Welcome to another Festive Friday! Festive Fridays is a bimonthly blog hop hosted by Terri Sproul. It gives us the opportunity to create Christmas cards all year long so that we have a batch of them ready to send out at the holidays. You should have arrived here from: Angela’s blog If you’d like to start the hop from the beginning, head on over to: Terri’s blog.
Last week I spent my birthday at my buddy Roberta’s house (her birthday is only 3 days after mine so we wanted to celebrate together). Roberta took me out for dinner at a lovely little restaurant and then we hit up Michaels for a shopping excursion. As soon as I spotted this Nutcracker soldier rubber stamp, I knew that it was going to be the focus of my next Festive Friday card. I collect Nutcracker soldiers and they (and the ballet) hold very special sentimental meaning for me and my daughter. By the way, the stamp was from the $1 (well, $1.50 here in Canada) bin but since it was a Christmas one on clearance, I got it for a penny!!
For the rest of the card, I have taken my inspiration from the envelope on the left. The papers that I used for it came from a pad that Roberta had (she cleaned out her stash and I benefitted from it!). I added a red paper doily leftover from Valentine’s Day, the pompom trim and the scalloped velvet trim at the bottom came from my stash, and finally, used a wired baker’s twine as the bow.
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