Making Christmas Cards

My daughter Freya and I made Christmas cards for her to give to her friends at church.  It took three days only because we would work on them a little at a time each day.  We had a lot of fun.  She was so excited about using her new Baby Blue die cutting machine from Tattered Lace (which she is going to review on her blog lifeofanuglybetty.blogspot.com).  Almost all of the products we used to make the cards were bought from Create and Craft.  The dies we used we all from Tattered Lace, Freya cut the small ones with her Baby Blue and I used my Crossover for the larger dies.  We used white card stock, black card stock, blue vellum, silver hologram card stock, glue, tape runner, silver pigment ink, Christ is born stamp, embossing ink pad, gold embossing powder, heat gun and baby whips to clean up the stamp.

Here is the progressing of the card making:

 

all the supplies we used expect for the tape runner

all the supplies we used expect for the tape runner

back of the card

back of the card

front of the card

front of the card

front of the card after being embossed

front of the card after being embossed

assembly of the cards from start to finish

assembly of the cards from start to finish

Freya showing off the card just before leaving for the party at church

Freya showing off the card just before leaving for the party at church

 

We made 20 cards for her to give out.  On Tuesday (15th) the day of the party we also made 4 batches of cookies for the party.  We made two batches of ginger bread cookies (one of them was gluten free) and two batches of chocolate chip cookies (one of them was gluten free).  It was the first time I ever made gluten free cookies and they came out great.  You couldn’t really tell the difference between the them and the ones made with flour.  For the gluten free cookies I used Bobs Red Mill flour, it was a one to one so it made it easy to make the same recipe for both kinds of cookies.  We made gluten free cookies because a couple of the girls in the church group have to eat gluten free.  They were so happy to see that we thought of them and made something they could eat too.  They thought they were really good and took some home.  In fact the gluten free chocolate chip cookies (she doesn’t like ginger bread cookies of any kind) were Sonja approved.  I know that saying something is Sonja approved may sound funny to most of you, and for us it is some what of a standing joke, but not at the same time.  Sonja is the one of my two daughters (still at home) who has the tack tile problem with food, so for her to like something is a big deal (at least to us).

I just recently started my own blog site.  I did use blogger.com so if you would like to read any of my earlier post you can go to zebiesmom.blogspot.com, there you can find out a little more about my life and my family.

Thank you for stopping by and have a Blessed day,

Vickie

 

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