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Tis the Season

ZunkyChic Christmas Card

I had very different plans for this year’s Christmas cards, but then I saw this very cool paper in the clearance section of my favorite scrapbook store, and I couldn’t resist. I knew I could make it look Christmas-y, and I loved the muted tones, which match so well with our holiday decor.

So, I got to work on a new design and here is what I came up with:

ZunkyChic Christmas Card

I used white cardstock for the base, layered the patterned paper with tulle, vintage sheet music, and wax paper that I tore into pieces.

I printed my vintage postcard image onto fabric and then stitched it on top. A stamped sentiment and some vintage mica flakes complete the frosty look.

ZunkyChic Christmas Card

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Christmas Fairies

Each year, I design a new Christmas ornament for our tree, and make a few to share with friends and family. This year, I also swapped with the very talented Audrey Pettit.

Here is my ornament:

ZunkyChic Christmas Fairies

I made the mushroom from paperclay, and then painted and glittered it once it dried.

I made the two little fairies using vintage images from my stash.

ZunkyChic Christmas Fairy Ornament

I attached the mushroom to an ornament clip base (the kind used to put candles on your tree). I gave the little fairy at the base her own little garden to tend.

ZunkyChic Christmas Fairy Ornament

And here is the ornament that Audrey made for me:

Audrey Pettit Snowman

Isn’t he adorable? Audrey sews the most wonderful holiday projects, and makes all kinds of beautiful paper crafts. I was so lucky that she agreed to swap with me! I hope we’ll do it again soon.

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