Hello! It's the first month of the new 2014 Christmas Card Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. For this challenge, all the participants commit to making a certain amount of Christmas Cards each month so that they are not frantically making cards during the busy holiday season. I have been playing this challenge for years, but this year I made some changes. My first change was to commit to making five cards per month instead of four, since I was short of the amount of cards I needed this year. I also decided to change the size of my cards from the traditional A2 size, to a long, narrow card so that I can fit a photo collage inside the card. In addition, I wanted to make less bulky cards so that I wouldn't have to pay a fortune to mail them. And finally, because I am always short of time, I decided that instead of making five different cards every month, that I would pick one design per month, and duplicate it five times.
Here is my first design for the year 2014:
I restrained from putting a bow on the card, and just used a single layer of ribbon and a border punch to keep the 'bumps' down.
Have a great day! Amy