Friday, March 23, 2012

Christmas Cards

Welcome into the Green House on the Hill.  Earlier this week I gave a few hints about what I was working on this week.  One of my projects involved this pile of Christmas cards that we received this past holiday season!

Well, I got to work with the Basic Grey Jovial line, a few pieces of chipboard and my trusty Japanese drill punch and this is what I made. 

I was inspired by Ali Edward's yearly December Daily project.  I have made December Daily books several times, but this year I just wasn't up for taking a picture every day.  In fact, I think there were only a handful of days that I did take a picture. 

In addition, I wanted to do something with the lovely cards that we are so fortunate to receive each year.  With everyone's busy lives and the cost of postage, that pile gets smaller every year.  I really appreciate those who take the time to write over the holidays.  The result was my Not so Daily December book.  Here are a few of the interior pages. 

It is still a work in progress, but so far I have about 30 photos in the book.  And probably 30 or so cards included. 

In addition to photos and cards, I have also included memoribilia, like the pair of 3D glasses in the photo below.  I also punched holes in the program from a show and included that. 

I am very happy with the book. I still need to include a few more photos and find the programs from the girl's holiday concerts. This book is a great way to remember our friends and tell the little stories that go along with the holiday season!

Well, thanks for stopping in.  And don't forget that I will draw a name this evening from the comments that I received on Monday's post for a copy of the March/April issue of Creating Keepsakes Magazine.


  1. your book is awesome! I love that you mixed the cards in with your photos.

  2. This turned out great Patty! I love how you incorporated cards and memorabilia from the holidays as well as photos. I'll have to remember that for next year. Well- actually this year. LOL!

  3. Saw that over at the CK site! That is just adorable! :)

  4. Patty, this is SUCH a great idea for using Christmas cards- mine all go into a big box and I'm always wishing I could do something more with them- this idea is PERFECT for them! Thank-you for inspiring me!
    Oh, and I just realized I wasn't following your blog- so I'm your newest follower :)!