Happy Winter Solstice today, Northern Hemisphere!
Do I need to repeat my mini-rant from last week? That all December holidays are really just about bringing the light into the darkest days in the Northern Hemisphere? Didn't think so.
But you may need an explanation of the Winter Solstice theme...my parents, brother and I are non-religious, but still did a present exchange in December when all of the other families did. When I was in early primary school this was questioned by my schoolmates, which made me go home and ask my parent. So we discussed it at the dinner table and we decided that we didn't want to give up the practice just because we didn't observe one of the "standard" holidays, so we designated our holiday as Winter Solstice (see philosophical statement above) and gift giving as a family appreciation practice. Thus, my Winter Solstice cards for this year:
These are very much like the other Feels Like Frost DSP and Evergreen Forest cards I showed here, but instead of a straight cut I used. my favourite Curvy die once again. In fact, I used it twice, since I also cut a bit of Misty Moonlight cardstock to layer between the DSP and Seaside Spray cardstock. One has the Misty Moonlight In Color ribbon, and the other has the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack twine. I printed the sentiment from my computer (let me know if you ever want the codes to match SU! colours!) and cut them with the Stitched Rectangles dies.
Of course, with different sentiments (or none at all) these would be great for many occasions. Here's what I used to make them...click on any picture to go to my online store.
I've been paper-crafting since 2006, and an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010. I love sharing my craft with others, either through classes or by creating special cards and gifts that meet their needs. Join me in creating fun!