Lifestyle Crafts just released their new Be Splendid line and I am in LOVE with all the Christmas-y goodness! Here are a few of the dies I got to try out, I’m sure I will find LOTS to do with them, and not just for Christmas things either. The banners would be great for baby cards and showers, also the one would be good for a flag type cupcake tag. I love the 3 dimensional look of them.
The tags are GORGEOUS and will be adorning all manner of gifts under my tree, and the alphabet has me excited to make a sign that has something to do with Santa…doesn’t it just scream Jolly old St. Nick? Once I get it all figured out and created, you know I’ll be sharing it!
I also got a chance to play with the Wintertide Letterpress plates. I heart this set! So much wintery prettiness!
The first thing I did was blind emboss (letterpress without ink) all of my envelopes with the dots. This is really easy with the Letterpress machine (tutorials here) and the envelopes turned out gorgeous! I think a Christmas card in a textured envelope that is so reminiscent of snow falling would be so fun to receive in the mail, don’t you? I mean how many fun ENVELOPES do you get? Makes it all the more exciting to see what’s inside…I also pressed a snowflake in navy blue into the back of each envelope to coordinate with my cards. So much fun texture going on. See how they coordinate so nicely? I decided to just go simple and elegant on my cards. I pressed the snowflake and the greeting and attached a strip of scrap book paper along the bottom in pink; it’s just wintery and elegant don’t you think?I plan on enclosing a family photo and a small family update in the same size and a fun little extra surprise. I cut a bunch of stars in pink to include as confetti in some….…and the word Joy to enclose in the others. I’m excited send them out.
I think they will be really fun and elegant.
Do you know what I am most excited about?
Being done with my Christmas cards.
Do people say that anymore?
They should, it’s fun.
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