Wednesday, December 21, 2011

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Decorations are done, some cookies are made, some presents are wrapped, and some cards have been mailed.  Still need to finish wrapping, addressing cards and do  a bit more baking.  I'm a bit behind in these preparations, but it will all be done by Christmas Eve. 

I did manage to take some time to create a couple of cards.  I hope to squeeze in some cardmaking time over these next couple of days to make a few more.  My son has asked me to make a card for him to give to a girl he likes--I'm flattered!

Up first are two cards I made using some older Brenda Walton papers, snow globe sticker and chipboard. 

It was difficult to photograph this card without getting some glare on the snow globe.  I used an EK scallop punch on the paper to form a frame for the globe.  I then put some Recollections gold beads around the globe as well as some red rhinestones on the tiny stars and added some glittered star stickers from K&Company.  The globe is topped off with a red bow, baker's twine and two tiny gold bells.

Here, I layered the Noel chipboard on top of another scalloped circle I punched from the Brenda Walton paper and put that on top of a gold Wilton doily.  I used pop-up dots by 3M to give it some dimension and then finished it off with some gold Recollections beads.
My final card uses some old Melissa Frances papers I found in my stash.  I also used a Martha Stewart embossed snowflake punch, lace, buttons, twine and a little gold bell.  The tag is stamped with a PTI sentiment--I love those tiny-sized stamps.

Well, that's it for today.  I hope to be back again before Christmas with a few more creations.  I do want to take the time to thank everyone for their sweet comments.  I appreciate each and every one!


  1. They are all pretty, Pat! my favorite one is the first one. I just love the bells and the bow. How nice your son ask you to make a card for him!

    Have a wonderful holiday!

  2. They are all gorgeous!! LOVE the Noel one, especially. The gold doily looks awesome. So sweet that Michael asked to use one of your cards!!

  3. So, so cute, Patty! Really love your holiday cards. The MF one is so up my vintage-loving alley. Love the gold doily and the snowglobe, too. Think I have some of those, and you have totally inspired me to use them. Maybe if I get started now, I'll actually be ahead of the game next year. ;)
    wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, my friend!

  4. Oh, these cards are gorgeous! I especially love the first one with the snowglobe. Such a great idea! I want to wish you a very merry Christmas:)