Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy), Stampin' Up! (Garden Green)
Stamps: WPlus9 Design Studio (Poinsettia Patterns)
Ink: Stampin' Up! (Chocolate Chip)
Tools: Papertrey Ink (Photo Finishers die, Sheet Music impression plate), Martha Stewart (holly punch)
Accessories: Ranger (Candy Cane Stickles)
I just wanted to pop in before the day gets away from me and share the Christmas card that I sent to family and friends. Most of them have come to expect a photo of our kids, but I wanted to add a handmade touch to the traditional photo card this year.
I kept the design fairly simple so it would be easy to mass produce. I debossed a Dark Chocolate card base with the music score impression plate to give it a subtle texture.
I ordered PTI's Photo Finishers dies a long time ago anticipating being able to use them with the coordinating stamps, but since those didn't arrive I used a sentiment from WPlus9's Poinsettia Patterns. Don't my kiddos look full of holiday cheer?
I considered leaving it at that, but then decided to add a simple embellishment in the form of punched holly leaves with red Stickles for berries. Much better.
To those of you celebrating Christmas this weekend, I want to wish you a wonderful holiday filled with the joy of being with family and friends. I hope Santa is good to you this year!
Much love to you, friends, and Merry Christmas!