WOYWW # 393 Christmas

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 So, as it happens we are remodeling our house (the livingroom, & eat in kitchen which is really mostly one big room.) and so, as far as decorating for Christmas goes the little trees and fern I found last week that are up in the hobby room on the coffee table are it. ( so far) but, I have started wrapping, which will probably lead to more decorating (up here) soon.
and its funny that I settled on a blue and minty greens color combo for this pack I tend to lean more traditional Christmas colors more than pale winter-y ones. This is a peek of the wrapping session that started monday and continued through tuesday and as I was doing this I really loved the colors more and more so,

 a closer look at some of the tags. the wrapping paper is tissue or kraft paper in a pale green. with dies from Memory box, Sizzix, Taylored Expressions, Spellbinders, ect. stamps from Justrite, Hero Arts, Concord & 9th, Impression Obsession, and it lead me to creating these cards below because, I had gotten out the Concord & 9th O Christmas Tree set and pretty much continued these colors.

These used the stamps from the Concord & 9th set with a SU gently falling ( snow embossing folder) and some Micheal's lace and the mint color cardstock is from SU also. the trees were stamped with both mint melody & mint macron markers so the colors had some flux to them. They are all A-2 in real life, and if you peek closely you can see in the top right corner one of the Two Paper Diva's bottle brush trees peeking out as a vertical variation on the theme. and the funny true story is these are my most favorite cards I made for Christmas so far this year. I spent hours after this last night stamping sentiments in all the cards being hauled to the PO today and will wait in line for them because, I did guess on the postage of the one of a kind lumpy ones going out.

So this was a dozen cards total. I did not line the insides but, I did for the first time ever stamp sentiments in every one of mine going out this year from the Altenew Holiday Wishes set.


Shaz Brooks said...

Hi stacy, love that stamp set, and they are beautiful cards. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those colours are really beautiful and very different from the usual..you have wrapped them really elegantly. I'm sure people will love opening them in Christmas Day!
Hugs, LLJ 11 xxx

Helen said...

your parcels are fabulous! love the cards, too. Helen #1

Anne said...

Such pretty parcels - love them. Great cards as well. Anne x 13

Sharon Madson said...

Oh, love your Christmas cards,and really like them in Mint Macaroon! Very pretty. Well, I am really late, but showed up at least. #39

Sharon Koole said...

The colours are really beautiful. I like the combination. Very pretty cards. Hope the renovations get done soon!

Sharon K #27

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous cards Stacey and the parcels look great. Hope your house alterations run smoothly. Thanks for the visit to mine, have a great woyww and happy crafty week, Angela x 12

Julia Dunnit said...

They are lovely cards Stacey, I really like how you were inspired by the whole continuation of colour thing, and I'm super impressed about the stamping on the insides...I'm really lazy about that, you must be feeling good about your accomplishments. And then how lovely the colours are, so subtle. Your gifts will stand out beautifully under the tree!