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.
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