Friday, August 14, 2015

special delivery

to you... from ♥JINGLE BELLES♥! this fortnight we're making holiday cards with a mail or postal theme. so what do we mean? well, you could use faux or real  postage... or postal images (mailboxes, postcards, stamps, etc.)... or another option is to create a holiday postcard or make a holiday card with a matching decorated envelope. see, there are LOTS of choices, and you are cordially invited to choose any (or all!) of them and join us in the card-makin' fun! here's what i made:

postcard+santa collaged image: xmas postcard journalers #1 by katie pertiet, designer digitals, printed on kodak premium glossy photo paper; patterned papers: basic grey, october afternoon, jenni bowlin; "noel" letter stickers: echo park; glossy white cardstock: paper accents; ink: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape

one of the very first digital items i ever bought --and it's still one of my all-time faves, actually-- was a set of katie pertiet's christmas postcard journalers from designer digitals. and holy moly, i have used the heck out of those things! ironically, i'm pretty sure the one thing i've never used them for is journaling. package tags? yepper! address labels? lotsa times! a couple of years ago i even used the bell one as part of our ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ header. but my favorite thing is to make them the centerpiece of a postal-themed holiday card. so that's what i did here. :)

meanwhile, miss stephanie has a pretty fab collection of mail-related stamps, and she's used an uuuuuuuuuber-cute one this week! check it out, won't you? 


  1. So much fun Lauren, great theme from the Belles!

  2. Squeeee! What a fantastic prompt - wow, this one is screaming my name! Sure hope I can slow things down long enough to make a card for this one!
    I adore your Santa postal card! Great combination of patterns and images - love!
    Shanna :)

  3. I absolutely love your design, Lauren! What a festive card and that's the jolliest of Santas delivering his special letter!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Ho, Ho, Whoa! A fabulous card for the holidays! Love Mr. St. Nick. Cute card Lauren!


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