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Holiday Home and Gift Expo

Holiday Home & Gift Expo flyer

Visit Lindsay and her Scraps of the Soul handmade card collection at the Holiday Home & Gift Expo Dec. 1 at the Fairways at Twin Lakes in Kent, Ohio.

Among all the inflatable holiday characters inhabiting front lawns, Black Friday advertisements and two constant streams of Christmas music on the radio, I’m willing to bet you’re ready for Dec. 25.

As if you haven’t begun making a list and checking it twice, while slurping down sweet, delicious peppermint mochas, don’t waste any time getting yourself into the holiday spirit.

This Sunday marks the first Holiday Home & Gift Expo at the Fairways at Twin Lakes in Kent, Ohio, and you’re invited to stop by to visit me and other vendors as we attempt to entice you with handmade items you can purchase as gifts–or for yourself.

From noon until 5 p.m. you are welcome to stop by at any time to get started on your gift list, window shop or browse the gift baskets available. Hope to see you there!

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A Start

Apparently two viewings of The Nutcracker in one weekend put me in the mood to start my Christmas cards last night.

I started with the envelopes:

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Following a design I found on Pinterest, I used the giant mug I painted at All Fired Up! to trace half circles along the bottom right corner of each envelope.

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Instead of painting the green wreaths on each envelope and waiting for them to dry, I used two green shades of my watercolor markers. I like the way the colors blended together!

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Next I moved on to the cards. (I’ve counted 76 recipients, but I’ll make 80 just in case!)

Using the green cardstock I bought at Hollo’s last month, I cut half circles to fold into the Christmas trees for the front of each card.

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I opened another find on Pinterest to create each tree. Although the folding part was tricky to master based on the photo I found, I kept trying slightly different techniques until I found a method that worked well.

80 paper Christmas trees later, I’m off to a good start!

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So this is Christmas

With more than a week to spare before Dec. 25, I finished all 80 of my Christmas cards that needed to be done. I’ll call that my personal best. It’s amazing what two simple designs, some (legitimate) free time and Henry Ford’s assembly line technique can accomplish.

Merry Christmas!

Tree stamp Christmas card

Tree stamp

Santa stamp Christmas Card

Santa stamp

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