Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Friday, December 21, 2018

HIMCR 383 challenge to keep it simple sweetie for Christmas or a December holiday

It is 3 1/2 days to Christmas and quick, easy greeting cards are just what I need in this busy week. My simple techniques for the challenge entry focus are using 'boxed' tags and an easy stand-up easel card format:

Keeping it simple (about 15 minutes to make from start to finish) also involved having scraps of different patterned papers, stapler/attacher, some gold gems and some decorative tapes ready to go with a few other essential tools.

The above photo shows 3 other gift tag styles made into easel cards.

This photo view is angled enough to really let the foil shine bright! I love this unexpected grouping of patterns and colors to be the setting for the poinsettia tag.

Bonus feature:
This cradle to the cross display was a group effort by almost all the regular attending members of our small Brethren church. We adopted and adapted a decorated tree and cross very similar to what several of us had seen on the internet. We used a tree, lights, ornaments, cradle, tree skirt (covering the cradle) and (spider) plants that the church already had. One member had the timbers and built the cross. Another member ordered the tulle and bought the poinsettia plants and half of the silk flowers on the tree. Many members helped set up the tree, lights, and ornaments. Others are watering the poinsettia and spider plants. And my husband and I donated half of the silk flowers. All of us have expressed delight in how this creative arrangement has filled this sanctuary corner.

HIMCR #383 challenge blog post and the link-up for participating (or for future weeks) can be found here:

*And I will share these in the Facebook group, 100 Pattern Papers Challenge, since several prints are ones I've had for a year or more (green zig-zag, white with large gray dots, green and white diagonal striped, medium gray with small white dot, and a light green marbled print).

Keeping my post fairly simple to fit the theme of the challenge,
Becca S

Merry Christmas!


  1. Wonderful cards Becca, and the Cradle to Grave and Resurrection display is beautiful! We can't have one with out the other, or it makes no sense at all!!
    Christmas blessings to you and yours

    1. Thanks, Maxine, for your encouraging words! Merry Christmas greetings to you and your family!


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