Wednesday, July 18, 2012


I have had this small photo series of  of my precious Grandson since last Christmas.     The new Authentique 'Festive' Christmas theme paper was just what I needed to see to get me going on it.

Last time I challenged myself to use less.
 This time I tried to use at least a part of every sheet I had in this set.
 To form a background that interested me,
I  cut two of the main sheets in half and swapped tops and bottoms
 to form 2 new sheets. I spanned the visible joints with just a strip
 of the matting paper. When I do this I use the bar code band
across the back as my glue holder.
That way I can also see simply by glancing at the
back which paper line I used for the LO.

I needed to add some interest, so I hand stitched a whimsical boyish border. Hanging a left over gift ornament from the corner that just seemed to fit.
piercing mat and tools are extremely useful when
making holes for the stitching, W R Memory Keepers
 has a fantastic line of Sew Easy tools to help you plan and stitch your projects.

I also used a tiny hanger to decorate the other corner. I will often shop my color organized stash of alphabets for tittles and little embellishments that are the right shade for the paper I am working with. Always shop the sales section, you just never know when what you pick up will come in handy !

Just look at how pretty this paper is, better get
it before its snapped up by those OCD I mean dedicated
'Christmas in July' Card Makers
I cut this sheet apart to tuck and overlap
the fun images here and there.

Hope you are enjoying some summer sunshine
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