If you are on my Christmas card list Look away now!

OK,  I’d love you all to think that I am a super organized crafter who makes her cards months in advance and mails them the day after Thanksgiving but I can not tell a lie, these where whipped up with help of my kids and my husband last night at the kitchen table.

DCF 1.0

It was a sight to behold, my daughters, my husband and me all making envelopes with the kreate-a-lope (I used up a good portion of old hoarded paper) until I was sure we had a sufficient amount. Then the girls went to bed and hubby cut the swivel cards out, my son cut tinsel strands and I manned the glue gun embellishing like the wind! The envelope and card templates I used are by Green Sneakers and they have free shipping to US customers with code: USfs2 or $10 off everyone outside of the states with code: OV10 on orders of $25 or more! The sale runs through Dec 15th. Tell them Lindsay sent you:) The cards are A2 size (4.25″x5.5″) and here is how they are made:

Seems quick huh? Oddly enough it took longer than I thought it would, we started making envies at 7pm and it was 10 as I glued the last bits of paper strip scraps on crookedly I might add.  That was with my husband working diligently to get cards done. Now all we have to do is sign and mail them (hopefully tomorrow.) I know I will need to do another panic batch or cards because I always seem to need more for friends and neighbors but I will keep them simpler because making 60 of anything takes time even with your husband wrapping tinsel around cards and folding holly leaf die cuts so they have the perfect crease. I love that man of mine! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

12 thoughts on “If you are on my Christmas card list Look away now!

  1. Lindsay, I love your card. I have been using the Green Sneakers envelope and swing card templates for umpteen years. Still use the envelope one but not the swing card as I have changed my style to CAS cards.
    I have a pair of green scissors like you used to cut the garland. Did you get it at the Dollar Tree? Love that store.

    Stamping Hugs,



  2. Sounds like great teamwork there Lindsay, I was allowed to look because I’m not on your Christmas list………I’ve been naughty. 🙂
    Merry Christmas to you and your family and thank you for all of the wonderfull info that you share throughout the year. oxox


  3. That must have been fun, even if it did take time. I had great hopes of doing 60 cards too, but like you said, it takes longer than anticipated. I thought what I designed was simple, but oh no, it morphed into something complicated. After 30 of them, I went to Walmart and bought some to make up the difference! Holy crafter, they WILL be easier next year! Merry Christmas to you and your family and thanks for all you do in the world of art.


    1. Thank you Melinda, I have heard that mobile users (people watching on phones and tablets) are have trouble commenting, I can’t comment from my Kindle either:) Thanks for taking the time to come to my blog, merry Christmas!


  4. Left a comment on youtube, but wanted to say here too that I LOVE this card. Wish I could figure out how to get my cards to look artsy/crafty hand made instead of home made.

    Handmade= good, home made=ewww

    Like when I used to sew and would get one of two responses:

    1. You made that didn’t you.
    2. DID YOU MAKE THAT?!! I LOVE it.


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