I know it's not quite Christmas yet but I have to start early or I will never get finished. I started first with the Christmas Thank You's I wanted to make for my Grandson Brady. He's only 10 months old but we may as well start early with the teaching. :) So I started out with the "Simple Seasonal Thanks" Stamp Set. I stamped the Snowman with Stazon Jet Black Ink, knowing that I'd have to do something with the hat and scarf at least. Then I took my "Real Red" Stampin Write marker and colored in the red polka dots on the snowman's hat and scarf. I then cut the snowman out and glued him on a piece of 4 x 5 1/2 " piece of real red cardstock and stuck the snowman on it. I applied sticky strip (double sided tape) to the cuff of the hat. I then applied white flocking (non stampin' up! product) to that. I used my marker again, this time only orange for his carrot nose. I needed an envelope for him since he is more like a post card than a regular card. I took one of Stampin' Ups' medium sized envelopes, added the striped paper on to it, trimmed it to fit. Now, I wanted to make about 18 of these so he would have plenty of them to send at the holidays but I needed a box for them. So I started looking around and came up with this window box made from "Merry Moments" Designer Series Paper and "Clearly Thanks" Window Sheets. The Window sheet looks like snow coming down. I made the box a little bigger than the envelope and at one end cut a rectangal for the window sheet. I attached this with Sticky Strip to the designer paper. I then folded the box and used sticky strip to attach the corners. I did the same for the bottom of the box leaving out the window. I put my cards and evelopes inside the box and added a 3/4" wide strip of red and white polka dot ribbon to the box to keep it closed. This will just slide off the end when you want to open the box.
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