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November 24, 2015


Because It's Christmas

As I write this post, Christmas Eve is exactly ONE month away. Decorations are everywhere, in malls and stores, lining the streets of our towns, and making their appearance in our homes as we set up Christmas trees and pull out the holly and mistletoe.

I've been thinking about how I could bring joy to YOU, my followers and visitors. Blogging is sometimes a lonely thing in that I never know who is enjoying what I put out. So, for the next few weeks, I want to post Christmas cards and tags that are on themes you particularly like!

Your Chance to be Heard

I want to know what your own personal favourite theme of Christmas is, and I will create something using your theme. Below are some suggestions. There probably won't be enough time to do all of these, so choose your fave and leave me a comment. I will choose the best-loved themes and work from those ideas.

  • Nativity, baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph, wisemen, shepherds
  • Snowmen
  • Santa
  • Winter scenes: country church, wintery homes
  • Sleighs, with or without horse
  • Nature: deer, pine trees, birds
  • Candles
  • Winter sports: skiing, skating, sledding
  • Holly, wreaths, garland, poinsettias
  • Children's themes: cute reindeer, snow people, carolers, snow days
  • Hominess: fireplace, windows, candles
  • Anything old-fashioned, vintage
  • Music: musical instruments and written music

I can't wait to hear your suggestions! I'll be watching my mailbox for your comments, so don't be shy.

November 9, 2015

2015 Christmas Tags

I've just designed several sets of Christmas gift tags, all new for 2015. Be sure to check out the various designs. Here is a sample of what you can download for FREE!

New for This Year!

You can now ORDER entire sets of tags in any of the designs you like. Names and titles include everyone on your list. I am even preparing CUSTOM tags, just for you! Check out the possibilities at:

Hop on over to It's All About Christmas and check out the newest colourful Family Christmas Tags for 2015!

From the Home page, click the tab, DOWNLOADS CHRISTMAS 2015.



Forever Young and Pretty

Version 2

Here is another Forever Young card with a heavy acrylic embossed window. Overall size of card is 5-3/4" x 5-3/4".

forever young window bday card, by Grace Baxter

The unusual card size meant I had to make a custom envelope. I loved embellishing it with embossing on the outside which, when flipped open reveals the painted embossed flower.

Forever Young Window Bday Card and Custom Envelope, by Grace Baxter
Card and Hand-made Envelope

Forever Young Window Card, embossing closeup, by Grace Baxter
Embossing Close-up

I love using the heavy acrylic for embossing. It gives such strong body to the card. Nothing flimsy here!

Forever Young Window Bday Card, inside, by Grace Baxter
Forever Young Window B-day Card, Inside

Wishing you a beautiful day!

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I guess you might call me a "right brainer", loving all things creative. Cardmaking is the perfect hobby for me as it allows me to be totally creative, combining design with poetry or verses I can compose myself. With Christmas being such an important occasion for cardmaking and crafting, I decided to create a separate blog just for Christmas projects. "It's All About Christmas" will host all my Christmas items. "Gracenotes For Today" will still feature items every other occasion of the year. I hope you'll drop by often and stay awhile!

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