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I think I’ve finally rounded up all of my supplies for this year’s Christmas cards and have begun to get in the mood now that a chill is definitely in the air.

I chose snowflake die cuts from Hobby Lobby this year as I felt they were a long term versatile investment although there is a sleigh I am dying for. I didn’t see them online so I can’t post a link. I was happy to see some in person as I was tired of looking online. Too many producers don’t post a picture of how the die cuts look when cut and I knew I didn’t want all of the designs to be too intricate so after hours of frustration I finally just headed out to the local craft stores and I did find a nice set with 5 designs and sizes.

I also invested in a new embossing folder with an elegant pattern.

My goal is to use an older paper pack before I buy any new Christmas paper so I began with the cutouts from that pack. Stay tuned as I try to think of ways to use the 12X12 pages for something. 

I also got a new text and word die set from Michaels from Recollections, I was pleased it will give me a lot of options and I believe it is a new product as the clerk had to go in search of it for me in the new delivery which was nice of her so I didn’t have to make a second trip. My first attempt isn’t great as I thought kraft paper would match the color in the center of the quilt card better but it didn’t. Another trip to the store for Christmas colors card stock…. I also don’t know if I like white snowflakes with cream paper but I much prefer cream card stock so I am not quite sure how I am going to reconcile these color mishaps but I did purchase some glitter papers as well.

I have so many inspirational snowflake cards pinned that I can’t wait to try some more. Who knows I might even get a start on next year.

Hope this inspires you. Happy crafting!

 

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Owner Espresso Press Design.

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