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Yule Greetings with German Scrap

The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper
And so the Shortest Day came and the year died
And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world
Came people singing, dancing,
To drive the dark away.
They lighted candles in the winter trees;
They hung their homes with evergreen;
They burned beseeching fires all night long
To keep the year alive.
And when the new year's sunshine blazed awake
They shouted, revelling.
Through all the frosty ages you can hear them
Echoing behind us - listen!
All the long echoes, sing the same delight,
This Shortest Day,
As promise wakens in the sleeping land:
They carol, feast, give thanks,
And dearly love their friends,
And hope for peace.
And now so do we, here, now,
This year and every year.

Happy Friday! Today is not only the day of the end of the world but also the shortest day of the year--Happy Yule. In celebration of the coming of winter I have created this art tile that I've added to my work space for inspiration. 

Coredinations Card Stock [Chocolate Collection]
Tim Holtz Emboss Folder
Basic Grey Opaline pearls
ribbon, glitter, Tombow Multipurpose, sandpaper

I wanted to take a minute to share with you a quick tip on using the German Scrap and in particular the Medallion page. You could clip apart the medallions and use them i none piece or you can continue to snip and make many pieces out of several of them. The little snowflake that I trimmed out to make the letter "o" in joy is the center of the Medallion on the right. Once trimmed out I still have gold festoons that can be used for a project and a 6 pointed star! Also be sure to nose around on the Medallions page. The little crown on the mouse in the above close up was also on this page! I added the extra embellishments of the pearls to make his winter crown more regal.

I hope you enjoy my art tile and have a Festive Winter Season! 
Thank you for looking!


  1. Leslie, you always put the icing on the cake! Every element is so wonderfully thought through. German Scrap is an item often neglected but has so many multiple uses which you cleverly show here. Thanks for a wonderful project.


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