I am sorry I have been so quiet. I haven’t  stamped this week. The kids are home and it’s hard to work when they are there. Instead we hang out or I have my nose in a book (Sword of Truth series, Terry Goodkind).

In Germany we open present Christmas Eve. Since the kids stopped believing in Santa, our family follows that tradition. That way Rick and I get to sleep in Christmas morning. You got to love that. Anyway….since for me Christmas is today, I thought I wish you a Merry Christmas. I really appreciate all your kind words and support you give me! May your Christmas be merry and filled with family, friends and love!

I have a 3″ x 3″ notecard box to share with you that I created for a video tutorial last week.

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The box base is created out of Real Red cardstock. The patterned paper is from the My Mind’s Eye Colorful Christmas Paper Kit.

The adorable bird and sentiment are from Taylored Expressions Set Wings of Joy. The bird was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on White Neenah paper, colored with Copic Markers and cut out. The oval frames were cut with Oval Nestabilities out of White Neenah, Pumpkin Pie SU and Turquoise Core’dinations cardstock. The white oval was air brushed with a light YG Copic Marker. The swirl and snowflakes are also from the set Wings of Joy and were stamped in Shabby Shutter Distress ink. The sentiment was stamped in Tuxedo black ink. I attached the bird to the sentiment layer with dimensionals. The layers were attached to the box also with dimensionals. Stampin’ Up!’s red polka dotted ribbon finished off the box.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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Beate

Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

26 Responses to “Merry Christmas”

  1. Merry Christmas Beate!
    Your 3×3 Christmas box is adorable!

  2. Frohe Weihnachten wuensche ich Dir auch, Beate!!! I hope you and your family have the most wonderful Christmas ever and a relaxed time with family and friends. Thanks for all of your amazing tutorials you create and the time you spend recording them. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  3. Merry Christmas, Beate.. you have truly blessed us with your talents this year. May the blessings for you and your family be tenfold in 2010.

  4. We’re a Christmas Eve family too Beate! Blessings to your family and I hope you have some wonderful times together this season.

    Adorable box too! That little hat on the bird is cute!

  5. Another fun one Beate! must make one too!

  6. Beate,

    I’ve been thinking of you this week and hoping that on the days that the sun peeks through it helps you smile a bit more about being in Ohio. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas. If you every want to crab a cup of coffee or shop for stamping supplies just give an a ring…well, email me. Many blessing to you in the new year.

    Nikki

  7. So lovely – sweet and festive. Spotted this earlier, but my sis arrived before I could leave a comment. We always celebrated on Christmas Eve as well as Christmas Day, as my mum was French.
    Hope you had a great Christmas Eve and have a great day tomorrow too.

  8. MERRY CHRISTMAS sweety!! Hope you have a great 2010!

    Luvvv, Karin {just got home before christmas, lucky me, but 2009 ends in the hospital and 2010 starts in the hospital :( }

  9. Merry Christmas, Beate! I love your sweet box, especially that dotted red ribbon!

  10. Merry Christmas, Beate! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!
    Beautiful project!!!

  11. Merry Christmas, Beate! Mine is a Christmas Eve home, also.

    Thank you for all you have given – I discovered your blog in March of this year and have learned SO much from you. I appreciate your talent and your gift of teaching.

    Hugs.

  12. Liebe Beate, auch ich wünsche dir und deiner Famile ein schönes Weihnachtsfest und alles Gute für die kommende Zeit… Bleibt gesund und munter! Ich denke a dich! Viele liebe Grüße…

  13. Frohe Weihnachten Dir, Beate! Danke für das Tutorial! Rutsch gut in 2010 rein, bleib gesund und so kreativ wie bisher. Ganz liebe Grüße!

  14. This time of year is for spending time with family. You never have to apologize for that. Any time you post is always a treat. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you and your family the merriest Christmas.

  15. Merry Christmas Beate and family!!
    Beautiful box!

  16. Beate, I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful day and a happy 2010. I so appreciate all the time you take to share your talent and ideas with the rest of us. It is a big help.

  17. Merry Christmas!

    Thanks for all the video tutorials!

  18. Merry Christmas Beate, The 3 x 3 box is great. I’m planning a class for the senior community and I think this idea would be nice for them.

    I have also been ready the Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind. I’m on the 8th book Naked Empire. I just love reading his books.

  19. Auch von mir ein frohes Fest… hope you enjoy beeing with the family and I hope you get some relaxing time with your book (nothing better than that – a book takes me usually completly out of this world 😉 )
    Thanks for all the effort with your tutorials – I love them and the really help me – keep going
    Hugs & Smiles

  20. Merry Christmas Beate! I am looking forward to meeting you at CHA in January! Hugs, Harriet

  21. Hope you have a safe and happy Christmas Beate.

  22. Thank you for sharing your talent with us this year Beate…May you and yours have a wonderful New Year! I have really enjoyed all that you have shown me in your videos!!

  23. That is just so cute, thanks for the video! Merry Christmas!

  24. Beate, I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. My great grandparents on my mother’s side were from Germany, and so our tradition was always to gather for Christmas celebration on Christmas Eve as well, and we carry on today with my daughter and my grandchildren.

    Thank you for all you do at SCS and share here as well! The demands on your time must be great and what time you are able to share is greatly appreciated!

  25. FANTASTIC, Beate! I’ve got tomorrow off work and I’m so going to make a bunch of these up! TFS!

  26. Great tutorial Beate! Hope you had a Merry Christmas :)

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