Monday, November 30, 2015

Seasonal Thank Yous for Freshly Made Sketches and Last Day for the Online Extravaganza!

Well, it's the last day in November and time to do some serious thinking about Christmas. We started our Christmas decorating a bit early because I wanted to have the tree up for my last Christmas Stamper's Dozen last Thursday.

This year I needed all new ornaments due to our redecorating binge earlier in the year. I had fun finding the right colours for my new look. We also created some porch decor thanks to a Pinterest pin I found earlier. Not sure if I quite managed to recreate the look, but it was fun trying!

For the frosted lighted balls, we ended up buying clear ones, spraying them with adhesive and sprinkling on epsom salts. I don't know what will happen if they get wet, but they look great now (if a bit crumbly) and the porch is quite sheltered.

All this to say that the Season of Giving is almost upon us which means the Season of Thanking isn't far behind!! Yes, you are going to need thank you cards to express your gratitude to Aunt Nellie for the hideous Christmas Sweater that will be perfect for all those Ugly Sweater parties. And you'll need to thank Granny for the lovely warm knitted socks that make your feet itch horribly. Then there's the gift card you get every year from your mother-in-law, for a cinema chain that you don't have in your area! Sigh! Well, truly it is the thought that counts!

Here's a set of Thank You note cards that would fit the bill perfectly. I used the layout from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #214:

  • I used black, white and gold again. I'm really getting rather boring, I know, but the Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper is a thing of beauty, and I can't seem to get enough. If you haven't purchased this yet, you have only a month to get some before it's gone for good. It's not overtly Christmassy, so you will be able to use it for the whole winter if you want to.
  • I really wanted to do a snowflake die cut, but the only one I had was from a retired Bigz Die called Snow Flurry. I kept it for just this reason - we don't always have snowflake dies in our inventory and they are a must at this time of year. Gold Glimmer Paper really sets it off nicely. I'm sorry that you can't order it though. I hope you have something else you can use. 
  • When I add sequins (from the Gold Sequin Trim) I play around with their placement until I'm happy with the balance. Leaving each one where I've placed it, I lift them up on the tip of a slightly damp or sticky finger one at a time while I add a minuscule dot of Liquid Multipurpose Glue to the spot they were in. I then place the sequin back down without pressing it (to keep the glue from coming through and messing the sequin up). 

Here's a look at the two different orientations:

Today is the last day of this fabulous sale! Don't forget to get your orders in to me today! On this last Monday, there are some Project Life and Paper Pumpkin deals you're going to want to check out!

Here's the link for the sale list. I thought you would be interested in what the Christmas Tagables were. Here's a picture:

Get your orders to me by 8 pm!!

Thanks for dropping by today. Let me know how your Christmas decorating is going.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today!

Product List
Snow Flurry Bigz Die
Snow Flurry Bigz Die


  1. What beautiful cards! The black and gold are so elegant together! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Very elegant and classy cards for Christmas! Thanks for joining us at FMS!


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