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Christmas Collage Creations

With Christmas only six weeks away it's probably about time I give some thought to creating cards to send out with my holiday greetings for family and friends.  I love all the wonderful collage images for Christmas that are available at Altered Pages so found myself revisiting some of my previous creations using them.  Given this is Thursday here's a Throwback style post sharing some of them in the hope they will inspire you all and give you a bit of an idea of what you will find in the shop at Altered Pages.

Whether its Vintage Santas, Retro, Snowman, Angels or simply cute Christmas Characters Altered Pages has you covered and these are all great to team with other supplies available in-store too!

The images are always the star of the show no matter how big your creation and are perfect teamed with stenciled backgrounds, gelli prints or patterned papers.

You will also find great color mediums, and embellishments at Altered Pages.  From Paint and Ink to Embossing Powders, Flowers, German Scrap, Chip/Cardboard Edgings, Glitter and Bling.  Be sure to scroll through all the tabs on the website as there is always something new to discover and you never know what you may find that will inspire your next creation.

You don't have to be limited to just cards.  The bottle top images make great wineglass charms and the like too.

Be sure to pop back each day throughout the coming months for more Christmas Inspiration from the Design Team, some of which this month will be incorporating products from our Product Partner for November Emerald Creek.

Happy Creating

Danie xx


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