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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Staying on top of the Christmas card production...

I have a couple of Christmas cards to share with you today, as I have been really trying to get the bulk of them made before the busy summer months are here. To date, I have made about 60, so I'm doing pretty well.

For this card, I used my homemade wreath builder template. If you want to know more about this template, you can check out my post here.

The label for my sentiment is from a Spellbinders die set called "Fancy Tags." I popped it up on foam tape and added a Nuvo drop on each side.

As you can see, I used a couple of different "greenery" stamps and stamped them in different shades of green to create my wreath. Then I added some red berries with Nuvo drops and a narrow ribbon bow.

On the inside of my card, I stamped an evergreen border (by Stampin' Up, I think) and then added a Penny Black stamped sentiment.

This card was made with an unbranded die. This border die is so pretty that it really doesn't need much else. The stamped sentiment (not sure of the brand) was heat embossed with red EP.

I added some red sequins, even putting one at the center of the poinsettia.

The inside of this card is very simple with just a stamped sentiment. This is an older stamp that I picked up at the thrift store, so I'm not sure of the brand.

It feels so good to have a substantial start on my Christmas cards. I am hoping to avoid the November panic to get them done.

Our company from Germany will arrive at the end of April. They will be staying for a month, so I may not get quite as much crafting done while they are here. I guess I'll have to be a little more attentive to cooking and cleaning (oh, joy!).

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

So impressed, you are way ahead on getting the Christmas cards done. The wreath is really pretty and love the background papers. That poinsettia die is just gorgeous.

Glittered Paws said...

Christmas - you say Christmas - I don't start until December - although I should. Just a couple at a time - and by December I would have a nice collection. I have the wreath builder template - just haven't used it much - but what a great job you did on the wreath.

Lynette said...

They are both so pretty! I always love dotted paper:) I love the die on the second card, too. I ordered that one, plus another, and they never arrived:( First time I've had problems - no refund, either.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, I can't believe you have 60 cards made already! Go You!
Your little green wreath looks fab and I love the fancy poinsettia die on the second. Hope you have lots of fun with your guests x