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Countdown 2 Christmas – Day 4

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Welcome to day 4 of Pink Paislee’s Countdown 2 Christmas Event!  If you are just joining us you might want to go back and read all about our 25 day event HERE and HERE.  We want you to be ‘in the know’ about all of the free printables and weekly giveaways!

Are you ready for more holiday traditions and activities? Because today’s theme is all about Seasons Greetings! Sending out those holiday cards and dropping them in the mail before it is too late.  It is me, or does it feel like Christmas just sneaks up on you? Suddenly it’s just around the corner and I *should* really be making some trips to the post office. That being said, sending out holiday greetings is another December activity that you can include in your daily memory making for this month.

I decided to create a number of cards this year using the Merry & Bright collection and then I had fun actually capturing bits and pieces of  my yearly ritual:

Countdown to Christmas Day 4 by Sarah Webb @pinkpaislee @scropping #pinkpaislee #PPC2C

I think it will be interesting to look back and see my process “in the works.”

Countdown to Christmas Day 4 by Sarah Webb @pinkpaislee @scropping #pinkpaislee #PPC2C

My first chore task was to collect addresses. A lot my family and friends moved this year, so I chose to use social media spots to collect addresses. I took a picture of my computer screen, but I was also careful not to include anyone that might not want to be in the screen capture (and seen in an online post).

Countdown to Christmas Day 4 by Sarah Webb @pinkpaislee @scropping #pinkpaislee #PPC2C

I thought it would be fun to record some of the steps involved in getting my cards out by typing up the list of steps. To add to this pocket I used a foam dot to add a little dimension to the red star in the pocket.

Countdown to Christmas Day 4 by Sarah Webb @pinkpaislee @scropping #pinkpaislee #PPC2C

And of course, using one of the 4×4 journaling cards, with a few pieces of ephemera is a great way to fill a pocket when you are out of pictures or ideas!

Countdown to Christmas Day 4 by Sarah Webb @pinkpaislee @scropping #pinkpaislee #PPC2C

The cards are of course the star of the show in this spread.

Countdown to Christmas Day 4 by Sarah Webb @pinkpaislee @scropping #pinkpaislee #PPC2C

Adding stitching was the finishing touch this pocket needed. I cut my cards down to a little less than 4×4 to accommodate the extra space the dimension needed for elements like the foam silver number.

Countdown to Christmas Day 4 by Sarah Webb @pinkpaislee @scropping #pinkpaislee #PPC2C

I trimmed down the picture of my stack of cards and adhered it to a piece of patterned paper that reads neutral so the detail in the picture is not lost. The flag sticker and the silver strip are both neutral enough to add detail without standing out.

Countdown to Christmas Day 4 by Sarah Webb @pinkpaislee @scropping #pinkpaislee #PPC2C

I also took a picture of my favourite card and decided at the last minute to include in my spread for future inspiration!

Countdown to Christmas Day 4 by Sarah Webb @pinkpaislee @scropping #pinkpaislee #PPC2C

Oh, and one last picture to inspire  you before I go. I have the cover of my album embellished with a little bit of matching ribbon and pieces from the ephemera!  I topped that off with the 25 from the Foam Foil sticker set. I love how Pink Paislee designed the sequin star big enough that I could decorate right over the top of it without losing any of the sparkle or the shape underneath. Brilliant!

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I hope that I have inspired you to capture some of the ritual holiday activities in your December Countdown 2 Christmas! Stop by tomorrow for…

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Collection used: Merry & Bright

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7 Responses to "Countdown 2 Christmas – Day 4"

  • Jean Marmo
    December 4, 2014 - 11:38 am

    Love this layout and those cards!

  • Pam
    December 4, 2014 - 1:22 pm

    Love, love your layouts, so inspiring! Are the products just paper or are there digital products?

  • Amy M.
    December 4, 2014 - 4:15 pm

    What beautiful cards!

  • Laura Turcotte
    December 5, 2014 - 5:37 am

    Love this page—so great!

  • Tara McCarthy
    December 5, 2014 - 1:32 pm

    Love that Christmas tree card. I’m a huge fan of card making and this one is great!

  • Gail L
    December 7, 2014 - 10:42 pm

    This is stunning!

  • Michelle Price
    December 8, 2014 - 12:07 am

    So pretty! Love how you’ve used the ribbon!