Christmas Tree Card


Although I don’t always send a ton of handmade Christmas cards out, I do enjoy making them.

The Christmas Tree card was made using paper and stickers from Paper House Productions.

I love how the playful plaids blend perfectly together to form a Traditional Christmas feel

in this layered card.  Enjoy!  (makes me feel like singing “O’ Christmas Tree…”)


To make the card you’ll need:         (*affiliate links)



  1. Cut a 4 1/2″ x 6″ piece of “red flannel” paper.  Hold the edge of the paper against the nib of the gold calligraphy marker to add a thin gold border on the edge of the paper.  Adhere the red flannel layer onto a 4 3/4″ x 6 1/4″ piece of black cardstock.
  2. Adhere the red flannel and black layers onto a 5″ x 6 1/2″ green card base.
  3. Cut the “deck the halls” paper (green plaid) using the “labels twenty two” die.  Add a thin gold border around the edge of the label like in step #1.  Adhere the green plaid label onto a 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ gold metallic cardstock layer.
  4. Cut a decorative square using the “captivating square” die and a piece of green cardstock.  Adhere the green plaid label and gold metallic square onto the top of the decorative square.
  5. Adhere the green and gold layers onto the bottom portion on the red flannel layer, leaving even spacing on the bottom three sides.
  6. Assemble the pine swag  using the 3D stickers and glue onto the top of the card.  (picture below)
  7. Finish embellishing the front of the card with the 3D Christmas Tree sticker and a couple of red adhesive rhinestones.


This card was created for and sponsored by Paper House Productions.


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Christmas in a Bottle Necklace


Christmas in a Bottle…

A beautiful reminder of the Winter Season and a Wonderful Holiday Gift Idea.

Now you can wear a fun little Snow Globe around your neck.  (it’s waterless)

Since I had several “Christmas Tree in a Bottle” kits left over from my Holiday Workshop last month,

I decided to make them into necklaces and put them in my Etsy Shop.

The bottle with cork measures approx. 2″ tall and comes with a 24″ necklace.

They are available in Green, Purple, Pink and Hot Pink.  (limited quantities)

Or you can make your own.  Instructions Here.

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My Home for the Holidays

It’s almost Christmas.

The house is decorated, presents bought and cookies baked.

Time to relax and enjoy.

It's the most Wonderful TIme of the Year

Christmas Dishes 211

I love Christmas.  It’s the most Wonderful time of the year.

Melissa Frances Village

Here are some houses made using Melissa Frances kits.   (I’m not sure they make them anymore.)

China Cabinet

Snowflake Garland

I used paper punches and twine on this garland.  (This strand has lasted three years.)

Village Close Up

The mantel over the fireplace is quite eclectic with vintage and new items.


Toy Maker Santa

My home and tree is filled with memories of the 30 plus years we have spent together as a family.

Some are very old, some handmade.   I remember where each ornament  came from and who

gave them to me.

Christmas Tree 2014

This year, I didn’t pull out all my ornaments.  Believe or not I kept it simple.

Jasmine, Aladdin, Lion King and Star Trek didn’t make it on the tree.

But… Buzz and Woody still makes the cut.

Playing with the Bells

All the unbreakable ornaments are on the bottom branches.

Following in his brother’s footsteps.  Warren loves the Jingle Bells.

He pulls them off the tree, starts shaking them and looks and smiles when we all start

singing Jingle Bells.

Frosty Winter Wonderland

Smoothfoam Snowman and Tree

Create your own Frosty Winter Wonderland using Smoothfoam’s Snowman and Tree Shapes and a 6″ Smoothfoam Disc.

Supplies Used:

  • Snowman Body
  • 2″ x 3 1/2″ Tree
  • 6″ x 1″ Disc
  • Textured Embossing Paste
  • Acrylic Paints:  White, Green and Brown
  • Paintbrush
  • Stickles Glitter Glues:  Frosted Lace, Diamond
  • Micro Brads:  Black, Red
  • Bamboo Skewer
  • Orange Marker
  • Brown Ink-pad
  • Ribbon, Buttons and Christmas Embellishments
  • Small Red Doll Sock
  • Craft Glue
  • Old Toothbrush


  1. Cover the Snowman, Tree and Disc with the textured embossing paste using your finger.  Allow to thoroughly dry.
  2. Gently dust the Snowman and Disc with brown ink using the paintbrush to accent the texture of the paste.
  3. Paint the Snowman with Frosted Lace Glitter Glue.
  4. Paint the Tree with Green Acrylic Paint, speckle white paint onto tree using an old toothbrush.
  5. Paint the Tree and Disc with Diamond Glitter Glue.
  6. Decorate the Snowman with Small Micro Brads for the eyes, the tip of a bamboo skewer colored orange for the nose, small red doll sock with the tip tied with twine for his hat, teeny tiny red buttons and a red and cream gingham bow.
  7. Insert Red Micro Brads into the tree for the Christmas Lights.
  8. Assemble onto 6″ base and glue into place.