I have made a LOT--a LOT--of Christmas cards this year. I can't even begin to count how many, between my own, my team, my clubs, the stores, and special orders. I lost count a long while back! But I honestly think this is my favorite for the year.
For starters, it's my own personal family card. Four stockings for the four of us. Although they really should have all been the bigger size socks this year, my kids have grown so fast!
I also love this one because it's one of my very favorite Christmas color schemes--Pool Party and Real Red, with crisp Whisper White. Any day you can use both Red Glimmer and Dazzlin' Diamonds Glimmer Paper on the same card is a good day.
The other reason I love this card is the practicality. It's embellished, but flat and easy to mail. It took very little time to make, but it's still super cute. And it used up a bunch of scraps and bits of glimmer paper and cardstock that otherwise would have been tossed. So this card pleases on many levels!
Here's another slight variation I did that included Garden Green ink and card base.
Did you like your cards this year? Did you bite off more than you could chew? Did you do a photo card? However you chose to express your greetings and love at this season, I hope you did send them! It's important to send that regular reminder that someone out there in the universe remembers you with affection and hopes you have a blessed Christmas.
I think of YOU fondly, and often!
Prayers for a beautiful holiday and a happy and healthy New Year.
I for the first time made all of my Christmas cards this year. I bought my Big Shot last Christmas and have been going to town. It is a blast. Last year I counted cross stitched all of my cards, so that took more time. I made only 42 cards this Christmas and each one of them were different. I take a photo of them all so I try not to repeat them the following year. This has been a great retirement hobby along with my stitching.
Happy Holidays and thanks for all your wonderful ideas.
Mary Ann W.
Posted by: Mary Ann | 12/21/2016 at 03:03 PM