Hi friends. I am so happy to say I had my Christmas cards done and mailed on December 10th this year. This is a new record for me. I’m assuming all my recipients have received them by now, but if not – CLOSE YOUR EYES!
I like to keep my annual Christmas cards pretty basic (for me) and as flat as possible for mailing. If you stop by regularly, you know I LOVE layers and also MUST HAVE ribbon on my cards. While I did forgo my signature bow, I was able to sneak a little piece of Christmas Traditions Plaid Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon on there under the main column.
I used a pretty die that I found at Tutti Designs for my card. While the intricate die makes the card look complex, I just cut it three times and cut out different parts of the die in the different colors to make them stand out. I used Stardream cardstock from CutCardStock in red, silver and gold. I LOVE this cardstock!!
Did you know you can stamp on mulberry paper? Well, yes you can! I really like the way it turned out.
I do my annual cards assembly line style and once I got all the die cuts done, it went relatively quickly. Even with all my layers, I still came in just a little under one ounce – so I only needed one regular postage stamp. Score!
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #192 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #262/263 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams – Christmas
Corrosive Challenge #12 – Gold or Silver Christmas
Brown Sugar #229 – Red, Green, White
Crafting by Design – Here Come the Holidays
Crafty Creations #331 – Any Holiday
Inspiration Destination #117 – Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise #35 – Anyting Goes/Winter
Creates and Makes #6 – Anything Goes/Red-Green-Gold
Sunny Day Crafting #28 – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas – Layers or Layer it
Crafting from the Heart #141 – Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #342 – Anything Goes
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamp: Penny Black Christmas Cheer Set
Die: Tutti Designs Ornaments Panel
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Adhesives: Stick It, Scotch ATG
Cardstock: CutCardStock Stardream Jupiter Red, Gold, Silver
White Mulberry Paper