Saturday, May 31, 2014

May Christmas Cards

Hello!  It's the last day of May and I finally finished my May Christmas Cards.  As most of you already know, I play the Splitcoaststampers Christmas Card Challenge where we make Christmas Cards all year long so that were not stressed out during the busy holiday season.  I make five cards a month so that I'll have about sixty cards at the end of the year.  I make a long card, about 4 1/4 by 8 1/4 so that I can fit a photo card and Christmas letter inside.  I also usually try to keep the layers to a minimum so that are more mailable, but this month they are 'lumpy and bumpy' because I wanted to use up my pretty Prima poinsettias.  I will give these cards to my church family, because we have mailboxes/cubbies at my church for each family so I can just put the cards in them rather than mail them.

All the cards have the same layout, but the paper/embellies are all slightly different because I didn't have enough of everything to make all the cards identical.

On this first card I used a gold foil embossed designer paper from DCWV.  Because the background is sparkly, I went with a duller poinsettia.  The small narrow strips are also covered in glitter and were cut from another sheet of designer paper.  The sentiment is retired Stampin Up! 'Frosty'.  Sequins were my only embellishment.  The card base is Soft Suede.
 The narrow background panel is a dry embossed piece of designer paper;  the imprint is more poinsettias.
 My next card uses the same background paper, but a different narrow strip of paper, and I added some gold string behind the flower because I ran out of Primas.

 My last card uses a strip of paper that already had a sentiment on it.  I simply cut it, adhered it to another piece of designer paper, and then added my embellishments.
 The Primas used on this card were covered with glitter:  I felt more sparkle was needed since the paper was more plain.
I made two more cards that are exactly the same as some of the ones above, depending on what I had left in my stash thus completing my quota for the month.

I can't tell you how much I HATE making Christmas Cards this time of the year:  which is probably why I always procrastinate and don't get it done till the end of each month.  But, I am always grateful in November and December that I disciplined myself and stuck with my goal all year long.

Have a great day!  Amy


  1. These are beautiful Amy. So loving that pretty designer paper on the first two cards. Fabulous idea to use the sparkly flowers on the other cards! I admire you for getting the Christmas cards done. I always plan on doing some throughout the year, and then I end up not doing it.

  2. Lol and me I am angry when at the end of the year, I'm running after time to make Christmas cards lol! I should like you to make my card throughout the year!
    Your cards are beautiful, perfect, so chic , love the papers ! and love glitters !

  3. Beautifully done in a classic style. love them!


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