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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Inspirational Beginnings

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere I go…. 

I guess it is time to start focusing on this year’s Christmas card designs so I’ve been perusing Pinterest and I love the junk jewelry art pieces, one of my favorites seen below. The blank velvet shadow box frame is still hanging on my wall as I still can’t quite muster up the nerve to glue my Mother’s costume jewelry and some of my own old pieces but I do love this idea. I will revisit sewing them on though.

The embellishment in the paper craft at right was inspired in part by these creations as well as the silver and gold combination. Since I couldn’t find another suitable embellishment for the top right I wish I would’ve made it a little larger but next time….. and eventually I do want a smaller hole punch.

I began with A Very Victorian Christmas Ephemera, printed at 50% for the tag and 70% for the background and used some of my DIY glitter snow as seen in this post to stencil the background and scrape the edges of the base. I also used it to stencil the corners with a plastic lace doily and went over the gray swirl cutout with it too. 


I don’t think they will be suitable for regular mail so I intend to play around with the idea a little to see if I can come up with a less dimensional version.

I’m not quite sure if this design will end up on a card or as a tag but it was a fun beginning to get me in the mood for a little bling and glitter and I hope it inspires you to look outside of the usual sources for inspiration as well.

Antique Rose labels are offered for a limited time as a free download sample paper pack, no sign up necessary, will download automatically to your computer. Let me know what you made and share on FB, I’d love to see it.

happy pretty little paper crafts

This paper craft made with:

Victorian inspired digital ephemera created with authentic antique designs. Includes tags, journal cards, pockets, collage sheets and envelope. 7 Sheets in all. THIS EPHEMERA IS INCLUDED IN A VERY VICTORIAN DIGITAL JOURNAL KIT.


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