This year, I thought it would be fun to write a series of posts to highlight the family traditions that we do during each Christmas season. We have a lot of things we do to celebrate the fun and wonder of the holiday, and I'd love to share them with you. Perhaps you'll find a new tradition for your family!
The first thing that we do is to send Christmas cards to family and friends. I Used to be a stamp demo so I probably have enough Christmas themed stamps to last me for the rest of my Christmases. Yet somehow it's a challenge every year to find which one I want to use.
This year I found a couple of ideas on Pinterest that inspired my card designs. (Card 1, Card 2)
|Card #1: Believe|
My first card (which ended up being my favorite) features patterned paper from the My Minds Eye 'Lost & Found Christmas' 6x6 paper pad. I cut the image base and scalloped circle using Nestabilities; stamped the 3-step image; stamped and cut out the bow; and then added a button, threaded with a baker's twine bow. To add a frosty effect, I inked the edges of the card base with Palette New Canvas ink (white). The sentiment on the front was stamped with Versamark.
|Card #2: Merry Ornaments|
The best part of sending out Christmas cards is getting so many in return. We display them in our living room on this old ladder.
Details (card 1):
cardstock: Color Mates (dark glorious green); Unknown (cream); Canvas Home Basics (card bases)
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye 'Lost & Found Christmas'
embellishments: Queen & Co. baker's twine; Foofala buttons
color: Palette inks: New Canvas, Burnt Umber, Moulin Rouge, Jardin Moss; Versamark
tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities (scallop circle and regular circle die cuts)
stamps: TAC: Mini Wreath, Be Authentic (believe), Homespun Holiday (bow) Spring Time (bird)
Details (card 2):
cardstock: Canvas Home Basics (card bases)
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye 'Lost & Found Christmas'; metallic gold (unknown)
color: Palette inks: New Canvas, Burnt Umber; Versamark
tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities (regular circle die cuts); Fiskars (edge punch)
stamps: TAC: Curls and Swirls; Stampin Up! Tree Trimmings (ornament hooks), Short and Sweet (sentiment)
Check out all our family Christmas traditions:
Christmas Books and DVDs
A Special Nativity Scene
4 Stocking Gifts
3 Under the Tree Gifts
Christmas Eve Church Service
Christmas Morning - Luke 2