Monday, September 17, 2012


No, September is definitely not too early to be thinking of Christmas cards.  One of my friends has hers almost done already.  I think I’d like to smack her . . .

     . . . this was our own Christmas card last year and it won 2nd place in the Distressed category at the NJ State Fair last month.  As I make about 95 Christmas cards every year, I tend to strive for relatively unfussy designs to help the process along.  Of course, deciding to die cut 95 halos was probably not my best judgment call.  And counting up the number of steps it took to make each card from start to finish (36) was not an example of shining intelligence either, but what the hey:  it’s Christmas!

Cardstock:         Marco’s Paper Bag, Judikins corrugated paper, Beckett
Stamps:              Impression Obsession Music Background, FRL Design
                              Manger, Paper Salon ‘Noel’
Inks:                    Distress Frayed Burlap
Emb Powder:    B’Muse Gold
Dies/Punches:   Quickutz Halo, Memory Keepers Corner Rounder, Marvy
                              Rectangular Scallop
Doo Dads:          flower printed fabric ribbon, jute cord

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