The traditional Christmas colors did not play a big part in these cards. Last year I had purchased some chipboard pieces on sale. I loved the light colors and the pink that was included. I decided to get busy making some cards using these pieces up. Instead of letting them sit in drawer for another year. I still have plenty of them left to use up but here is what I got done so far. The chipboard pieces I used for the cards come from K&Company sweet noel chipbox, Brenda Walton adhesive chipboard Peppermint Twist, & Holiday Times handmade stickers from Wal-Mart. The paper I used was from Jo anns 12x12 Peppermint Forest & DCWV Holiday Collection "The Christmas Stack" 180 sheets. These were all from last year. To me it doesn't matter how old or long ago I got the paper if it looks good and that is mood I am in I go for it. Card making for me is to relieve stress so I don't worry about keeping up to date on all the new products. I just use what I have on hand. I did stitching on all the cards. I had my sewing machine out and set up so I figure might as well use it while I had it out. I love stitching on cards. I think it adds that special touch. Hope you like the cards. Comments are always welcomed.