Monday, September 13, 2010
Christmas in September?
Actually, it's been Christmas since January for me! Last year, I was barely able to get my cards out before January and the fact that they were made at all is due to taking my supplies on a business trip and working on them at night in the hotel. The cards were OK, but not my best work. I generally send out 25-30 cards a year, so I decided to make the commitment to complete at least 2 cards per month for 2010 and figured that would get me close so I wouldn't be struggling in December to finish cards and projects.
I've done really well as I now have 23 Christmas cards ready to go! I did only two cards most months, but since I can make 4 cards almost as easily as 2, a few months slipped in with extras. The above card is one of 6(!) I completed for September. I used a really simple design and mass produced the cards using only 2 pieces of solid cardstock for the base, two sheets of double sided cardstock for the main focus and a page of die cuts for the embellishments. By using both sides of the patterned paper, I was able to make all six cards a little different. Add a little ribbon and a Merry Christmas stamp inside the card and they're ready to be mailed!
Posted by Teddra at 9/13/2010