree was added.


  • Stamp Sets: White Christmas, Snow Much Fun (retired), A Banner Christmas (retired)
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Memento Black
  • SU Tools: Oval Collection Framelits, Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits, Square Lattice TIEF (retired)
  • Finishing Touch: Blendabilities: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake; Venetian Crochet Trim, 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels


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