Monday, November 19, 2012

♥ A Vintage Christmas ♥

Love this time of year...(even though it can be stressful!) Time to put up the tree...send out those Christmas cards...hang the fresh pine roping on the fence...string the lights. Love it!

Have you seen the new Christmas papers by Crafty Secrets? So many beautiful patterns! From Vintage to Retro! You can see them all HERE!



I made a fun Christmas Card Box with some of the papers from the Retro Christmas Paper Collection. It is where I will be putting all of the cards that we get in the mail. And it's designed to look like a wrapped present!

I simply cut a large hole in the top of the big box lid making sure the next size box covers it. I then cut a hole in the bottom of the 2nd box and also a slit on the side where the actual cards will go in. My 6 yr. old son will love putting the cards in the slot every day, I'm sure!



I also made a few cards with papers, tags and ephemera from both the Vintage Christmas Paper Collection and the Retro Christmas Paper Collection.


                                                                 My first real Hybrid Card!


This one also uses the new Christmas Express Clear Art Stamp Set! Love this set!!


Trust me you will want both of these fabulous collections! At only $9.95 for the Vintage Christmas Paper Collection and only $8.95 for the Retro Christmas Paper Collection you will be able to make cards, gifts, etc for many years to come! For under $20 you will get 65 papers, tags, ephemera, templates and more that can be used over and over again!!

Have fun creating!!

13 comments:

pattyo said...

These are so pretty! What a clever idea for the box!

Jennifer said...

Wow, looks like you've been very busy! Love the box idea!

Kelly Lloyd said...

WOW Melissa. you have been busy.. Those cards are gorgeous but that mail box WOW WOW.. I love it. Those papers look fantastic.

Hugs kelly

Sonia said...

Just lovely creation and gorgeous cards dearest creative friend^_^
Hugs,
Sonia

CathyinMN said...

Beautiful card box! Your cards are nice, too!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW what fabulous creation Melissa! It's SO GOOD to have you back crafting (hope things are MUCH better for you now)! The card box is such a FABULOUSLY FUN idea! Aren't these papers amazing? I'm having SO MUCH fun with them too! Thanks for inspiration my friend and Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!
HUGS from OHIO!

Colleen said...

Beautiful creations and I am loving some of that paper.

Sue C said...

These boxes and cards are gorgeous! I love CS and just discovered your link on their blog. It's so good to see more ideas.

Sue C

Loz ♥ said...

oh that is cool! and your cards are lovely :)

Lori said...

WOW WOW WOW... sooooooo pretty!!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, i love that box!

Cheri Wenger said...

Love the idea of a card box...just don't know if I am that motivated to make one! LOL. Congrats on your first hybrid card! Hugs & happy holidays! Cheri

Jetsu said...

Oh la la, that's a very nice card! I love that vintage postcard design. Thanks for sharing these ideas. My sincerest christmas wishes for you and your family. Happy crafting!