Tuesday, December 25, 2012

[Card Ideas] Merry Christmas!


Hello, friends!  This is our first Christmas in our apartment and we had fun decorating.  A good friend of ours gave us an IKEA Pendant light which came in very handy since I made a wreath instead of a putting up a tree.  It worked out pretty well with the lights - I loved that it could be hung or used as a wall or table decor... cool!

We received several thoughtful cards this year - it was nice to keep in touch and read updates from friends and family.  I arranged the cards on our living room table so we would see them every time we walked by.
Tablescape of Christmas Cards
These black framed canvasses were painted by my husband a couple of months ago and hangs above our TV system.  It used to be plain but I decided to showcase some of the cards that we received.  It's pretty simple.... I bought the framed canvas from Michaels, painted them with black acrylic paint and added strips of ribbon on the back.  The cards were attached using masking tape.

Wall-mounted cards

I was also able to display my handmade Christmas manger ornament made using polymer clay.  These blank canvasses can be used to showcase both everyday and seasonal cards.  It's just a nice way to be reminded of friends and loved ones.  Try it!  

Christmas ornaments may be
displayed too.

Finally, I found this adorable couple from Walgreens.  They're so cute and cheerful!

Merry Christmas!
Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas, my friend!
Let us remember the birthday of our Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Know that you are blessed!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

[Ornaments] Christmas Manger

Hello there!
At the start of the year, I told myself that I'd make handmade cards and gifts for Christmas.  Time seemed to fly so fast... I wasn't able to make 1/8 of what I planned to do.  Not good!

I made these Ornaments using Premo polymer clay, stamps, alcohol inks and acrylic paint.  Christmas is my favorite season of all because it's a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the Reason for the Season.

John 3:16 says:  "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, so that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life."

This manger stamp is from a clear stamp Christmas set from Inkadinkado.  Ranger's alcohol inks and acrylic paint were used to add color.

I used renaissance wax in some of the pieces and LP's UV gloss in a couple.
The piece measures 3 inches in height.  I drilled a hole in the middle and attached a ribbon so it could be hung in the tree.

Christmas Manger Scene
Did you make a lot of handmade crafts this year?

Know that you are blessed!