Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Flannel Christmas

When I was young, my grandma decided that my sister and I needed to make our own quilts for our beds.  So, she took us shopping for material.  We were supposed to pick out something that coordinated.  Being sisters, and very different from one another, we struggled to find a pattern that we could both agree on.  But we finally settled on a simple plaid - mine in red and black, and my sister's in royal blue and black.  We took the fabric home, and grandma helped us put everything together to tie and bind the quilts.  


Handmade Christmas Card with red and black plaid background, and gold and white embelishment.  Featuring Fun Stampers Journey products.

I used that quilt for 25 years, but finally this past year, I had to admit it was finally irreparable.  The fabric had become so thin, that it was shredding into strips.  The quilt is gone now, but I have an association with red and black plaid that comes from that.  This particular pattern in these colors always triggers memories of my grandma helping me with that quilt.

Handmade Christmas Card with red and black plaid background - created wth the Fun Stampers Journey Flannel Life Background Stamp - and gold and white accents - created with the FSJ Poinsettia Burst Stamp Set, Type Block ATS Stamp Set, and white and gold heat embossing.

For today's card, I brought in a bit of gold and white to the classic red and black plaid.  I love how they pop against the darker tones.  Lots and lots of layering went into this card, to add interest and depth.

Handmade Christmas Card with red and black plaid background - created wth the Fun Stampers Journey Flannel Life Background Stamp - and gold and white accents - created with the FSJ Poinsettia Burst Stamp Set, Type Block ATS Stamp Set, and white and gold heat embossing.

I hope you will have a wonderful holiday tomorrow!  If you are traveling, please be safe.  Enjoy the turkey & taters, and know that I'm very grateful for YOU! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Much love,                                                                             
                                              









PS.  Have your supply lists from this, and previous, posts?  Ready to start shopping for those fun stamps and papers?   You can click the blue links in the downloaded supply list to be taken straight to my Fun Stampers shop, or click the thumbnails at the bottom of my posts to shop.  I'd love to have you as a customer! 

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