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Ghosts of This Christmas Past

Hello and welcome back! Since I've been sharing a lot of Christmas preparations for 2019, I thought I would also go back and share my cards that I sent for 2018, thus the ghosts of Christmas past title. Man of the products I used are in the 2018-2019 Main Catalog, so you can copy the ideas if you choose. I used the pink constellation patterned paper from the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series Paper. My favorite thing about this card is that I die cut the star from a scrap piece of paper, and then sponged some of the shimmer paint through it. Plus twine and sequins finish any card right?


I used the navy blue pattern from the same paper pack for the next two cards, one made with Soft Sea Foam Cardstock and one with Pool Party Cardstock. I heat embossed the curl of smaller stars in white onto the paper, and used silver star and green/aqua sequins as well as Silver Metallic Thread to complete the cards.


This is the Pool Party version.


This is the inside of the card, with stars in Pool Party Ink and the greeting in Night of Navy ink. It's really simple, but completes the card. I also stamped greetings on the inside of the other cards, but I forgot to take pictures of them!


Next is two versions of a card using the Dashing Deer Bundle. I used two different patterns from the Frosted Floral Specialty paper for the background. I used the Merry Christmas to All Bundle for the greetings, and colored the word die Merry with the Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush. I used more Silver Metallic Thread and Rhinestone Basic Jewels to complete the cards.


The white square and the deer are both with Shimmery White Cardstock, so there is a lot of nice sparkle to these cards. I used Silver Foil Paper for the scalloped square layer too.


You can see some of it in this view of the card.


I used the limited edition bundle from the holidays for the next two cards. I die cut two snowflakes, and painted the smaller one with the gold shimmer paint. I also splattered some on the card base, and added a strip of Gold Foil Paper to the left edge of the patterned paper.


You can see the shimmer from this view better. I used a frosted epoxy dot for the center too.


This turned out to be one of my favorite cards, even though it was fairly simple. I used the green newsprint paper, and added strips to the edges. I used a strip of the Galvanized Metallic paper to the left, and red accents to complete this card.


My last batch of cards was from the November Paper Pumpkin Kit. I really loved these cards, but I always love plaid and greenery...and twine and sequins! I'm planning to copy this layout for some other cards this year as I really loved the design.


Whew, are you still with me? I had one more card that I sent, and it was this card. Do you send out handmade Christmas cards each year?

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