It is a big week this week, the list of stamp sets that are retiring out of the US Idea Book & Catalogue was released a couple of days ago, and wow what a list it was. Here on the other side of the world in Australia we have our own retirement list but are always eager to see what is staying and what is going from the US, and lots of guessing happens around this time - a bit like guessing what is in packages at Christmas time! What a great lead in to the reason for this post ....
I have been enjoying making Christmas cards recently, and enjoying using both traditional and non-traditional colours. My card this time around is being entered into Merry Monday, and Creating with Connie & Mary as the non-traditional colours!
When deciding what to do with this card I decided I wanted to try something a little bit different, so I used the lovely Velvet ribbon to make the stripes on the card backing, with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder it really makes me think of the old wallpaper. I quite like these colours for Christmas, and am going to miss this stamp set if it retires here in Australia like it is going to in US.