Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Christmas Greetings!

A Christmas Post Card Journal
First, let me apologize...this is going to be a whopper of a blog post.  This all started by shopping on Etsy, I am a collector of things, and thus am addicted to Etsy.  Anyway, wanting to create a Christmas Journal, I purchased these wonderful Christmas Post Cards from CaityAshBadashery and decided to use them as the main pages.
{Original Post Cards}
picture from CaityAshBadashery
{Page 1}
backside of cover
The beautiful St.Nicholas is from Tim Holtz's 'Letter to Santa' Stampers Anonymous pack, he has been attached to a pocket {made from My Mind's Eye paper}, which holds some tags and envelopes.
The Santa Envelope {My Mind's Eye Paper} opens to reveal three more tags}
{Page Two}
I found the brooch at Value Village for $1, the tag is My Mind's Eye and the sticker {which has been 'crackled'} is from Bo Bunny's Father Christmas line and the paper is Echo Park {2010}.  Inside this envelope is a letter I received from ToyMaker Elf, when I was a was 1988, so I would have been 7.
{back of envelope and Page Three}
{back of 'Merry Xmas' Post Card}
-open, with tags-
I 'image transfered' the 'little elf girl' {free download} to a piece of cardstock and 'fancy' cut.  The holly leaves and snowflakes have been cut out using the {original} sizzix.  All of the paper is My Mind's Eye - Lost&Found Christmas.
{Page Four}
A place to write memories, keep track of winning Christmas Recipes or jot down some thoughts.
{even more} tags
{Page Five}
The last one! Notice the date 1908!
The tag is My Mind's Eye, the {beautiful} paper is Making Memories and the tassel is from an ornament.
More tags, more My Mind's Eye...and more memories!

The pages are being held together with some binder rings {Staples}, which have been made a {little} prettier with some ribbons and ornaments! {I may try to find something a little more vintage on Etsy!}  This was a fun project, I can't wait to fill it up with Wonderful Memories of a Beautiful Season! 

Thanks for taking the time!

{Entered In:}

{Product Used:}
My Mind's Eye, Making Memories, Echo Park, Basic Grey, Vintage Postcards, Tim Holtz, Crop-a-dile {If you decide to buy this, get the BIG BITE...}, Bo Bunny, Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps, KaiserCraft, Dollar Store Grommets, Twine, Ribbon


  1. What a GORGEOUS Christmas Journal..and a FABULOUS idea, too! Thanks so much for joining us, this week, at DYSU!

  2. Beautiful and enchanting work!! Great idea too!!!

  3. Love all the pictures - beautiful work and the vintage cards are gorgeous :)

  4. I LOVE these! Great Job!

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