Monday, December 8, 2014

So easy, even a child can do it!

Hello Stampers and happy Monday!

Well, the big countdown to Christmas has started.  Let's see, counting today (Dec. 8th) there are only 17 more days to get everything done.  I didn't count Dec. 25th, because by then it's too late.  On the 25th, all the things on your list that didn't get done will just have to be forgotten.  

Are your Christmas cards in the mail yet?  If not, don't despair!  There's still time to stamp up a few and send them off.  Take a look at the cute cards that Emma (my sweet 8 year-old granddaughter) and I made when we were in Seattle for Thanksgiving.  

These cards are super-simple, but cute!  We started off with a plain white card base and a colored panel cut 1/4 inch smaller (5 1/4 by 4 inches).  Then we took a piece of white card stock that was cut the same size (5 1/4 by 4 inches) and tore it to create a snowy hill for the trees to sit on.  Emma had fun stamping and punching out the trees and she very carefully picked glue dots off the strip they come on and applied them to the gold sequins and the gold glimmer paper stars.  We made the card on the right with the Soft Sky background and the Mossy Meadow ribbon for her teacher, who just happens to be a former Stampin'Up! demonstrator.  I think she's going to love her card!  Then we made several of the cards with the red background for Emma's classroom friends.  

I hope all of my stamping friends are happily enjoying this holly-jolly time of year!  It's true... there's a lot to do, but most of things on our lists are fun and creative... like baking and wrapping and decorating and making gifts and sending cards.  Really, friends, we are so incredibly LUCKY to have these kinds of "to-do's" on our lists.  We don't have to walk miles to try to find clean water for our families, then return home with muddy water that will make our children sick.  We don't have to walk miles to get to a clinic that might not have the medicines we need.  We don't have to send our children to bed hungry or go to bed hungry ourselves... although I think I should probably start trying that.  Thinking about how lucky we are should help us speed through all the things we need to do with great big smiles on our faces!

Thanks for stopping by today and please come back on Wednesday for more stamping ideas.

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