Friday, September 25, 2020

Keeping Christmas: September


Hello and welcome to Keeping Christmas September, a blog hop of 
holiday cards and projects to inspire you to get going on your
greeting cards!
I have a trio of cards today, so let's take a look.

There's a list of designer friends at the end of this post, so you
can hop along.

It's been a while since I've used Betsy's Make It Market: 
Fairy Tale Christmas.
The year it was released, I must have made a dozen cards. She included 
designer papers with the kit, along with stamps, dies, cutouts, stencils, 
even elements to create fairy tale books and projects that light up! For my cards today, I used the enclosed 
stencils, stamps and die cut outs.

The corner dies are the sweetest! I set up an assembly line and turned up
 the Christmas music (Pandora) on the computer. 

3 cards with the same layout moves along quickly, and is a wonderfully
relaxing way to spend a day in the craft room!

Slight differences like color variation on the holly, and where the 
side sprigs were placed were really the only differences.

And... matching envelopes, something I'm trying to do with all the cards I 
make. Makes it so easy when they're ready to send.

I usually send out Christmas cards on or around the 10th of December. 
How are you doing with your holiday card making? No pressure, but, 
only 2 more months of keeping Christmas inspiration.

Speaking of inspiration, check out what the other designers have for you!


  1. Lol, no pressure! You gave me a big smile as I’m now a bit nervous about my Christmas cards. We have so many birthdays this time of year and in past years, lots of events, but somehow I pull it together. Nancy I’m in love with your post today! So many beautiful cards in different colors and designs and gorgeous envelopes too! I love this stencil so much that I used it on some of my cards last year, with Betsy’s deer. (Fawn & Flora). Thank you for the wonderful inspiration, this has been a super blog hop! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ„

    1. No pressure (Ha!), it creeps up on us every year! Thank you for your sweet comments!

  2. All three of these are soooo pretty Nancy! I never did get this kit but at times like this when I see your creations, I wish I had!! I don't know why, but I'm totally smitten with the gold corners on each card...they totally make these cards!! I am happy to say that I have more than enough Christmas cards to send out this year the trick will be to get them all addressed and actually mailed out on time!! :0)

    1. Marcia, I have no doubt you are stocked with all the beautiful holiday cards you need! Btw, that little baby has me longing to hold an infant again! One of our granddaughters has a steady beau. I guess I just have to be patient...

  3. Gasp! These are stunning, Nancy! I've not used these charming products nearly enough! You've inspired me to pull them out!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  4. Wow, Nancy! These cards are so fancy and stylish! Great inspiration!

  5. These are so beautiful Nancy! I love the layers and the vintage feel to these! And, isn't always good to use things from your stash!

  6. Oh my goodness Nancy, these are amazing! Love the old fashioned feel they have. Beautifully done!

  7. Oh Nancy, your talent always amazes me , such beautiful cards ! I want to snuggle right into that cabin for Christmas. I love the vintage bit of charm to each Christmas card. Sorry i'm so late. Time if flying by so fast. take care

  8. OH WOW, Nancy! You have given me a WHOLE NEW LOOK at these sets! (I've been WONDERING WHAT I was going to do this year! LOL Just haven't found anything new & exciting this year, YET!) LOVE what you've done!!! ;)<3


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