Saturday, September 15, 2012

Going Postal at Jingle Belles!

Hi! The ladies at Jingle Belles are going postal - in a good way!!! Guest Belle, Lela Meinke has a very unique prompt for us this week....

"Lela suggested we build cards around postcards or real postage or even postal images; we've added in a couple twists of our own, so this fortnight you can choose from a few different-- but all MAIL-RELATED-- options:

make a card that includes faux or real postage or postal images

(mailboxes, postcards, stamps, cancellations, etc)


create a holiday postcard


make a holiday card with a matching (decorated) envelope."
Hmmmm, sounds like fun! I found some mini postcard style tags in my stash . I bought these last year and really had no idea how I was going to use them, until now!!
Here's my card for the postal challenge....
I accented the vintage postcard with a border and tree cut rom my Cricut cartridge Joys of the Season. To give the border and tree a wee bit more  interest I coated the tree with Glimmer Glam ( Hay Ride) and inked the edges with CTMH's Olive ink. Once the glimmer dried on the tree , I curled the edges a bit for an aged look. I used a shimmery green cardstock for the border ; I used some red stickles for berries . I did the same for the holly berries on the postcard . I added
 a Making Memories brad to the corner of the postcard to cover a faux wax seal that I wasn't all that keen on. The ribbon on top was part of the ornament ( a hanger), I just tied it a bow. The crochet trim is SU.Finally, the bling in the background was leftovers from my stash.Oh, and all those lovely papers are from a 6X6 pad from Memory Box called Tinsel.
So that's my postal card! Maybe I'll make an envelope to match!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


  1. Love the bling & your pretty postcard scene ... so glad you had some postal fun with us at jingle belles.

  2. oh ♥WOW♥ that is fabulous miss candy!!! i looooooooooove that sweet mini postcard and you've dressed it just PERFECTLY to make a wonderful card! love the sweet embellies and yes, those are EXACTLY the right papers! well done, you! ♥