Monday, September 20, 2010

Christmas Cards for Aussie Troops

Morning everyone.....Monday here and a wet one it is.  Well it has been raining but now I believe the sun is coming out to soak up all the rain and make it nice and humid for us. :-|

Here are the last four cards that I will be sending off to Tracey Hanshaw to pass on to our Aussie Troops serving overseas so they can send back to their families at Christmas.

I enjoyed going through my scrap box of papers once again picking out all the red and green scraps.  I cut them into 3cm squares.  Some pieces already had a lovely texture or pattern.  Other I used my Swiss Dots, Victoria and Diamonds in the Rough embossing folders on.  The green squares above I decorated with holly leaf, clear border and star stickers.  Each card also used these fantastic Merry Christmas sticker greetings.

I had fun with this card.  Cutting out all the squares and triangles to create the little street scene.  I then added this silver Santa sticker so that he looked like he was dashing through the night.

My last card...which took a bit of thinking.  I finally decided on a tree and selected various green scraps which I cut to 2cm width and originally had them all uniform and going down in the correct size.  Next morning I walked in and rounded the corners and accidently put them back haphazardly and the look was so much better.  So out came the cuttlebug again using my favourite folders...Swiss Dots and Victoria.  Grabbed my stickers and decorated the alternate layers with stars, holly and the wonderful star border.  I dotted around the edge with a gold pen and added gold holly stickers to each corner.

I really enjoyed this challenge and think I should do it once a month...gets my brain thinking and scrap box reduced. :-)

Have a good week everyone.


Just a reminder to mark your calendars for the Stamping Vacations Homemade with a Hop.
Did you know there are over $300.00 worth of prizes on offer.  Visit Stamping Vacation and see the list of prizes available at the top of the blog.

This is going to be a HOPPIN HOP! Be there starting at 9 am on 25th September through 9pm  26th September  (US central time).

***** Note Aussie people I have converted the time the Hop will happen between Midnight Saturday 25th September to Noon Monday, 27th September.


  1. You've been busy posting this morning ,it's only 9.15 I'm not dressed yet.I love these Christmas cards and as always I do have a favourite ,the little houses.

  2. awesome cards Merry, love them a lot, great use of 'scraps' and odds and ends really creative!!!!

  3. Merry your cards are lovely! What great ideas. And thanks for supporting the cards for the troops this year.

  4. fantastic cards,
    the troops this year will be very happy to receive them,

  5. Hi Merry, Great idea to send the troops these gorgeous cards, thanks for the lovely blog comments, really appreciate

  6. What a fantastic idea for our troops! Your card are beautiful as always! x

  7. WOW! Some very clever cards!! I really like your ideas on all of them!

  8. WOW Merry these are fabulous,love the designs!!! The troops will be so happy with these!!

  9. So clever Merry, I love these cards, especially the Christmas tree - it's senational!


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