I was invited recently to donate a basket of goods to my church's Christmas Bazaar raffle table. I wanted to include more than 'just' stamps and inks as a raffle (although in truth, that is EXACTLY what I would love to win!) so I came up with this Christmas collection in Cherry Cobbler and Gold. You'll have to let me know what you think.
The collection includes six different co-ordinating Christmas cards, a handmade box that holds a dozen Ghirardelli chocolates, and a 12x12 framed wall decoration. For many of the pieces, I incorporated poinsettias (gold embossing powder on Cherry Cobbler cardstock) made from one of my favourite stamp sets from last year (Watercolour Winter). These all had to be fussy-cut of course. urgh.... Whose idea was this again?!?
Moving on - The framed wall art has the Special Season tree embossed in gold, and a 3-D Christmas Star (embossed in gold) as its focal point. I love the gold-foil "Merry", cut using the Expressions thinlits, and the addition of Merry Mini punched stars (from gold foil and also brushed gold paper) balance everything out nicely.
|Box of Chocolates|
|And inside the box......deliciousness!|
The box of chocolates carry on the Cherry Cobbler/gold theme and the poinsettias.
The Ghirardelli chocolates inside even have shiny packaging. Woot woot. Even I couldn't "plan" that kind of coordination!
And lastly, the set of Christmas cards. Several of the cards use the Labels Thinlit die to create a flip-card with the ever-present poinsettias.
The Christmas Star and several of the other Single Stamps figure prominently too! You know, when they were released, I didn't think I was interested. I ordered them, only because I thought I should...and boy am I ever glad I did!! They are wonderful and trust me, you *need* them too!
Overall, I was quite pleased with the entire collection. pleased enough that I think I need to make another set for myself to keep! So that is what I am setting off to do now.
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Hope you are all enjoying a wonderful weekend! God Bless, ~Cynthia <><