My original muse came for this idea because my sister worked for the postal service. The other inspiration was that, with my family being so remote, a large part of how I communicate with people is via cards going through the postal system.
I've been collecting all things postal for a long time: cancelled stamps, postoid stamps, postcard stamps, postcards, stencils -- you name it. This cancelled rose postage stamp called to me as a holiday image because that is the theme I use to decorate my family room. I have garland and roses on my mantel all december, and all throughout the house. The front door holds a wreath with roses, waiting to greet loved ones.
Thanks for taking a closer peek! And thanks to those great gals, Lauren and Stef, for the chance to participate!
I hope you're inspired to play along with this theme. I can't wait to admire all your lovely creations!!
Stamps: SU! Pines and Pointsettias; post card stamp (unknown)
Colors: SU! Early Espresso and Very Vanilla
Paper: SU! Early Espresso and Very Vanilla cardstock, Manila folder
Embellies: SU! fabric, SU! lace, SU! distressing inks, wreath charm (unknown). roses (prize stash from Lauren!), SU! postal stamp punch
Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012 GMT Views: 1212
i'm thinking the xmas card makers of the world are going to really have to "get their game on" in a biiiiiiig way if they want to create a postal masterpiece that approaches this one! i loooooooooooooove that gorgeous fabric background, and the rose theme, and that luscsious lace; it astonishes me that your entire beautiful card could be inspired by-- and have as focal point-- a postage stamp that's less than an inch square, but what a stamp it is, and what a talent you have!
thank you sooooo very much for the suggestion, for your lovely card, AND for making my blog-job so incredibly easy; what a pleasure to have you on the team with us this fortnight! ♥♥♥
Registered: November 4, 2006 Location: Midwest Posts: 24435
Sun, Sep 09, 2012 @ 11:10 AM
Wowza girlfriend ... I adore that card ... and being married to a postal carrier, I too love all things postal ... heading off to hunt through my canceled stamps to see if there are some I can use in my next design. So very very glad you joined us at Jingle Belles with such a fabulous prompt.
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Sat, Sep 22, 2012 @ 9:18 AM
How wonderful to be a guest designer!!! I LOVE the thought of roses at Christmas time and image your house to be so beautiful throughout the whole holiday season!!! Your card is so very pretty!!! I love looking around the card and seeing so many little details! LOVE the postage stamp as the focal point too! Fantastic Christmas card!!!
Registered: September 12, 2007 Location: Wake Forest, NC Posts: 61619
Sat, Sep 22, 2012 @ 6:15 PM
Vintage at its best! I love your post office inspiration as the basis for yourcreation. I love all the detail. I used to live in Roseville and found myself in Rocklin many many times. It was just down the road for me.
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