Monday, October 3, 2011

Christmas Outdoors

Happy October everyone!!

Only 82 days left until Christmas which means even fewer days until the decorations go up and the Christmas cards get mailed out.  Because I worked in a Christmas store and owned a Christmas business of my own, it was very important to be organized to be able to fit everything I had to do into that very small window of opportunity.  Everyone wanted their homes decorated at the same time so it was extremely important to have a plan.  I always made sure my home was fully decorated by November 1st allowing me to focus on everything else as well as tick that job (my home) off the list of things to do.  I did say job however it never was that to me because I love to decorate for Christmas.  Whether it was my home or the many others, it was exciting and I truly enjoyed each and every moment of it.  To see a home all full of lights and Christmas decorations was just like a wonderland to me and still is!  I'm going to get more into the Christmas decorating in the weeks to come so I hope you'll come back to visit to see what's going on.

While out last week shopping, I saw the most darling little fence.  I knew right there and then I HAD to have it.  When unfolded the fence was 20 inches or 50cm long, so the package said which meant I could make a few cards with it.  The minute I saw the fence, I knew what I wanted to do and I couldn't wait to get started on the card.

The fence measures 2 1/8th inches or 5.5 cm high and is secured together by wire.

I dabbed a bit of glue here and there on the pine branches and dusted with Polar White Flower Soft.

I used Snow Writer (shown in a previous post) to create the snow along the bottom of the fence and immediately after applying, I added some Flower Soft which worked great.

To make this card is used the following,

Kraft Card 5" X 7"
Paper - Three shades of green cardstock scraps, Stampin Up Real Red cardstock and Kraft cardstock
Stamp - Stampabilities
Ink - Stampin Up Real Red cardstock
Accessories - Labels 21, Flower Soft, Polar White, Snow Writer, Scotch Quick - Dry Adhesive and a 6 1/2" piece of fence, Martha Stewart Pine punch

Wherever you are in your day, I hope you're enjoying it!
Wishing you many wonderful creations



  1. Hiya Crafty Elf,
    What can i say? That card is just beautiful!
    Jo x

  2. Hi there, I totally agree with you about decorating for Christmas it's a delightful occupation and I love it too:0) That fence is the perfect compliment for the branches and the snow fits perfectly, I love the banner too, a complete success, Gay xxx

  3. Oooooooo, I love it. What a fabulous find that fence was - it looks so effective.

    Toni xx

  4. Oh how I use to love to decorate for the Christmas holidays, but we have aged to the point we just can't do it anymore, so I've given all of my lighted reindeers and sleigh to my daughter who lives 30 miles away and now she and her husband do their home. It's always so nice to visit and see those beautiful lights and winter scene. We only have a small tree now which sits decorated on our porch in front of the big picture window so we can see it from inside. The new baby will have the fun of going to grandmas house for Christmas and things will get passed on.

    I love this card with the snow and pine. It's a gorgeous creation. "Hugs" Carol
    ps. Thanks for the sweet comment on our new addition to the family.

  5. Just stunning my little Crafty Elf! What a find too. I do hope you show us some neat tricks with the decorating for Christmas - it's one of my favourite jobs :)) Di xx


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