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Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Twas the night before Christmas

This is one of the most gorgeous poems I know and yesterday I found it at the local craft shop as a graphic 45 paper. I'm not usually blessed with seeing what I would like to do immediately with a project but with this one I could see this end product clearly!

Here is the inside of a huge gatefold card. It is 9 1/4 x 9 inches as the size of the poem dictated the inside size of the card. I've used stampin up not quite navy card stock, black and cream. The patterned papers around the edges and sides is from the paper waste.

I love how it has turned out - I hope the photos do it some justice as I am really proud of it!

The stamping on the cards front 2 panels is with weathered wood distress ink and Tim Holtz Christmas stamps - a perfect combination with the papers. So Olde worlde.

I just adore making Christmas cards - this one is a particular favourite although I'm not sure I have an envelope to fit it LOL! 2 eyelets, some ribbon and a heart charm and its complete. I'm entering this into the Bah Humbug challenge which I believe is anything goes x
Hope you like it too!


  1. oh my Janet this is a stunner. Love the colours and the overall effect. It is just perfect, I am sure the person receiving this one will be overly impressed and treasure it
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Oh this is so beautiful, i love it.
    hugs linda

  3. I would be absolutely thrilled to have created such a thing of beauty. Love the olde world feel to the card and the colours lend themselves so well to the winter season. Love it! x

  4. Janet, I absolutely adore this card. My favourite colours and so vintagey!!!!!!! Well done with this beautiful creation.


  5. Stunning card Janet - a real eye catcher that will stand out from the crowd.

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  6. you need to be proud of this its beautiful love Dorothy



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