Dec 27 2010

Jolly Old Saint Nick

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!  All the celebrations went by SO fast.  It was good to see friends and family that we only see during this time of year.  Our kids arrived safely and got home safely yesterday, so we are thankful!


OK…last Christmas card for the season!  This was my personal Christmas card this year!  I made over a 100 of them.  I started back in October at a stamping retreat…all finished except to cut out the little Jolly Old Saint Nick snowman.  I didn't get around to cutting the snowman out until mid-December and mailed them out!  So much for starting early! 



I used the color combination of Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake and Basic Black.  I liked those colors together!  The snowflakes in the background are from Northern Hearts Level 1 Hostess Set and stamped in White Craft Ink.


I thought I'd also show you the gift tags I made for my presents.  I always wrap my gifts in the same wrapping paper, then stamp tags to match.  However, this year, I couldn't find a snowman stamp that I liked that coordinated well with the wrapping paper.  So, I punched out the head of the snowman with the 2 3/8 Scallop Circle and layered it on the 2 1/2 circle punched from retired Mellow Moss Cardstock.  I added a retired snowflake punch with a Rhinestone jewel in the center, used my Crop-A-Dile, then some retired Mellow Moss grosgrain ribbon.  I liked being able to use up some of my retired stash!  lol!





I'm trying to kick back and relax this week…read a few books!  I received a gift card for Amazon, so can't wait to download some books on my Kindle!


Have a great week!

3 People have left comments on this post

Dec 27, 2010 - 09:12:31
Sue Erickson said:

That was very clever to punch out the head of the snowman from your wrapping paper to use on your tags. I like your Christmas card as well.
Happy New Year, Connie!
Sue aka The Soggy Stamper

Dec 27, 2010 - 11:12:46
Vickie said:

What a cool tag! I think this would be a great way to use up scraps. Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays 🙂

Dec 28, 2010 - 01:12:18
Laura Howell said:

I love the way you did the tags, and your Christmas card is so cute. I'm sure it took a while to cut out all those snowmen.