Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Christmas Card Display & YMH News

Hi friends,
I have a project to get you thinkin' about the Holiday Season. I know it's way early, but my brain works in its own place & time! For the most part I just try to stay out of it's way & let it do it's thing! I have created a very simple Tabletop Card Display. I don't get an avalanche of Christmas cards, and sad, but true- they eventually end up in the round file. But not the handcrafted ones ;) I wanted to create something where I can showcase the handmade ones that I receive so that they get a "special" place- since they're heartmade. Here it is:

It's Christmas Tree shaped & it has 3 sides/panels with a very dimensional star at the top.

Here's a view of each of the 3 sides/panels:
Side 1:

Side 2:

Side 3:
The panels flow from one paper to the next seamlessly. The bottoms are anchored with this fabulous ribbon from Pebbles Inc. It comes with 5 different patterns of the same color (Olive, in this case). I absolutely LOVED working with this ribbon! I created & adhered bows to each bottom edge & center.

I used some Clips (in the Christmas Theme) to hold the cards to the display. I used velcro behind the clips so I could rearrange the cards if I chose to. Here's a look at the cards arranged on the display:

The clips hold the cards very securely. You can add more or fewer. This is a great way to display photos or photo cards as well. This is a picture of my little one (when he was a little one still -insert tears here- He doesn't look like this anymore, so that's why I'm sharing this one.)

Now here is a quick card I made incorporating the clips & the ribbon:

I took some ribbon strips, frayed the edges a bit & added them to the panel to create the tree. I scattered some bling to decorate. If you notice the clips serve two purposes: 1) to attach the panel to the card and 2) as the message. The clips are pre-printed with Christmas words. These read "Merry" "Christmas" (just in case it's a little hard to read.) If you don't want the word to show, you can just flip it over to the back where it's blank- you can use both sides. You can add your own word if you'd like. It also comes with a clipper tool to make it easy to clip them to papers. They're just a fun little embelly that doesn't add a lot of bulk.

The best part is that these items are ON SALE for seriously bonker prices! The ribbon comes in almost a dozen colors. You will love it! The clips with the clipper tool come in different themes (not just Christmas). Ok, but get this: because this is a grand reopening of Your Memories Here Store you will get an additional 10% off---> including sale & clearance items! Woo Hoo!
There will also be giveaways all week on the YMH Design blog. Sign up to be a follower & enter the drawings for your chance to win. Be sure to check the YMH Design Blog for all the deets & giveaways! You will also get to peek at what the rest of the DT has created :)

Here's a quick link to the ribbon and the clips.
They have lots of other goodies on sale too.

Thanks so much for peekin' today! I hope you can jump in on the ribbon, other goodies & win some prizes too! Bye for now :)

The 411
Paper: Oh Joy- Cosmo Cricket
Other: Olive Ribbon- Pebbles, Inc, Clipper +50 clips (Christmas)- Around the Block


  1. AWESOME projects and post! I am SOOOO glad I picked you!

  2. This is a fantastic project and like you I don't get a great deal of cards...would be a wonderful way to display the few I do. Thanks so much for sharing and the directions for making it.

  3. Wonderful project! Love the idea of having a place to hold special cards, you could even make one that wasn't Christmas. Great job!

  4. Pretty cool idea and it looks so good.

    Alice UK

  5. Fun project! Love the idea to display handmade cards separately!

  6. Great project! I do the same thing and only display the hand crafted cards we receive!

  7. Is there instructions? Great idea


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