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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Away in a Manger

 I am finally finished making my Christmas Cards for this year!  I made a bunch of different scenes for my Card in Box cards.  I was inspired by my sister Connie's Manger card in a box.  I thought hers was really adorable!  You can see hers here-

I used burlap paper to decorate the top half of the box.  I have never used it before but it worked well with the Scor Tape.  The rest of the box is decorated with punch art! 

I made these Angels when I first started making my cards.  You can see them in a previous post but they were made with more of the gold paper.  I made the Angels below with more silver paper.  I loved the way they came out.  I hope you can see how they reflect the light.  I bought that paper on sale at Joann's!   I think the Manger scene and these Angels were my favorite!  Or maybe it was the Toy Soldier's..... They were all fun to make!

 I am going to start my Christmas wrapping which will probably take me right up until Christmas.  I know everyone will be busy with shopping, cooking, wrapping and enjoying family.  I want to wish you and yours  a Very Merry Christmas filled with love and laughter!  See you in the New Year!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Card in a Box!

 I am having a blast making these Card in a Box Christmas cards!  We send out about 30 cards and this year I am making several different themes.  These are my Toy Soldiers! 

 I use a bunch of different stamps to construct these guys!  The hat is made from SU's tag punch.  I just cut it down to shape it into a tall hat.  I use the oval punch to add the detail to the hat.  You can see I use the tag punch for the body too.  The arms are from SU's slot least I think it's called that. 

 Here is another shot of the construction stage. 

These are my Angel Card in a Box!   Can you find the instructions on how to make these fun Cards on a previous post here on my blog in November.  The ideas are limitless!   Monica Gales's  video instructions are fabulous! 

 I love using the Memory Box butterfly for the Angel's wings!  I use my Bone Folder to give the wings a little curve. The body is from SU's blossom punch. ( I think that is what it's called)  I am working on a Manger scene right now that I saw on Pinterest.  I know my sister, Connie made one and I loved it!  Back to my studio to finish up!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Thanksgiving Past!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving!  I don't know where the time has flown?  I know I have been busy and up to my eyeballs in making Christmas Cards.  I did take a picture on Thanksgiving of the beautiful Pecan pie that my daughter made.  We went to Connie and Russ's ( my sister and her hubby) house this year.  We really did have a crowd there!  It was fun to see everyone!    I don't know about anyone else but I really ate too much this year!  All the food was fabulous!

This is going to be a quick post since I need to get back to making my Christmas cards.  I have decided that our cards this year will be Cards in a box.   I don't know if I can make one kind!!!   I have already used these cards so I am working on making some different ones.  I thought I would share the pictures of these fun cards!    If I come up with any new ideas - I will share the pictures! 
                                           Happy Holidays!