Time is running out…

If you love to send Christmas cards like I do, but have been delayed getting them done because of other tasks, here are a few ideas for yah.
 
Every year I have high hopes that I will start my cards before December 24th.  Some years I hit the mark, other years…it’s more like Happy Easter cards.  But the idea is to always keep trying.  If you find yourself drowning is a sea of “gotta get this done” then step back and simplify.  What can wait for a few days or weeks, what can be dropped for something more important?  Maybe instead of doing 100 cards, you could do fewer.  Every year I am reminded that the season is not about impressing all of your family and friends…its about serving them.  I find that my holiday season is a lot less stressful if I am working on doing for others, instead of impressing others.  That’s just me.
 
To help keep things simple, especially if you still need to make your cards, I have a few simple cards ideas for you.  I love sending cards.  They always seem to brighten my day when I get one and I hope they do the same when I send them out.  Sending holiday cards are my way of reaching out to family and friends that I often don’t get to spend time with. I make and send cards so they know that I am thinking of them. Another reason I like making them is we usually work on them together as a family and, despite the moans and groans from unnamed youths in my family, we do all end up enjoying the time together.
 
Join me this wednesday for some holiday packaging ideas. See you then!


 
 
 

Dashing Deer Card:

The measurements for this card are Sahara Sand card stock (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″),

Merry & Bright DSP (3 3/4″ x 5″) and a piece that is (3″ x 3″).

The deer was die cut from a (3″ x 4″) piece of gold glimmer paper.

The word “Christmas” was stamped onto a (3″ x 2″) piece of Very Vanilla in Soft Suede and punch with the Everyday Label Punch. The “merry” was die cut from a piece of (4″ x 2″) Soft Suede.

May the Beauty of the Season Card

Measurements for this card are Very Vanilla (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″) and a piece for the greeting is (3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″) die cut with the stitched circle die 3″.

Merry & Bright DSP (5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″), Vellum cardstock (3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″).

I also used some gold trimmed ribbon from my stash.

Merry Christmas Card

Measurements for this card are Cherry Cobbler card stock ( 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″).

Crumb Cake card stock (3″ x 3″) and die cut with the 2 7/16″ stitched circle.

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