Showing posts with label christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label christmas. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gingerbread Christmas card template

Every now and then among the thousands of already beautiful templates available in the Template gallery on my website, I happen to find one that is just too gorgeous not to share.
This Christmas card is one of them:
I just love it!
I love the colors, I love the style, and I love that has the space to write a full Christmas letter!
This is a 7x5 Greeting Card, Template ID: 74266.
You can give a better look at it here
How about a supercute matching address label?
Template ID #63375
These are  premier Template, so you will need PREMIER to edit them.
Contact me to ask how you can get a FREE month of PREMIER and you will be able to create this wonderful Christmas letter/card in no time!
And remember, these templates are fully modifiable, so if you need more pictures, you can add them, re-size them, change embellishments, background and add as much text as you like!
If you want to save when you order this cards, you need to have them ready to ship before the 20% off cards offer ends, at the end of November.
 This are the holiday deadlines for publishing and ordering your projects in time for Christmas:


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Personalized Children's Christmas storybook

Traditions are a very important part of a Family Heritage. It is very important to pass them on from generation to generation, but it is also important to create a new one.
We have quite a few Christmas tradition, some from my Italian Heritage, some from my husband's America Heritage, but I really feel that we need to have a tradition that is peculiar to our own little family.
This year I want to start the tradition to read my children a very special book, a Christmas story where they are indeed the protagonists.
I found this template in the Template Gallery,
and I thought this was just perfect for what I wanted to create.
This book is a 8x8 hardbound storybook, which is pretty, but I decided to make mine a soft bound one.
I took picture from the past year, so that the kids will enjoy it even more since they remember a good deal of the experiences we shared in the last 12 months.
I am so glad I found a template that suits my needs, since lately seems like not even a 48 hours day would be enough to accomplish all my tasks and obligations!
The hardest part was choosing the pictures, then I just dragged and dropped them in the Template, tyoed my kids' names, et voila'!
Here is a taste of what my book is going to look like

The boys are going to be so surprised when I will read it to them on Christmas morning!
And a new tradition for the Hall family will be born...

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Magnetic Family Tree game, revised

After playing so much with their 4 generations magnetic family tree, I feel that my kids are ready for their 5th generation, which now calls for a bigger board.
So here is a 12x12 page version of it.

I have also decided to have a different board for each holiday, just to spruce things up a bit.
Kids and grown ups  will love playing with a magnetic family tree whose theme can be changed according to each holiday. The more they will play, the more their heart will be drawn into the desire to know more about their ancestors. 
Here is a possible Halloween Background:

Thanksgiving background

Christmas background:

Valentine's day back ground

St. Patrick day background

Easter back ground.


Independence Day background:


I thought to put together a tree with the flag where each ancestor came from. It just so happens that my ancestors are all Italian and my husband's first 4 generation ancestors were all already established in USA.

Another idea is to have an identical family tree with actually the pictures already on them, so that the kids can compare and see by themselves if they  matched all the right ancestors with their place in the family tree.
I will post more backgrounds on the CavaGenealogy facebook page, so be sure to like it to know first hand when I make more!

These12x12 pages can be switched back and forth on a magnetic sheet inserted in a shadow box

or on a 14x14 magnetic  board.
You can find the shadow box ready to decorate and the 14x14 magnetic board  at Micheal's for $4-$5 if you have a 50% coupon.
The magnetic sheet can be found in any hardware store like Home Depot or Lowe's, but also online in various craft stores for about $6.
I haven't put mine together yet, since I am creating more family tree pages to go with the magnetic tree and I will print a few of the ones that fit my family style most,  but I wanted to give you an idea of how it would look inside the shadow box, so I used one of the 12x12 family tree pages I already created and the magnets I had from the old magnetic tree and here it is:
It will need some decoration, maybe I could spray the frame of the shadow box with magnetic paint so that it will hold more magnets, or I could modge podge something related to the various holidays or a quote about genealogy.
I guess I will have to post again when I finally complete my work of art!^__^

Stay tuned!

