Saturday, December 29, 2018

Using Christmas Town for Birthdays | with Karen

Every year at about this time, I go into Christmas withdrawal. There is so much anticipation for the season, so many fun family events, so may crafting projects and then all of a sudden, it is over. And it seems that I am never quite ready for it. Sometimes, I deal with it by making a few more Christmas cards that get carefully put away for next year. After all, with adorable collections like Christmas Town on the crafty table, I am not quick to want to move on.  
And some years, I give myself a challenge - how can I keep using my Christmas collection in non-Christmas ways? While Valentine's project often emerge from this challenge (there are usually a lot of reds and pinks in Christmas collections), this year I decided to try to work with a birthday theme! So this little mini collection of cards was born! Using a combination of the Christmas Cookies, Merry & Bright and Snow Much Fun patterned papers together with some adorable Petite Prints, the base of my cards were ready for some birthday embellishments in no time! So I decided to try my hand on using the Christmas Town cut files For my little characters (Silhouette Store/ Lori Whitlock). The cut files are great because you can make small "tweeks" to them - like turning a Santa hat into a head band... or even into a party hat like I did for this cute little fox.  
For some of the cut files, all that is required for a seasonal shift is a choice of paper... ...and a few amazing embellishments like these favourites of mine - mini paperclips, mini doilies and Sprinkles!; So, if you are like me and are eager to hold onto the season (or at least the adorable crafting product you have from it), give yourself a little challenge to see if you can hold on just a little bit longer! You never know what treasures you will find and create when you look at your product through a different set of eyes!

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Adorable little cards!!! I love how you changed up the files!!


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