Today's cards are the very last that I made – and WILL make – for this Holiday season! At the point when I needed just a few more cards, I'd already put away ALL of my Christmas (and all fall season) stamps. By "put away," I mean they're in a box in the garage! I need the space for my Occasions Mini Products and all of the Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Catalog sets that I have. There are a couple of those that I've not yet used, and I don't want them stuck away behind some Christmas stamps where they'll be forgotten until the Retired Stamp List comes out in June. Nope – they're going to be used.
But I did leave one set out for a "just in case" moment, and this was it. It's called Many Merry Messages, and can be found back in the "Greetings" section of the Stampin' Up! Catalog. The reason that I chose the "Seasons Greetings" stamp is that I just like the way it's scripted. I still had some scraps from the Letters to Santa designer Series Paper left, and I was able to fill up a card front very nicely with it, thank you! I added a knot tied with Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, placed a few coordinating layers behind the greeting, and away I went – and away THEY went into the mail!
I hope you're having a wonderfully peaceful day with as many family and friends around as possible. Our day will be quiet with just my husband and I enjoying the day to ourselves. Depending on the weather (yes, Hawaii has weather, especially in our little part that's called a Rain Forest!) we may visit some friends in their new home. Otherwise, we'll listen to some Christmas music and do some reading.