For Christmas, I made a card "from Santa Claus" for my 3-year-old niece and hid it inside a wooden Christmas mailbox I bought before the Holidays. I wanted to make a page about this featuring the pictures my sister took with her phone, so I used the same patterned papers I had used on the card to match and used a Project Life pocket page to create my page. The top centre pocket contains the actual card.
I was unsure about how this page would turn out because it seems the ideas I had weren't turning out like I wanted them to, but in the end, I found some alternatives I liked and I am happy with the result. The top left card was created out of chevron-embossed patterned paper, on which I used the Wandering Words (minicatalogue set from years ago). It so happened that this set includes three images: fluttering leaves, a Santa sleigh and a mailbox with little hearts coming out. Two of those three images fit my theme perfectly! So I embossed the Santa sleigh in navy embossing powder, and the mailbox in pewter powder. I decided to add grass at the bottom and used my Fringe Scissors to cut the grass. The fringes were a little square, so I snipped the end of some of them at an angle to make it more interesting. The design was still a little flat, so I added texture stamped with the Timeless Textures stamp set (this one available in our current Occasions catalogue). The card really took life when I looked through my accessories and found a snowflake brad and the "ho ho ho" word bubble, which happened to be the perfect size and colour! (I love when things work out like that.)
The bottom left card was cut out of an ornement-patterned paper and I planned on using the ornament stamp set with matching Holiday Ornaments Framelits. Try as I may, I just couldn't find the matching stamp set anywhere. I promise you it'll pop up now that my page is done, but I looked through my stamps three times and just couldn't locate it so I finally gave up. I had planned on leaving the card blank until I found them again, but then when looking at accessories, I found some Christmas chipboard pieces from Crate Paper and the ornament was PERFECT for the paper. right shape, right colours, right size... This helped me make peace with not finding my other stamps. I hung the ornament with clear tinsel trim (I'm going to shed a tear when I see the end of that roll, 'cos I love the stuff!) and to fill out the space at the bottom, I used the "Noel" Framelits from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits set to die-cut Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.
The title block was created with various alphabet stickers and I thought finding a stamp image would fill in the space at the top nicely and then I remembered an old hostess set we carried that had postage images for various occasions, including Christmas. Perfect touch!
Stamps: Prioritaire, Color Me Christmas, Wandering Words,
Timeless Textures (SU!), Marquee Arrows (Recollections)
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Patterned Papers: Be Merry (Recollections)
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Tuxedo Black Memento, VersaMark
Accessories: Markers, Dazzling Details, Softly Falling Embossing Folder,
Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Red Polka Dot Ribbons (organza, grosgrain),
Sequins, Project Life Corner Punch, Arrow Clip, Curvy Corner Trio Punch,
Gel Pen, Journaling Tags (October Afternoon), Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies,
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Make It Merry Designer Brads (October Afternoon),
Make It Merry Doo-Dads (October Afternoon), Snow Day Collection Layered Chipboard (Crate Paper),
Clear Tinsel Trim, Embossing Powders (Navy, Pewter), Fringe Scissors