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Welcome to my Christmas blog. If you arrived here from my other blog, Gracenotes For Today then you already know all about my love for cardmaking, home dec items, sewing projects and graphic design.

This site will host anything with a Christmas theme, either NEW or that was previously on the Gracenotes For Today site. Also, to the above list, I will include some of my poems that are perfect for use with cardmaking.

I'm so happy you decided to drop by. Please feel free to comment on anything you see here that inspires you.

~ Grace

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Frosty, Shimmery Snowglobes

Snowman Globe 

Everyone loves a snow globe. These ones are no exception. For these ones, I used acetate for the glass to make them more realistic.


Joy Snow Globe card, by Grace Baxter


I kept the backgrounds simple so as not to detract from all the details inside the globes. For both cards I used a snowflake sky that is shimmery. It provided just the right background for the snowman and the church.

Country Church Snow Globe


country church snow globe card, by Grace Baxter

Each globe has sparkly snow inside, but the Peace globe is an actual shaker. Another time, I would not bother with fussing to make it an aperature. It was cute enough without that feature, but the OCD in me always strives to make things as realistic as possible. Sometimes, simpler is best.

Cricut Cartridges Used

Christmas Solutions - church
Joys of the Season - snow globe, "Joy", snowman
Winter Wonderland (Anna Griffin) - "Peace"





December 21, 2015

Elegant Blue Christmas Tree

In Quiet Elegance


Sometimes it is refreshing to pause and just reflect on the blessings of Christmas. In designing this card, I chose to step away from my usual fussing with details. 


blue sparkle tree card, designed by Grace Baxter

The sentiment is simple. The tree is stately and elegant. Blue sparkly cardstock gives it life and shimmer. And for extra sparkle, I added an abundance of crystals.

Background of Noel


In the late 14th century, "Noel" meant "feast of Christmas" and from old French, noel means the Christmas season in reference to the birthday of Christ. As a masculine proper name, it means "born on Christmas". In that case, perhaps I should have named my Christmas Day son Noel (which would be pronounced "nowell" in its masculine form.)

Inside, there is a personal message.






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