Monday, December 25, 2017

A Bethlehem Night that Changed the World

Merry Christmas!

My husband is a Director of Missions. For those of you who are not Southern Baptist, that term may not mean much. In a brief explanation, our churches are all self-governing but have connections to the national Southern Baptist Convention, to their respective state conventions and to local associations. Local associations vary in size (ours has 24 churches)... and most associations have a Director of Missions. This man is the one who helps the churches in the association to work in cooperation with one another on bigger projects/events.... and also nurtures the pastors and their families as well as members of the churches.

Each year I make a Christmas card that we mail to each of the pastors/families. This is no big deal to those of you who mail Christmas cards annually... but we've never done that before my husband took this position. So making 24 identical cards (okay, I made 30 because we also send it to a few staff members) is quite a stretch for me. (I admit, I get a bit bored making that many of the same card.)

It's a simple card, by design (we try to keep postage down)... but I hope the pastors/families like it.

This year I even did a wee bit of design on the coordinating envelope:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Have a Merry Christmas!

Supplies Used

Stamp/Die Set: Stampin' UP! Night in Bethlehem stamped with Gina K Black Onyx Ink 

Other Inks: Encore Gold Ink (for the stars on the envelope) and  SU Night of Navy sponged on the upper part of the Dapper Denim piece on the card front

Papers: Recollections Black, Shimmer White, and White and SU Dapper Denim and Metallic Gold CS

Embellishment: Recollections Star-Shaped Brad


Shelly Schmidt said...

Just beautiful! Merry Christmas!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a lovely card Jeanette - I do a mass produced card, and this year I had to do extras of different designs as I ran out, and could not do the same again after the first 35! I know what you mean ab out keeping it simple!

Lynn McAuley said...

It's awesome, Jeanette!! I love every card I have seen made with this set!! I am pinning this one to my Pinterest folder! said...

I'm sure everyone loved your card. I love it! It may be simple but oh so elegant. Love the extra touch on the envelope.