Hi friends! Oh my Goodness, you guys overwhelmed me with love and support yesterday and I have to thank you from the bottom of my heart. In keeping with my effort not to get stressed out I am trying to get ahead on Christmas cards. I really enjoy making and sending handmade cards so for me it is worth the effort to make them. I just need to start them early enough so I have plenty of time and I like to make small batches of different designs so I don’t get bored. If we have learned one thing this week it’s that crafting should be enjoyed or it is not worth doing:)
You don’t need any special tools to make this card, just some paper, stamps and ink! Watch the video to see how!
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- Peg stamps: Bright new Day (berries), Embellished Holiday Wreath (Bow), Poinsettia Flourish (big holly)
Christmas Garland (small holly branch)
- White cardstock
- Green grosgrain ribbon
- Patterned paper
- Double sided tape and foam tape adhesive
- Blank card and envelope
- Dye inks in red and 2 shades of green
- Scissors/Craft knife
Last year I put a bunch of card making supplies in a small tote and kept it in the living room and invited my kids to make cards. It was fun and added many cards to the Christmas stash. I have learned to let go of perfection over the years and keep my Christmas cards simple and manageable and getting the whole family involved really helps because we are making memories and many hands make light work.
Again I want to thank you for your kind words and understanding yesterday. Stress is a funny thing, I have had a backache for about a month that ibuprofen would not touch and as soon as I hit publish on that post it started to fade away and my back feels great now. What a difference a day makes! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!