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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

8 comments:

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  4. Pretty cool idea and it looks so good.

    Alice UK

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

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

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  7. Is there instructions? Great idea

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