Friday, September 16, 2011

From Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas

I've shown you the Halloween and Thanksgiving projects we made at the Fall Retreat, now for the 2 Christmas ones.  I've been wanting to make one of the bookmark cards but just never got around to actually doing it.  I love the idea that after they open the card they have a bookmark they can use and remember you while they are reading their favorite book!  It's like the card that keeps on giving  :~)
This one uses the great Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper, isn't it beautiful?  This paper features lots of plaids and tree bark images.  It is so much fun to work with!  I enjoy it but I know it will make some great masculine cards that the men in your life will appreciate as well.

The second picture shows how the card looks with the bookmark removed.  I'm thinking I might have to move the trim and ribbon piece up a little next time so it doesn't look so bare when you remove the bookmark.  I'm obsessive that way. . .

The other Christmas project we did was this beautiful framed display of Christmas images.  We used a variety of punches and images to complete it as well as paper from the Letters To Santa Designer Series Paper pack.  It was a bit difficult to get a good picture of it since it is in a shadow box frame to allow room for the Basic Pearls we used on several of the images. 

First, the sentiment comes from the Bells and Boughs stamp set, the snowman from the Jolly Bingo Bits and the child placing the star on top of the tree from the Welcome Christmas set.    The second row features the reindeer from the Winter Post stamp set, a snowflake embossed with the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder and the cute tree from the Punch Pals set.  All put together it makes a beautiful Christmas display.  I feel a class coming on!

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