EDIT: my shipment just came in! The pages are gorgeous! vibrant colors, high quality papers (not to mention acid free and archival quality)... As soon as I add the next generation magnets and paint the shadow box, I will post more pictures!
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My HM club members can have their favorite template transferred to their account for personal use, or  can have it completely personalized by me for them  for a reasonable fee.
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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Easy, fun crafty: Notebook covers


The things you can do with a greeting card!
If you look in the template gallery you will find these template to create 3x5 notebook covers.
Each greeting card will make 3 notebook covers! Easy, fun, crafty and inexpensive, especially if you publish them when they are on sale!
Never underestimate a greeting card!!!
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You can get a free Publishing account by signing up at http://www.preservemyheritage.com and start creating unlimited projects at once!
Love my Creative Genealogy templates and ideas
My HM club members can have their favorite template transferred to their account for personal use, or  can have it completely personalized by me for them  for a reasonable fee.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Matching address labels

Just in case you thought that the genealogy related greeting cards I created were not enough, you can add something more.
Drum-roll :) matching address labels!
Let's see if you can guess which card these labels match:


With a simple import you can get the whole front of any of the  cards you are thinking to create,  on the address label, resize it to fit, and then add the address, et voila'!
You can also just have one or two embellishment from the card, if you don't want too much detail, and it will be just as cute!


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Love my Creative Genealogy templates and ideas
My HM club members can have their favorite template transferred to their account for personal use, or  can have it completely personalized by me for them  for a reasonable fee.
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Christmas (Family) Tree card

With greeting cards going on sale in November, now is time to work on Christmas cards.
I love the ones that have a Christmas Tree, even better when the Christmas Tree is a Family tree!
To save myself some time, I found a Christmas tree card Template in the Template Gallery and made it suit to my needs:


I wanted to make it more mine, so I changed something here and there:


Now, this is cute, and it can be done in BASIC, but I really like Premiere embellishments, so here is another version of it:
Now, this was so cute that I had to make a folded greeting card with it, so I imported this project in a 5x5 greeting card.
Here is the result:

Now, this is sweeet! I think that the idea of putting the names on the Christmas tree on the back really adds to the genealogy aspect of it.
I went ahead and published this one and I decided to choose the pearl paper option on this: I must say, it is really shiny!^_^



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Love my Creative Genealogy templates and ideas
My HM club members can have their favorite template transferred to their account for personal use, or  can have it completely personalized by me for them  for a reasonable fee.
Want more for less? Check out our incredible host rewards and My Club HM!
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Advent Calendar Family tree Christmas Card

After creating the advent The advent Calendar Family tree, I thought it would be cute to have a portable version of it, so I couldn't help, but create a Greeting card using the import feature.
It was really fast and fun, plus I decided to also create the back of the house in the back of the card. It took a couple of copy and paste, and a few little touches, and it was done!

Isn't it cute? The kid (or grown up!) that will receive this can choose to keep it as is, or have fun cutting the little windows and play with them the whole Christmas season!
How  cute is that?^_^

So cute that I have already published it and ordered it!

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You can get a free Publishing account by signing up at http://www.preservemyheritage.com and start creating unlimited projects at once!
Love my Creative Genealogy templates and ideas
My HM club members can have their favorite template transferred to their account for personal use, or  can have it completely personalized by me for them  for a reasonable fee.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011

10 minutes Christmas card

Since I wanted to prove that it is so easy to personalize a card to fit your needs, I chose a supersweet Christmas template, and timed myself from start to finish.
Here is the Template I chose:
 
It took less than 10 minutes!!!
This is the front of the 6x4 card 
 I changed the wish , the family name and added a snowman because we have 4 boys in our home. Oh, and I changed my hat because I like it red;)

And this is the back:
Here I swapped the pictures, added one more, and moved them around to make them look nice. 
Also, changed the names.
Fun!!!
Go ahead, try it too, it's FREE!!!!


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You can get a free Publishing account by signing up at http://www.preservemyheritage.com and start creating unlimited projects at once!
Love my Creative Genealogy templates and ideas
My HM club members can have their favorite template transferred to their account for personal use, or  can have it completely personalized by me for them  for a reasonable fee.
Want more for less? Check out our incredible host rewards and My Club HM!
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Getting started in a jiff!

You have been looking at all these projects and have been reading about how easy it is to create your own, but still don't know if it is really going to be easy for you...
Well, here is a couple video that will open your horizon and help you get you started in no time!
 How to create and send a Greeting Card:



How to create a 4x8 Christmas card:


How to start a project from a Template:


If you have 30 minutes, (or 3 - 10 minutes slots in your daily routine) this will really give you a full overview of the whole Studio account, from how to sign up, to how to upload pictures, to create your project.
It will really show you how easy it is!
Now you really have no excuse, you just have to get those pics from your computer, ask your relatives for the ones you don't have yet, and start that project you have been putting back for so long.
Now is the time to Preserve your Heritage! 
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You can get a free Publishing account by signing up at http://www.preservemyheritage.com and start creating unlimited projects at once!
Love my Creative Genealogy templates and ideas
My HM club members can have their favorite Creative Genealogy template transferred to their account for personal use, or  can have it completely personalized by me for them  for a reasonable fee.
Want more for less? Check out our incredible host rewards and My Club HM!
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