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Snow & Cocoa & Christmas

Hi!

It’s time for Christmas! Yay!

I wanted to make something different for this Christmas. And I had a white frame that was waiting to be used for something. So I made a Christmas card display!

I made some kind of double layout with two photos and mixed MME – Comfort& Joy with Crate Paper – Snow & Cocoa. Perfect match! “God Jul” means Merry Christmas in Swedish! I had saved those letters from the old ones from Maggie Holmes. Under the frame I put some string and clothespins. My plan is to hang all the cards we get on the string.

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Christmas cards

Every Christmas I struggle with the Christmas cards. Cards are just not my thing… so for this year I tried something new (new for me)! I made a mini layout for every card!

I had a photo session with my daughter and dog in early November. Felt a bit strange… but I needed to take the photos in time. From all hundreds of photos I chose 2 and developed several copies of them. Then I started just as I do with ordinary layouts… with backgrounds. The cards are 15,5*15,5 cm big. And my small layouts are 15*15 cm. When I do Christmas cards, I always try to use up some old stash. The Christmas collection from Crate Paper was a perfect match to some very old Maggie Holmes papers. The gold washi are from Maggie Holmes – Gather, the stamps are some old ones from Elle’s Studio. And I think the collection Joy & Comfort from MME works perfectly together with Crate Paper. I didn’t want too much aqua and pink… 

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The snowflakes on this card are from American Crafts – All wrapped up. The vellum with the gold stars are very old and just that kind of pretty things I tend to hoard. Any vellum with gold are perfect for Christmas. 

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You don’t need to only use Christmas papers for Christmas. Any neutral paper with stars works perfectly. Here is one from Crate Paper – Cool Kid.

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That’s all from me this time! Hope you feel inspired and try to make all those Christmas cards in time this year!

Links to most of the supplies I used:

XOXO

IDA

3 Comments

  1. Jo

    These are lovely. What a great idea to make unique individual cards. I must admit I make a batch of the same cards each year, but then when making 60 you kind of have too!

  2. Claire

    Oh your daughter looks so grown up all of a sudden Ida . Beautiful projects as always – love your work.