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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.

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~ Grace

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December 18, 2009

JOY To You At Christmas

Christmas & Music

Christmas and music just naturally go together. This is probably my favourite Christmas Card. A lot went into it as you will notice. The recipient was my very musical daughter so I used an actual excerpt of the music from "Joy To The World".

The large alphabet letters are from the Alphalicious cartridge. For the "O" I created a wreath from punched, overlapped branches. I also used a lot of gold gilding on the edges and lightly sponged over the music.


I created the verse on my computer, then gilded the edges with gold and added some punched evergreen branches.

Sleighride Together With Me

Vintage Sleighride

There still are a few of the older sleighs around. But the idea of a horse-drawn sleighride is a romantic idea that seems to be lost in modern society.

sleighride together with me, card design by Grace Baxter

For this card, I wanted to bring the Christmas song to life by using its lyrics in the sentiment.


The inside top features an excerpt from the actual music score of the song, Sleighride. The recipient of this card is very musical and loved the music addition.

Sleighride Together with Me, card inside. Design by Grace Baxter

Cartridges Used

Christmas Cheer - sleigh
Gypsy Wanderings or Home Decor - flourish

Chubby Snowman Card

Glammed Up Snowman

I enjoyed making this little winter scene featuring a rolly-polly snowman. The snow layer is cut from thin, sparkled felt. The snowman and broom were from Christmas Cheer.

chubby snowman card, by Grace Baxter

Snowflake sky background paper is always useful in making Christmas cards and tags. I like this one for the gradient shades of blue.

The phrase Merry Christmas was cut from Beyond Birthdays. For the face of the snowman, I had to cut a blackout layer in black so that his eyes and mouth and buttons would show up black.

The broom adds a touch of whimsy to finish off the front.


Santa's Old-Fashioned Hat

vintage Santa hat, by Grace Baxter

This card was fairly simple to whip up, yet it looks quite elegant and fun.

I used the Christmas Cheer cartridge for this one. The hat's fringe and pom-pom are layered several times, then popped and sparkled with lots of glitter.

Vintage Colours

I used vintages shades of red and green. The cardstock in both colours has some distressing. Click the pic to view close-up.

Vintage Santa hat, angled. Design by Grace Baxter

Also, I inked the edges in both red and metallic gold around all sides, inside and out. All white parts are sparkled up with glitter. When done, the whole thing looked quite striking.


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