A Merry Christmas card with a family of snowmen, my December 4th contribution to making festive things December 04 2016, 0 Comments

This "Merry Christmas" card belongs to my brother and his family now. I hand-delivered it to them today when they came over with my grandmother...plus I got to give Gram her card too. We spent the day baking and decorating Christmas cookies and hanging out, catching up with one another. It was a happy day.

Everyone is smiling (brother, sister-in-law, niece and grandmother)...even these snowmen.

Early this morning I finished their card by adding this little "I love snow" snowman to the line-up of snowmen because his family has six people in it and I was getting that vibe that it was him, his wife and the four darling sweetheart children. (All innocent angelic faced nieces and nephews of mine). 

See, the four snowmen kids...all smiling and holding hands...peaceful...like in real-life. (wink wink). 

So on day 4 of my own personal challenge to make something festive each day this month, then blog about it, I find myself claiming this card to be today's contribution. 

The background of the card is made up of several different printed papers, some edged with Tim Holtz Distress inks. The Merry Christmas banner is popped up off the card with a couple of pop-dots to give it dimension.

Adding a little red bird in the upper left corner was just what it needed to complete the look I wanted. I placed him on top of the gold sideways facing paisley top of the printed paper. I thought it looked like a branch of a tree for the bird to perch on.

I also gave them a wooden ornament like the one I blogged about yesterday for my Brother-In-Law and his family, which you can read about HERE.  

Here's the backside of my brothers' family's ornament with a 6 cent US Postal stamp on it. The Christmas train was such a classic image to add and sits on top of and in between stamped snowflakes and a swirl stenciled brown border.

Gram received the Christmas card I made on 12/2/16 and blogged about HERE.  

When I made it...I knew it was for her. 

This is Gram. This is Gram decorating lots of cookies today.  She's looking amazing for a spry 95 year old. 

 

And this little cutie-pie is one of those smiling little angels I bragged about earlier.   

So besides having way too much fun today, we all got our artistic groove on by decorating Christmas cookies. Now just not to eat them all!

Thanks for reading my blog. Enjoy your day.

Written by Jennifer Quilty for Tamm's Marketplace on 12/4/16.