would have to be one of my all time favorite Christmas Carols. For many years each time I heard that carol on the radio I would be reminded how special Christmas is and eagerly looked forward to my yearly trip home to Australia. Now that I am spending the summers in Australia I hear that Christmas Carol and I am reminded of "my other life" in Boston and the friends we have left behind over there. Music always evokes memories and always seems to remind us of a time or people in our lives.
Yesterday, hearing this Christmas Carol reminded me of a very dear friend I left behind in Boston, someone I miss a lot. I was inspired to create a card that would be one-of-a-kind, something special to let her know I was thinking of her. Here is the result of my Christmas Carol inspiration!
Many of the items I used on this card I have been saving in my "personal stash" for quite a number of years. The beautiful Santa Image is from Crafty Secrets and the dimensional birds, pinecones and holly are all from K & Company.
I die-cut the birdcage from patterned paper and gently "rolled" it to give a rounded look and then cut a piece of paper to fit the back and adhered the two outside edges. I finished off the birdcage with a self adhesive pearl and a dusting of liquid snow and diamond dust glitter for extra sparkle.
I also used the liquid snow on top of the window die-cut and then gave Santa some extra sparkle with a combination of Diamond Stickles and Glamour Dust on his beard and fur trim.
Next time you hear your favorite Christmas carol or song on the radio - think about who and where it reminds you of, what does it inspire you to do?