In twenty days it will be Christmas. Eek! If you’re still hoping to get holiday cards made and mailed, especially if you are one that sends out an annual letter, then today’s sketch is a perfect answer for a simple design which is easy to whip together. The longer format makes it perfect for being able to include a folded letter without being folded so many times it looks like it was done by a Kindergartener. :)

Today’s steal, Christmas Home by Teresa Collins made a fun change for creating holiday cards. I love the tone of red and green mixed with the black. Teresa’s patterns and embellishments are always rich and definitely satisfy any urge for creating with vintage chic designs.

I was so in love with the black and white snowflake paper that I chose to use that as the base for my first card.

Teresa’s patterns can sometimes be a little intimidating to mix (at least for patterned paper mixing phobes like me!), so on the last two cards I made, I used solid cardstock as the base and papers from the 6×6 pad with smaller designs. It all mixed perfectly!

Amazingly another month has passed us by so it is time to announce the random winner of our November Monday Card Madness participants.

Stephanie Umpleby, you are our lucky winner! Fittingly enough it was a Christmas card which was favored by random.org.

Stephanie, if you will please send an email to our service department at customerservice@stealnetwork.com, we will be happy to send a prize out to you to help keep those amazing cards coming.

If you missed the details about our current card swap here they are.

  • This card swap will not have any particular theme.
  • The only requirements are that cards with envelopes are received to the ScrapbookSteals warehouse by January 16th.
  • Cards can be sent to this address:

ScrapbookSteals
ATTN: Card Swap
2181 California Ave., #400
Salt Lake City, UT  84104

  • After sending your cards please send me an email to kristy@stealnetwork.com, letting me know to be on the lookout for your cards.

If you have any questions please let me know.

If you’d like to be eligible for the December random drawing for Monday Card Madness, all you need to do is complete any (or all) of the Monday Card Madness sketches, post your creation to our fan page or your own personal blog, then leave a link on this blog to that creation no later than 11:59 PM MST on Friday, December 30th, 2011.

I hope you have a great Monday!