Holiday DIY :: The Stamp, The Print & Embossing Gun

Hi everyone! It is here, it is here, the Christmas Eve is here! Do I sound way too cheerful and slightly uncomposed? You bet! I love Christmas Eve, and any evening proceeding a big holiday for that matter. It is full of hope, anticipations and  lots of forgiveness. We let the kids stay up beyond their normal bed time, we eat to our hearts content, and have a chocolate chip cookie while you are at it! Guilt is something we wrap up with the left over wrapping paper and shovel to the deepest end of the Christmas tree. It won’t be “discovered” until after New Year’s as we put away all the holiday stuff along with the glee.

One of my holiday ritual is making greeting cards. It started the Christmas after our first one was born, all of a sudden, we felt obligated to update friends and relatives about how we do as a family. Most recipients probably don’t find our lives as interesting, but certainly they like to look at cute faces. We also do love to receive holiday cards, witness our friends’ children grown year after year.

In the past few years, I had gotten lazy and relied on online printing services. Was going down the same route this year but a casual stop at Paper Source changed my mind completely. That place, let me tell you, is like a newborn — woos you with all the cuteness, get you hooked, then take all your money and energy! I had made four separate trips and spent hundreds to get the materials, then too-many-to-count hours to assemble them into finished cards. “Why did I do this to myself?!” I grumbled. “It is who you are.” replied he-who-knows-me-better. Next year, I would do the same thing again. 😀

I wore this outfit during my third trip to the paper store. The cloud-print blouse bounced as I hurried in and out, while the dot prints on my trousers shimmered like the Christmas ornaments. It made running a holiday chore much more tolerable.

IMG_0432 IMG_0467IMG_0565IMG_0513IMG_0526Here are a picture of supplies I used this time and the finished product. Fun, no?

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Thank you so much for reading! Would love to hear about your holiday ritual. Wish you all the peace and joy in this magical night!

:: Outfit ::

Printed Cotton Blouse :: Kenzo (limited size on sale here)
Printed Foulard Trousers: J Crew ( only size 4 left here);
Denim Jacket ::  True Religion (similar here)
Booties::  Ralph Lauren (old);
Accessories :: Chanel bag & sunglasses;
no-name crystal necklace;

 

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8 comments on “Holiday DIY :: The Stamp, The Print & Embossing Gun

  1. Xuan

    Wow! Outstanding !

    1. petiteflower

      Thank you, Xuan. Merry Christmas!

  2. samba

    Love this outfit! Cute an comfy. Enjoy reading your blog. Keep up the good work in the new year!

    1. petiteflower

      Thank you for all the encouragements, I will try my best, now and in the new year. 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  3. Tracy

    Love the look, especially the pants! And the DIY, will definitely try. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

    1. petiteflower

      Thank you, Tracy! Card-making is fun and rewarding, please do share if you make any. 🙂

  4. Wenyun He

    That Cotton Blouse is gorgeously simple!

    1. petiteflower

      Thanks! I like the print and the not-too-fitted design around the waist, make it very comfortable to wear and a bit carefree.:)