Gifts – The Meaning of Christmas
I found these precious papercraft downloads and I thought you
might love them as I do.
On menu at top, click on Paper Model Kiosk
1. Scroll down the list – you will see several lovely “free” downloads.
When you see one you would like to craft, click on it and a page will open.
2. You will need to sign in – first, create a user name and Password,
then click on Register Now –
An email will also be sent to you and you can follow those instructions,
if you choose. Very easy to do!
These are the free ones to look for – they are way down on the list:
Paper Crafts – Collage/Altered Art – Shepherds Watching their Flock by night –
I was searching for Christmas wrapping paper, not too costly, and, no matter
where I looked there were no manger scenes, shepherds, wisemen, etc.
Tons of other stuff but nothing about Christ. I know I am old, but
have we forgotten what Christmas is about?
Anyway, I ended up purchasing generic wrapping paper,
reds, green, blues, silver etc. and decided to make my own
Christmas tags to attach which is why I have been posting
the Collage/Altered Art pieces … each post includes tags that
can be used with Christmas gifts.
This one is the shepherds watching their flocks with the star
shining in the night sky.
All graphics are pngs and can be printed or used in your
graphic programs to make other graphics.
Thus it was foretold …
“All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee … “.
~ Isaiah 60:7a KJV ~
And Thus it was fulfilled …
“And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven,
the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem,
and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which
was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered
at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the
things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
~ Luke 2:15-20 KJV ~
MORE Graphics below –
Source of Supplies –
Lovely card – http://tuckdb.org
Forum Sets – Avatars and Banners – Christmas Mouse with Text – Animated
Click to animate then, right click and save to your computer if you care to use.
I will be adding more for Christmas and if you need others look on the menu
to your right – click on “Forum Sets – Avatars and Banners” and you
will find lots more.
Paper Crafts – Christmas Cupcake Cottage –
Interior and Exterior Scenes
After printing scenes fold forward on lines – glue centers together, gluing the white sides so there is a scene on both sides.
There is also a stand alone summer scene.
Much of this is my own work and you are, of course, free to use.
I hope you have a lot of fun crafting. God bless!
Many thanks to the following generous artist whose supplies I used:
Kitchen Furniture – © Imelda – http://community.webshots.com/user/mella106
Backgrounds – http://astridsartisticefforts.blogspot.com
Chair – bric-a-brac/flowers – http://daisyweb.it/
Hobbit doll – © Liana – http://joechip.net/liana
November’s Joy Dare … 3 gifts government … 3 gifts from your window … A gift sweet, salty, sipped … 3 gifts harvest … 3 gifts found in bible reading …
3 gifts government … for a country in which we can vote …that if laws are wrong they can be changed … that we still are allowed to openly speak …
Thank you Lord, for 3 gifts government.
3 gifts from your window …
We view animals eating, drinking and playing each day … early, early this morning the cards appeared … later the other birds came … then, late in the evening the rabbit, skunk, and raccoon came to eat what Poppy had tossed for them. What fun!
Thank you Father, for 3 gifts from the window.
A gift sweet, salty, sipped … This is easy … the Chili popcorn and hot cocoa we had for late snack … And, thank you Father for quiet times … happy times … and a gift sweet, salty and sipped …
3 gifts harvest … late tomatoes … we still are eating those given to us by our neighbor and others are ripening … salad greens are growing in the garden … it is time to make a road trip for apples … Thank you, Father, for 3 gifts harvest …
3 gifts found in bible reading …
… reading in Daniel … I am reminded that times were bad back then too … that, through all his trials and tribulations God always was with Daniel … I noticed the kings surely did change even though they thought they were in control and always would be … and, I noticed none seemed to learn from the one before – that, God was the one in charge of it all … Does this familiar? Thank you Father
for 3 gifts found in bible reading.
Paper Crafts – Collage/Altered Art – “Christmas Bells”-
Country Church in Winter Cremes –
Right click and save to your computer if you wish to use. All are pngs.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
… And in despair I bowed my head; ‘There is no peace on earth,’
I said; ‘For hate is strong, And mocks the song Of peace on earth, good-will to men!’
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: ‘God is not dead; nor doth he sleep!
The Wrong shall fail, The Right prevail, With peace on earth, good-will to men!’
Vs. 6 and 7
My sources for graphics –
Lace Frame – http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com – Thank you!
Winter Church and Rose – http://olddesignshop.com – Thank you!
Nov. 1 … 3 gifts eaten …
This one is easy … dh took me out to eat for lunch today … I enjoyed broiled fish, salad and hot rolls … yummy … it seems simple even everyday but to be alive to have my little man alive to sit, eat and enjoy time together is wonderful …
Thank you Father, for three gifts eaten and for my dear little man with whom I shared such an enjoyable time.
Nov. 2 … 3 gifts worn …
My silver heart pin with lavender stone … my toasty-warm fuzzy socks … My new long-sleeved black and pink top … All gifts given to me with love and worn with love.
Thank you, Father, for three gifts worn and especially for the love.
Nov. 3 … 3 gifts that start with N …
Neighbors gracious and kind … my namesake who sent her painting via email to brighten my day … and, lovely autumn nights.
… Thank you Father, for three gifts that start with N!
Nov. 4 … a gift gathered, given, good
… our neighbor gathered the gleanings of his tomato patch as it was to frost … he gave us a full bucket … dh made hot salsa … thank you Father, for a gift gathered, given and good!
Nov. 5 … 3 gifts acorn small …
Mini pine cones, apples and pearls … given to me for Christmas crafting … they will make lovely gifts … Thank you, Father for the three free gifts that were acorn small.
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