Victorian Christmas Greeting

Ok, its official. Christmas is now only 25 days away. Exciting, but YIKES! Time to buckle down and get busy!

I love this gorgeous antique copper Victorian key! Looks just like something Santa would carry-a magic key in order to enter homes that don’t have fireplaces. This would be a great way to put children’s minds at ease who worry about such things!

All of the ingredients to make Santa’s key card are found in the vintage Victorian Christmas kit. To start, I simply covered a thick piece of cardboard (cut down to 2″x5″) with sheet music, then trimmed the corners to make a tag. I then adhered the Santa dresden image and added some of the foliage that comes in the kit for a bit more texture. I used a punch to create the tab, but you could easily use just a small rectangle folded in half for the same effect. After writing “Santa’s key” on the tab, staple to the tag. I then added a large eyelet at the top and glitter along the sides. Add the key with ribbon, and its all set! Decorate a package, hang on the tree, or add an even longer ribbon and hang on the outside doorknob so Santa can visit!

Here’s a pocket card made again from elements from the Victorian Christmas kit. I love pocket cards-adds another simple dimension, and more surface area for stuff! 🙂

This little vintage crepe rosette was inspired by the one Anabelle made (check out Anabelle’s Guest Designer projects HERE).  Love how it frames that gorgeous vintage foiled Christmas label!

Ok, now this little sheet music disc is something I’ve enjoyed making so much, I’ve made several different types and I’m going to do a tutorial on it on Friday’s post.  It adds so much to the top of that tag! So, check back on Friday!

For the card insert, I simply covered a large manilla tag with sheet music, but added a cardstock area in order to write a greeting.

I think this pocket card would be a great not only as a Christmas card, but to also hold a gift card and stick in someone’s stocking…

See you Friday!
Michelle

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