Friday, January 30, 2015

It looks like Christmas outside...

...and because it looks like Christmas outside, I figure I can still show you two more Christmas cards I made this holiday season. So go put on a Perry Como Christmas CD and get in the spirit...again. lol!

I made exactly three cards for the holiday. Yep. Three! I mentioned in another post that I was working, right? Anyway, three crafty friends sent me lovely handmade cards, and I had to reciprocate.

Last year, I was the most blessed recipient of the entire WPlus9 Design holiday collection. I just adore this collection! So many wonderful images! My favorites are the small elements that can be stamped twice to give the pine cones above, and the poinsettias below.

{Today's Brews: wplus9 design stamps, PTI card stock and ink, washi tape, stickles on candle flame, SU silver twine}

Would you just look at those poinsettias? Stunning! I added this silvery vintage looking washi tape to all of the cards, and it was precious! I bought it from the Target dollar spot last year. My husband calls that the aisle of stupid stuff, but man oh man, do I ever score some great finds there!

Simple no-layer, one sheet wonder cards. But wow, did they have impact.

Speaking of impact, isn't this nativity set precious? It was a gift from my mother last year when she was cleaning out house. She made it back in the seventies, and I have always loved it for its simplicity. My little guy helped me unwrap each piece, and it felt like Christmas morning discovering each precious figure. As Sam carefully removed old yellowed newspaper from one of the figures, he asked me "Mom? Who is Henry Kissinger?" LOL!

Would you look at the size of those camels? They're enormous!

This concludes today's trip down the holiday memory lane. We will now resume with your regularly scheduled winter.

Thanks for visiting the cafe, friends!


  1. I love your Christmas cards. I love them so much that I pinned them last week before you even wrote this post. The Nativity set is gorgeous and so special because it was made by your mom.

    1. Special nativity from a special Mom, Francie! :)