Do you ever get excited about a project, buy all the necessary supplies and then the supplies sit on a shelf in your craft room for quite a while before you tackle it?
Well the project I am sharing today is a little bit like that. I had the supplies ready but just did not have the time to put it together for Christmas 2015. So last week I took everything down from the shelf and got busy.
This project is one I thought of myself. And I was inspired by the Shutterfly Christmas Card that we received from Charles and Nancy with sweet Audrey gracing the front. I told Charles that I wished I had one for each grand. My plan then was to hang them on the tree. Charles told me that I could order just one card from Shutterfly. Of course it was a bit more expensive than ordering a whole stack but I should check it out. Sure enough I followed Charles advice and found that I could order a single card for each grand for about $4. I was able to print their pictures from their first Christmas and I could put the year they were born on the front. I was quite proud of myself.
When the cards arrived, I knew that the Christmas tree idea was not going to work. So I thought to myself, maybe a banner? I went to Hobby Lobby, purchased some cording and red and green material. And last week while watching my new dvds of Call the Midwife, I cut strips of material and strung them on the cording along with the Christmas cards.
This is hanging up in my craft room but I plan to hang it on my Dining Room mirror in December. I am going to have to rework the loops as they are too big and I may add some jingle bells on the ends for decoration. It is a work in progress.
Some Close Ups...
I love that I could custom make the cards at Shutterfly!
I noticed after I ordered my cards that Audrey's is just a bit different but oh well. I am not going to let my OCD bother me over this one. I love that this banner shows how each grand looked on their first Christmas. I am sure I will be bringing it out for many years to come.
Oh and I almost forgot to say ROLL TIDE. Alabama plays Clemson for the national championship tonight. I hope the Crimson Tide rolls over Clemson.