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Using Holiday Photo Cards as Gifts

I received a very nice christmas photo card greeting from my nephew last week. I thought I would bless them by doing this with it:

I took the photo card and cut out the photos and arranged them  into a scrapbook page layout for them as a gift. I'll give it to them when I go visit them tomorrow!  They can then insert it into an 8x8 picture frame and keep it as one of their holiday memories!

Here's how it all happened:

I cut out "winter fun" die shape from Cricut Winter Wonderland cartridge and the snowflake from Joys of Season cartridge. 

I layered one of the pictures on a square scalloped-shaped frame.

I also cut the "2010 Merry Christmas" sentiment and layered it on green paper cutting the top edges at an angle to make it look like a tag.  Hole punched it and threaded bakers twine to it. 

I stamped & colored a heart & snowman.  I then slipped the picture under the snowman's twig. As you can see I adhered pop dots  to the back of the snowman to give it dimension. 

Hope they enjoy it! Thanks for dropping by and may you have a most wonderful time with your families tomorrow!!


Quick Background Coloring

Welcome papercrafters!

Here's a quick way to add color to your paper background (we're talking about the yellow-colored portion here):
I usually outline my stamped image with a pastel-colored marker (I like to use Copic light blues B00 and/or BG01, especially on snowmen and/or a light grey C2) after I finish coloring it in to give them more dimension.  Here I did the same thing only I extended out the marker strokes by making them broader and keeping them horizontal all the way through. I used Y11 pale yellow copic marker for the background on this tag. Just a quick tip for you! 

You can find this tag here.  Enjoy every moment of TODAY!


Tis the Season Treasury

Hello all!  I'm trying something new.  Apologies if it's not lining up correctly and if it is, enjoy this Etsy (All Things Handmade)Treasury that included my Snowman Tag/Bag Set:

'Tis the Season...' by dewdropdaisies

Deck the Halls and all that Jazz!

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Winter with the CAST Team

I'm trying something new.  Apologies in advance if it's not lined up correctly.  If it is, enjoy this Etsy treasury:

'Winter with the CAST Team' by blbeans

A unique collection of all things Christmas from the blessed artisans of CAST.

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Traditional Christm...

ADULT or TEEN Victo...


Vintage Style Cast ...

Christmas Tree Mug

Angels Among Us Ear...

Aceo Christmas Tree...

Mini Christmas Stoc...

Snowmen ornaments

SALE Fleece Elf Hal...

Christmas ACEO Orig...

Sparkle Christmas S...

Snowman with Top Ha...

Santa Penguins Ster...

Sale on READY TO SH...


You may purchase my cards and artwork

at my "Paper Blessings" ETSY Shoppe.


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