Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Coldwater, Michigan -

Sunday, August 16, 2015

a postal Christmas adventure

I've wanted to use the Postcard stamp on a Christmas card for years, long before the stamp retired, and the Special Delivery/Postal theme at Jingle Belles (I think they've used that theme before, this time I paid attention) finally gave me the nudge I needed.  I added a bird for Holly Jolly Christmas, too:

stamp sets (all retired) - Berry Christmas, Christmas Punch, Postage Due, Postcard, Wishing You; ink - Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake,  card stock - Crumb Cake, Real Red, Very Vanilla; Big Shot with Merry Details Sizzlet (retired); baker's twine - Cherry Cobbler 
If stamping weren't my happy place, I might have gone postal this evening trying to get this card completed - the post card image is the 7th one I stamped!  The 2nd one wasn't crooked but I stamped an image on the right and then decided the sentiment needed to go there.  After several crooked and/or smudged versions, I finally got the hint, and stamped it on a piece of paper larger than needed and trimmed it down.  Then I smudged this one, so the stack of gifts needed to be shifted left.  When the red gift got smudged as well, I just had to go with it.  sigh


Diane said...

Very cute! Like those postage stamps!

Barbara said...

Such a lovely card! I especially like the ivy branch... and the bird... and the presents... and... everything!

lauren bergold said...

ok, i'm sorry to hear this lovely card gave you fits, but somehow it's heartening to think that even a seasoned stamper such as yourself could come across the same sort of hijinks i seem to run into! :0 i meanwhile i must say that i would never have suspected ANY of those things happened, this is absolutely AWESOME in every single way!!! thanks for joining our "special delivery" fun at JINGLE BELLES! <3

SmilynStef said...

I have many nights I do 5 or 6, so you're not alone ... love the post card and fun stamps ... so glad you joined our special delivery at jingle belles.