I always intend to start early making my Christmas cards. But real life often gets in the way and before I know it it's the middle of December and my Christmas cards end up being either very simple and quick or bought in a shop. So, I thought why not set a Stampotique challenge to make Christmas cards in November and force myself to really make an early start. So here is what I came up with. And, of course, I'd love to see your Christmas cards or other Christmas projects!I have been working on a Christmas project for months, changing it each time it caught my eye in the studio. Nellie's challenge prompted me to finish my project and to make a card to go inside. First, my card:
This card is for my great niece Rhea Christine Wonders, who was born in October. This will be her first Christmas! I realize this is a pretty grown-up card for an infant, but read on. Inside the card, I have hand-written the following message to Rhea:
Dear Sweet Rhea,
This box was made by your Great Aunt Kay and given to you on your first Christmas. I hope each year you will collect your favorite cards here--and fondly, each Christmas, remember those who gave them to you.
On the top of this box are two keepsakes for you. The first, an earring worn by your Great Grandmother Irene May Wonders. The second, a cuff link belonging to your Great Grandfather Harry Ross Wonders.The box is a wooden cigar box decorated with Christmas paper, ribbon and flowers, both inside and out:
Love, Aunt Kay
The Stampotique image I have used on the card is Lissi, and I think she is *almost* as adorable as Rhea! On the cigar box, you see "Pigtails," also from Stampotique Originals.
I hope you will join in the fun and create something for Christmas, a card, a decoration, a gift--whatever you choose. By submitting your project, you may win one of two randomly drawn $30 gift certificates for products on the Stampotique website. The only requirement is that you use a stamp (use of digital stamps will exclude you from the drawing). Details here.
I appreciate your visit today. Your visits, as well as you comments, inspire me and are sincerely appreciated.