Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Christmas Friends Sneak Peek Day #2

Hello Everyone!

Here are some more ideas for ways to use the new stamp set called Christmas Friends released by Papertrey Ink. You can purchase this set for $24 beginning Nov. 15 on the Papertrey website.

You will love all the unique images!

One of my favorites is the Christmas star. I think I use it on all of my projects! It is not a traditional five point star which makes it much more interesting and compelling to look at. There are two sizes which make it fun to create the starry night look for a background or to integrate with other stamps in the set.

This paper was BoBunny and had the sweetest wording in a very trendy font style. I thought the paper was more of the sentiment that sets the tone with thoughts like: "I believe in Santa", "tis the season", and "jingle bells".
I love the combo of a warm color (PTI's scarlet jewel cardstock) mixed with a cool wintry green.
When I designed this stamp set, I dimmed the lights and played my favorite piano Christmas music. It was so soothing and inspiring. Whenever I am working on Christmas related projects, I love to use it as an excuse to play a Christmas movie or CD. :) Hot cocoa is always fun, too! Just keep it a safe difference from your projects! Christmas is without question my favorite season of the year, so I have an extensive Christmas movie collection. I am always adding to it each year.
What's YOUR favorite Christmas movie?
I would love to hear! It's hard to decide between... Home Alone, The Grinch, TheMuppet Christmas Carol, Santa Clause, oh gee.... the list just goes on! Just this past week I gave myself a Birthday present and ordered the Jim Henson muppet movie: The Christmas Toy on DVD. Anyone remember that one? We had it recorded on VHS from when it was on TV when I was a kid, but it there wasn't enough tape to finish the movie, so I really don't remember the ending very well. I am looking forward to reliving the and sharing the childhood memories of this movie with my son this year!
Have a fabulous day! Keep dreaming...


  1. One of my all-time favorite Christmas specials is A Charlie Brown Christmas. Coming in second is It's A Wonderful Life, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, A Christmas Story, Here Comes Santa Claus... Okay, I could go on forever :)

    I love the star...a lovely twinkle in the sky.

    Kim from CS (who will now go as Kimberly Ann, since there are so many Kim's out there)

  2. I love your little star too :) I've had different "favorites" over the years, my current favorite is Elf! Silly I guess, but I think that movie is SO funny! And of course It's a Wonderful Life will never go out of style!

  3. A lovely rich and elegant card - I love your tip about getting into the mood and listening to Christmas music!

  4. My all time favorite movie is White Christmas. I have loved this move since I was a kid. I watched it everytime it was on TV. So much so that my Dad really got tired of it!

    Can't wait to see the full set!

  5. Am loving the sneak peeks of this set -- really, really lovely. I bought two Christmas sets last month, but gee whiz, how am I going to control myself *this* month? I think my all-time favorite Christmas movie is A Charlie Brown Christmas and it's so fun to be able to share it with my daughter now.

  6. Family Man. Love it - DH and I watch it every year. We can relate to it even more with a 3yr old tucked away upstairs now !
    Beautiful cards !

  7. Gorgeous card. I love the colors and your little star is so sweet.

  8. what a beautiful card. and, you've designed an amazing stamp set!

    God bless!

  9. I have to say I love "Christmas Vacation." I never get tired of watching it!

  10. Natalie WintersteinNovember 12, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    I love many of the above mentioned movies, but a favorite growing up was "All I Want For Christmas". Really cute!

    Love the stamp set and can't wait for the release! :)



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