December is a fun time for receiving cards in the mail, and it's a great time for making them, too.
I loved this month's bright color combo at The Color Room, and I was especially inspired by how TCR design team member Sanna Lippert made three coordinating cards. As you saw above, I felt compelled to make three cards as well.
Card #1 is a Christmas card. I got some design ideas from this snack packaging, as far as the overlapping strips go. :)
Card #3 is a Christmas/New Year's card. People say that penguins can't really fly, but this little penguin flew all the way to Russia...
...to the home of my friend, fellow paper crafter Irina Rakovets. You can check out her blog to see her post about the handmade card exchange that she and I did this year. (Thanks again, Irina!!!)
To close out this post, I want to say a special thank you to The Color Room. This is their final challenge, one of many that has inspired me over the years. In fact, TCR challenges were the very first ones I ever took part in--even before I had my own blog. I have loved playing along with TCR, even more so this past year when they added a requirement to use upcycled/household materials for each challenge. (By the way, did you spot the upcycled scraps of blue wrapping paper on each of my cards?) TCR girls, thanks for all the wonderful memories and inspiration. As I said in my OUAS post ("I Love Christmas Cards, Part One") this isn't good bye. I'm sure I'll still see you ladies around the Internet. :)