Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Christmas Cards - FINISHED

I've been a busy elf and have finished up the last of the Christmas cards that I need for this year!

I wanted to use some of my (often neglected) stamps, so I pulled out a variety and set to work. I layered papers and punched scalloped circles for these first three cards.

This Santa stamp is one of my favorites.
 
 I used some of my snowmen stamps, however I think these are my least favorite cards of the bunch.

I also had some foam stickers that I wanted to use. I added a strip of patterned paper and a Happy Holidays stamp to the cards with these fun reindeer stickers.

The cards in this last set are my favorites - foam Santa and gift stickers paired with Christmas washi tape.

How are y'all coming with your Christmas cards? Have you finished or are you almost done? (December is just around the corner!)

15 comments:

Jane said...

Some lovely cards Melissa, I've been busy too and have made several.

scrappyjacky said...

A lovely selection,Melissa.....the reindeer are my favourite.
Most of mine are done....just a few more to go.

DragonsLady said...

I especially liked the first cards in this blog. I've been making cards since late August. And I've set the end of November as my stop date. Considering I have cards left over from last year, I think I'll have enough. Then it's on to the December activities.

Karen said...

Good for you!!! Typically I make over 50 cards every Christmas but this year decided on a photo card instead. I need about 20 handmade cards, however, and I'm halfway there. Should finish this week though!

S said...

Finished. I'm so jealous. Fun cards, and they are finished. Did I mention I am jealous!

helena said...

You have been a busy and creative elf. I haven't started mine yet!

Sian said...

I need to get really stuck in to making my cards this week. Yours look so festive and merry they are spurring me on!

Debbie P said...

All your cards turned out fabulous! Awesome job!

Missus Wookie said...

Lovely cards - I really like that last set with the washi tape and stickers.

Decided this year to go hybrid so will order the cards/envelopes from Persnickety Prints and take some printed and cut by silhouette hybrid bits to add on. Simple and quick...

Beverly said...

I make them to sell but for our personal cards I use the photo collage ones so I get them taken care of this week with minimal time investment. Cute cards you are sending :)

Lynn Wigren said...

Love all the cards but the Santas, Snowmen and reindeer are my favorites!

Ellyn said...

nope. not yet. sigh.

Tammy said...

Awesome cards! I really love the Rudolph ones. :) I haven't even started thinking about Christmas cards yet. I'll get around to it this weekend though.

Sue Althouse said...

Your cards are so lovely! I'm about halfway done with mine. Time is running out!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Color me jealous! I've got to order my photo cards this weekend. No time to make handmade cards this year.
Love the reindeer!
Rinda