Sunday, September 9, 2012

Santa Stamps (JB12:19)

Hi there! Sorry to have been so absent this last week! Still getting into the groove of the school year, I guess. My oldest started middle school this year, and going from 15 minutes a night to 3 hours a night of homework has been a bit of a stress on us all! But I have been missing my blog and crafty time:) I am working on my first article for Craft Storage Ideas also. I am so excited I got that gig, and all the other ladies seem really nice, I can't wait to get started!
I am WAY behind on Christmas cards for the year... I might actually *gasp* have to send out photo cards? Yikes, I know. I've got to at least try and catch up! ;) I thought I'd give the current Jingle Belles challenge (to "go postal") a shot. I didn't think I would have any trouble finding postage themed Christmas items in my stash, but I didn't have a single one! I used my TCP postage stamp die and coordinating stamp set, and that worked out well, I think.

On the bottom, I cut a decorative edge strip from a card making pad. I added a banner stamped with the sentiment and a twine bow with a vintage look gem. Not a super "mailman-friendly" card with that gem, but it was just to pretty to pass up! The striped twine reminded me of a package tied with twine.

Well, that is all for me today! I will see you Tuesday with my latest page for the ColourQ!

Big hugs and have a great week,

supply list: paper: Reminisce and K&Company; dies: TCP and PTI; stamps: TCP and SU!; gem: K&Company


Annette said...

aww how totally adorable...I love those santa's...too cute..

Jen W. said...

Brilliant solution for the postage portion of the challenge and that gem is fabulous!

lauren bergold said...

oh wow YES, that was a brilliant strategy, i actually thought those gorgeous santa stamps were a "product" and wanted to know where you got them! absolutely ♥LOVE♥ this entire design! gorgeous!

...a/k/a DJScrappiness... said...

Very pretty! Almost makes me ready for Christmas! ~Doris

SmilynStef said...

Wowza ... love how you created your own postage ... absolutely fantastic ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Noelle. Love the postage stamps! The papers are just lovely and the twine looks great! Thank you for leaving a message on my Moxie Fab article.