This was much more of a struggle than it should have been and I am heartily sick of them now. I designed them, created them, then updated my program and it seemed to cause me no end of trouble. I would arrange a page, all looking fine, then I would save it as a PDF, open the PDF only to find there were bits missing – a wing here, an inked circle there… Drove me crazy. I think I finally worked out the “rules” and then it was better, but still.
I ended up making just two versions – a HAPPY CHRISTMAS version, for those who use happy and a MERRY CHRISTMAS version for those. There are six WITH 2014 and six WITHOUT a date. You can either use a mix of dated and not dated this year or print as many dated ones as you need then tuck the un-dated ones into your Christmas wrap box for next year!
I printed them on canvas paper
and on matt photo paper
The difference in the reds is more due to the angle and the light than the paper. Here you can see the paper-piecing version and the printed version side by side
I figure they work for gift tags (just write your message on the back) or as simple card toppers (maybe just add a nice mat behind the circle or ink the edges more and pop-dot it) as well as an ornament style hanging circle. Now I am off to locate an oven-cleaner. Has to be my least favourite job ever, and I have high hopes for a steam-cleaner rather than stinky chemical one. Wish me luck…