Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Time Again!

Busy with your preparations for Christmas? I've managed to check making and mailing the Christmas cards off my list! It was said to be the busiest day at the post office today, our local branch certainly had the lines zipping away!
This year I found several different ideas I wanted to use each one for a different group of people that I send or give cards.
This first one has gone out to family and friends. It is the first of several A-6 size cards I did this year specifically to accommodate the 4x6 photos I send of the kids (and now grand children) to family members around the world.
I used an Impression Obsession die of a snowy town scene. The white on white panel is accented by a teal dotted pattern paper, and teal stamped greeting. 

This next card is the standard half sheet card on teal. A Paper Smooches die "Cityscape 1" in black, a stamped and gemmed star and Bible verse adorn the front side, while another stamped scene of the wise men approaching the town is on the inside. This is the card I will use for the neighbors and friends we deliver cookies to each year. 

Also on teal, at an A-6 size there is a white panel with a stamped church scene and a Merry Christmas in white embossed powder. This was the card for al of our church family. We all have church mailboxes to get all the latest news and at this time of year, we get to be our own mailmen delivering cards! 

This last card, also in A-6 periwinkle blue and white embossed swirls, has a Spellbinders snowflake in the same periwinkle as the base. I also used a circle die to trim a section of the IO die (above) to frame the section with the churched. This is attached with a single glue dot and has a string of metallic floss for a hanger to make this an ornament for the recipient, in this case, the ladies in my Bible Study Fellowship discussion group.

It may have taken me longer to get things done this year considering my goal was to design a new one each month to have twelve by December, but I'm pleased with this grouping. With so many ideas still running around in my head, I may just get a head start on 2015!!
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

December Tips and Techniques for a Memorable Christmas

Looking for ideas for Christmas countdowns? Be sure to stop HERE for all the details.

The December Literary Challenge was Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
This was my take on it and you can find the whole story and the details on all the extras on the page HERE.

The final Christmas layout is featuring a Christmas recipe showing off some of the step-by-steps to make it and patterned papers for holiday color! Check HERE for the details and recipe info.
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