Many themed collections will include patterned papers which can be used for non-themed projects and Cozy & Bright is no exception. Many of the B sides would be perfect to use at any time of the year, not just at Christmas, but I decided to challenge myself to make some non-Christmas cards using the A side of the Christmas Magic sheet of paper.
Although the sheet of paper has images of holly leaves and poinsettia flowers on it, by focusing on the pale blue colour in the paper and teaming this with blue cardstock and embelishments I think it's possible to draw the attention away from the Christmassy images.
I matted squares of the patterned paper into blue 'Ocean Breeze' Bazzill cardstock.
My sentiments were printed onto acetate and then put onto squares of the Merry Little Christmas paper which were also matted on the blue cardstock.
The cards were embellished with blue ribbon and some hand made flowers using this tutorial . I've made many of these flowers in the past using flowers punched from scraps of paper. Sometimes I've used brads for the flower centres and sometimes artificial flower stamens. For these cards I used some of each.
I hope you agree that the cards don't look Christmassy and I hope you'll feel inspired to continue to use Christmas supplies throughout the year and not hoard them until next Christmas.
Karen x x