Thinking about the coming Christmas

Christmas time is approaching I think I read 47 days. Have you started getting anything ready yet?

I have my mixed dried fruits in soaking for my Chocolate Christmas fruit cake to bake in December.

I’ve made all my Christmas cards, ready to address and mail away on the 1st December, earlier for overseas. There were lots of bauble card in various ways this year. There are the ones in my paper craft Christmas album, 1st ones up and ones I did for donation in pic below.

On the day lunch will be had at my brothers place about an hour away from us, to then zip back home to put on dinner for my hubbys family … we will be stuffed silly with food.   There will be left overs for boxing day if we can fit them in. It’s hot and humid here at my house and will be hotter and more humid at my brothers place.

Easy Christmas cards … Child friendly.

Cut circles. With washi tape or strips of christmas paper (thin double sided tape on the back) stick to about the middle or just below centre of the circle across from left to right, trim. You have your decorated bauble, of course you can draw or colour if you wish.

Tear or cut with patterned scissors a strip of coloured card (brown for a mantle here) and adhere thin double sided tape.

Use stickers, cut or punch holly leaves. Small red gems for berries.

Stamp or sticker Christmas greeting.

Fine point permanent marker.

Card stock folded in half to the size you need, remember proportions. Circle size to card front.

Draw your line from the top of the card to the middle of your card for the hanging string (if you have a stamp line use it). The line does not have to be perfect.

Adhere your coloured strip for the mantle. Adhere your circle to anywhere down your string line, but leave enough room for your stamped or sticker greeting.

Adhere your holly leaves as you think they should look, then pop on the gem berries. Stamp or sticker your greeting at the bottom of the card. I drew a white line on the top of the mantle to break up the brown. Do many variations on a theme. Easy for kids. You can buy circles already cut or use a cutting machine to do them for you.



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